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Entry type: Product note Entry ID: 109740000, Entry date: 06/13/2017

Delivery release for SINAMICS MICROMASTER STARTER V4.5 SP1 and additive SSPs

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Delivery release for SINAMICS MICROMASTER STARTER V4.5 SP1 from 8/18/2016.

With this product memorandum, STARTER V4.5 SP1 incl. the additive SINAMICS Support Packages (SSP)

  • SSP SINAMICS G120 V4.7.6
  • SSP SINAMICS G110M V4.7.6
  • SSP SINAMICS G120P BT V4.7.6
  • SSP SINAMICS S120 V4.8

have been released for delivery.

Update: 06/07/2017

Important hint according the STARTER V4.5 SP1 together with SINUMERIK

To use STARTER V4.5 SP1 release together with SINUMERIK devices the installation of the STARTER V4.5 SP1 hotfix 5 is needed. The hotfix 5 is provided at the STARTER SIOS download.

STARTER V4.5 SP1 is backward compatible with the previous STARTER versions and replaces these.

The following drive systems are supported (newly added versions are marked in bold)

Further details on the supported drive systems can be found in the following Excel overview.

Version V4.5 SP1 (functionally identical with SCOUT V4.5) includes the following expanded functionality:

  • Cross-device STARTER function extensions
    • Windows XP is not supported (no installation possible!)

    • Installation and operation with Windows 10 possible (STARTER Standalone and integrated together with STEP 7 V5.6)

    • Installation and operation with defined virtual environments

    • PT1000 temperature sensors supported in SINAMICS V4.5, V4.7 and V4.8
      (note regarding the behavior when setting up STARTER V4.5 SP1:
      For technical reasons, the SSPs für SINAMICS V4.5 and V4.7 are always (cannot be deselected) installed on the computer. This is also realized for the SSPs of SINAMICS MV, DCM and DCP, or for the SINUMERIK Integrated and SIMOTION Integrated versions.

    • Improved user support

      for write and know-how protection for drive units

    • Drives with know-how protection can be loaded into STARTER so that diagnostics are possible. These configurations are incomplete, and it is not permissible that they are used for other purposes. Actions that do not make sense are prevented and a message is sent to the user.

    • New filter options in power module selection for SINAMICS G120 drive units

    • Telegram configuration screen form with "Ethernet/IP" fieldbus type

    • Improved web server configuration; e.g. a specific password must be entered

    • The SIMATIC NET PROFIBUS PC Module CP 5512 (6GK1 551-2AA00) is not supported. The functional follow-on product is the "USB 2.0 module CP 5711" (6GK1571-1AA00).

  • SINAMICS S120, G130, G150, S150 V4.8

    • Support of the synchronous reluctance motor control in SINAMICS S120 Vector DO for SIMOTICS GP 1FP1 motors

    • Support of the new line filter (Active Interface Module) with PT1000 for the Active Infeed

    • Support of the SINAMICS S150 NEMA cabinet versions

    • Safety – new SBR mode with encoder in the Extended Safety function area

    • SIMOTICS S 1FG1 synchronous geared motor with encoder (minimum support via automatic commissioning)

    • SINAMICS TM120 can be configured with SINAMICS G130, G150, S150

    • Support of PROFINET "S2 Redundancy" with DeviceOM

    • Expansion of the SIMOTICS SD 1LE1 motor series

    • Expansion of the SIMOTICS S 1FT7 motor series

    • Support of the new SIMOTICS M 1FE2 motor series

    • 50 Hz and 60 Hz data for SIMOTICS GP1FP1 reluctance motors correctly displayed
    • Support of the new SIMOTICS GP1PC1 motor series

    • Support of the new SINAMICS PM240-2 and SINAMICS PM240P-2 power units

    • Additional power modules SINAMICS PM330L with 690 V

Information about SINAMICS DCC V2.4 SP1

You can find information about SINAMICS DCC V2.4 SP1 for STARTER V4.5 SP1 under 109740004).

