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Entry type: Product note Entry ID: 109736502, Entry date: 09/30/2016

SINAMICS Startdrive V14 sales release

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Highlights in SINAMICS Startdrive V14. For example, time savings: Simple device access from a central location
SINAMICS Startdrive V14

To view the innovations for other TIA Portal products, refer to the following page: 109739471.

Highlights in SINAMICS Startdrive V14

Time savings: Simple device access from a central location

  • Extended routing functionality for communications between Startdrive and SINAMICS
  • Routing between various PROFINET systems

  • Routing from PROFIBUS to PROFINET

Reuse of projects: Adaptation to devices supplied with a new firmware version

  • Upgrade of the firmware version in the project
  • As of SINAMICS firmware V4.4

Simplified series configuring/commissioning

  • Changed power range while retaining the parameterization - also for SINAMICS G120C

Fast and direct access to the download version: No wait time for export checks

  • Removal of the export restriction
  • As of Startdrive V13 SP1 and firmware 4.7.3, the export flag = N/N

More efficient engineering

  • Performance optimization
  • Online access, S7 compile times

Flexibility: Users can adapt the blocks and compile them for other S7 CPUs

  • Block library without know-how protection blocking

Simplicity: Integrated procedure with SIMATIC

  • Assigned PROFINET device name in the project tree and in HWCN

Optimized software maintenance effort with a local cloud solution for the customer

  • Use of Startdrive with the Cloud Connector

Simplicity: Easy to keep the installation up-to-date

  • Automatic installation of Startdrive HSPs via TIA Updater possible

Energy saving thanks to the ultra-efficient drive system over the complete partial load range

  • Support of the new SIMOTICS 1FP1 synchronous reluctance motors

No manual update required

  • Integration of SINAMICS firmware V4.7.3 and V4.7.6

System requirements

SINAMICS Startdrive V14 is released for use with the following operating systems (only 64-bit, identical to STEP 7 Professional):

  • Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise SP1
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 Enterprise
  • Microsoft Server 2008 R2 StdE SP1
  • Microsoft Server 2012 R2 StdE

Note: Operating system support of Windows 10 is scheduled for V14 Service Pack 1.

Recommended PC/PG hardware


As of SIMATIC Filed PG M5 Advanced (or comparable PC)


Intel® Core™ i5-6440EQ (up to 3.4 GHz)

RAM16 GB or more (32 GB for large projects)
Hard diskSSD with at least 50 GB free storage capacity
Monitor15.6" full HD display (1920 x 1080 or higher)

Compatibility with other products

  • Startdrive V14 works together with STEP 7, WinCC and Scout TIA V14 in a single framework.

  • Startdrive V14 can be installed on the same computer as other versions of Startdrive V12 to V13 SP1.
  • Startdrive can be installed on the same computer as STARTER.

  • An upgrade to TIA Portal V14 is performed exclusively on the basis of TIA Portal V13 SP1 projects (latest update recommended). A compatibility mode is not supported.

Supported virtualization platforms

  • VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 5.5 as of Update 2
  • VMware Workstation 11
  • VMware Player Pro 7.0

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V

Supported operating systems for virtualization platforms as the host operating system:

  • Windows 7 Professional/Ultimate/Enterprise (64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit)

  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (64-bit)

  • Windows 8.1 Professional/Enterprise (64-bit)

The following virus scanners were tested with Startdrive V14

  • Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1
  • Trend Micro Office Scan Corporate Edition 11.0
  • McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.8

  • Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2016

  • Windows Defender (as of Windows 8.1)

  • Qihoo "360 Safe Guard" 9.7

Selection and ordering data, prices

ProductArticle no.Price
Startdrive commissioning tool for SINAMICS
  • Delivery on DVD, incl. Single License and Certificate of License

  • Delivery as Internet download, incl. Single License and Certificate of License

  • Supported languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese (simplified)

  • 6SL3072-4EA02-0XA0 (DVD)
  • 6SL3072-4EA02-0XG0 (software download)
A handling fee will be applied to the delivery.

The Internet download of the current version is free-of-charge at 68034568.

Secondary conditions

Secondary conditions according to the secondary conditions list 55416849.

You can find additional product information on the marketing Internet page for SINAMICS Startdrive. www.siemens.com/startdrive.

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