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Course content

This course gives an introduction to data acquisition and control in PC-based and embedded systems used for instrumentation and process control. This course also gives an introduction to LabVIEW.

Learning outcome

After finishing the course the student should:

  • Master programming of XMEGA microcontrollers.
  • Have knowledge about programming with LabVIEW.
  • Master PC-based data acquisition.
  • Have knowledge about real-time systems and embedded systems.
  • Have basic knowledge about estimation and data fusion.
  • Have basic knowledge about simple control algorithms and process control.
  • Have knowledge about time and synchronization.
  • The student should be able to program a medium size data acquisition task using LabVIEW.


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If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures.

Overlapping courses

10 credits overlap with FYS3240 – Data Acquisition and Control


The course extends over a full semester with 10 hours teaching per week (2 hours of lectures and 8 hours with lab access).

There are four mandatory laboratory assignments and one mandatory project assignment.

Regulations for mandatory assignments can be found here.

As the teaching involves laboratory and/or field work, you should consider taking out a separate travel and personal risk insurance. Read about your insurance cover as a student.


4 laboratory assignments and one essay must be passed in order to take final oral/written exam. Letter grade.

For detailed information about examinations at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences please see

Examination support material

Approved calculator

Language of examination

Subjects taught in English will only offer the exam paper in English.

You may write your examination paper in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

This course offers both postponed and resit of examination. Read more:

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.


The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.


The course was until autumn 2017 called FYS4240 Computer Based Instrumentation and Micro Controllers.

Facts about this course






Every spring


Every spring

If the course is offered, a minimum of four students is required for ordinary lectures to take place. If less than four students participate, an exam will be given, but one should not expect ordinary teaching.

Teaching language

Norwegian (English on request)