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SIMOTION C - Firmware (Kernel)

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Firmware for SIMOTION C2xx

SIMOTION C2xx Firmware Version Change

The SIMOTION C Controllers are generally supplied with the current firmware version. The C230-2 firmware is installed on the device and the MMC Card for this controller is delivered without firmware. The C240/C240 PN does not contain any firmware, it directly uses the firmware installed on the MMC-Card. If you wish to use another firmware version this can be achieved by replacing the firmware on the MMC Card of either controller.

Before upgrading/downgrading the firmware version, we recommend that you save the complete contents of the MMC Card with a card reader and Windows Explorer onto your PC/PG.

The procedure to be applied depends on whether licenses and/or user data are stored on the MMC Card.

  • The MMC Card does not contain licenses or user data
    No further action must be taken; delete the contents of the MMC Card and install the firmware as described under "Install firmware on MMC Card".

  • The MMC Card contains licenses (e.g. axis licenses)
    Before installing the new firmware, save the directory "KEYS" on your PC. After installing the new firmware, copy this directory back onto the MMC Card.

Note:

The License Key is stored on the MMC Card in the directory "KEYS". When starting up the SIMOTION device for the first time, the License Key is stored in the boot sector of the MMC Card as of Firmware Version V4.1.

License Keys stored in the boot sector cannot be deleted by the user, neither by formatting the MMC Card nor by rewriting the boot loader.

If the file Keys.txt is not available on the MMC Card (e.g. by deleting the directory "KEYS"), the SIMOTION controller creates a copy of the boot sector backup in the directory "KEYS" on startup of the SIMOTION device. The License Key can be modified at anytime, e.g. by relicensing. Upon the next startup, the new License Key will be stored in the boot sector.
Should the License Key get lost, you can obtain it again via the Web License Manager http://www.siemens.com/automation/license. For this, you require the hardware serial number indicated on the MMC Card. You can display the appropriate License Key in the Web License Manager.

  • The MMC Card contains user data
    When storing data on the MMC Card within your application, you have to save the data before installing the new firmware.
    Example:
  • Saving retain data:
    Before modifying the Firmware Version, you can store the commissioning data (retain data and data stored on the MMC Card via _saveUnitDataSet /_exportUnitDataSet within the application). Further information is provided in the Online Help under "Save/restore variables" resp. in the SCOUT Configuration Manual, Chapter 3.15 "Saving and restoring variables after a platform replacement or update". The manual is provided on the SCOUT CD/DVD (under \Documentation\English\1_Engineering_system_handling\SCOUT_configuring.pdf ) resp. on the Internet (ID 27002825).
  • Saving logfiles:
    - Machine logbook files are stored by the user: user\simotion\hmi\prjlog\userlog.txt
    - System logbook for ROM actions: user\simotion\hmi\syslog\syslog.000
    - When using the system function _activateConfiguration (modular machine), store the generated LOG file (under install\simotion\log), if necessary
  • Saving IT DIAG user files:
    - user\simotion\hmicfg\webcfg.xml
    - user\simotion\hmi\files\user.htm
    - If available, user-specific web pages in the directory user\simotion\hmi\files

General remarks

  • Only use MMC Cards which have been released for the particular SIMOTION C and Firmware Version. Especially when performing upgrades, you should check whether a new boot loader version must be installed (using SCOUT "Option\Write Boot sector"). The compatibility relationships are described in the "software products" compatibility list on the SIMOTION SCOUT Add-On CD/DVD and on the Internet under ID 18857317
  • The firmware for the SIMOTION devices is provided on the SIMOTION SCOUT CDs/DVDs for the particular SIMOTION version (\3_C2xx\Firmware_C230\V...\c230_2fw.zip or \3_C2xx\Firmware_C240\V...\c240_fw.zip). In addition, you can Download the firmware versions.
  • A SIMOTION SCOUT engineering system with the appropriate Version Vx.y (or later) is required to use the firmware.
  • Please read the Readme files and upgrade instructions supplied with each SIMOTION version.

  • A SIMOTION C240/C240 PN cannot be operated with the firmware of the SIMOTION C230-2 and vice versa !