Installation versions

STARTER can be operated in the following installation versions:

  • STARTER Standalone
  • STARTER integrated in STEP 7 for applications with SIMATIC S7
  • STARTER integrated in SIMOTION SCOUT or SIMATIC S7 technology


  • This current STARTER version can be ordered under Article No. 6SL3072-0AA00-0AG0 as DVD including license certificate
    A license fee of € 29.29 applies when ordering (status: Aug. 2016).
  • This current STARTER version (V4.5 SP1 or more recent) can also be downloaded under 26233208.
    The download can be used by anyone who already has a STARTER license certificate of any version.

SINAMICS MICROMASTER STARTER can be used free of charge.

Information on how to install and open existing projects

The installation of STARTER V4.5 SP1 can only be performed with administrator rights on the PG/PC.
User rights are sufficient to operate STARTER
(exception: Adding additional PG/PC interfaces).

STARTER V4.5 SP1 only has one setup for both installation versions ("STARTER Standalone" and "STARTER DriveES").

  • If no STEP 7 is available, the standalone version will be installed on your computer.
  • If there is a STEP 7 installation on your computer, the Drive ES version will be installed/updated.
    (Note: Drive ES Basic no longer needs to be installed as a prerequisite (as of STARTER V4.3 SP2!)).


A Guided Tour that facilitates familiarization with the STARTER is available (see 21110668).

Note on STARTER and other engineering software

Simultaneous operation of STARTER, SIMOTION SCOUT and SIMATIC S7 technology in a shared partition on one PG/PC is not supported.

STARTER and Startdrive V12, V12 SP1, V13, V13 SP1 or V14 can be installed in parallel on a shared partition and operated simultaneously.

Important note for installing in the SIMATIC PCS 7 environment:
SIMATIC PCS 7 CiR capability (configuration in run) for existing projects with Siemens drives at PROFIBUS DP or PROFINET IO

Affected User/Project Scenario

The loss of the CiR capability of SIMATIC PCS 7 can be caused by the following SW update:

- Installation of this new STARTER version

This installation often also update the software components SlaveOM (PROFIBUS DP) and DeviceOM (PROFINET IO). If the existing configuration is translated afterwards, then the internal configuration data are changed due to the version and the generated configuration data will sometimes cause a loss of CiR capability!
Please check that the current configuration can be loaded via "Station > Check CiR Capability" at HW-Config.


Information in detail according the CiR capability you find at the System Manual “PCS 7 Process Control System CPU 410 Process Automation”. These "changed" configuration data must be loaded once in the STOP state of the CPU and then CiR Capability for further translations and loading processes is available again.

If this procedure is not possible with your system, please contact the Customer Service.

Minimum system preconditions

The following minimum requirements must be complied with:

  • Hardware
    • Programming device or PC with Pentium III min. 1 GHz ( > 1 GHz recommended)
    • Work memory, 2 Gb (4 Gb recommended)
    • Screen resolution 1024×768 pixels, 16-bit color depth
    • Free hard disk memory > 5 Gb
  • Software
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer V6.0 or higher
    • 32-bit operating systems:
      • Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1
      • Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1
      • Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 (standard installation)
    • 64-bit operating systems:
      • Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1
      • Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1
      • Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 (standard installation)
      • Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, from Version 1511

      • Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise, from Version 1511

      • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2

Supported virtualization platforms

You can install the STARTER V4.5 SP1 and SINAMICS DCC V2.4 SP1 software packages on a virtual machine. Use one of the following virtualization platforms:

  • VMware vSphere Hypervisor ESX(i) 6.0
  • VMware Workstation 11
  • VMware Player Pro 7.0

You can use the following guest operating systems to install STARTER V4.5 SP1 and SINAMICS DCC V2.4 SP1 on the selected virtualization platforms:

  • Windows 7 Professional/Ultimate/Enterprise (32/64 bit)
  • Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise (64 bit)


  • The same hardware requirements apply to the guest operating system as for STARTER V4.5 SP1 and SINAMICS DCC V2.4 SP1.
  • The system operator must ensure that the guest operating systems have sufficient system resources.
  • The use of manufacturer-certified hardware is recommended for the operation of Hypervisor ESX(i).

The STARTER setup can only be performed for "native" Windows versions with Far Eastern languages when an MUI version of Windows 7 is used.
The executability in a software configuration other than the one above has not been tested.

Supported languages

  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

For more detailed information, please contact your local Siemens contact person.

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