Tools and Components

EDD Studio

ifak has developed a workbench for the development of an EDD and the online test with the device. This comfortable IDE for EDDs is compliant to IEC 61804. The EDD Studio is available as demo version including the documentation (see Downloads) as well as unlimited full version for commercial usage. The license can be purchased at ifak technology+service GmbH.

The EDD Studio covers the complete development process starting with editing, checking syntax and semantics up to visualization of the EDD. All these functions are integrated in a homogeneous tool. The studio consists of three main components, whereas the checker is also provided as separate command line tool for regression tests: 

  • Editor with syntax highlighting
  • Checker for all profiles (PROFIBUS, HART, PROFINET, FF) according to IEC 61804 inclusively modular devices
  • Viewer for interpretation of the EDD and communication with the device to proof the online behavior of the EDD

EDD Interpreter

The EDD interpreter integrated in the EDD Studio is also available as separate component in order to integrate it into your specific application. The interpreter is implemented in portable C++ code and runs as 32bit and 64bit application in several Linux and Microsoft platforms.

Do not hesitate to contact us in order to discuss the best way to integrate the EDD interpreter into your application – we will figure out customized solutions.