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3.3 Abbreviations and symbols ToC Previous Next

Symbol Definition
A&E Alarms & Events
ANSI American National Standards Institute
API Application Program Interface
CN POWERLINK Controlled Node
CSMA/CD Carrier Sense Multiple Access/Collision Detection
DA Data Access
EPSG Ethernet POWERLINK Standardization Group
HDA Historical Data Access
HMI Human-Machine Interface
IEC International Electrotechnical Commission
IM OPC UA Information Model
IP Internet Protocol - RFC 791
ISO International Organization for Standardization
LAN Local Area Network
MES Manufacturing Execution System
MN POWERLINK Managing Node
NaN “Not a Number”, a unique binary pattern representing an invalid number
(ANSI/IEEE 754-1985)
NAT Network Address Translation - RFC 2663
NMT Network Management
OD POWERLINK Object Dictionary
PDO POWERLINK Process Data Object
RTE Real Time Ethernet
SCADA Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition
SCNM Slot Communication Network Management
UA Unified Architecture
UTC Universal Time Coordinated
XDD POWERLINK XML device description
XML Extensible Markup Language

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