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Entry type: Product note Entry ID: 109757244, Entry date: 05/03/2018

Delivery release for SINAMICS MICROMASTER STARTER V5.1 SP1 HF2 and additive SSPs

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With this memorandum, STARTER V5.1 SP1 HF2 incl. the additive SINAMICS Support Packages (SSP)

  • SSP SINAMICS G120 V4.7 SP9

is released for delivery.

SINAMICS MICROMASTER STARTER V5.1 SP1 HF2 is backward compatible to the previous SINAMICS MICROMASTER STARTER versions and replaces these.

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

  Supported_Devices_V5.1.1.2_typs.pdf (47,6 KB)

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

  Installed_Devices_STARTER_DVD_51010200.pdf (343,0 KB)


Secondary conditions according to the secondary condition list 109750851. The links to the list of secondary conditions for SINAMICS FW are in the SINAMICS MICROMASTER STARTER readme file. 

The following error corrections (DBX) are available in version V5.1 SP1 HF2 with respect to the previous version V5.1 SP1 :

  • Error messages when installing the SSP (new SSPs) on some computers. Problem occurs with STARTER V4.5 SP1 and V5.1 SP1. The problem is resolved with STARTER V5.1 SP1 HF2. (TFS 704521)

  • Error when using the function "Search for accessible nodes" for SINUMERIK systems with activated "SINUMERIK SI plus". (TFS 694656)

  • Opening a project with many drive devices (>500) takes a very long time.(TFS 722770).

  • Cyclic communication between the S7 PLC and SINAMICS DCP V1.2 is not possible if the SINAMICS DCP 1.2 is connected to PROFINET via DeviceOM in the HW configuration. (TFS 710177)

The following expanded functionality is available in the SINAMICS MICROMASTER STARTER Version V5.1 SP1 HF2:

  • Expanded cross-device SINAMICS MICROMASTER STARTER functionality
    • Installation and operation with Windows Server 2016 is possible

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

    • Installation and operation with defined virtual environments (details see SINAMICS MICROMASTER STARTER readme file).

    • The system information for SINAMICS MICROMASTER STARTER can be copied to the clipboard or stored externally.

    • Visualization of the license status as of SINAMICS V5.1 using a new online screen form.

    • Expansion of SINAMICS TEC scripting functions.

    • New trace catalog for infeeds.

    • Several stored trace files can be selected in the Open dialog; multiple selection by pressing "Shift" - or "Ctrl" key (as for Windows).

    • New standard sorting in the selection lists for power units, motors and infeeds (now sorted according to article numbers) in the configuration wizards.

  • SINAMICS S120, G130, G150, S150 V5.1 (secondary conditions see also 109753109)

    • F-Dest-Add from HW-Config can be simply accepted (STEP 7 V5.x) for the safety telegrams in the SINAMICS MICROMASTER STARTER safety screen form (button for accepting value or manual entry is still possible).

    • New technological parameterizing screen forms for the APC function (active oscillation damping)

    • SINAMICS S120 booksize Motor Modules are supported (24 A C-type, 24 A D-type, 45 A C-type, 60 A C-type) with SINAMICS V4.8 and SINAMICS V5.1

    • New power units are supported

      • SINAMICS PM240-2, framesize G (incl. push through version).

      • SINAMICS PM240-2 blocksize 3AC 200 V, frame size C, push through.

      • SINAMICS PM240-2, frame size D to frame size F, push through.

    • Expanded motor series

      • SIMOTICS GP 1PC1

      • SIMOTICS M-1PH8

      • SIMOTICS S-1FK7

      • SIMOTICS S-1FT7

      • SIMOTICS M-1FE1.

    • TM120 selection in the wizards for SINAMICS G150, S150, G130.

    • Expansion of the

      • SLP safety screen form with the SLP delay time

      • Friction characteristic screen form to include a BiCo parameter as signal source for the actual speed value.

    • SINAMICS S120 chassis format devices, SINAMICS Power Modules (AC/AC)  400/450 kW at 500 to 690 V

    • SINAMICS S120 innovation with frame sizes: Frame size 2, frame size 4, frame size 4+.

