Device Description Development

Get Started with EDD and FDI Development
The Unified Electronic Device Description Language (EDDL) is an international standard (IEC-61804) used to describe an object model of the product for integ...
Wed, 4 Aug, 2021 at 5:52 PM
Why am I unable to use the display_message method builtin anymore?
In the early days of EDDL technology adoption, EDDL hosts tended to have method interpreters that went to a new line on the screen after each step of the me...
Wed, 27 Jan, 2021 at 9:11 AM
IEC 61804-3
IEC 61804-3 is available from the IEC at FieldComm Group does not license this document directly. However, ...
Wed, 11 Sep, 2019 at 12:14 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 TS61804-4) are: root_menu device_root_menu process_variables_root_menu diagnostics_root_me...
Wed, 29 Jan, 2020 at 12:41 PM
How do I write an 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 ...
Mon, 9 May, 2022 at 3:26 PM
What is Devices.cfg (How do I Create it)?
There is an example Devices.cfg file. (see attachment) At the end of the file, add a new manufacturer section as follows: MANUFACTUR...
Mon, 25 Nov, 2019 at 6:36 AM
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...
Tue, 9 Jul, 2024 at 4:14 PM
How to modify HART EDD when PV,SV,TV,QV are not mapped to DV 0,1,2,3?
The HART Standard EDD _PV is automatically designed such that Primary Variable (PV) is mapped to Device Variable code 0, Secondary Variable (SV) is mapped t...
Wed, 27 Nov, 2019 at 7:57 AM
For a FOUNDATION Fieldbus DD, how do you keep the same symbols?
The previous symbols need to be on the development system. Set -a in options of the FF DD IDE.
Tue, 1 Dec, 2015 at 4:34 PM