January 2004

Trends and Resources

HP Impact: Enhancements to device description language

Working collaboratively, three leadingorganizations dedicated to control network technology havecompleted the initial phase of development for key extensions toelectronic device descriptions (EDD). ..

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Working collaboratively, three leading organizations dedicated to control network technology have completed the initial phase of development for key extensions to electronic device descriptions (EDD). Automation device suppliers use EDD to provide information on parameters and other data in a device. The host reads the EDD to integrate, configure, set up, operate, diagnose and maintain the automation devices. The EDD enhancements are included in a draft specification that all three control industry organizations – the Fieldbus Foundation (FF), HART Communication Foundation (HCF) and PROFIBUS Nutzerorganisation e.V. (PNO) – will validate in a lab environment

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