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New Firmware Version V2.5 for SIMATIC S7-1500 and ET 200 CPUs

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With the innovated CPU Firmware V2.5, a variety of functional enhancements are implemented directly on the CPU on a SIMATIC S7-1500 or ET 200 controller.

An update of previously delivered SIMATIC S7-1500 controllers and ET 200SP CPUs to the CPU Firmware V2.5 is possible for the following modules:

Modules in the SIMATIC S7-1500 Advanced Controller product range:

CPU Type

Article Number

Required STEP 7 Version
for FW V2.5

FW Download

CPU 1511-1 PN

6ES7 511-1AK01-0AB0

STEP 7 Professional V15

78301349

CPU 1511C-1 PN

6ES7 511-1CK00-0AB0

STEP 7 Professional V15

109479287

CPU 1511T-1 PN

6ES7 511-1TK01-0AB0

STEP 7 Professional V15

109742566

CPU 1512C-1 PN

6ES7 512-1CK00-0AB0

STEP 7 Professional V15

109479288

CPU 1513-1 PN

6ES7 513-1AL01-0AB0

STEP 7 Professional V15

78065246

CPU 1515-2 PN

6ES7 515-2AM01-0AB0

STEP 7 Professional V15

92273069

CPU 1515T-2 PN

6ES7 515-2TM01-0AB0

STEP 7 Professional V15

109742567

CPU 1516-3 PN/DP

6ES7 516-3AN01-0AB0

STEP 7 Professional V15

78066881

CPU 1517-3 PN/DP

6ES7 517-3AP00-0AB0

STEP 7 Professional V15

106655787

CPU 1517T-3 PN/DP

6ES7 517-3TP00-0AB0

STEP 7 Professional V15

109742571

CPU 1518-4 PN/DP

6ES7 518-4AP00-0AB0

STEP 7 Professional V15

92272759

CPU 1518-4 PN/DP ODK

6ES7 518-4AP00-3AB0

STEP 7 Professional V15

109742575

CPU 1511F-1 PN

6ES7 511-1FK01-0AB0

STEP 7 Professional V15

109476729

CPU 1511TF-1 PN

6ES7 511-1UK01-0AB0

STEP 7 Professional V15 *

 109752626 

CPU 1513F-1 PN

6ES7 513-1FL01-0AB0

STEP 7 Professional V15

109476732

CPU 1515F-2 PN

6ES7 515-2FM01-0AB0

STEP 7 Professional V15

106656661

CPU 1515TF-2 PN

6ES7 515-2UM01-0AB0

STEP 7 Professional V15 *

 109752627 

CPU 1516F-3 PN/DP

6ES7 516-3FN01-0AB0

STEP 7 Professional V15

92274475

CPU 1517F-3 PN/DP

6ES7 517-3FP00-0AB0

STEP 7 Professional V15

106655938

CPU 1517TF-3 PN/DP

6ES7 517-3UP00-0AB0

STEP 7 Professional V15

109742573

CPU 1518F-4 PN/DP

6ES7 518-4FP00-0AB0

STEP 7 Professional V15

92274064

CPU 1518F-4 PN/DP ODK

6ES7 518-4FP00-3AB0         

STEP 7 Professional V15

109742576

* available from 16.1.2018

Note:

Please note that modules not listed here do not support FW 2.5 or higher.

Display for S7-1500:

Type

Article Number

FW Download

Display for CPU 1511(F), CPU 1511T(F), CPU 1511C,
CPU 1512C and CPU 1513(F)

6ES7 591-1AA01-0AA0

78301954

Display for CPU 1515(F), CPU 1515T(F), CPU 1516(F), CPU 1517(F), CPU 1517T(F), CPU 1518(F) and
CPU 1518(F) ODK

6ES7 591-1BA01-0AA0

78300948

 

Modules in the ET 200SP Distributed Controller product range:

CPU Type

Article Number

Required STEP 7 Version
for FW V2.5

FW Download

CPU 1510SP-1 PN

6ES7 510-1DJ01-0AB0

STEP 7 Professional V15

106663856

CPU 1512SP-1 PN

6ES7 512-1DK01-0AB0

STEP 7 Professional V15

106664077

CPU 1510SP F-1 PN

6ES7 510-1SJ01-0AB0

STEP 7 Professional V15

109476725

CPU 1512SP F-1 PN   

6ES7 512-1SK01-0AB0

STEP 7 Professional V15

109476731


Modules in the ET 200pro Distributed Controller product range:

CPU Type

Article Number

Required STEP 7 Version
for FW V2.5

FW Download

CPU 1516pro-2 PN

6ES7516-2PN00-0AB0

STEP 7 Professional V15

109742569

CPU 1516pro F-2 PN

6ES7516-2GN00-0AB0

STEP 7 Professional V15

109742570

 


The required files and a description of the procedure for a firmware update are available on the Service&Support pages.

The Firmware Update to FW 2.5 for all affected modules is provided as a collective download under the following Entry: (109478459)

Note:
Directions on how to implement the firmware update are available under Entry ID: 77492231
After the firmware update, the user program, the hardware parameter assignments, recipes and archives on the memory card and the data declared to be "retentive" remain stored on the CPU.

Compatibility between CPU firmware and display firmware:
A SIMATIC S7-1500 CPU with a firmware version V2.5 can be operated with a display with a firmware version ≤ V2.5.

