It is often useful or desirable to check the physical layer immediately after installation when the control technology is still unavailable. To enable these checks, a special form of FF-H1 communication via Ethernet is used. A driver makes it possible to set up FF-H1 communication directly at the gateway, using a laptop.
Once this communication has been set up, it is then possible to check the segment quality and communication with all connected devices. All settings can then be adopted in the control technology at a later point via FF-H1. For reports generated during the commissioning process, an import/export function is provided.
The ADG features new, intelligent diagnostic features such as advanced short-circuit protection, lightning protection complete with a self-monitoring function, and leakage sensors that register the smallest changes in humidity. All of these new components are suitable for use with FOUNDATION Fieldbus H1.