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The PowerlinkDeviceType is formally defined in Table 15.

Table 15 – PowerlinkDeviceType Definition

Attribute Value      
BrowseName PowerlinkDeviceType      
IsAbstract False      
NodeClass BrowseName DataType TypeDefinition Modelling Rule
Subtype of DeviceType defined in OPC 10000-100.        
Object <CNIdentifier>   PowerlinkCnConnectionPointType OptionalPlaceholder
Object <MNIdentifier>   PowerlinkMnConnectionPointType OptionalPlaceholder

The PowerlinkDeviceType is an example for a DeviceType that only implements POWERLINK Managing Node (MN) and/or POWERLINK Controlled Node (CN) interfaces, for instance for the representation of POWERLINK Devices by a generic gateway. Usually a Device will only implement one of these choices, but it is also possible to implement multiple POWERLINK interfaces on one Device.

The usage of the PowerlinkCnConnectionPointType and the PowerlinkMnConnectionPointType is not limited to the PowerlinkDeviceType. These ConnectionPoint-Types can be used by any other subtype of DeviceType.

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