Device Integration - Writing EDD and FDI Package - Live Online Workshop


Device Integration - Writing EDD and FDI Package - Live Online Workshop

Build a better Device Description … and Improve Device Performance for HART and FOUNDATION Fieldbus!

Learn how to improve your devices’ performance by developing Electronic Device Descriptions (EDD) and FDI Device Packages based on the Electronic Device Description Language (IEC 61804) and FDI (IEC-62769).

This advanced course provides instruction where developers learn the step-by-step process for building a Device Description and FDI Device Package that can be used across all EDD or FDI enabled host platforms.

Attendees will receive 12 Professional Development Hours (PDH) to apply towards their continuing education requirements.

Course materials and lectures are provided in English.

    Device developers seeking knowledge of:

    • Electronic Device Description Language
    • Electronic Device Description Development for a HART or FOUNDATION Fieldbus enabled device
    • FDI Device Package Development

    Today, FOUNDATION Fieldbus and HART use Electronic Device Descriptions to fully describe and model a field device. EDDs, and now FDI Device Packages, enable a Host System to configure, commission and maintain these devices.

    The course uses a lecture/demo structure to provide a thorough understanding of the EDD and FDI Device Package using the FDI Package Integrated Development Environment (FDI-IDE).  Instructor-led demonstrations will illustrate the process of constructing an EDD and an FDI Device Package, demonstrating the key concepts from each preceding lecture. 

    • Provide information needed to build Electronic Device Descriptions and FDI Device Packages that properly model the intended device including the EDD language concepts, development strategies and engineering practices.
    • Explore the use of EDDL as an Application Layer modeling tool.
    • Instruct developers on how to use the tools required for development of an Electronic Device Description and FDI Device Package.

    This course assumes working knowledge of the application layer of HART and/or FOUNDATION Fieldbus. Please complete the below self-assessment quiz for the protocol of the device you intend to use during the workshop.

    HART Protocol Self-Assessment
    FOUNDATION Fieldbus Protocol Self-Assessment

    If you are not comfortable with the results of your self-assessment, we offer protocol specific training:

    HART Fundamentals Workshop
    Advanced Principles of FOUNDATION Fieldbus


    • Strategies for successful development
    • Basic EDDL concepts and architecture
    • Creating and Modeling variables
    • Recommended and Mandatory constructs
    • Demonstrations of key concepts


    • Basic FDI concepts
    • Advanced EDDL Modeling (methods)
    • Demonstrations of key concepts


    • Basic User Interface (menu)
    • Advanced User Interface (layout, graphs, charts, image, FDI plugin etc.)
    • Demonstrations of key concepts
    • Please see the SYLLABUS for more information.

    Students attending these workshops should have:

    1. PC or Laptop with a microphone and speakers (USB headset recommended)
    2. Internet connection of 1 Mbps or better (broadband recommended)
    3. Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox web browser (2 most recent versions)
    • Presentation slides with EDD code and FDI Device Package examples
    • Certificate of Attendance
    • 12 Professional Development Hours (PDH)

    Students may order consultation services to extend their learning experience. An additional 4-hour private session with the course instructor will be arranged after the conclusion of the online workshop. The registration link below includes this as a course option.