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Technical Overview

The Technical Overview provides all of the information needed to understand and implement Foundation technology. This helpful developer's guide was prepared by recognized industry experts.

The Technical Overview covers the key technical aspects of the open, nonproprietary Foundation protocol. The document begins with a brief summary of fieldbus benefits followed by the goals, principles and organization of the not-for-profit Fieldbus Foundation.

The main portion of the Technical Overview is devoted to the definition and explanation of primary fieldbus concepts. These include: H1 and HSE technology, User Application and Function Blocks, Device Descriptions, Communication Stacks, Physical Layer, System Configuration and Field Test System.

Additional technical documents and application guides from the Fieldbus Foundation are available for download from the Technical References section of End User Resources.


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