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ISaGRAF releases the ISaGRAF Runtime Development Kit version 5.3 with major enhancements for OEMs and Integrators

Montreal, Canada, June 28, 2012 -- ISaGRAF, the leading automation software technology partner has released version 5.3 of the firmware development kit (PRDK) for ISaGRAF 6.  ISaGRAF is the industry-leading IEC 61131-3 and IEC 61499 compliant firmware and workbench for building industrial automation products.

The ISaGRAF PRDK version 5.3 provides the portable C source code for the ISaGRAF firmware as well as detailed examples and extensive documentation so that Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and integrators can port and compile the ISaGRAF firmware for their controller or automation product. Once they have customized the C source code, the OEM or integrator then compiles and loads it onto their automation product.

Major enhancements in version 5.3

  • Now includes the Target Definition Builder
  • Microsecond time cycling
  • Supports POUs of up to 2GB
  • User Interrupts
  • Runtime execution optimization
  • Flexible Arrays
  • Optimized Target Independent Code (TIC)
  • IO wiring members of arrays and structures
  • Call stack limits
  • Infinite loop detection

The PRDK version 5.30 includes documentation and source code to support any communication driver available on the market. Several drivers are readily available, either in the PRDK or from third party vendors. Examples provided in the PRDK include: Koenig EtherCAT master, CAN I/O driver for QNX6, Modbus IP server for Linux/QNX6/Windows, Modbus IP client for Windows, Service Interface Holobloc function blocks for Windows, and Service Interface IXL function blocks.

OEMs can further customize their automation products with other available toolkits such as Failover, Safety (including safety function blocks), and IEC 61850 (including implementations with Triangle MicroWorks and SystemCorp communication stacks, or any other IEC61850 stack).


ISaGRAF is a Rockwell Automation Company. With its headquarters in Canada and representation in France, Germany and China, it is the world’s leading automation software partner. The company’s flagship product ISaGRAF is fully compliant with both IEC 61499 and IEC 61131 industrial standards, as confirmed by TÜV Rheinland, and can be used to build a variety of automation products including embedded µcontrollers, PAC, PLC, DCS, RTU, CNC, Motion Controllers and Safety Systems. Supporting IEC 61850 and DNP 3.0 IEC 870.5, ISaGRAF sustains a high level of standardization, integration and communication within modern automation systems, resulting in high-end, real-time open control systems with crash-proof reliability, powerful performance and flexibility.

Learn more about Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK).


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