The TDM File Format

Overview

You can choose from a variety of format options for measurement data storage. The file format choice is often overlooked, but as applications and requirements change over time, even the most popular traditional storage formats fall short of meeting the demands of engineers and scientists storing time-based measurement data. National Instruments introduced the open Technical Data Management Streaming (TDMS) file format as a result of the deficiencies of other data storage options commonly used in test and measurement applications.