Entry type: FAQ, Entry ID: 22055692, Entry date: 10/06/2005

Why are some of the newer versions of the names of SIMATIC NET modules not used in the hardware catalog?

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Occasionally the newer version of a SIMATIC NET module isn't used, and an older version is shown in the hardware catalog. For example, there is a CP342-5 in STEP 7 marked as version 5.0, whereas the printed status corresponds to version 5.2 This is the case if the module has received a newer firmware status but where the module functions remain unchanged.
Changes in function are reported in the product support for the module in question under the "News" tab and through the newsletter.

For further information, refer to Entry ID 9836605.