Plug and Play has long since become a standard in PC technology. Now it has found its way into professional test and measurement. HBM was actively involved in the development of electronic transducer identification using TEDS (Transducer Electronic Data Sheet) which provides a technology that enables test and measurement engineers to take precise measurements in only 30 seconds.
However, Plug and Measure offers more than just being able to ‘plug in and get started’. Measuring with TEDS ensures easy and quick configuration of measurement chains and, in addition, reliable values for every measurement – even with frequently changing measurement configurations and tasks or large numbers of connected transducers.
For this purpose, the major characteristics of a transducer are stored inside it in the form of an electronic data sheet. The amplifier can import this data and automatically convert it into the right settings. It then gets on with measuring straight away, in the correct units, with no further efforts on the user’s part.