FOUNDATION™ fieldbus Mobile Host
FOUNDATION fieldbus H1 Single-Channel Protocol Software for Mobile Hosts
The FOUNDATION fieldbus (FF) H1 Mobile Host solution provides protocol software designed for Softing’s FBK-2 to be implemented in customer-specific hand-held tools. It supports the full range of FF protocol features and allows very fast implementation.
- Investment Protection
- Short Time-to-Product
- Extended Functionality for Handhelds
Investment Protection due to Combination of Key Advantages
Softing’s new FF mobile host solution combines the advantages of Softing’s high-performance portable FF-H1 Host Stack with the widely known industry-proven Fieldbus Kit FBK-2 Hardware. Both continuously adapted to conform with Fieldbus foundation specifications.
By implementing Softing’s mobile host solution customers can reduce the time-to-market to a minimum. Softing’s standard FBK-2 hardware is mostly used as a universal piggyback solution for Softing’s Foundation fieldbus device stack. The hardware has already passed the Physical Layer Test and Conformance Test of the Fieldbus foundation.
Extended Functionality and Ease of Use
By implementing Softing’s mobile host solution manufacturers can offer their end users access to H1 networks within the field level by using a FF enabled host application. Softing is able to provide advice and support in developing or acquiring individual host applications. Handheld tools that include Softing’s Mobile Host solution can eliminate the need to carry different interfaces for process control systems.
|Fieldbus Interface||Number of Channels||Up to 4|
|RAM||31KB internal, 440KB external SRAM|
|Fieldbus Interface||FOUNDATION fieldbus H1 according to IEC 61158-2|
|Data Interface to Field Device||UART, I²C, SPI|
|Serial Communication Interface to|
|HART, Modbus RTU|
|Physical Properties||Dimensions||40mm x 40mm x 10mm|
|Operation Temperature||-40°C…+85°C (-40°C…+78°C for ATEX Usage)|
|Supply Voltages||3,15V, 6,3V|
|Options||ATEX Support||EEx II 2G (1) GD EExia IIC T4|
- FF FBK-2 Data Sheet
- FF FBK-2 Hardware Manual
- FF-H1 Host Stack Data Sheet
- FF "Young Tech Co. goes FF" Professional Article
- FF "Foundation fieldbus right to the point" Professional Article
|UBA-KK-020501||FOUNDATION fieldbus H1 Host Stack|
Scope of Delivery
|FF H1 Host Stack|
|Software||FOUNDATION fieldbus H1 Host Stack|
|Documentation||Application Programming Interface (API) Manual|
|Fieldbus Kit FBK-2|
|Sample Files||Resource Block, Transducer Block, Device Description Files|
|Certificates||Physical Layer Test Certificate, Conformance Test Certificate, ATEX Certificate|
Additional Products and Services
|FFPA-MAINTAIN-Host||Maintenance Contract for FOUNDATION fieldbus H1 Host Stack|
|KSA-FK-020220||FOUNDATION fieldbus Starter Kit FF-START for FOUNDATION fieldbus H1 Network Set-Up|
|TRA-FF-GL||Introductory Training “FOUNDATION fieldbus”|
This Training is not offered as a Standard Training Course, but Tailored to Individual Customer Requirements. It is Usually Held as Part of a Workshop and in Connection with an Integration Project.