Device Description Development

How can I simulate a device using the FOUNDATION Fieldbus DD-IDE?
When you load an EDD binary into the DD IDE, and highlight the device or blocks on the left-side tree view, you should see several buttons labelled "...
Wed, 16 Dec, 2015 at 10:06 AM
SDC is crashing at random times while exploring my DD
If you have any problems with SDC-625 during testing with your field device, please specify the exact issue in a support ticket, please include: DD...
Tue, 23 Aug, 2016 at 11:44 AM
How are the SDC / FDI RRTE test logs generated?
Support for the HART DD-IDE will end on September 17, 2020. SDC-625 Logs will not be accepted after December 31, 2020. 1. SDC test logs are generated by ...
Thu, 21 May, 2020 at 5:45 PM
I want to read an Unsigned value and display it as a decimal number
Float values should be displayed as decimal values, however it is possible to show an UNSIGNED variable as a decimal in the DD. For example: read th...
Fri, 17 Jun, 2016 at 9:24 AM
How can I test my EDD on a host system during product development?
Some host system manufacturers make available software tools to test Device Description files on their platforms.  A final EDD being prepared for Registrati...
Tue, 18 Sep, 2018 at 6:26 PM
When trying to build EDD files with HART Tokenizer “ver 5” and “ver 6” the build fails
HART 7 device EDDs are not required to support previous versions of the Tokenizer (5.x, 6.x). HART 7 device EDDs must, at a minimum, have "version ...
Wed, 11 Sep, 2019 at 12:08 PM
FATAL ERROR 233: device directory is too large for the 4.x output format
This error is due to limitations of 4.x DDS and host implementations. Application Note (AN-017) provides developers guidelines for DDv4 optimization. ...
Mon, 7 Mar, 2016 at 1:46 PM
Fatal Error: Scanner input buffer overflow
The overflow may occur if you have a large amount of code ifdef'd out (i.e. #ifdef / #endif).  You have to keep the sections that are 'comment...
Wed, 11 Sep, 2019 at 12:21 PM
How do I create a HART 7 “starter” EDD to begin my EDD/FDI Project?
1. Download Device7.ddl (see attached) This is smallest HART 7 EDD that reads Primary Variable and still tokenizes with no errors   2. Find your 1...
Mon, 25 Nov, 2019 at 6:38 AM
How do I create a "Time Value" VARIABLE for HART FMS/FM6 Hosts?
In HART 7, time value was introduced.   The version 5 and 6 ( *.fms, *.fm6 ) tokenizers do not support TYPE TIME_VALUE so the DD may use TYPE UNSIGNED_INT...
Thu, 21 Nov, 2019 at 8:26 AM