TFT has acquired and incorporated industry partner TDA. The acquisition includes the company’s complete product line, all intellectual property and the engineers responsible for its development. TDA specialised in the design and development of electronic hardware for test automation and control systems. The product line is built around a sophisticated base box which manages the communications protocol, signal busses and module integration. This base has 8 expansion slots which can accept a variety of TDA plug-in modules including a DAQ module, motor controller, voltage measurement unit and others. The modules are hot-swappable, self-configuring and the bases can be daisy-chained to provide further expansion if needed. This hardware will be used as the basis for low-cost fully integrated test fixtures supplied by TFT. The engineers now working full time for TFT will continue to focus on developing further expansion modules for the base as well as allied products.