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Vorto / Meta Information Model / Discussion / SensIDL

This page provides an overview about the compatibility between Vorto and SensIDL, providing a conceptional comparison regarding to different aspects of both approaches. Furthermore, a more detailed outlook in SensIDL usage can be found at the official web site [1].

Category Property Vorto SensIDL
General focus Documentation of essential device and sensor properties as well as its preparation in a central repository Data structures and communication with sensors with the focus to generate the implementation code (sensor-side and receiver side) providing a sensor data specific API and code for serializing and deserializing the data.
Domain Entire IoT domain Energie-self-sufficient and -constrained sensors and sensor systems with focus on data transmission.
Models Hierarchical structure of device entities, function blocks and information models. Data structures transmitted between sensors and receivers. In contrast to VORTO reuse of model artifacts and a central repository is not a required key feature, anyhow nice to have
Binding of concrete sensors Indirect within the scope of generators and binding elements, e.g. "InformationModelMapping" Direct outcome. Using generators for creating device and platform specific data structures and code for the communication.
Generation target Platform, e.g. "IoT Gateway" Sensor and receiver
Data structures Implicit via "Information Model" and chosen generator. Explicit.
Physical units Via explicit entities of Enums. Complete support for SI-Units as well as further chosen Non-SI-Units and the possibiltiy to automatic conversion between various units.
Interaction protocol - Planned.
Transmissionscoverage as well as authentification and authorisation Not considered. Not considered.
Tools and technical base Eclipse-based Eclipse-based
Perspective Yes No
Editor Yes, model-based DSL-Editor via Xtext Yes, model-based DSL-Editor via Xtext.
Code generators To be filled by Vorto colleagues C/C++, Java, JavaScript

A detailed comparison/discussion on the level of entities can be found here.

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