“DateTime.MinValue” is the earliest value that can be represented;
“DateTime.MaxValue” is the latest value that can be represented.
If the range supported by the DataEncoding is outside of the range supported by a DevelopmentPlatform then decoders shall replace any below range values with DateTime.MinValue and any above range values with DateTime.MaxValue for the DevelopmentPlatform.
If the range supported by a DevelopmentPlatform is outside of the range supported by a DataEncoding then encoders shall replace any below range values with DateTime.MinValue and any above range values with DateTime.MaxValue for the DataEncoding.
The representation of a DateTime on a DevelopmentPlatform also has a maximum precision. Decoders shall truncate DateTime values that exceed the supported precision. All DevelopmentPlatforms shall support a precision of at least 1ms.
The DataValue built-in type adds additional fields for Picoseconds. If a DevelopmentPlatform cannot support the full precision of DateTime values allowed by the DataEncoding then it should expand the size of its internal representation of Picoseconds field to preserve the full precision of the DateTime. If it does not do this it shall set the Picoseconds to 0.
The Picoseconds shall be set to 0 when the DateTime value is DateTime.MinValue or DateTime.MaxValue.
Concrete examples can be found in 220.127.116.11.