Title Industrial communication networks – Fieldbus specifications – Part 6-16: Application layer protocol specification – Type 16 elements
Acronym IEC 61158-6-16
Document Type Standard
Published Year 2007
Link https://webstore.iec.ch/publication/4691

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.