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EDDL Specification



Specification for PROFIBUS Device Description and Device Integration, Volume 2: EDDL Specification

EDDL is used to create Electronic Device Description (EDD) for e.g. concrete devices, common usable profiles or libraries. This EDD is used with appropriate tools to generate an interpretative code to support parameter handling, operation, and monitoring of automation system components such as remote I/Os, controllers, sensors, and programmable controllers. Tool implementation is outside the scope of this standard.

61804-3 specifies the Electronic Device Description Language (EDDL) technology, which enables the integration of real product details using the tools of the engineering life cycle. It specifies the semantic and lexical structure in a syntax-independent manner.

61804-4 specifies EDD interpretation for EDD applications and EDDs to support EDD interoperability. This document is intended to ensure that field device developers use the EDDL constructs consistently and that the EDD applications have the same interpretations of the EDD. It supplements the EDDL specification to promote EDDL application interoperability and improve EDD portability between EDDL applications.

61804-5 specifies the EDDL Builtin library and provides the profiles of the various fieldbuses.


Order No:           Version:

61804 -3;       V 4.1;  May 2021
61804 -4;       V 2.1;  May 2021
61804 -5;       V 2.1;  May 2021

Language: English

(Input for IEC61804-3/-4/-5/ Ed3.0)


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# Date Filename Type Size
14/09/2021 EDD-Syntax-Semantics_61804-3_V41_May21.pdf pdf 3 MB
14/09/2021 EDD-Interpretation_61804-4_V21_May21.pdf pdf 2 MB
14/09/2021 EDDL-Builtin-Library_61804-5_V21_May21.pdf pdf 2 MB

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