Replacement case: 
When a CPU with Firmware Version ≤V2.1 are replaced with a CPU with Firmware V2.5, the STEP 7 project does not  have to be changed. Upgrade of the STEP 7 software is also not required.

Configuration of a CPU with Firmware V2.5 in TIA Portal Versions < V15: 
CPUs with Firmware Version V2.5 can also be used with TIA Portal Versions < V15. The procedure for configuration with TIA Portal Versions in which the current firmware cannot be selected can be found in the following Entry:  109744163

New properties of the CPUs with Firmware 2.5:
To use the new functionalities, configuration in the TIA Portal STEP 7 Professional V15 or higher is required. (109752225

In addition to the existing product properties, a SIMATIC S7-1500 CPU or an ET 200 CPU offers the following additional functionalities with Firmware Version 2.5:

New functions with Firmware Version V2.5 for SIMATIC S7-1500 and ET 200 CPUs

  • The OPC UA Data Access Server (Runtime license required) directly on the CPU is expanded to include the "Method call" function.
  • Encrypted emails can be sent via the integrated interfaces of the CPUs.
  • UDP unicast and UDP multicast frames with a size of up to 2 kilobytes can be sent via the integrated interfaces of the CPU. (UDP broadcast frames with a size of 1472 bytes are still possible.)
    UDP frames with a size of up to 2 kilobytes can be received for all UDP frame types.
  • The code size of blocks for communication via MODBUS TCP  or the MODBUS RTU protocol has been significantly reduced.
  • With MODBUS TCP and MODBUS RTU, access to data blocks has been expanded.
  • Asset Management Record (AMR) is supported when the CPUs are used as an I-device.

New features with firmware V2.5 for monitoring of blocks:

  • Testing with breakpoints is supported for the SCL and STL programming languages. For F-CPUs this requires that an activated breakpoint triggers a STOP of the CPU as soon as an F-program is present.
  • The extension of the cycle time due to monitoring of blocks is significantly reduced.
  • A pop-up window with information appears when the current cycle time increases by more than 50% due to monitoring.
  • Another pop-up window with information appears when the cycle time exceeds the maximum cycle time due to monitoring.

New features of firmware V2.5 for programming:

  • The "FileReadC" instruction can be used in the user program to read a binary file (ASCII file) that was stored on the memory card of the CPU via the web server.
  • The "FileWriteC" instruction can be used in the user program to store a binary file (ASCII file) on the memory card of the CPU that can be read via the web server.
  • Additional diagnostics information is displayed on the "GetClockStatus" block, including whether or not the time synchronization with the NTP server has failed.

New features of firmware V2.5 for the web server:

  • The performance of user-defined pages has been improved.
  • Encrypted communication via "https" is preset for access to the web server of the CPU.
  • For CPUs with more than one PROFINET interface or for PROFINET CMs/CPs, the topology is displayed or the display of the topology is improved in the web server of the CPU. The corresponding interface must be selected for this.
  • The new "User files" web page gives the user access to recipes and archives that were stored as a binary file (ASCII file). In addition, users have the option of storing and managing their own project files here, e.g. manuals, pictures,  etc.
  • On the "Trace" page, users have the option of calculating new signals from recorded signals, e.g. using mathematical formulas:
  • "Basic mode" with standardized JavaScript expressions (e.g. +, -, /, *, %, ~, &, |, ?, !) and math libraries (e.g. SIN, COS, SQRT)
  • "Advanced mode" with an expanded functional scope for displaying signals using JavaScript code
  • The user can select between UTC time and local time of the CPU for the time display.
  • Completed data logs can be completely deleted.
  • Scripts can be used for automated readout of completed data logs from the memory card of the CPU.

New features of firmware V2.5 for motion control applications:

  • Torque control instructions for applying an additive setpoint torque in the drive.
  • Cyclic specification of torque limits in the drive.
  • Evaluation of the actual torque value of the drive directly in the TO DB of the axis.

New features of firmware V2.5 for motion control applications for S7-1500T/TF CPUs:

  • Kinematics technology object for control of kinematics (2D, 3D, with and without orientation axis) such as Cartesian gantries, roll pickers, articulated arm robots, delta pickers, SCARA, tripods and cylindrical robots. In addition, user-defined 2D and 3D kinematics (with and without orientation axis) are supported.
  • Kinematics trace for  3D visualization of the current motion of the tool center point (TCP) and recording of the path motion of the kinematics, which can be replayed as a trace.
  • Specification of cyclically applicative calculated motion setpoints for velocity and acceleration as a basic motion (MC_MotionInVelocity) for an axis.
  • Specification of cyclically applicative calculated motion setpoints for position, velocity and acceleration as a basic motion (MC_MotionInPosition) for an axis.

New features of firmware V2.5 for S7-1500 compact CPUs:

  • The "TO_Measuring Input" technology object can be used for integrated inputs of the S7-1500C CPUs.

New features of firmware V2.5 for ET 200SP and ET 200pro CPUs:

  • When a bus error occurs, detailed error messages are displayed in the diagnostics buffer instead of the previous message "Incorrect bus structure".

New features of firmware V2.5 for ET 200pro CPUs:

  • The "Detect hardware" function is supported in the TIA Portal for the CPU 1516pro-2 PN and the CPU 1516pro F-2 PN.










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