What is the H1 ITK?
The H1 Interoperability Test Kit (H1 ITK) tests the functionality of a device and it’s conformity with FOUNDATION fieldbus function block and transducer block specifications. An excellent tool for troubleshooting and debugging devices, the test kit includes all hardware and software required to ensure a manufacturer’s complete device interoperability as specified by the foundation’s official registration testing procedure.
The H1 ITK has now been updated to support powerful field diagnostics capabilities, which standardize how all fieldbus devices communicate their diagnostic data to the host system and asset management system–regardless of the manufacturer.
Figure 1 shows a typical test configuration.
What can I do with H1 ITK?
The H1 ITK is used for interoperability testing of H1 field devices. The kit will verify the functionality of a device and its conformity to the Function Block Specifications. The included software allows you to run tests identical to those used by the FieldComm Group before sending your device for official registration. With the H1 ITK, you can select to run the full set of tests or only a portion of the available tests.
What are the benefits of H1 ITK?
§ Assists in Device Development (test during development)
§ Pre-testing a device to minimize testing costs
§ Runs all or a portion of the test cases
§ Enables developers to implement field diagnostics capabilities
What is included with ITK?
USB Drive containing:
- H1 ITK Test Library
- H1 ITK Executable
- H1 ITK Test Cases (source and binary)
- H1 ITK User’s Manual
- H1 ITK Test Case Library Document
- H1 ITK Test Case Description
- DD Viewer Software
- NI-FBUS H1 Software* & Interface Drivers
- Check Prompt Application (for the Automation Toolkit, optional add-on product ordered separately)
USB H1 Interface Card**
Test Function Block
*NI-FBUS Software installation includes Communications Manager, Configurator, and Bus Monitor. Only Communications Manager is included with the license for the ITK. Users wishing to activate Configurator and Bus Monitor are required to obtain a separate license from National Instruments.
**(Optional) – The H1 ITK can be ordered with a NI PCI-FBUS/2 Interface instead of the standard NI USB-8486 H1 Interface card at no additional charge
What are the system requirements?
What additional components do I need to use the H1 ITK?
Are there optional components to H1 ITK?
What support is covered under a new license agreement to the ITK?
What additional support options are available to keep up-to-date with the latest versions?
Am I required to re-register my existing registered device to the latest H1 ITK version?
Can I self-register my H1 devices with this software?
Which DD files will be posted to FieldComm Group’s website?
Which DD technology versions are supported by the ITK?
How do I get support?
- Search the knowledge base
- Open a new ticket with your question
- Contact FieldComm Group Tech Support +1-512-792-2301