IEC 61158-6-16:2007 ED1

Industrial communication networks - Fieldbus specifications - Part 6-16: Application layer protocol specification - Type 16 elements IEC 61158-6-16:2007 ED1

Publication date:   Dec 14, 2007

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60.60 Standard published   Dec 14, 2007


TC 65/SC 65C

International Standard

25.040.40   Industrial process measurement and control | 35.100.70   Application layer



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IEC 61158-6-16:2007 describes the fieldbus application layer (FAL) which provides user programs with a means to access the fieldbus communication environment. In this respect, the FAL can be viewed as a "window between corresponding application programs". It specifies the protocol of the Type 16 fieldbus application layer, in conformance with the OSI Basic Reference Model (ISO/IEC 7498) and the OSI application layer structure (ISO/IEC 9545). This first edition and its companion parts of the IEC 61158-6 subseries cancel and replace IEC 61158-6:2003. This publication, together with its companion parts for Type 16, also partially replaces IEC 61491:2002. It includes the following changes:
- deletion of the former Type 6 fieldbus for lack of market relevance;
- addition of new types of fieldbuses;
- partition of part 6 of the third edition into multiple parts numbered -6 2, -6 3,... This bilingual version (2013-09) corresponds to the monolingual English version, published in 2007-12.

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IEC 61158-6:2003 ED3

IEC 61158-6:2003/COR1:2004 ED3


IEC 61158-6-16:2007 ED1
60.60 Standard published
Dec 14, 2007