This part of IEC 61784-2 defines extensions of Communication Profile Family 8 (CPF 8) for Real-Time Ethernet (RTE). CPF 8 specifies a set of Real-Time Ethernet (RTE) communication profiles (CPs) and related network components based on the IEC 61158 series (Type 23), ISO/IEC/IEEE 8802-3 and other standards.
For each RTE communication profile, this document also specifies the relevant RTE performance indicators and the dependencies between these RTE performance indicators.
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 The RTE communication profiles use ISO/IEC/IEEE 8802-3 communication networks and its related network components and in some cases amend those standards to obtain RTE features.
NOTE 3 Some CPs of CPF 8 are specified in IEC 61784-1-8.