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Reference EN 61804-3:2007
Title Function blocks (FB) for process control - Part 3: Electronic Device Description Language (EDDL)
Project Number 17032
Abstract/Scope It 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 also specifies EDDL as a generic language for describing the properties of automation system components. EDDL is capable of describing: device parameters and their dependencies; device functions, for example, simulation mode, calibration; graphical representations, for example, menus; interactions with control devices graphical representations; persistent data store


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2007-06-05
Current Stage code deadline 2008-05-01
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IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 65E
Reference Document IEC 61804-3:2006 (EQV)
ICS 25.040.40 - Industrial process measurement and control
35.240.50 - IT applications in industry
Keywords Process control; Function block; Language; EDDL
Note Partially supersedes EN 61804-2:2004 * Superseded by EN 61804-3:2011
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Product Life Cycle


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6060 2007-06-05 2008-05-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2007-05-01 2007-09-01  
5060 2007-02-20 2007-03-06 export to doc file  EN
5020 2006-12-15 2007-02-16 export to doc file  EN
4099 2006-11-01 2006-12-01  
4061 2006-09-28 2006-11-01  
4060 2006-02-17 2006-06-30 export to doc file  EN
4020 2005-09-09 2006-02-10  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2007-05-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2007-06-05
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2007-11-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2008-05-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2010-05-01


Supersedes EN 61804-2:2004
Superseded by EN 61804-3:2011
Normative reference (6) IEEE 754:1985
ISO 639:1988
ISO/IEC 2022:1994
ISO/IEC 2375:2003
ISO 3166:1993
ISO/IEC 7498-1:1994
ISO/IEC 8859-1:1998
ISO/IEC 9899:1999
ISO/IEC 10646-1:2000
EN 61499-1:2005
IEC/TS 61804-1:2003

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