.TDM File Extension

A .TDM file is a LabVIEW Binary Measurement File, created by National Instruments.

Open with National Instruments LabVIEW. Available for Linux, Windows, and Mac.

What is a .TDM file?

The .TDM file extension is associated with a type of file known as a LabVIEW Binary Measurement File. This kind of file is specifically used by a software program called LabVIEW. LabVIEW is a tool that is designed for working with various hardware instruments, making it easier to collect, analyze, and manage data from those instruments.

A .TDM file contains data in a binary format. This means that the information inside the file is stored in a way that is optimized for computers to read and process, rather than being easily readable by humans. This data can be created in two main ways when using LabVIEW. One way is by saving the data through an operation known as "Write To Measurement File." This operation takes the measurements you have collected or generated within LabVIEW and saves them into a .TDM file. The other way to create a .TDM file is by using the "Read From Measurement File" function, which reads data from an existing .TDM file for further use or analysis within LabVIEW.

To open a .TDM file, you will need to use the National Instruments LabVIEW software. Since this file type is specifically designed for use with LabVIEW, it is the most suitable program for opening, viewing, and manipulating the data contained within these files.

It's also worth noting that while .TDM files store data in a binary format, there is another file format associated with LabVIEW that stores data in a text format. This format uses the .LVM file extension and is known as an ASCII text format. Unlike the binary format of .TDM files, the text format of .LVM files is easier for humans to read directly, though it may not be as efficient for computer processing.

In summary, .TDM files are an important part of working with LabVIEW, especially when dealing with measurements from hardware instruments. These files store data in a binary format and can be opened and used within the LabVIEW software to facilitate the collection, analysis, and management of instrumentation data.


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