Integration of OPC UA in 5G Networks

OPC UA is a platform-independent standard that is used for communication among various types of devices and systems in the industrial domain. In order to integrate OPC UA FX with the 5G system, it is important to understand the core principles of the OPC UA, since the 5G system is the medium for establishing and maintaining connectivity between the components and various automation functions represented by FunctionalEntities (FEs). This report provides an overview of OPC UA FX and then investigates how it could be integrated with 5G and assesses its technology readiness level.

NPNs for Industrial Scenarios

Where do you start if you want to start using 5G in your industrial operation? One of the first things to look at is the exact use cases that 5G needs to serve. We have examined this through typical industrial operation scenarios and found out that an on premises NPN deployed locally at the site of the industrial operation serves the need the best. We also show that a wide range of different technical solutions are available for this type of deployment, each meeting the use case needs but having their specific considerations.

Using 5G sidelink in industrial factory applications

The aim of this 5G-ACIA white paper is to identify and understand uses for 5G sidelink in industrial factory and process automation. It presents sidelink communication as standardized by 3GPP from LTE to 5G and addresses, examines, and considers existing use cases related to factory applications specified in TS 22.104. The benefits and challenges of 5G-based sidelink for industrial factory and process automation are identified.

5G for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT): Capabilities, Features, and Potential

It’s important to understand how well a wireless communications system such as 5G can be expected to perform its intended use. The technical methods and criteria applied to assess this are native to the wireless industry and may strike those who approach 5G from the end user perspective as foreign or opaque. To help the entire industrial IoT community understand this technology better, speak a common language, and assess whether 5G is the best choice for meeting a particular requirement, this whitepaper describes its capabilities and performance for a defined set of technical criteria.

5G QoS for Industrial Automation

Distributed industrial applications rely on the quality of service (QoS) of the underlying communications system, which has to meet the application requirements in each case. Some industrial use cases pose highly demanding communication requirements and are therefore quite sensitive to any changes in the QoS. 5G supports comprehensive mechanisms for defining, implementing, controlling, policing, and monitoring QoS. These mechanisms cover both dynamic QoS management for packet-level traffic differentiation within a single-device connection and management of the overall performance of 5G networks. This white paper addresses industrial automation professionals wishing to leverage 5G QoS features in their applications.

Industrial 5G Devices – Architecture and Capabilities

5G enables reliable, low-latency, high-bandwidth data transmission, making it a key technology for the future of industrial communications. The introduction of 5G to factories and a wide range of other industrial facilities is also creating a need for industrial devices that support the 5G standard.