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FDI Host Test Specification



Test Specification and Test Case Instructions for PROFIBUS and PROFINET FDI Hosts

A PROFIBUS and PROFINET FDI Host System must be capable of connecting to and communicating with a field device using the PROFIBUS / PROFINET communication protocol, loading field device’s Device Package, rendering an EDD and hosting UIPs contained in the field device’s Device Package. A Reference Device Package, Reference Device, and Test Procedures supplied by PI are used to verify that the FDI Host System meets the requirements defined in the FDI Host System Requirements and the PROFIBUS resp. PROFINET communication protocol and DD specifications.

The scope of this document is and not limited to, cover FDI specific additional rules that FDI host shall support to fulfil the conformance to the FDI.

In addition the test specification shall be used for conformance tests of FDI Host.



Version: 1.2.0

Order No.: 2.552

Language: English


Draft for review:

Version: d1.3.0

Order No.: 2.552

Language: English

This draft is published for testing and review only. It must not be used for development purposes.

Comments to be submitted to  until October 4, 2024.


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30/04/2021 FDI_Host_Testspec_2552_V120_Mar21.pdf pdf 1 MB
08/07/2024 FDI_Host_Testspec_2552_d130_June24.pdf pdf 3 MB