FDI Tools & Components
For integration of FDI in field devices, the cross-protocol Integrated Development Environment (IDE) provides device manufacturers with a tool for easy development of FDI Device Packages for their various PROFIBUS, PROFINET, FF H1, and HART device versions based on a uniform development process. The FDI IDE also provides an easy, reliable conversion of existing EDD files into corresponding FDI Device Packages. Additionally, a runtime environment in the FDI IDE and the Device Package Test Tool gives developers a platform for extensive testing of newly developed Device Packages, which ensures their quality and conformity with the FDI standard already during the development phase.
Device Packages are integrated in FDI hosts. So that Device Packages behave the same in different host systems, uniform "Host Components" were developed and made available to host manufacturers: The UI Engine for display of the components UID and UIP versions, and the EDD Engine for support of the EDDL versions with backward compatibility.