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Clause 5 introduces References, the ProtocolType, and basic TopologyElementTypes needed to create a communication topology. The types for this model are illustrated in Figure 16.

readme_files/image018.png Figure 16 – Device communication model overview

A ProtocolType ObjectType represents a specific communication protocol (e.g. FieldBus) implemented by a certain TopologyElement. Examples are shown in Figure 18.

The ConnectionPointType represents the logical interface of a Device to a Network.

A Network is the logical representation of wired and wireless technologies.

Figure 17 provides an overall example.

readme_files/image019.png Figure 17 – Example of a communication topology

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