Silviu Folea

Technical University of Cluj-NapocaRomania

Folea, C., Silviu, PhD, is professor at the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Automation Department, Romania. His research interests include: embedded systems - hardware and software, reconfigurable systems, data acquisition, wireless networks and low power sensors. His software interests include LabVIEW graphical programming for Real Time, FPGA or PDA modules with courses taught at bachelor and master degree. Professor Folea has fifteen years of design experience in the embedded systems domain and in university teaching. He is the author of 6 books and book chapters and of more than 60 conference and journal publications, some indexed in international databases. He is promoting his research activity as a member in professional associations such as: IEEE, SRAIT etc. Professor Folea took part in more than 25 research contracts: international, national or with external industry partners such as Cores Electronic LLC from Austin, USA. Some of the most important and interesting research contracts were carried out in collaboration with National Instruments Corporate USA, between the years 2000 and 2007. Two patents resulted from these research contracts in the USA. He worked for National Instruments Romania between the years 2005 and 2007.

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The book consists of 21 chapters which present interesting applications implemented using the LabVIEW environment, belonging to several distinct fields such as engineering, fault diagnosis, medicine, remote access laboratory, internet communications, chemistry, physics, etc. The virtual instruments designed and implemented in LabVIEW provide the advantages of being more intuitive, of reducing the implementation time and of being portable. The audience for this book includes PhD students, researchers, engineers and professionals who are interested in finding out new tools developed using LabVIEW. Some chapters present interesting ideas and very detailed solutions which offer the immediate possibility of making fast innovations and of generating better products for the market. The effort made by all the scientists who contributed to editing this book was significant and as a result new and viable applications were presented.

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