FDI-IDE 1.4 and FDI Specifications 1.2 Release
Modified on: Thu, 23 Apr, 2020 at 11:50 AM
We are excited to announce a significant milestone in our effort to accelerate digitalization in the process industry - the updated release of our developer tool for the FDI standard, FDI Package IDE 1.4, and the FDI Specifications 1.2. The new release of FDI-IDE provides significant enhancements for field instrument software developers as they will now be able to create Process Automation Integration Software for multiple protocols using this single software tool.
|FDI-IDE 1.4 is an integrated development environment that unifies the creation of HART and FF EDDs as well as FDI Device Packages within a single tool. Additionally, full support of HART and FF EDD development including EDD debugging and host assessor is included in this release. WITH THE RELEASE OF FDI-IDE 1.4, THE EXISTING HART AND FOUNDATION FIELDBUS DD-IDE’S HAVE BEEN DISCONTINUED. For information on upgrading or purchasing FDI-IDE 1.4, please see our Support Portal.|
HTML5 Apps Enabled. The FDI-IDE, in addition to previously available Microsoft .NET support, now allows for the creation of device-specific application programs using HTML5. This feature allows users to integrate device-specific application tools with emerging web-based asset management systems.
JSON Based Device Information. Originally envisioned as an integration technology for control system asset management software, FDI is increasingly being considered for local and remote cloud monitoring and optimization applications. By providing monitoring and device identification information in lightweight JSON format for HART devices, the FDI-IDE enables standardized creation of simple monitoring and optimization applications. JSON based DeviceInfo for HART devices provides text-based information in a format recognized by all of the major cloud solutions providers, thus simplifying the development of basic monitoring and optimization applications for the massive FieldComm Group installed base.
OPC UA Cloud Integration. For applications that rely on OPC UA information models, the FDI-IDE now includes a device information model server with OPC UA local discovery server support to provide a software conduit from FDI servers to local and cloud-based OPC UA applications.
Single Solution for Multiple Protocols. The release of this latest version of the FDI-IDE provides a single developer tool that process automation suppliers can use to create FDI compliant software for many process automation protocols. FOUNDATION Fieldbus, HART, WirelessHART, PROFIBUS, PROFINET, ISA100.11a and a generic protocol extender are all supported.
Online Repository Assures Access to Latest Registered Device Files. FDI-IDE also enables developers to take advantage of FieldComm Group’s online FDI Device Package and DD (Device Description) repository. Through the FDI-IDE Reference Runtime Environment, developers can access the up-to-date registered files available for process automation device integration.
Release of FDI Specifications 1.2
We are also excited to announce the availability of version 1.2 of the FDI specifications (IEC 62769). A notable addition to the updated FDI Specifications is the new HTML5-based UIP technology and official support for the mobile platform. This specification package also introduces a new TS10099, Technology Management Specification to clearly define the technical specifications references for a given FDI Technical Version and also includes clarifications and resolved comments since the latest released specification.
The FDI specifications are available for viewing on our website and are also available in PDF format to members free of charge upon request.
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