The use of standards, as well as their correct application is an economic factor that should not be underestimated. Norms and standards create efficiency in development and pro­duction processes and ensure consistent and comparable product quality. In addition, standards provide security and an easy reuse. Nowadays, many branches and sectors of industry are increasingly relying on standards to increase efficiency. This provides manu­fact­urers with advantages in the form of a shorter time-to-market and considerable cost optimization.

The standards are developed and pro­mo­ted by stan­dar­dization institutions (CiA, ISO, SAE, …) or by associations of certain interest groups (AEF, ASAM, …). Right from the start, Sontheim focused on standards and their use in our products and systems, be it in the field of fieldbus technology, various protocols and data descriptions or in the area of ​​our programming interfaces. Through our mem­ber­ship in various associations and stan­dar­di­za­tion committees, we actively de­fine standards in our areas and pass this knowledge directly on to our customers.

Wide know-how in fieldbus technology

Fieldbus Systems

Our know-how with CAN, EtherCAT, Ethernet, PROFIBUS, K-Line and more…


Our know-how with J1939, UDS, DoIP and more…

Wide know-how with different protocols
Profound know-how with Data Description

Data Description

Our know-how with ODX, OTX, ASAM-MCD and more…

Programming Interfaces

Our know-how with SAE J2534, D-PDU API and more…

Profound know-how with Programming Interfaces
Profound know-how with the OPC UA Architecture

OPC UA Architecture

Our know-how with OPC UA architecture…