This article goes through frequently asked questions concerning TEDS Sensors. For an overview, please see the IEEE 1451.4 Sensor Templates Overview.
TEDS stands for "Transducer Electronic Data Sheets." To learn more about the structure and contents of the IEEE 1451.4 TEDS, including the Basic TEDS and each of the different sensor template contents, look at the IEEE 1451.4 Sensor Templates Overview.
TEDS sensors are supported on the following NI software:
These are some of the benefits of using TEDS sensors:
There are two IEEE 1451.4 interfaces:
In class 1, the digital signal is shared with the analog signal on the same lines, although it is time multiplexed based on the biasing of the sensor. The sensor would include the TEDS EEPROM and the circuitry for switching based on bias direction, which is usually only a resistor and a diode or two.
In class 2, the sensor only has the addition of the EEPROM and the two additional wires, while the DAQ instrument has a digital interface in addition to the analog.