Entry type: FAQ, Entry ID: 19546887, Entry date: 11/26/2010
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Which CPU can you operate as a PROFINET I device?

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Description
You can operate an ET200 CPU or an S7 CPU as PROFINET I device (intelligent IO device). The following holds here:

  • An S7-300 CPU can be used as an I device as from firmware version V3.2.0.
  • An S7-400 CPU can be used as an I device as from firmware version V6.0.0.
  • An ET200S or an ET200pro CPU can be used as an I device as from firmware version V3.2.0.
  • You need at least STEP 7 V5.5 for the configuration.

Note
More information about the PROFINET I-device function is available in the system manual "PROFINET, System Description" in the chapter entitled "I Device" in Entry ID 19292127.