Device Smart Communicators

Benefits of Smart Field Devices

Yokogawa’s FieldMate family of rugged, hazardous area-certified mobile tools will aid instrumentation and maintenance technicians in the configuration, commissioning, and troubleshooting of field instruments.


What are Smart Field Devices and Software?

FieldMate is mobile maintenance software designed to be used with a notebook PC to efficiently facilitate configuration, adjustment, and replacement of field communicators that support communication protocols such as Highway Addressable Remote Transducer (HART) communicator, FOUNDATION™ fieldbus H1, or Process Field Bus (PROFIBUS). FieldMate provides an integrated task environment independent of the communication protocol, as well as simple operating procedures to greatly improve the above smart field device operations. 

Industrial Applications of Smart Field Devices and Software

  • Production sites and plant automation
  • Control systems and PC connections
  • Integrated plant-wide operation interfacing
  • Remote configuration and diagnosis
  • Management and configuration of sensors, actuators, transmittors, flow meters for general fluids, steam, and natural gas



Yokogawa's integrated asset management system that combines FDT technology with a device management tool is being used to achieve real productivity advantages and savings in maintenance and service operations.

Yokogawa Technical Report

FieldMate application software runs mainly on a notebook PC and is a key component epitomizing Yokogawa's asset excellence (AE) concept together with Plant Resource Manager (PRM). FieldMate is available in basic and advanced versions. The basic version enables parameter setting and adjustment as well as status check of a field device by directly connecting a FieldMate-installed PC to a Highway Addressable Remote Transducer (HART) device or FOUNDATION™ fieldbus H1 device.


FieldMate is field device adjustment and configuration software applying Electric Device Description Language (EDDL) and Field Device Tool/Device Type Manager (FDT/ DTM) technologies. The FDT/DTM is being standardized and disseminated by the FDT Group, a nonprofit organization. Yokogawa is also aggressively participating in those activities.


November 2006

Yokogawa FieldMate Advance software can configure and adjust intelligent field devices from different manufacturers and on multiple fieldbus protocols. This flexibility is possible thanks to the use of Field Device Tool (FDT) open standards developed by the FDT Group, of which Yokogawa is a board member.


This article describes how a multivariable pressure transmitter with built-in dynamic compensation can compensate for many of the errors and inaccuracies that can occur in differential pressure based flow measurements. It also shows how the built-in computing and communications capabilities of such modern flow meters ensure ease of integration with field device tool (FDT) and device type manager (DTM) tools in monitoring and control systems.

The device consists of a rugged tablet built for the same environments as our field instruments. It has IP65, MIL-STD 810G, and MIL-STD 461F certification; and can be purchased with Class 1 Div 2 hazardous location approval.
Edition 2

The device consists of a rugged tablet built for the same environments as our field instruments. It has IP65, MIL-STD 810G, and MIL-STD 461F certification; and can be purchased with Class 1 Div 2 hazardous location approval.

What is FieldMate?
FieldMate Mobile Field Device Management FieldMate is a configuration tool that performs numerous tasks, including initial setup, daily maintenance, troubleshooting, and configuration backup for device replacement. These tasks are streamlined b...
Edition 3




The YHC5150X Fieldmate Handheld Communicator is Yokogawa's latest addition to our product line of calibrators and communicators. Having ATEX (intrinsically safe) approval, the YHC5150X directly reads Device Descriptions without any translations or subscriptions, enabling communication to take place with any registered or unregistered HART® device... ensuring your HART® transmitter will connect, regardless of brand or model. The YHC5150X is built on the SDC-625 infrastructure and runs Windows CE. With a 1 GHz processor and a 4GHMicro SD card, the communicator is ideal for all your data storage needs.


Tired of trying to connect to a smart device, but are unable to due to the wrong DD? Ever attempted to calibrate several pressure devices, just to discover you need to continually change pressure modules? Meet your solutions! The YHC5150X DD direct HART communicator paired with our 0.01% of reading CA700 pressure calibrator are here to help you! Our HART Communicator features: DD direct capabilities no subscription fees a large, anti-glare color touchscreen multiple languages Our Pressure Calibrator features: the ability to communicate with any registered or unregistered HART device a 4.3" anti-glare touchscreen a full QWERTY keyboard on-demand help menus

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