Install firmware on MMC Card

  1. Save the desired version of the attached firmware ZIP files onto your PG/PC.
  2. Insert the MMC Card in your card reader.
  3. Open the Windows Explorer. --> The MMC Card must be visible as removable medium under an arbitrary drive letter in the Windows Explorer.
  4. Save licenses and user data stored on the MMC Card onto your PG/PC ( see information above)
  5. Use the Windows Explorer to delete all data on the MMC Card.
  6. Unpack the complete firmware file onto the MMC Card. Please note that the file structure (if available) must be maintained when unzipping the files.
  7. Copy the data stored under step 4 back into the appropriate directory structure on the MMC Card.
  8. Remove the MMC Card from the MMC card reader
  9. Insert the MMC into the card slot of the controller
    - for SIMOTION C230-2: Turn the power on and wait until the Update of the controller has finished.
    - for SIMOTION C240/C240 PN:  Turn the power on. The C240/C240 PN directly boots with the firmware from the MMC card.

Further information can be found in the Operating instructions of SIMOTION C, Chapter 8.1. The manual is available on the SCOUT CD/DVD (under \Documentation\English\5_SIMOTION_C\C2xx_Operating.pdf) or on the Internet (ID 27035081).

Controller support 
The C240 is supported as of SIMOTION Version V4.0.0.2 and the C240 PN as of Version V4.1.2.3.
As of V4.0 the C230-2 with the order number "6AU1230-2AA00-0AA0" is not supported anymore. However, this controller can still be engineered with e.g. SCOUT V4.1 and Runtime-System V3.2.
As of V4.2 the C230-2 with the order number "6AU1230-2AA01-0AA0" is not supported anymore. However, this controller can still be engineered with e.g. SCOUT V4.2 and Runtime-System V4.1.

Overview of firmware versions for the SIMOTION C240 / C240 PN

Order number of the
supported controllers

SIMOTION
Runtime Version

Firmware
6AU1240-1AA00-0AA0
6AU1240-1AB00-0AA0 
  V5.1.0.1
(V5.1 HF 1)

Delivery Release see
ID 109749349 
 

 Registrierung notwendig  SIMOTION_C240_V5_1_HF1.zip (10,8 MB)
  SHA-256-checksum.txt (1 KB)

Informationen about SHA-256 you can find at Entry ID  109483101

6AU1240-1AA00-0AA0
6AU1240-1AB00-0AA0
 
 V4.5.0.3
(V4.5 HF3)
Delivery Release see
ID 109747062 
 Registrierung notwendig  SIMOTION_C240_V4_5_HF3.zip (9,6 MB)

  SHA-256-checksum.txt (1 KB)

Informationen about SHA-256 you can find at Entry ID  109483101 

6AU1240-1AA00-0AA0
6AU1240-1AB00-0AA0
 V4.5.0.1
(V4.5 HF1)
Delivery Release see
ID 109742328 
 Registrierung notwendig  SIMOTION_C240_V4_5_HF1.zip (9,6 MB) 
6AU1240-1AA00-0AA0
6AU1240-1AB00-0AA0

V4.4.0.11
(V4.4 HF11)

Delivery Release see
ID  109480712 

 Registrierung notwendig  SIMOTION_C240_V4_4_HF11.zip (8,9 MB)

  SHA-256-checksum.txt (1 KB) 

Informationen about SHA-256 you can find at Entry ID  109483101

6AU1240-1AA00-0AA0
6AU1240-1AB00-0AA0

V4.4.0.6
(V4.4 HF6)

Delivery Release see
ID  109476895 
 Registrierung notwendig  SIMOTION_C240_V4_4_HF6.zip (8,7 MB)
6AU1240-1AA00-0AA0
6AU1240-1AB00-0AA0

V4.4.0.4
(V4.4 HF4)

Delivery Release see
ID 107586910 

SIMOTION_C240_V4_4_HF4.zip
( 8822 KB )
6AU1240-1AA00-0AA0
6AU1240-1AB00-0AA0

V4.4.0.1
(V4.4 HF1)

