Technical Data Sheet



Green Life Group




A datasheet or spec sheet is a document that summarizes the performance and other technical characteristics of a product, machine, component, material, subsystem or software in sufficient detail that it can be used by a design engineer to integrate the component into a system. Typically a datasheet is created by the component/subsystem/software manufacturer and begins with an introductory page describing the rest of the document followed by listings of specific characteristics and with further information on the connectivity of the devices. In cases where there is relevant source code to include it is usually attached near the end of the document or separated into another file.

Depending on the specific purpose a datasheet may offer an average value, a typical value, a typical range, engineering tolerances or a nominal value. The type and source of data are usually stated in the datasheet.

A datasheet is usually used for technical communication to describe technical characteristics of an item or product. It can be published by the manufacturer to help people choose products or to help use the products. By contrast, a technical specification is an explicit set of requirements to be satisfied by a material, product or service.

Such machine readable descriptions can facilitate information retrieval, display, design, testing, interfacing, verification and system discovery.