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Entry type: Product note Entry ID: 17926429, Entry date: 12/15/2003

STEP 7 V5.2 SP1 + Hotfix 3 Now Available

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The Hotfix 3 for STEP 7 is now available. The software is multiligual (German, English, French, Spanish and Italian) and can be installed either on STEP 7 V5.2 SP1 or on STEP 7 Professional Edition 12/2002 Release 07/2003. The Hotfix 3 can be downloaded from the Internet (entry ID 17545812).
Clients with a valid Software Update Service agreement for STEP 7 or STEP 7 Professional will receive a CD ROM with the Hotfix 3 automatically.

Preconditions for the installation of the Hotfix:

STEP 7 V5.2 SP1 or STEP 7 Professional Edition 12/2002 Release 07/2003 must be installed. The authorization for STEP 7 V5.2 or STEP 7 Professional Edition 12/2002 will remain valid with the Hotfix 3.

What is the purpose of the Hotfix?

The Hotfix is required to be able to read and write the following new SIMATIC Micro Memory Cards (MMC) with SIMATIC programming devices:


Order No.

MMC 64 Kbyte

6ES7 953-8LF11-0AA0

MMC 128 Kbyte

6ES7 953-8LG11-0AA0

MMC 512 Kbyte

6ES7 953-8LJ11-0AA0

MMC 2 Mbyte

6ES7 953-8LL11-0AA0

MMC 4 Mbyte

6ES7 953-8LM11-0AA0

MMC 8 Mbyte

6ES7 953-8LP11-0AA0

It is not necessary to install the Hotfix if none of the above new Micro Memory Cards are to be used with the programming device. In the near future, STEP 7 version 5.3 and STEP 7 Professional Edition 2004 will include the required function as a standard. The new version of STEP 7 / STEP 7 Professional will be delivered within the scope of the Software Update Service as from the 1st quarter 2004.

Important: STEP 7 version 5.3 and STEP 7 Professional Edition 2004 will only be released for Windows 2000 Professional and Windows XP Professional operating systems.

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