Delivery Release see
ID 96311883 

SIMOTION_C240_V4_4_HF1.zip
( 8822 KB )
6AU1240-1AA00-0AA0
6AU1240-1AB00-0AA0

V4.3.1.23
(V4.3 SP1 HF23)

 Delivery Release see
ID 105075028 

SIMOTION_C240_V4_3_SP1_HF23.zip ( 7827 KB )

  SHA-256-checksum.txt (1 KB) 

Informationen about SHA-256 you can find at Entry ID  109483101

6AU1240-1AA00-0AA0
6AU1240-1AB00-0AA0

V4.3.1.17
(V4.3 SP1 HF17)

Delivery Release see
ID 80959800 

SIMOTION_C240_V4_3_SP1_HF17.zip ( 6700 KB )
6AU1240-1AA00-0AA0
6AU1240-1AB00-0AA0

V4.3.1.12
(V4.3 SP1 HF12)

Delivery Release see
ID 68202648 

SIMOTION_C240_V4_3_SP1_HF12.zip ( 6696 KB )
6AU1240-1AA00-0AA0
6AU1240-1AB00-0AA0

V4.3.1.9
(V4.3 SP1 HF9)

Delivery Release see
ID 66522791 

SIMOTION_C240_V4_3_SP1_HF9.zip ( 6690 KB )
6AU1240-1AA00-0AA0
6AU1240-1AB00-0AA0

V4.3.1.3
(V4.3 SP1 HF3)

Delivery Release see
ID 61003253 

C240_fw_V4313.zip ( 6685 KB )

6AU1240-1AA00-0AA0
6AU1240-1AB00-0AA0

V4.3.1.1
(V4.3 SP1 HF1)

Delivery Release see
ID 61002935 

 c240_fw_V4311.zip ( 6673 KB )

6AU1240-1AA00-0AA0
6AU1240-1AB00-0AA0

V4.2.1.12
(V4.2 SP1 HF12)

Delivery Release see
ID
63272442 

 c240_fw_V42112.zip ( 7135 KB )

  SHA-256-checksum.txt (1 KB) 

Informationen about SHA-256 you can find at Entry ID  109483101

6AU1240-1AA00-0AA0
6AU1240-1AB00-0AA0

V4.1.5.15
(V4.1 SP5 HF15)

Delivery Release see
ID
53013769 

 c240_fw_V41515.zip ( 11475 KB )

6AU1240-1AA00-0AA0
6AU1240-1AB00-0AA0

V4.1.5.6
(V4.1 SP5 HF6)

Delivery Release see
ID
44466817 

 c240_fw_V4156.zip ( 11452 KB )

6AU1240-1AA00-0AA0
6AU1240-1AB00-0AA0

V4.1.5.3
(V4.1 SP5 HF3)

Delivery Release see
ID
42469145 

 c240_fw_V4153.zip ( 11361 KB )

6AU1240-1AA00-0AA0
6AU1240-1AB00-0AA0

V4.1.4.1
(V4.1 SP4 HF1)

Delivery Release see
ID
37841397 

 c240_fw_V4141.zip ( 5076 KB )

6AU1240-1AA00-0AA0
6AU1240-1AB00-0AA0

V4.1.2.6
(V4.1 SP2 HF6)

Delivery Release see
ID 34789656 

 c240_fw_V4126.zip ( 4814 KB )

6AU1240-1AA00-0AA0
6AU1240-1AB00-0AA0

V4.1.2.3
(V4.1 SP2 HF3)

Delivery Release see
ID 34057368 

 c240_fw_V4123.zip ( 4813 KB )

6AU1240-1AA00-0AA0

V4.1.2.0
(V4.1 SP2)

Delivery Release see
ID 32113692 

 c240_fw_V4120.zip ( 4807 KB )

6AU1240-1AA00-0AA0

V4.1.1.6
(V4.1 SP1 HF6)

Delivery Release see
ID 28570311 

 c240_fw_V4116.zip ( 3193 KB )

6AU1240-1AA00-0AA0

V4.1.1.0
(V4.1 SP1)

Delivery Release see
ID 26366113 

 c240_fw_V4110.zip ( 3179 KB )

