IEC/TR 61804-6:2012(E) provides an evaluation and assessment of electronic device description language (EDDL) technology. It provides guidance to device and system manufacturers for how EDDL technology can help them meet user requirements. It provides guidance to system integrators, as well as instrumentation and maintenance practitioners at end-user companies, on how EDDL technology can help them integrate systems and incorporate device management in their work processes. It gives examples of requirements from the NAMUR NE 105 recommendation. It's intent is to illustrate how EDDL technology and products based on EDDL technology meet these requirements.