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Entry type: Product note Entry ID: 109780923, Entry date: 07/17/2020

Updating the PROFINET driver to V2.2

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As from V2.2, the PROFINET driver is available as development kit for RT and IRT controllers. New Features: Support of Linux IP Stack and Standard Linux Ethernet Driver

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 of 1 ms or higher. Alternatively, you can also use PROFINET IRT for cycle times of 250 μs or higher – 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 the PROFINET driver V2.2 compared to V2.1

  • With PN Driver V2.2, a new variant is introduced: Linux Native
  • Support of Linux IP Stack
  • Support of Standard Linux Ethernet Driver
  • PROFINET Performance Upgrade:
    • Fast Forwarding
    • Dynamic Frame Packing (DFP)
    • Send Clock Optimization in Isochronous Real-time Communication (IRT)
  • Calculation Tool for Isochronous (ISO) Mode
  • Support of Windows 10 and Visual Studio 2017
  • Firmware Download over SSH into CP1625 Stand-alone over an SSH (Secure Shell) connection
  • Enable/Disable SNMP
  • Support of Project Integrated I-device

Hardware configuration with STEP 7 (TIA Portal) V16 + HSP 0307: A new PN Driver HSP (HSP 0307) is available for TIA Portal V16. 72341852 

Ordering information

Description Article number   Remarks  
 PROFINET driver for controllers 6ES7195-3AA00-0YA0Development kit in source code
 SIMATIC CP1625 Dev. 6ES7648-2CF10-1BA0Hardware required for the IRT controller development (e.g. operating system porting) or standalone operation.
 SIMATIC CP1625  6ES7648-2CF10-1AA0Hardware required for the IRT controller. PCIe plug-in card for PC.
 PN driver runtime licenses, 1 unit 6ES7195-3AA05-0XA0Runtime license A runtime license is required if the PN driver does not run on SIMATIC hardware.
 PN driver runtime licenses, 10 units 6ES7195-3AA10-0XA0 
 PN driver runtime licenses, 50 units 6ES7195-3AA20-0XA0 
 PN driver runtime licenses, 200 units 6ES7195-3AA30-0XA0 
 PN driver runtime licenses, 500 units 6ES7195-3AA40-0XA0 



The detailed user documentation can be found in article: 109780921 

Patches & Download

The current version of the PN driver and the PNConfigLib can be found in article: 109780929 

Programming Examples

In addition to the product CD, the programming examples described in the documentation are available for download in article: 109757568 

Technical Support

Technical information and support on development packages are provided by Support Team:

Siemens Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.
Office Address: 
Yakacık Caddesi No 111 
34870 Istanbul, Turkey
Email: profinet.devkits.industry@siemens.com

PROFINET Certification

Comprehensive consulting prior to starting the development project is particularly important for an efficient and successful development process. The final step in field device development is certification. For PROFINET, Siemens also offers you independent, accredited test laboratories like ComDeC in Germany, PIC in the USA and ITEI in China, and an Test labs in the Czech Republic.

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

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