"The IEC 61499 Function Block Standard: Software Tools and Runtime Platforms"
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KEYWORDS: IEC 61499, function blocks, technology adoption, O 3neida, software tools, runtime platforms
After a short description of the most relevant attributes and requirements for a IEC 61499 compliant tool, the paper describes some known tool and software platforms available at the date, namely:
A set of tables compares the tools in terms of reciprocal Portability, Configurability, Interoperability.
A final note illustrates the requirements for future development of IEC 61499 compliant open systems.