Data Entry

Leaf nodes of the tree contain metadata describing the data associated to the node. In order to help application developers, who are using the specification, it makes a distinction between three types of signals - sensor, actuator - and attribute. The difference between sensors/actuators and attributes is that sensors/actuators typically have a publisher (or producer) that updates the signal value continuously when a change occur while an attribute has a set value that should typically not change more than once per ignition cycle.

Examples and more information you’ll find in the Sensors & Actuators chapter and Attributes chapter.