Electronic Device Description

  • René Simon
  • Claudio Demartini


Engineering costs are becoming more and more dominating in the complete live cycle of automation systems, especially under a true cost-of-ownership principle. Electronic Device Descriptions are a good means to reduce the engineering costs. The following report presents the history of Electronic Device Descriptions and describes the method and technology, developed by the ESPRIT Project “Network Oriented Application Harmonisation” (NOAH).


Language Specification Smart Device Access Path Distribute Control System Language Element 
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  1. 1.
    Device Description Language, InterOperableSystems Project Foundation, 1993Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    NOAH documents, not yet in the public domainGoogle Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Wien 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • René Simon
    • 1
  • Claudio Demartini
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für Automation und Kommunikation e.V. (ifak)BarlebenGermany
  2. 2.di Automatica e Informatica Corso Duca degli AbruzziPolitecnico di TorinoTorinoItaly

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