Unified Architecture

Part 5: Information Model Title: Part 5: Information Model Description:

This specification provides a detailed description of how the OPC UA address space, nodes, and references are used to define an information model, covering:


  • Detailed descriptions and rules for Nodes and References
  • Detailed descriptions and rules for standard object types, variable types, methods, event types, and standard data-types
  • Information modelling rules, including sub-typing
  • State-Machines and File transfer descriptions

Also download the errata.


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Version Status Description Date Posted
1.05.01 Release OPC 10000-5 - Part 5 - Information Model (ZIP/PDF) 2022-03-01 Icon
1.04 Release OPC 10000-5 - Part 5: Information Model (ZIP/PDF) 2017-11-22 Icon
Version Status Description Date Posted
1.05.00 Release OPC 10000-5 - Part 5 - Information Model (ZIP/PDF) 2021-10-27 Icon
1.03 Release ZIP/PDF 2015-07-20 Icon
1.02 Release Specification 2015-03-18 Icon
1.01 Release 2009-02-08 Icon
1.00 Release 2006-07-31 Icon