GSDML / GSDX Specification for PROFINET
The GSD (General Station Description) is the device description technology for PROFIBUS and PROFINET. It comes in two flavors:
- The PB-GSD for PROFIBUS Masters and Slaves using GSDL (GSD Language, keyword based),
- The PN-GSD for PROFINET Devices using GSDML (GSD Markup Language, XML based)
This specification covers the GSDML, which describes a PROFINET device regarding its identification, its structure, its communication features, its process data, its parameters, and its diagnosis.
The intended audience of this document is device manufacturers (for writing the GSD file for their devices), engineering tools manufacturers (for integrating PN Devices using GSD files), and test labs (for triggering automated tests according to the device’s GSD file content).
V2.35 adds support for Channel Related Process Alarms and Media Redundancy Ring Interconnection.
V2.35 matches PROFINET Standard V2.3 Ed2MU5.
V 2.4 adds support for Time-sensitive Networking (TSN), Remote Service Interface (RSI), Small formfactor pluggable (SFP) diagnosis, and PROFIsafe Parameterization in Run (PIR). It matches the PROFINET Specification V2.4.
V2.4.1 adds GSDML signing and the element ProfileProcessAutomation.
Features of Version V2.42:
. Redactional and language revisions by technical writer
. ProfileProcessAutomation adds PADeviceClass “General”
. Support for Shared R1 with attribute MaxApplicationARs
. Chapter “AR resource management” improved accordingly
. Clarification on Signature checks, start with profile creation
. Line delay measurement adds 802.1AS support
. Add Stream RT class
Topics for GSDML 2.43
. Introduce the additional CIM interface.
. Support for APL devices.
. Support of version-independent record definitions.
. Introduction of the GSDX container for GSDML files and attachments.
. Align SecurityClass1 with GSDX container security.
. Introduce SecurityClass 2 & 3.
This document specifies the GSDX packaging container file format according to ISO/IEC 29500-2:2021. GSDX pursues the goals packaging of any files and their referenced resources in a single container, validation of integrity and authenticity of packaged files, linking the origin of a file to a vendor or publisher and enable the integration of devices into an engineering tool.
The GSDX specification is included in the GSDML specification ZIP file.
Version: V2.43 / V1.0
Order No.: 2.352 / 2.752