CP 443-1 (Order No. 6GK7 443-1EX11-0XE0) to Be Declared a Mature Product
The CP 443-1 (order no. 6GK7443-1EX11-0XE0) for SIMATIC S7-400 will be declared a mature product as per October 1, 2008. Its successor is the CP 443-1 (order no. 6GK7 443-1EX20-0XE0), which was released for delivery in October 2007. It should be noted that the new module does not have an AUI connection.
The CP 443-1 (order no. 6GK7443-1EX11-0XE0) will be declared a mature product as per October 1, 2008. The type discontinuation (end of manufacture) will follow on October 1, 2009. After this date the CP 443-1 (EX11) will only be available on a spare part basis at a 25% higher price. In general it is possible to use the CP 443-1 (order no. 6GK7 443-1EX20-0XE0) as replacement type. It should be noted, however, that this module does not have an AUI connection.
In addition to its 2-port switch with Autocrossover/ Autonegotiation, the CP 443-1 (EX20) offers further functions, e.g. PROFINET IO controller and higher performance SEND/RECEIVE blocks. For more information on the scope of functions please see the delivery release of the CP 443-1 (EX20) under entry ID: 26685738