  • SINAMICS G120 V4.7 SP9 and device versions (for secondary conditions, see 109750507)

  • Closed-loop synchronous-reluctance motor control now also supported in
    • SINAMICS G120 (SINAMICS CU240E-2/CU240B-2 with SINAMICS PM240-2)
    • SINAMICS G120D (SINAMICS CU240D-2) and
    • SINAMICS G110M for SIMOTICS GP-VSD4000 1FP1 motors.
  • Improved encoder assignment in the wizards for SINAMICS G120D (CU250D-2); e.g. SSI encoder as encoder 1

  • Expanded motor series



    • SIMOTICS M-1FE1.

  • New power units are supported

    • SINAMICS PM240P-2, frame size G

    • SINAMICS PM240-2, frame size G (incl. push through version)

    • SINAMICS PM240-2 blocksize 3AC 200 V, frame size C, push through.

    • SINAMICS PM240-2, frame size D to frame size F, push through.

  • SINAMICS G120C USS devices supported (expanded power rating).

  • Limit switch function screen form available in all relevant SINAMICS CUs.

  • Screen form for Ethernet/IP extended: A SINAMICS profile or the ODVA AC/DC profile can be selected.

Information about SINAMICS DCC V3.1 SP1

You can find information about SINAMICS DCC V3.1 SP1 for STARTER V5.1 SP1 under 109753687).

Installation versions

SINAMICS MICROMASTER 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 € 30.48 applies when ordering (status: April 2018).
  • This current STARTER version (V5.1 SP1 HF2 or later) can be downloaded under 26233208.
    Anyone who already has any version of the SINAMICS MICROMASTER STARTER license certificate can download this.

SINAMICS MICROMASTER STARTER can be used free of charge.

Information on how to install and open existing projects

SINAMICS MICROMASTER STARTER V5.1 SP1 HF2 can only be installed with administrator rights on the PG/PC.
User rights are sufficient to operate SINAMICS MICROMASTER STARTER
(exception: adding additional PG/PC interfaces).

SINAMICS MICROMASTER STARTER V5.1 SP1 HF2 only has one setup for both installation versions ("STARTER Standalone" and "STARTER DriveES").

  • If STEP 7 is not available, then the standalone version is installed on your computer.
  • If there is a STEP 7 installation on your computer, the Drive ES version will be installed/updated.


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

Note on SINAMICS MICROMASTER STARTER and other engineering software

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

SINAMICS MICROMASTER STARTER and Startdrive V12, V12 SP1, V13, V13 SP1, V14 or V15 can be installed in parallel on a shared partition and operated simultaneously. This is also true with SIMOTION SCOUT TIA.

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:


  • Programming device or PC with Pentium III min. 1 GHz (> 1 GHz recommended)
  • Work memory 2 Gb (recommended 4 Gb)
  • Screen resolution 1024×768 pixels, 16-bit color depth
  • Free hard disk memory > 5 GB


    • Microsoft Internet Explorer V6.0 or higher
    • 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 1607
      • Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise, from Version 1607
      • Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise 2016 LTSB (OS build 14393)

      • Microsoft Windows Server 2008  R2 SP1
      • Microsoft Windows Server 2016

Notes relating to operating systems:

  • Windows XP is no longer supported (cannot be installed!)
  • 32-bit Window systems are no longer supported (however, they can be installed!)

Supported virtualization platforms

You can install the SINAMICS MICROMASTER STARTER V5.1 SP1 and SINAMICS DCC V3.1 SP1 software packages on a virtual machine. Use one of the following virtualization platforms:

  • VMware vSphere Hypervisor ESX(i) 6.0
  • VMware Workstation 12.5.2
  • VMware Player Pro 12.5.2
  • Microsoft Server 2016 Hyper-V

You can use the following guest operating systems to install SINAMICS MICROMASTER STARTER V5.1 SP1 HF2 and SINAMICS DCC V3.1 SP1 on the selected virtualization platforms:

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


  • The same hardware requirements apply to the guest operating system as for SINAMICS MICROMASTER STARTER V5.1 SP1 HF2 and SINAMICS DCC V3.1 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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