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FFeasy: Rapid Realization of Simple FOUNDATION H1 Transmitters

Source: ControlGlobal.com

By Foundation Fieldbus

Mar 04, 2013

Foundation Fieldbus Knowledge Center

Softing's new FFeasy solution significantly reduces the implementation effort to enable your field device as a FOUNDATION fieldbus interface. The FFeasy software includes up to four AI function blocks for the process values and up to 25 customized parameters. A mapping tool based on Microsoft Excel® simplifies customized mapping of the parameters.

SoftingSofting's FOUNDATION fieldbus starter kit for the realization of a small network and the flasher toolset are an integral part of the FFeasy package.

The software has a FOUNDATION fieldbus ITK certification and is based on the Softing standard hardware solution FBK-2, which has already passed a physical layer and conformance test (CTK). As a result, a FOUNDATION fieldbus H1 transmitter product developed based on the FFeasy kit only requires the short and very cost-effective re-certification process at a Fieldbus Foundation certification lab (private label ITK).

Currently, solutions for a fieldbus connection are available, which allow use of an existing serial interface (UART) with MODBUS or HART protocol as a FOUNDATION fieldbus connection. As such, the FFeasy approach is suitable for a wide range of HART or MODBUS-enabled devices (i.e., transmitters for temperature, density, flow, level etc.).

For more information, please visit the Softing website.