Device Description Development

Get Started with EDD and FDI Development
Electronic Device Description Language (EDDL) is an international standard (IEC-61804) used to describe an object model of the product for integration into ...
Mon, 16 Sep, 2019 at 6:56 PM
IEC 61804-3
IEC 61804-3 is available from the IEC at https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/22636. FieldComm Group does not license this document directly. However, ...
Wed, 11 Sep, 2019 at 12:14 PM
DD/CF Revision Policy
The purpose of this document is to define the Fieldbus Foundation Device description (DD) and Capability File (CF) revision policy. It provides policie...
Mon, 16 May, 2016 at 3:27 PM
Device Description File Extensions
DD-IDE Tool (Revision)Tool Output File ExtensionsFoundation Fieldbus DD-IDE (1.2.2) .ff0 & .sym .ff5 & .sy5HART DD-IDE (5.0) .fms & .sym .fm6 &am...
Fri, 12 Jul, 2019 at 3:06 PM
Mandatory Root Menus
The mandatory root menus (see HART SPEC-500/FCG.TS20500, FCG TS61804-3) are: root_menu device_root_menu process_variables_root_menu diagnostics_root_me...
Tue, 21 May, 2019 at 10:03 AM
How do I create EDD Source Files for a HART device?
Know Your Device  A HART Device Description (DD) is fundamentally a model of a HART-compliant field device. To develop a DD you must: Be an expert in ...
Tue, 27 Mar, 2018 at 12:10 PM
How do I create a Devices.cfg file?
There is an example Devices.cfg file attached. At the end of the file, add a new manufacturer section as follows: MANUFACTURER 0x?????? =...
Mon, 13 Feb, 2017 at 9:28 AM
TIME_VALUE Data Type
In HART 7, time value was introduced.   For HART 5 and HART 6 Masters, DDs are typically written to use a 4 byte unsigned integer in lieu of a ...
Fri, 30 Sep, 2016 at 2:31 PM
ENUMERATED data type with a DEFAULT_VALUE
A default value for an ENUMERATED type VARIABLE must be declared as an unsigned integer, not a string. The current Tokenizer (8.1.x) may not produce an erro...
Thu, 9 Mar, 2017 at 10:56 AM
How to configure XMTR-MV on a standalone PC
Connection of XMTR-MV to PC running Master Application The 1750 Ohm resistor can be replaced by a 2-wire transmitter at a polling address greater th...
Wed, 11 Oct, 2017 at 3:34 PM