Automotive

The Special Interest Group for Automotive seeks to promote ease of use and interoperability of products used by the automotive industry that are based on ODVA Specifications by developing specification enhancements and various technical documents such as white papers, application notes and tutorials.

CIP Safety

The Special Interest Group for CIP Safety seeks to promote sustainability in industrial applications by means of applying communication network technology to achieve functional safety goals as defined by IEC-61508 and other relevant safety standards. To this end, the SIG seeks to develop standards for functional safety including data models for safety awareness, object(s) and service(s) for a device on a network to exchange safety information, object(s) and service(s) to control functional safety systems via network communications, and profiles for safety devices and applications.

CIP System Architecture

The Special Interest Group for CIP System Architecture is to maintain and enhance the elements of the Common Industrial Protocol (CIP) common to all of its network adaptations, enabling vendors to create interoperable products across its supported network technologies to address end-user applications.

Common Industrial Cloud Interface

The Special Interest Group for the Common Industrial Cloud Interface seeks to optimize the transport of Data between the cloud and ODVA CONFORMANT™ devices that support EtherNet/IP and DeviceNet. By so doing, the SIG intends to enhance the value of EtherNet/IP by optimizing high performance, secure communications between Devices, a CIP-enabled ICS (ICS) and the Cloud as well as to simplify common tasks that must be performed by the Cloud Gateway Appliance (Gateway).

Conformance

The SIG for Conformance seeks to develop and promote conformance testing for communication products which implement the ODVA Specifications. The SIG works to provide vendor-independent assurance that communication products implementing technology defined in the ODVA Specifications comply with the Specifications, and to improve customer satisfaction with these products by demonstrating that the products interoperate in multi-vendor systems.

DeviceNet Physical Layer

The Special Interest Group for DeviceNet Physical Layer seeks to maintain and enhance ODVA Specifications related to the physical layer of DeviceNet by maintaining the specifications with minor technical updates or clarifications, creating specification enhancements on new technologies, and maintaining the Planning and Installation Manual for DeviceNet Cable System with updates and clarifications.

Distributed Motion and Time Synchronization

The Special Interest Group for Distributed Motion and Time Synchronization seeks to enhance and maintain the ODVA Specifications in the manner needed to serve industrial automation applications for high performance motion control that is executed by distributed intelligent controllers and drives, and systems requiring time synchronization of multiple devices including, but not limited to, drives.

Energy Applications

The Special Interest Group for Energy Applications seeks to promote sustainability in industrial applications by means of intelligent energy management. To this end, the SIG seeks to develop and maintain standards for parameters of energy awareness, object(s) and service(s) for a network device to report energy information (energy awareness), object(s) and service(s) to optimize energy consumption (energy optimization) and new or expanded device and/or application profiles for energy and network infrastructure devices critical to comprehensive energy management solutions (e.g., power supplies, switches, routers, etc.).

EtherNet/IP in the Process Industries

The Special Interest Group for EtherNet/IP in the Process Industries seeks to fulfill the vision of the Optimization of Process Integration (OPI) by leveraging the inherent strengths of EtherNet/IP, encompassing existing industry standards, and augmenting EtherNet/IP's strengths with enhancements to the ODVA Specifications.

EtherNet/IP Infrastructure

The Special Interest Group for EtherNet/IP Infrastructure seeks to promote standards for infrastructure devices used in communication networks that implement the EtherNet/IP adaptation of the Common Industrial Protocol. These standards are intended for the purpose of achieving ease-of-use and reliability of these networks.

EtherNet/IP Physical Layer

The Special Interest Group for EtherNet/IP Physical Layer seeks to maintain and enhance ODVA Specifications related to the physical layer of EtherNet/IP by maintaining the specifications with minor technical updates or clarifications, creating specification enhancements on new technologies, and maintaining the EtherNet/IP Planning and Installation Guide with updates and clarifications.

EtherNet/IP System Architecture

The Special Interest Group for EtherNet/IP System Architecture seeks to further the development of the EtherNet/IP protocol, enabling vendors to create interoperable products that address end-user application problems.

IO-Link Integration

The Special Interest Group for IO-Link Integration seeks to promote interoperability of ODVA technologies with heterogeneous networks, specifically by developing a fully-featured, robust, innovative and interoperable approach to the integration of IO-Link devices into systems using the Common Industrial Protocol.

Machinery Information

The Special Interest Group for Machinery Information seeks to optimize the integration of manufacturing machines with the industrial ecosystem by developing standards for exchange of information between machines, and between machines and supervisory systems.

Modbus Integration

The Special Interest Group for Modbus Integration seeks to promote interoperability of ODVA technologies with heterogeneous networks, specifically by developing a fully-featured, robust, innovative and interoperable approach to the integration of Modbus devices into systems using the Common Industrial Protocol on various stacks such as TCP/IP and Serial Line.

Motor Control

The Special Interest Group for Motor Control seeks to extend the Hierarchy of Motor Control Devices that is currently supported in CIP. The market for motor control and circuit protection devices has evolved to include combination devices (e.g., motor starter comprised of a circuit breaker, contactor, and motor overload) that can address all starter components at a single node address on the network. The influence of other markets like electrical power distribution on electrical power components has introduced standards like IEC 61850. IEC 61850 includes profiles for devices like circuit breakers that the SIG would like to harmonize with the comparable CIP device profile(s). The benefit to ODVA is an expansion of the types of devices that can participate on a CIP Network.