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Automation suppliers can take advantage of the rapidly growing global market for Foundation-compliant products and services. The Fieldbus Foundation offers a wide range of resources that support control industry developers.

What's New

The Fieldbus Foundation has announced the release of its Host Test Kit DD
Application Test Module
. This powerful, end user-driven test kit includes hardware and software for testing the functionality of a fieldbus host and its conformance with the Foundation Host Profile Registration specification.

Thanks to the Host Test Kit DD Application Test Module, end users will benefit from significantly improved host-to-device integration. Foundation fieldbus host suppliers will benefit from standardized test requirements and test cases for all hosts within a profile tested to the same requirements; standardized DD and CF files assuring hosts can parse files; and standardized test devices for all basic I/O function blocks and specialized test transducer blocks. Read More

Foundation Technical Specifications

The Fieldbus Foundation provides a complete, bookmarked, word-searchable copy of the latest Foundation H1, High Speed Ethernet (HSE), SIF and User Layer specifications. These specifications are essential for controls manufacturers who recognize the rising demand for fieldbus-based control solutions.


Instrument developers have a choice of powerful fieldbus conformance, interoperability, and Device Description (DD) tools. The test kits include all hardware and software required to ensure a manufacturer's device conforms to the current Fieldbus Foundation specifications and registration guidelines.

Services & Registrations

The Fieldbus Foundation supports the automation community by offering a comprehensive registration program, a variety of consulting services and fieldbus training courses designed to help suppliers and end users prepare for the new era of digital process control.

Developer Guides

The Fieldbus Foundation offers a comprehensive Technical Overview providing all of the information needed to understand and implement Foundation technology. This helpful developer's guide was prepared by recognized industry experts.

Development Services Provider Program

The DSP program is a resource for all companies wishing to design, develop, manufacture or sell FOUNDATION fieldbus devices. A FOUNDATION DSP is a company or individual who has met the Fieldbus Foundation’s standards for tools, training and experience to provide services for the development and registration of Foundation products.


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