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Fieldbus Technical Overview
FD-043 Revision 3.0
This overview has been prepared to aid understanding of the technical aspectsof F
fieldbus.The booklet begins with a brief summary of fieldbus benefits followed by the goals, principlesand organization of the not-for-profit Fieldbus Foundation.The main portion of the booklet is devoted to the definition and explanation of key technicalconcepts inherent in F
fieldbus technology.I sincerely hope this information proves useful to you. Please contact the Fieldbus Foundationif you need additional information about this exciting new technology.David A. GlanzerDirector of Technology DevelopmentFor additional information please contact:
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