Emerson Updates Segment Design Tool

Jim Cahill’s Emerson Process Experts blog has been overflowing with fieldbus related posts recently.  First of these is the update of Emerson’s segment design tool.  The segment is the basic building block of FOUNDATION fieldbus.  All devices are dropped off a segment, and that segment can have different design parameters depending on the length, number of devices dropped of the segment, and so on.  Segment design tools can greatly reduce the amount of time required to design a segment and they make sure that you avoid some common physical layer mistakes.

From the blog post:

“This release, version 5.3.0, has added support for the Windows 7 operating system, support for both simplex and redundant H1 cards of S series with Integrated Power Supply, and numerous field devices from a variety of manufacturers. The Segment Design Tool is compatible with the Windows 2000 / XP / Windows 7 operating systems, but none of the Windows Server platforms.”

Read more here:

Emerson Updates FOUNDATION Fieldbus Segment Design Tool

Also, here is a blatant plug for our own free segment design tool at the Fieldbus Foundation, called DesignMate!

    zip  DesignMATE

About FieldComm Group

The FieldComm Group is a global standards-based organization consisting of leading process end users, manufacturers, universities and research organizations that work together to direct the development, incorporation and implementation of new and overlapping technologies and serves as the source for FDI technology. The FieldComm Group’s mission is to develop, manage and promote global standards for integrating digital devices into automation system architectures while protecting process-automation investments in HART and FOUNDATION Fieldbus communication technologies. Membership is open to anyone interested in the use of the technologies. For more information, visit their web site at www.fieldcommgroup.org.

One response to “Emerson Updates Segment Design Tool”

  1. Jim Cahill says :

    Larry, Thanks for the shoutout! It's amazing how opportunities come in waves. Last week seemed to be Foundation Fieldbus week at the Emerson Process Experts blog.

    Take it easy, Jim

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