On Portability of IEC 61499 Compliant Structures and Systems

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This paper investigates the portability features of three different IEC 61499 standard compliant tools. The study focuses on migrating the basic and composite function block types and system architecture with application networks and device configurations from one tool to another. A converter program is subsequently created using Python programming language to automate the required modification process, thus enabling the files to migrate between the compliant tools. The study takes into consideration NxtStudio, FBDK and 4DIAC software tools. In every tool, similar function blocks and system structures are created. The portability of these created elements is examined between the tools, resulting in a table that numerically evaluates the portability from one tool to another.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2019 IEEE 28th International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, ISIE 2019
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728136660
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2019
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Symposium on Industrial Electronics - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 12 Jun 201914 Jun 2019
Conference number: 28

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics
ISSN (Print)2163-5137
ISSN (Electronic)2380-1395


ConferenceInternational Symposium on Industrial Electronics
Abbreviated titleISIE


  • 4DIAC
  • compliant tool
  • converter program
  • FBDK
  • IEC 61499 standard
  • NxtStudio
  • portability


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