Emerson Process Management has come out with an interesting new tool that lets you connect your laptop to FOUNDATION fieldbus devices via a USB interface. From the website:
"The USB Fieldbus Interface provides a convenient, cost-effective way to connect a desktop or laptop computer to FOUNDATION fieldbus devices.
When used with AMS Device Manager, the USB Fieldbus Interfaces allows you to commission, configure, and troubleshoot fieldbus devices both on the bench and in the field. It can also provide power to a fieldbus device or segment. "Read more at the Emerson Web Site: Emerson USB Fieldbus Interface