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Port of OPC UA to gateway for industrial networks
Halmstad University, School of Information Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering (IDE).
2013 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

HMS Industrial networks is a company that offers communication solutions for automation systems. There exists an abundance of different industrial network technologies and HMS manufactures gateways that translate and allow communication between the different networks.The multiplicity of network technologies introduces problems when it comes to monitoring the processes in an automation system. It is desirable to be able to access the process data through a single network technology and this is what OPC UA is used for. Briefly, OPC UA can be described as an interface for exchange ofprocess data in automation systems. HMS has noticed a rising trend in the interest for OPC UA and therefore wants to investigate the possibility to use OPC UA on their platform, the Anybus X-Gateway. The goal of this thesis has been to port an OPC UA stack, provided by the OPCfoundation, to the HMS operating system running on an Anybus X-Gateway. The port has been successful and has been verified by unit tests and a test application. Thus, a first step towards a complete OPC UA product has been taken. Further, the thesis presents a theoretical summary about real-time operating systems to explain their function and usage.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 43 p.
Keyword [en]
OPC UA, networking, real-time operating systems
National Category
Communication Systems
URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-23432OAI: diva2:643599
Subject / course
Computer Systems Technology; Computer Systems Technology
Available from: 2013-09-05 Created: 2013-08-27 Last updated: 2013-09-05Bibliographically approved

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