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IEEE-P1451.2 Smart Transducer Interface Module



Stan Woods, David Rasmussen, Michael Mattes, Kang B. Lee, Norm Lecomte, John Houldsworth, Fernando Gen_kuong, Micahel Geipel, Edwin El-kareh, Steven Cranmer, S Chen, Januz Bryzek


This paper provides a technical overview of the smart transducer interface module (STIM), the key element of the proposed IEEE-P1451.2 Draft Standard for Transducer to Microprocessor Communication Protocols and Transducer Electronic Data Sheets (TEDS) Formats. The draft standard is released for balloting as of August 1996. Objectives and genealogy of this standard are summarized. Key technical innovations such as the TEDS, representation of physical units, general calibration model, triggering of sensors and actuators, variable transfer rate between a host and the STIM, and support for multivariable transducers are briefly discussed. Detailed descriptions of the STIM, TEDS, digital interface, and plug-and-play operation are also provided. The specifics of physical units encoding, an example of a TEDS, and an example of timing requirements for taking a sensor reading are also included to aid the overview.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of Sensor Conference
Conference Dates
October 22-24, 1996
Conference Location
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Conference Title
Applied Sensory Technology Conference


Sensor Integration, Smart sensor interface


Woods, S. , Rasmussen, D. , Mattes, M. , Lee, K. , Lecomte, N. , Houldsworth, J. , Gen_kuong, F. , Geipel, M. , El-kareh, E. , Cranmer, S. , Chen, S. and Bryzek, J. (1996), IEEE-P1451.2 Smart Transducer Interface Module, Proceedings of Sensor Conference, Philadelphia, PA, USA (Accessed June 23, 2024)


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Created September 10, 1996, Updated October 12, 2021