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Entry type: Product note Entry ID: 109482648, Entry date: 05/03/2016
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Update 3 for SIMATIC S7-1500 Software Controller V1.8 available

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With immediate effect, update 3 can be downloaded for all SIMATIC S7-1500 Software Controllers Version V1.8.


Improvements of Update 3

Update 3 for SIMATIC S7-1500 Software Controller V1.8 includes the following improvements

  • The following highly sporadic message no longer occurs during operation: "Serious firmware exception error (non user-relevant system code: 16#44440000 16#10020000 16#00000000)“.
  • Loading into the CPU
    The behavior has been improved for the following application cases:
    • When downloading into the CPU, the following error message no longer occurs due to structural descriptions of data structures: "There is not enough code or data memory space on the CPU for this amount of data on the CPU – Insufficient work memory for compilation", although sufficient loading memory and memory space are available.
    • The following highly sporadic message no longer occurs during operation: "Serious firmware exception error (non user-relevant system code: 16#00400001 16#1002012E 16#46E05090)“.
    • When going online, the rare error message "incompatible device" no longer occurs in the online status information. In the area "Compatible notes in the target subnet", the IP address is no longer stored in red.
  • Routing
    The following message no longer occurs when routing to SINAMICS drives through the S7-1500 CPUs: "Temporary CPU error"
  • Communication via PROFIBUS
    The following sporadic message no longer occurs in the CPU-CPU communication over PROFIBUS when the remote communication partner is a passive PROFIBUS station: "Serious firmware exception error (non user-relevant system code: f5 10020015 21)“
  • Monitoring of several blocks
    When monitoring several blocks respectively monitoring tables, the following messages no longer occur:
    • "Serious firmware exception error
      (non user-relevant system code: 16#00400001 16#10020065 16#4B3F1C88)"
    • "Serious firmware exception error
      (non user-relevant system code: 16#00400001 16#10020065 16#00010246)“
  • Failure of a DP station
    When a DP station fails, the highly sporadic behavior that the configured replacement values are temporarily interpreted as process values by the CPU no longer occurs.
  • Removing a central module
    When removing a central module of the CPU1515SP PC, the behavior that the configured replacement values are temporarily interpreted as process values by the CPU no longer occurs.
  • Text in Chinese language
    On the Web server of the CPU, the correct text for "Retentive memory" is displayed in Chinese under the "Memory" tab.

Note
For a standardized versioning of SIMATIC S7-1500 products, the Update 3 is also displayed for the Software Controller. The contents of this version are equivalent with CPU-FW V1.8.3 and also include the relevant improvements of CPU-FW V1.8.2.


Notes on installation

Procedure
1. Terminate the Software Controller and start the PC in "Windows“ mode.
2. Copy the update onto your IPC.
3. Double-click the file "CPU150xxx_V1_8_Upd3.exe" to start the update.
4. Carry out the individual installation steps.
5. Restart the PC once installation is complete.


Important information:
  • The upgrade deletes the configuration. After upgrading your system, you must therefore load the complete device anew.
  • The storage paths of the PC station are reset to the default paths. Correct the storage paths according to your requirements, if necessary

Availability

Depending on the relevant product, the Update 3 can be downloaded from the following links:

109478528


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