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IEEE P1451.4 A Proposed Smart Transducer Interface for Mixed-Mode Communication

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Author(s)

C Chen, Kang B. Lee

Abstract

The transducer industry produces and utilizes the primarily analog transducers. Interfacing these transducers to measurement and control systems is a major and costly undertaking. While digital communication is the trend of the future, the issue of interfacing analog transducers with additional smart features to legacy systems need to be addressed. The test and measurement community requires transducers with built-in self-identification and they will best be served with a standardized transducer interface. Due to the lack of such a standard, some transducer manufacturers have introduced various solutions but have seen limited acceptance. An independent and openly defined standard will reduce risk for potential users, transducer and system manufacturers , and system integrators. This will accelerate the emergence and acceptance of this technology. Therefore, a project, IEEE P1451.4 standard-the existing mixed-mode transducer communication schemes, the transducer electronic data sheet (TEDS) requirements, compatibility with legacy systems, and utilization of results of other P1451 development to leverage existing and emerging sensor-networking techniques.
Citation
IEEE P1451.4 A Proposed Smart Transducer Interface for Mixed-Mode Communication
Volume
32
Issue
No. 4

Keywords

analog transducer, interface standard, mixed-mode communication, networking, sensor, TEDS

Citation

Chen, C. and Lee, K. (1998), IEEE P1451.4 A Proposed Smart Transducer Interface for Mixed-Mode Communication, IEEE P1451.4 A Proposed Smart Transducer Interface for Mixed-Mode Communication (Accessed April 12, 2024)
Created March 31, 1998, Updated October 12, 2021