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Entry type: Product note Entry ID: 109761700, Entry date: 12/21/2018

Delivery release SINAMICS DCC V15.1

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The innovative technological enhancement of drives in the TIA Portal. SINAMICS DCC V15.1 is available for the first time in the TIA Portal as an extension of the functional scope of the drive system.

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

SINAMICS DCC (Drive Control Chart)  is a technological enhancement of the SINAMICS S120/S150/G130/G150 drives systems. It enables  the device functionality of the drive systems to be individually expanded with freely available closed-loop control, arithmetic and logic blocks. The user-friendly configuration tool facilitates easy graphical configuration of the blocks and their integration in the drive unit. SINAMICS DCC provides users with a new level of versatility when adapting these systems to the specific functions of their machines. It enables complex applications such as for winders or traversers to be implemented. 

The available blocks are summarized in the DCB libraries. A differentiation is made between DCB Standard and DCB Extension libraries. General closed-loop control, arithmetic and logic blocks are available in the standard DCB libraries. On the other hand, DCB Extension allows customized block libraries to be created. You can find more information on SINAMICS DCB Extension at: 74924161.

The SINAMICS DCC V15.1 option package for Startdrive Basic or Advanced V15.1 has its own setup and engineering license.

It includes the SINAMICS DCC combo V15 engineering license for using:
  • SINAMICS DCC V15.1 with Startdrive V15.1
  • SINAMICS DCC V3.3 with STARTER V5.3 for parallel installation of SINAMICS DCC V15.1 and Startdrive V15.1 on a PC

Here is an overview of the SINAMICS DCC V15.1 functions:

  • Support for SINAMICS firmware from version V5.2 (planned for January 2019)
  • Configuration of plan with following highlights  
    • One or multiple plans can be used per drive object

    • Automatic provision of the DCB Standard library (no need for selection)

    • Undo/Redo function supported when configuring with DCC

    • Continuous checks of configuration process with immediate flagging of errors 

    • Instant calculation of plan after downloading with automatic assignment of standard cycle

  • Handling of blocks with following highlights

    • Easy, convenient creation of user-defined SINAMICS parameters (publication)

    • Simplified parameter number assignment for transparent configuration

    • Enhanced features for user-defined Sinamics parameters with min/max range

  • Handling of libraries with following highlights

    • Support of DCB Extension libraries

    • Implicit download of used DCB library

    • Forwarding of used DCB library with project library

  • Tracing of block connectors and user-defined SINAMICS parameters possible

  • Online monitoring in plan of block connectors and user-defined SINAMICS parameters

  • Support of openness when reading and writing user-defined SINAMICS parameters

System requirements

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


From SIMATIC Filed 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 (1 920 x 1 080 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

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

    • works together with Startdrive, STEP 7 and WinCC in a single framework.
    • SINAMICS DCC V15.1 can be installed on the same computer as SINAMICS MICROMASTER STARTER V5.3 and SINAMICS DCC V3.3.

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 No. Price
Supplied on DVD with license key (floating license) on a USB flash drive

(DVD with USB flash drive)

The download, incl. a trial license is available free of charge from 109761701 .

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

Languages supported

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


The configuration manual for SINAMICS DCC V15.1 is available under 109762947.


Constraints according to constraints list 109750660.

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

Security information
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