CIP Specifications Library

The CIP Networks Library currently includes the following network specification editions:

  • Volume One: Common Industrial Protocol (CIP) Specification
  • Volume Two: EtherNet/IP Adaptation of CIP
  • Volume Three: DeviceNet Adaptation of CIP
  • Volume Four: ControlNet Adaptation of CIP 
  • Volume Five: CIP Safety Specification
  • Volume Six: CompoNet Adaptation of CIP
  • Volume Seven: Integration of Modbus Devices into the CIP Architecture 
  • Volume Eight: CIP Security
  • Volume Nine: CIP Motion

The volumes are grouped together to provide complete network specifications. The complete network specifications are available on an annual subscription basis – allowing vendors and users to stay informed about the latest capabilities from these significant network technologies.  The groupings are:

  • The EtherNet/IP Specification: Volumes 1, 2, 7, 8 and 9
  • The DeviceNet Specification: Volumes 1, 3 and 7
  • The ControlNet Specification: Volumes 1, 4 and 7 
  • The CompoNet Specification: Volumes 1, 6 and 7
  • The CIP Safety Specification: Volume 5

A subscription to the complete specification for a given network technology, among other items, is required to become a Licensed Vendor for a given network technology. 

Maintenance and Enhancements of the CIP Specifications

ODVA’s Special Interest Groups (SIGs) work together in a collaborative process to create a work plan and develop the specification enhancements, guidelines and recommendations. SIGs vote on their collaborative work product, which is governed by the ODVA Policy Regarding Intellectual Property and the Participation Agreement for ODVA Working Groups.

Once work is completed and approved by a SIG, it is then submitted to the ODVA Technical Review Board (TRB) or for approval. The TRB manages the revision of and enhancements to CIP Network specifications by approving SIGs, their work plans, and any changes or additions to specifications.