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Entry type: Product note Entry ID: 109760844, Entry date: 12/17/2018

Delivery release SINAMICS Startdrive V15.1

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Innovative commissioning of drives in the TIA Portal. SINAMICS Startdrive V15.1 is now available for delivery.

You can find information about additional TIA Portal V15.1 products under 109758794

An overview of the new functions of SINAMICS Startdrive V15.1 is available here.

SINAMICS Startdrive Basic V15.1

Extended functionality for SINAMICS CU320-2 PN-based drive units

  • Support of SINAMICS firmware version V5.1 SP1 and V5.2 (planned for January 2019)
  • Offline data synchronization between the SIMATIC S7-1500 technology object and the drive in the project

  • Use with S7-1500 software and Open Controller
  • Support of the technology data block telegram (Telegram 750)
  • Support of the Isochronous Safe Position (support of the PLC function "SIMATIC Safe Kinematics")
  • Automatic servo tuning with One Button Tuning
  • Parameter view structured according to the drive functions (parameter groups)
  • Support of SINAMICS DCC (Drive Control Chart) 109761700 
  • Support of free function blocks
  • Direct referencing from the basic positioner via the control panel

Integration of SINAMICS S210

  • Integration of SINAMICS S210 drives with 200 V and 400 V and SINAMICS firmware V5.2 (planned for January 2019)
  • Support of SIMOTICS 1FK2 motors
  • Support of connection to S7-1500/T/F and S7-1200
  • Simple and efficient configuration and commissioning workflow
  • Online and offline commissioning
  • Trace incl. predefined trace templates with typical parameters
  • Firmware update via the TIA Portal
  • Automatic servo tuning by means of One Button Tuning
  • Support of the technology data block telegram (Telegram 750)
  • Parameter view structured according to the drive functions (parameter groups)

Extensions for SINAMICS G120 family

  • Support of the SINAMICS firmware version V4.7 SP10
  • Overview screen for the G120 configuration 
  • User-defined parameter lists with/without parameter values including import/export option
  • Simplified device identification via "Flash LED" in the "Go online" dialog. 

Extensions of Openness for drive units

  • Further functional interfaces for important Openness use cases
    • Adding of drive hardware components with fully specified MLFB for all drives
    • PROFIsafe telegram configuration for all drives
    • Input of the motor and encoder data for G120
    • Hardware configuration for S210
  • Generation of a TIA Portal project by means of an AML-based import from EPLAN or data import/export from/to EPLAN
    • G120: Control Unit and Power Module supported with EPLAN V2.8
    • S120: Only Control Unit
  • Access to further drive parameters through Openness (EPos, extended setpoint channel, SINAMICS DCC, etc.) 
  • More information can be found under 109757958 

Startdrive app "Edit parameters in several drives"

  • TIA Portal external Openness application for efficient mass data processing of drive parameters
  • Simple and intuitive to operate

  • Open source example for using the Openness interface for drive settings
  • Can be used for the SINAMICS G120 family and SINAMICS CU320-2-based drive devices (SINAMICS S120, G130, G150, S150 and MV)
  • Extensions in V15.1:

    • Comparison of the offline parameter values of several drives with each other

    • Automatic copying from "RAM to ROM" after changing the parameter values

    • Support of SINAMICS S210

  • Download and user documentation available under 109752526.

SINAMICS Startdrive Advanced V15.1

  • Startdrive Advanced license to utilize additional engineering functions with a high degree of value-added
  • Advanced functions in V15.1: Safety acceptance test for the SINAMICS G120 family
    • Prompted acceptance test Wizard for all drive-based Safety Integrated functions (Basic and Extended Safety)
    • Automatic and safety-function specific generation of traces to analyze the machine behavior and response
    • Generation of an acceptance report as Excel file (xlsx format, can also be used with OpenOffice)
    • Available for SINAMICS G110M, G120, G120C, G120D and G120P
    • Available for SINAMICS S210
    • Available for SINAMICS S120
  • Also includes all of the Startdrive Basic functions
  • Only a license key is required, no additional installation
  • Free trial license without a license key (21 days)

System requirements

The recommended hardware and software are listed in the following table.


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


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


16 GB or more (32 GB for large projects)

Hard disk

SSD with 50 GB free memory space


15.6" full HD display (1920 x 1080 or more)

Operating system
Windows 7 (64 bit):
  • Windows 7 Professional SP1
  • Windows 7 Enterprise SP1
  • Windows 7 Ultimate SP1

Windows 10 (64 bit):

  • Windows 10 Professional Version 1709, 1803
  • Windows 10 Enterprise Version 1709, 1803
  • Windows 10 Enterprise 2016 LTSB
  • Windows 10 IoT Enterprise 2015 LTSB
  • Windows 10 IoT Enterprise 2016 LTSB

Windows Server (64 bit):

  • Windows Server 2012 R2 StdE (full installation)
  • Windows Server 2016 Standard (full installation)


Compatibility with other products

The compatibility with other products is listed in the Siemens compatibility tool for automation and drive technology 64847781.

  • Startdrive V15.1
    • works together with STEP 7, WinCC V15.1 in a single framework.
    • can be installed on the same computer as other versions of Startdrive V12 to V15. 
  • Startdrive can be installed on the same computer as SINAMICS MICROMASTER STARTER.

As from TIA Portal project version V13 SP1, projects can be directly upgraded to V15.1. An upgrade to previous project versions (V11 ... V13) is realized based on the TIA Portal products used in the project (e.g. STEP 7, Startdrive) in version V13 SP1 or V13 SP2 (last update recommended).

Important note

TIA Portal project versions V13 SP1 ... V15 are upgraded to project version V15.1 using TIA Portal V15.1. If you wish to work with or edit a TIA Portal project version V13 SP1 ... V15, then we recommend an additional installation of the corresponding software for TIA Portal V15.1.

Supported virtualization platforms

  • VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 6.5
  • VMware Workstation 12.5.5
  • VMware Player 12.5.5
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2016

The following security programs were tested with Startdrive V15.1:

Virus scanner

  • Symantec Endpoint Protection 14
  • Trend Micro OfficeScan Corporate Edition 12.0/XGen
  • McAfee Endpoint Security 10.x
  • Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2018
  • Windows Defender
  • Qihoo 360 "Safe Guard 11.4" + "Virus Scanner 5.0"

Encryption software

  • Microsoft Bitlocker

Host-based intrusion detection system

  • McAfee Application Control 8.0

Selection and ordering data, prices

Product Article numberPrices
Startdrive Basic V15.1
Supplied on DVD, incl. single license and Certificate of License

A handling fee will be applied to physical deliveries. 

The download under 109760845 is free of charge.

Can be downloaded from the Internet, incl. Single License and Certificate of License
Startdrive Advanced V15.1
Supplied on DVD with license key (Floating License) on a USB flash drive
(DVD with USB flash drive)

The download, including Trial License, under 109760845 is free of charge.

Can be downloaded from the Internet, with license key (Floating License)

Supported languages

English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese (simplified)

Boundary conditions

Boundary conditions according to the list of boundary conditions 55416849.

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

Security information
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