Foundation™ Fieldbus H1 Host Stack
Portable Foundation Fieldbus H1 Multi-Channel Protocol Software for Host Systems and Controllers
The Foundation Fieldbus (FF) H1 host stack provides protocol software designed for implementation in customer-specific FF H1 host systems and controllers. It supports the entire range of FF features and allows simultaneous access to up to four FF H1 segments.
Portability to Customer-Specific Hardware Platforms
- Compact, yet high-performance protocol software implementation
- Implementation optimized to run very efficiently on any hardware and operating system platform
- Quick adaptation of the software to customer-specific target platforms
Support of Full Range of Protocol Features
- Full spectrum of the FieldComm Group specification
- Control of up to four FF H1 segments as Link Active Scheduler (LAS) and Time Master (TM)
- Complete interface for implementing typical host applications
- Individual selection of functionality supported by host system
- One of the first implemented FF H1 Host stacks
- Implemented in more than 70% of all registered FF H1 Host systems and field devices
- Successful through Softing’s uncompromising commitment to quality and extensive experience with embedding communication software into industrial components
|Minimum Hardware Requirements||CPU Class||16 Bit|
|CPU Cycle||10 MHz|
|Flash||200 KB (32 Bit CPU)|
|Fieldbus Interface||Number of Channels||Up to 4|
|Transfer Rate||31.25 Kbit/s|
|UBA-KK-020501||Foundation Fieldbus H1 Host Stack|
|FFPA-PORT-HST||Porting of Foundation Fieldbus H1 Host Stack to Customer-Specific Hardware|
Scope of Delivery
|Documentation||Application Programming Interface (API) manual|
Additional Products and Services
|FFPA-MAINTAIN-Host||Maintenance Contract for Foundation Fieldbus H1 Host Stack|
|SPA-KK-020801||FieldComm Group Physical Layer Test Certification Service for Foundation Fieldbus H1 Field Devices|
|SPA-KK-020803||FieldComm Group Conformance Test Pre-Certification Service for Foundation Fieldbus H1 Field Devices|
|SPA-KK-020804||FieldComm Group Interoperability Test Pre-Certification Service for Foundation Fieldbus H1 Field Devices|
|KSA-FK-020220||FOUNDATION Fieldbus Starter Kit FF-START for Foundation Fieldbus H1 Network Set-Up|
|TSA-KK-023001||Einführungsschulung „Foundation Fieldbus” |
Diese Schulung wird nicht als Standardtraining angeboten, sondern ausschließlich kundenspezifisch durchgeführt.
Sie findet üblicherweise im Rahmen eines Workshops und im Zusammenhang mit einem Integrationsprojekt statt.
FF Field Device Testing and FF Technology Evaluation
|The FF Starter Kit includes a complete set of hardware and software equipment that is required to set up and operate a FOUNDATION fieldbus (FF) H1 network. This tool is suited for learning how to use FF technology and represents the best starting point for instrument manufacturers planning to implement FF functionality in their field devices.|
Easy Setup of FOUNDATION Fieldbus H1 NetworkThe FF Starter Kit includes all hardware and software components necessary to setup, configure, and monitor an FF H1 network. It is mainly based on Softing’s successful FF products and includes a Linking Device, a sample FF H1 field device with interactive simulation capabilities, a Windows-based configuration tool, a power conditioner, cables, as well as detailed documentation. This stand alone Starter Kit has been designed with ease-of-use in mind and does not require any development or other time-consuming preparation work.
Becoming Familiar with FOUNDATION FieldbusThe plug-and-play FF Starter Kit allows evaluating and learning FF technology. Users of this solution are enabled to gain practical experience in planning, configuring, setting up, running and maintaining a network. In addition to learning purposes, the Starter Kit can be used for demonstrations and showroom applications.
Test Environment for Device DevelopmentThe FF Starter Kit is moreover designed for laboratory and development use and enables users to carry out FF H1 field device tests. The included Linking Device provides access via FF High Speed Ethernet (HSE) to up to 4 segments with up to 16 devices each. Process values can be monitored and individual network situations can be tested by using the FF H1 field device simulation capabilities.
Additional InformationFF Starter Kit Data Sheet
|FF-START consists of individual FOUNDATION fieldbus Softing products (see Scope of Delivery). The detailed Technical Data of these products can be found in the respective datasheets which are all included in the FF-START CD-ROM.|
Scope of Delivery
|FF Starter Kit||Hardware and Software||1 Softing FOUNDATION fieldbus Linking Device FG-110 FF|
1 Softing FOUNDATION fieldbus Sample Device FBK-2-START
1 Softing FOUNDATION fieldbus Configuration Tool FF-CONF
1 Power Conditioner (Relcom F11)
24V Power Supply (for FG-110 FF)
2 FOUNDATION fieldbus H1 Cables
|Documentation||FF Starter Kit Manuals and Documentation on CD-ROM|
|KSL-FK-020220||FF Starter Kit|
Additional Products and Services
|OPC-MODB-TCP||Modbus TCP OPC Server|
|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.