FDI Development Tools

FDI DEVELOPMENT TOOLS

FDI device packages make it easier for automation suppliers to develop and integrate intelligent devices, because suppliers only need to create a single, unified package for each intelligent device that can work with all host systems and tools including FDT based hosts. This reduces overall development costs, while preserving and expanding existing functionality. FDI Tools are available for FOUNDATION Fieldbus, HART, PROFIBUS, PROFINET, OPC UA, Ethernet IP and Modbus protocols. 

    FDI & Unified EDDL Technical Specifications

    The FDI Technical Specifications are sold as a collection of 19 documents that specify the different aspects of the protocol and test procedures. Additionally, the FDI Technical Specification package includes the Unified EDDL Technical Specifications which consists of 3 documents. The specifications are sold as a single package that includes all of the individual documents in the set (total of 22).

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    • Members may also access the online-viewable version linked below.
    • Non-members can view the free online-viewable version linked below.
    FDI & Unified EDDL Technical Specifications

    FDI Common Host Components

    The FDI Common Host Components ‐ EDD Engine and UI Engine ‐ ensure that an FDI Device Package or an existing EDD behaves in the same way in various FDI host system architectures or EDD host system architectures. The EDD Engine supports the entire EDDL scope in a multiprotocol manner for FOUNDATION Fieldbus, HART, PROFIBUS and PROFINET, and is backward compatible with FF EDDL binary formats *.ffo, *.ff5, and; the HART EDDL binary formats *.fm8 and *.fm6 and the PROFIBUS/PROFINET binary format *.bin. The UI Engine is independent of communication protocols. It generates the device specific user interfaces from a device description. System manufacturers will no longer need to integrate multiple interpreter components, this saves time and effort, and aims to contribute to improving the quality and interoperability of all host systems.

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    • Member: $50,000
    • Non-Member: $75,000
    FDI Common Host Components

    FDI EDD Engine X

    FDI EDD Engine X provides application developers an OS-independent code base for integration with their specific platform, which could be Android or Linux environments. Using the FDI EDD Engine X ensures that an FDI Device Package or an existing EDD behaves in the same way in various FDI host system architectures or EDD host system architectures. The FDI EDD Engine X supports the entire EDDL scope in a multiprotocol manner for FOUNDATION Fieldbus, HART, PROFIBUS and PROFINET, and is backward compatible with FF EDDL binary formats *.ffo, *.ff5, and; the HART EDDL binary formats *.fm8 and *.fm6 and the PROFIBUS/PROFINET binary format *.bin.

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    • Member: $25,000
    • Non-Member: $37,500
    FDI EDD Engine X

    FDIsync Library

    FDIsync Library provides a single interface to download all of the currently Registered device support files for FOUNDATION Fieldbus and HART instrumentation, including the Device Descriptions and FDI Device Packages.  Keep your host application up-to-date with a subscription to the FDIsync Library.

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    • Member: $2,000
    • Non-Member: $3,000
    FDIsync Library

    FDIsync for Developers

    FDIsync for Developers includes an API that provides a modernized delivery system for Registered FDI Device Packages, FOUNDATION Fieldbus DD/CFF files and HART EDD files.  Host application developers can tap into the power of this API for many target applications - enterprise distributions, registries, plant asset managers, cloud gateways, and more! Subscribers will receive updates to the API through the Developer Portal as well as FDIsync Library download access.

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    • Member: $5,000
    • Non-Member: $7,500
    FDIsync for Developers

    Host Test Kit

    The Host Test Kit tests the functionality of a host and its conformity with the FOUNDATION Fieldbus, FDI and HART Host Interoperability Support Test Specification. The test kit is an excellent tool for troubleshooting and debugging both DD's and FDI Device Packages within a host application under development and includes all the hardware and software required to ensure a manufacturer’s host meets requirements specified by FieldComm Group’s official registration testing procedures.

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    • Member: $7,500
    • Non-Member: $11,250
    Host Test Kit

    FDI Device Package Integrated Development Environment

    (Single Protocol)

    The FDI Package IDE makes writing, running and testing of FDI Device Packages and EDDs easier and more efficient by providing the complete tool chain you need for FOUNDATION Fieldbus, HART, HART-IP, PROFIBUS, PROFINET and ISA 100 devices in one application. The Generic Protocol Extension allows developers to write and run device packages for any other protocol, like Modbus or Ethernet IP.

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    • Member: $1,900
    • Non-Member: $2,850
    FDI Device Package Integrated Development Environment - Single Protocol

    FDI Device Package Integrated Development Environment

    (All Protocols Bundle)

    The FDI Package IDE makes writing, running and testing of FDI Device Packages and EDDs easier and more efficient by providing the complete tool chain you need for FOUNDATION Fieldbus, HART, HART-IP, PROFIBUS, PROFINET and ISA 100 devices in one application. The Generic Protocol Extension allows developers to write and run device packages for any other protocol, like Modbus or Ethernet IP.

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    • Member: $40,000
    • Non-Member: $60,000
    FDI Device Package Integrated Development Environment - All Protocols Bundle

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