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Reference EN 61499-2:2013
Title Function blocks - Part 2: Software tool requirements
Project Number 23633
Abstract/Scope IEC 61499-2:2012 defines requirements for software tools to support the following systems engineering tasks enumerated in IEC 61499-1: - the specification of function block types; - the functional specification of resource types and device types; - the specification, analysis, and validation of distributed IPMCSs; - the configuration, implementation, operation, and maintenance of distributed IPMCSs; - the exchange of information among software tools. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2005 and constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition: The contents of Annex A have been updated to conform to the technical changes of the second edition of IEC 61499-1. CDATA sections are now allowed for the textual contents of algorithms in Tables A.4 and A.5.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2013-02-15
Current Stage code deadline 2013-09-12
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IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 65B
Reference Document IEC 61499-2:2012 (EQV)
ICS 25.040 - Industrial automation systems
35.240.50 - IT applications in industry
Keywords Block; Function; Software; Tool
Note Supersedes EN 61499-2:2005
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6060 2013-02-15 2013-09-12 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2012-12-12 2013-01-09  
5060 2012-10-22 2012-11-12 export to doc file  EN
5020 2012-08-17 2012-10-19  
3090 2012-03-02 2012-03-31  
5060 2011-12-12 2012-01-02 export to doc file  EN
5020 2011-07-08 2011-12-09  
1090 2011-07-05 2011-07-08  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2012-12-12
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2013-02-15
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2013-03-12
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2013-09-12
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2015-12-12


Supersedes EN 61499-2:2005
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) ISO/IEC 8824-1:2008
EN 61131-3:2003
EN 61499-1:2013

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