Softing’s Foundation Fieldbus (FF) H1 field device stack is optimized with respect to size, performance, and portability to support customer-specific hardware platforms. It is especially targeted to low-power microcontrollers and includes the complete range of protocol features for implementing conformant FF H1 field devices.
|Minimum Hardware Requirements||CPU Class||16 Bit|
|CPU Cycle||4 MHz|
|Flash||> 384 KB|
|Non-Volatile Memory||4 KB (Basic Device) / 8 KB (Link Master)|
|Fieldbus Interface||Number of Channels||1|
|Transfer Rate||31.25 Kbit/s|
|Licensing ||Development License||One-time fee for developing one field device type using Softing Foundation Fieldbus H1 Field Device Stack|
|Royalties ||Per-unit fee for licensing the Foundation Fieldbus H1 Field Device Stack for individual field devices |
Protected by Security EEPROM
One-year maintenance contract recommended
|Options ||Available Function Blocks||Analog Input (AI), Analog Output (AO), Discrete Input (DI), Discrete Output (DO), PID, Multiple Analog Input (MAI), Multiple Analog Output (MAO), Multiple Discrete Input (MDI), Multiple Discrete Output (MDO), Integrator (IT), Arithmetic (AR), Input Selector (IS), Signal Characterizer (SC), Output Splitter (OS)|
|Link Active Scheduler (LAS)|
|FFH1FD||Foundation Fieldbus H1 Field Device Stack|
|FFPA-PORT-FD||Porting of Foundation Fieldbus H1 Field Device Stack to customer-specific hardware|
|Documentation||Application Programming Interface (API) Manual|
|FFPA-MAINTAIN-FD||Maintenance Contract for FOUNDATION fieldbus H1 Field Device Stack|
|IFA-KK-020503||Unified Fieldbus Controller UFC-100-L1|
|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||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.
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 Network
The 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 Fieldbus
The 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 Development
The 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.
|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.|
|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|
|FF Starter Kit|
|OPC-MODB-TCP||Modbus TCP OPC Server|
|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.