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Softing Enables Rapid Realization of Simple FOUNDATION H1 Transmitters


By Fieldbus Foundation

Apr 29, 2014

Foundation Fieldbus Knowledge Center

Softing's 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 the customized mapping of the parameters. Softing'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 a conformance test (CTK). As a result, a FOUNDATION fieldbus H1 transmitter product, which has been 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 using an existing serial interface (UART) with MODBUS or HART protocol as FOUNDATION fieldbus connection. Hence the FFeasy approach fits for a huge scope of HART or MODBUS enabled devices (i.e., transmitters for temperature, density, flow, level, etc.).

For more information, please visit the Softing website.