6AU1240-1AA00-0AA0

V4.0.0.8
(V4.0 HF8)

Delivery Release see
ID 25502727 

 c240_fw_V4008.zip ( 2944 KB )

6AU1240-1AA00-0AA0

V4.0.0.2
(V4.0 HF2)

Delivery Release see
ID 23772724 

 c240_fw_V4002.zip ( 2940 KB )

 

 

Overview of firmware versions for the SIMOTION C230-2

Order number of the
supported controllers

SIMOTION
Runtime-Version

Firmware

6AU1230-2AA01-0AA0

V4.1.5.15
(V4.1 SP5 H15)

Delivery Release see ID
53013769 

 c230_2fw_V41515.zip ( 4042 KB )

6AU1230-2AA01-0AA0

V4.1.5.6
(V4.1 SP5 HF6)

Delivery Release see ID
44466817 

 c230_2fw_V4156.zip ( 4041 KB )

6AU1230-2AA01-0AA0

V4.1.5.3
(V4.1 SP5 HF3)

Delivery Release see ID
42469145 

 c230_2fw_V4153.zip ( 3948 KB )

6AU1230-2AA01-0AA0

V4.1.4.1
(V4.1 SP4 HF1)

Delivery Release see ID
37841397 

 c230_2fw_V4141.zip ( 3884 KB )

6AU1230-2AA01-0AA0

V4.1.2.6
(V4.1 SP2 HF6)

Delivery Release see ID
34789656 

 c230_2fw_V4126.zip ( 3652 KB )

6AU1230-2AA01-0AA0

V4.1.2.3
(V4.1 SP2 HF3)

Delivery Release see ID
34057368 

 c230_2fw_V4123.zip ( 3651 KB )

6AU1230-2AA01-0AA0

V4.1.2.0
(V4.1 SP2)

Delivery Release see ID
32113692 

 c230_2fw_V4120.zip ( 3649 KB )

6AU1230-2AA01-0AA0

V4.1.1.6
(V4.1 SP1 HF6)

Delivery Release see ID
28570311 

 c230_2fw_V4116.zip ( 3284 KB )

6AU1230-2AA01-0AA0

V4.1.1.0
(V4.1 SP1)

Delivery Release see ID
26366113 

 c230_2fw_V4110.zip ( 3268 KB )

6AU1230-2AA01-0AA0

V4.0.0.8
(V4.0 HF8)

Delivery Release see ID
25502727 

 c230_2fw_V4008.zip ( 3031 KB )

6AU1230-2AA01-0AA0

V4.0.0.2
(V4.0 HF2)

Delivery Release see ID
23772724 

 c230_2fw_V4002.zip ( 3027 KB )

6AU1230-2AA01-0AA0

V4.0.0.0
(V4.0)

Delivery Release see ID
23379030 

 c230_2fw_V4000.zip ( 3026 KB )

6AU1230-2AA00-0AA0
6AU1230-2AA01-0AA0

V3.2.1.0
(V3.2 SP1)

 c230_2fw_V3210.zip ( 1913 KB )

6AU1230-2AA00-0AA0
6AU1230-2AA01-0AA0

V3.2.0.2
(V3.2 HF2)

 c230_2fw_V3202.zip ( 1867 KB )

6AU1230-2AA00-0AA0
6AU1230-2AA01-0AA0

V3.2.0.0
(V3.2)

 c230_2fw_V3201.zip ( 1869 KB )

 

Third-party software - Licensing terms and copyright information

You can find the copyright information for third-party software contained in this product, particularly open source software, as well as applicable licensing terms of such third-party software in the Read_OSS file.
Special information for resellers:

The information and the license terms in the Read_OSS file must be passed on to the purchasing party to avoid license infringements by the reseller or purchasing party.

  Read_OSS.ZIP (1,4 MB)

Availability of Source Code
Certain license conditions of third-party software components used in this product may require Siemens to provide you with the source code and additional information for such components. In most cases, Siemens provides this information on or with the device. In case Siemens is technically unable to do so, you may request a copy of this OSS source code against payment of shipping and handling charges. Please send your request to the address provided at the end of this section.

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