HART (Highway Addressable Remote Transducer Protocol) communication protocol is one of the most widely used industrial automation protocols in the world.
HART is critical because it can communicate over the existing traditional 4-20mA signal by extending system capabilities for a two-way digital communication with ‘smart’ field instruments.
We offer a complete package that helps OEMs and ODMs to build, test, certify and deploy HART-enabled products in the market.
Our products and services portfolio includes :
SoftDEL offers a ready HART communication protocol stack conforming to protocol revision 7.2 that enables faster firmware development of HART-enabled field devices.
This stack is useful for OEMs who wish to implement HART 7 through a daughterboard.
The stack can also be implemented as a software-only solution for OEMs with existing products looking to migrate to HART 7.
We offer integration and porting of the stack with the target device application and device platform. This includes:
SoftDEL offers a pre-certification test service that helps OEMs and ODMs to verify HART communication protocol compliance before submission of the final device for HCF registration. This helps in eliminating design issues that may arise during formal certification testing, reducing your certification time and cost.
Our process includes a thorough testing of your device(s) as per the HCF test specifications.
The Device Descriptions (DD) file, written in Device Description Language, allows a host application or control system to properly access, configure, calibrate, troubleshoot, and display important device information and capabilities that a device supplier has incorporated into their device.
The DD file for each device is provided by the device supplier. We undertake development and validation of the DD file, enabling quicker DD file development.
We also perform DD file testing using SDC 625, Xmtr DD software tools, Emerson 475 and Meriam Communicator.
SoftDEL has experience in creating Field Device Specification (FDS) documents and also offers it as a service to OEMs and ODMs.
FDS is a prerequisite for certification. The FDS document specifies the features, operation and capabilities of the field device. It is an important reference document for end users, host application designer and system integrators. It also provides functional specifications used during field device development, maintenance and testing.