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FOUNDATION Technical Specifications

The Fieldbus Foundation provides a complete, bookmarked, word-searchable copy of the latest Foundation™ H1, High Speed Ethernet (HSE) and physical Layer specifications. These specifications are essential for controls manufacturers who recognize the rising demand for fieldbus-based control solutions.

Foundation Technical Specifications and the FOUNDATION for Safety Instrumented Functions Technical Specifications can be downloaded from Fieldbus Forums and includes the latest application guides, as well as technical and application notes.
A global search function allows words or phrases to be located throughout the entire specification document.

The latest version of the FOUNDATION Technical Specifications and FOUNDATION for Safety Instrumented Functions Technical Specifications can be found in the Fieldbus Forums and is available to all foundation members with a specification maintenance agreement. The Foundation Technical Specifications addresses a host of features including; field diagnostics, H1 cable test specifications, power supply test specifications, device description language (DDL) technology (which is Implemented in millions of installed instruments around the world. DDL is a text-based language describing the digital communication characteristics of intelligent devices and equipment parameters in an Operating System (OS) and User Interface (UI)-neutral environment. DDL enables a host system manufacturer to create a single engineering environment capable of supporting any device, from any supplier, using any communications protocol, without the need for custom software drivers for each device type), device description interoperability specifications, device coupler test specifications, host interoperability support test profile and procedures, temperature and pressure transducer blocks as well as numerous other component descriptions.


The updated DDL specification extends the concept of interoperability to the HMI and diagnostic data level with improved visualization and graphical features. New features focus on device data organization, graphical visualization consistency, and support for persistent data storage. These enhancements are backward and forward compatible due to the nature of the IEC 61804-2 standard.

Maintenance agreements are available. The Technical Specifications Support Forum provides 24/7 access to the specifications, updates and pending specification changes. The support forum offers easy to follow instructions for subscription to an automatic email notification of changes.


Corporate Maintenance Agreement holders may have an unlimited number of employees given access to the Technical Specifications Support Forum.

A Single Seat Maintenance Agreement is also available which includes access for one employee.

Also, for a limited time frame before their official release, downloads for all completely new specifications, to be added to the FOUNDATION Technical Specifications, are available to our members free of charge. Any new recently released specifications will be available in the members section of the forums and does not require a license to the FOUNDATION Technical Specifications. Any previously released new specifications are available upon request.

 

Catalog Pricing

Products Member
Price(US)
Non-Member
Price(US)
Specs
Foundation Technical Specifications - Single Seat License NA $4,500 Complete Spec List
Foundation Technical Specifications - Single Seat License Annual Maintenance Agreement $600 $900 NA
Foundation Technical Specifications - Corporate License NA $13,500 Complete Spec List
Foundation Technical Specifications - Corporate License Annual Maintenance Agreement $3,000 $4,500 NA
Foundation for SIF Technical Specifications
$6,000
$9,000
Complete SIF Spec List

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