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Entry type: Product note Entry ID: 109760216, Entry date: 08/29/2018

Updating the PROFINET driver to V2.1

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As from V2.1, the PROFINET driver is available as development kit for RT and IRT controllers.

PROFINET driver for controllers

Reasonably priced components represent a decisive competitive advantage, especially in the construction of series machines. In this case, users often use self-developed control software. For various reasons, such as performance, flexibility and cost, the individual application is then implemented on standard PCs. The PROFINET driver supports this in-house development and does not require any specific hardware, thanks to the conventional Ethernet interface.

As the PROFINET driver is supplied as source code, customized solutions can be migrated to different operating systems and hardware platforms. Thus, the PROFINET driver can also be optimally used for customized controller solutions in the Embedded area. The driver is easily engineered and configured via an open XML interface without requiring an engineering tool. The long-standing and well-proven PROFINET stack of the SIMATIC is the core of the driver.

The PROFINET driver is ideally suited both for basic applications such as individual PROFINET lines, and for complex machines. Via the standard Ethernet interface, it supports PROFINET RT for cycle times higher than 1 ms. Alternatively, you can also use PROFINET IRT for cycle times higher than 500 μs – in combination with the controller development kit CP 1625.

Controller Development Kit CP 1625

The Siemens SOC1 provides the hardware support that is required to manufacture an IRT controller. The controller development kit CP 1625 is suited both for standalone and for host operation.

  •  Stand-alone mode: PN stack and application run on the SOC1.
  • Host operation: The application runs on PC or e.g. ARM – the stack on the CP 1625.


PROFINET networks must be planned. For the PROFINET driver, this can be done via TIA Portal. A license is not required for this. The ConfigLib is an autonomous API for the creation of PROFINET hardware configurations. The ConfigLib allows to create RT and IRT projects, and sets up the planning algorithm.

Scope of delivery

  • CD with source code
  • Documentation
  • Development license

New functions of PROFINET driver V2.1

  • IOT20x0 support
  • CP1625 standalone support
  • CP1625 host support
  • Hardware configuration with STEP 7 (TIA Portal) V15 + HSP0258
  • IRT (Advanced start only) and isochronous mode for CP1625

Ordering information

DescriptionArticle number Remarks
PROFINET driver for controllers6ES7195-3AA00-0YA0Development kit in source code
SIMATIC CP1625 Dev.6ES7648-2CF10-1BA0Hardware required for the IRT controller. PCIe plug-in card for PC or standalone operation
PN driver runtime licenses, 1 unit6ES7195-3AA05-0XA0Runtime license A runtime license is required if the PN driver does not run on SIMATIC hardware.
PN driver runtime licenses, 10 units6ES7195-3AA10-0XA0 

PN driver runtime licenses, 50 units

PN driver runtime licenses, 200 units


PN driver runtime licenses, 500 units6ES7195-3AA40-0XA0 


Technical Support

Technical information and support on PROFINET ASICs and development packages are provided by our PI Competence Centers.

Germany and Europe
 Siemens AG
 Communication, Development & Certification (ComDeC)
 Breslauer Strasse 5
 90766 Fürth, Germany
 Tel.: +49 (911) 750-2080
 Fax: +49 (911) 750-2100
 E-mail: comdec@siemens.com
 Web: www.siemens.com/comdec

 ANF Data
 Zelený pruh 1560/99
 140 00, Praha 4, Czech Republic
 Tel:  +420 244 091 111
 Fax: +420 244 091 171
 E-mail: anfdata@anfdata.cz

 PROFI Interface Center (PIC)
 One Internet Plazza
 PO Box 4991
 Johnson City, TN 37602-4991, USA
 Tel.: +1 (423) - 262 - 2576
 Fax: +1 (423) - 262 - 2103
 E-mail: pic.industry@siemens.com
 Web: www.profiinterfacecenter.com

 Siemens Ltd., China
 Factory Automation Department
 7, Wang Jing Zhong Huan Nan Lu, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100102, PR. China
 Fax: 0086-6476 4725
 E-mail: profinet.cn@siemens.com


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