OPAL-RT provides the capability to add an OPC UA server to a real-time simulation, where the user can use an OPC UA client to monitor any kind of simulation points within their MATLAB® and Simulink®model and is also able to control the simulation by writing data. Our OPC UA driver also offers the possibility of providing the server with an external timestamp, as opposed to the server receiving its timestamp directly from the system it is running on. For example, the user can use precision GPS time-stamping to the server according to the epoch time it received through GPS.
About OPC UA
OPC UA is an independent service-oriented communication protocol platform developed by the OPC Foundation and integrates all the functionality of the individual OPC Classic specifications into one extensible framework. The protocol is client/server-based and relies on TCP/IP over Ethernet.
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