V2020.1.56.3_ Adapters


Overview

The Logic Simulator connects to external sources by means of adapters. These adapters are data connectors to specific and more generic sources. Specific point to point implementations are Beckhoff TwinCAT and OPC/UA. Other solutions like ActiveMQ and MQTT are indirect connections which connect to a communication server/ message broker.

Configuration on Prespective’s side are generic and handled the same way internally. The digital twin’s reaction is identical to each of the adapters. This way it is convenient to switch solution on the fly without modifying the digital twin.

The following adapters are currently supported by Prespective.

 


Supported Types

The generic types that are supported are listed below. Not all adapters support the same types. Please check each section to make sure the used type is supported.

  • BOOL

  • BYTE

  • SBYTE

  • WORD

  • DWORD

  • SHORT

  • USHORT

  • INT16

  • UINT16

  • INT32

  • UINT32

  • INT64

  • UINT64

  • REAL32

  • REAL64

  • BYTEARRAY

  • STRING

  • STRUCT