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Reference EN 61804-3:2011
Title Function Blocks (FB) for process control - Part 3: Electronic Device Description Language (EDDL)
Project Number 22357
Abstract/Scope IEC 61804-3:2010(E) 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 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: enhanced user interface; - graphing system, persistent data store. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2006. This edition constitutes a technical revision. The main changes with respect to the previous edition are aadditions of: - language elements; - various BuiltIns; - table updates, corrections.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2011-03-25
Current Stage code deadline 2011-10-03
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IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 65E
Reference Document IEC 61804-3:2010 (EQV)
ICS 25.040.40 - Industrial process measurement and control
35.240.50 - IT applications in industry
Keywords Function Block; FB; Process control; Description Language; EDDL
Note Supersedes EN 61804-3:2007
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Product Life Cycle


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6060 2011-03-25 2011-10-03 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2011-01-03 2011-01-31  
5060 2010-10-05 2010-10-18 export to doc file  EN
5020 2010-07-30 2010-10-01  
3090 2010-05-30 2010-06-30  
5060 2009-09-07 2009-09-21 export to doc file  EN
5020 2009-03-27 2009-09-04  
1090 2009-03-24 2009-03-27  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2011-01-03
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2011-03-25
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2011-04-03
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2011-10-03
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2014-01-03


Supersedes EN 61804-3:2007
Superseded by FprEN 61804-3:2013
Normative reference (6) IEEE 754
ISO 639:1988
ISO/IEC 2022:1994
ISO/IEC 2375
ISO 3166-1
ISO/IEC 7498-1:1994
ISO/IEC 8859-1
ISO/IEC 9899:1999
ISO/IEC 10646-1
EN 61499-1
IEC/TS 61804-1
RFC 3629

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