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Electronic Data Sheets (EDS)


The format of the EDS is specified in [CiADSP306]. It is similar to that of Microsoft Windows ".ini" files and a regular ASCII-editor could be used to read and/or modify it even if it is not easy to maintain because several entries must also be cross-referenced.

A free of charge editor can be downloaded from Vector website.

Here follows an example of a part of an EDS file:


[1018]
ParameterName=Identity object
ObjectType=0x9
SubNumber=3

[1018sub0]
ParameterName=Number of entries
ObjectType=0x7
DataType=0x0005
AccessType=ro
DefaultValue=3
PDOMapping=0
LowLimit=1
HighLimit=4

[1018sub1]
ParameterName=Vender ID
ObjectType=0x7
DataType=0x0007
AccessType=ro
DefaultValue=0x0400005A
PDOMapping=0

[1018sub2]
ParameterName=Product code
ObjectType=0x7
DataType=0x0007
AccessType=ro
DefaultValue=0x03
PDOMapping=0

[1018sub3]
ParameterName=Revision number
ObjectType=0x7
DataType=0x0007
AccessType=ro
DefaultValue=0x0000002F
PDOMapping=0

The EDS defines the format of an Object Dictionary that may apply to multiple nodes of that type. In order to store configuration parameters of a specific node the Device Configuration File (DCF) is used.