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The FDI Package IDE makes writing, running and testing of FDI Device Packages and EDDs easier and more efficient by providing the complete tool chain you need for FOUNDATION Fieldbus, HART, HART IP, PROFIBUS, PROFINET and ISA 100 devices in one application. The Generic Protocol Extension allows developers to write and run device packages for any other protocol, like Modbus or Ethernet IP.  


Features

  • The IDE supports EDD editing and tokenizing of source files into the FDI encoded file format.  The encoded EDD, the UIP (developed using Visual Studio), and the attachments are combined to form the FDI Device Package (.fdix). 
  • The IDE supports EDD editing and tokenizing of HART EDDs into the HART fm6 and fm8 encoded file formats, which allows for development and maintenance of current HART EDDs. 
  • The IDE supports EDD editing and tokenizing for FOUNDATION Fieldbus DDs into the FF ffo and ff5 encoded file formats, which allows for development and maintenance of current FF DDs. 
  • The Reference Runtime Environment (RRTE) is available for testing and debugging FDI Device Packages as well as HART and FF EDDs built with the IDE. 
  • The FDI Package Conformance Test Tool (CTT) performs automated conformance testing of FDI Device Packages. 
  • Support for device variants (Profibus/Profinet only).

Components

  • FDI Package IDE Toolkit 
  • ISA100 Communication Server 
  • HART‐IP Communication Server 


System Requirements

General Hardware Requirements

  • Registered HART Modem, or National Instruments USB‐8486 FF interface, or Softing PROFIusb or PBpro PROFIBUS interface 
  • USB Port
  • Ethernet Port


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