This part of IEC 61784-1 defines Communication Profile Family 16 (CPF 16). CPF 16 specifies a set of protocol specific communication profiles (CPs) based on the IEC 61158 series (Type 16 and Type 19) and other standards, to be used in the design of devices involved in communications in factory manufacturing and process control.
NOTE 1 All CPs are based on standards or draft standards or International Standards published by the IEC or on standards or International Standards established by other standards bodies or open standards processes.
NOTE 2 Some CPs of CPF 16 are specified in IEC 61784-2-16.
Each CP selects an appropriate consistent and compatible subset of services and protocols from the relevant set that is defined and modelled in the IEC 61158 series. For the selected subset of services and protocols, the profile also describes any possible or necessary constraints in parameter values.