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Which modules and their firmware versions are released for PCS 7 and how can you update them?

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The following manuals give an overview of which modules are released for which versions of PCS 7.

PCS 7 version -- Released modules Entry ID
SIMATIC Process Control System PCS 7 Released modules (V9.0 SP1)109754965
SIMATIC Process Control System PCS 7 Released modules (V9.0)109748745 
SIMATIC Process Control System PCS 7 Released modules PCS 7 (V8.2)109752634 
SIMATIC Process Control System PCS 7 Released modules PCS 7 (V8.1 SP1)109752635 
SIMATIC Process Control System PCS 7 Released modules PCS 7 (V8.1)109365807 
SIMATIC Process Control System PCS 7 Released modules PCS 7 (V8.0 SP2)109752633 
SIMATIC Process Control System PCS 7 Released modules PCS 7 (V8.0 SP1)68157377 
SIMATIC Process Control System PCS 7 Released modules PCS 7 (V8.0)61187475 
SIMATIC Process Control System PCS 7 Released modules PCS 7 (V7.1 SP3/SP4)79719965 
SIMATIC Process Control System PCS 7 Released modules PCS 7 (V7.1)88868047 
SIMATIC Process Control System PCS 7 Released modules PCS 7 (V7.0 SP1/SP2/SP3)28739248 
SIMATIC Process Control System PCS 7 Released modules PCS 7 (V7.0)24831707
SIMATIC Process Control System PCS 7 Released modules PCS 7 (V6.1)21406213 
SIMATIC Process Control System PCS 7 Released modules PCS 7 (V6.0)15229053 
SIMATIC Process Control System PCS 7 Released modules PCS 7 (V5.2)8774030 
SIMATIC Process Control System PCS 7 Released modules PCS 7 (V5.1)7174990 
Table 01
       
Note
If other modules have been released with a service pack (SP) of a PCS 7 version, this is documented in the "Readme" file for that service pack.

Reading out the firmware version
You can determine the current firmware version of your module in the SIMATIC Manager or in the HW Config through the menu:
"PLC > Diagnostics/Settings > Module Status" or "PLC > Module Status". You must select the module required beforehand. In the hardware configuration, you can use this function to determine all the modules with loadable firmware (including I/O modules).


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The current firmware versions with a description of how to update from S7-400 CPUs are available in Entry ID 40945038

The current firmware versions to update from CP 443-1 are available at the following link:
 

CP used Link
Firmware updates for CP 443-1  CP443-1 firmware update *)
Firmware updates for CP 443-5 Extended  CP443-5 Extended firmware update *)
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As from PCS 7 V6.0, detailed notes on Upgrading and determining modules are available in the "Service Support and Diagnostics" manual. Links to the manuals are shown in the following table.
 

ManualEntry ID
Service support and diagnostics  V9.0 SP1 sections 3.3 and 8109754987
Service support and diagnostics  V9.0 sections 3.3 and 8109746550 
Service support and diagnostics  V8.2 sections 3.3 and 8109485965 
Service support and diagnostics  V8.1 SP1 sections 4.3 and 890682682 
Service Support and Diagnostics V8.1 sections 3.3 and 7.18.7109476172 
Service Support and Diagnostics V8.0 SP1 sections 3.3 and 7.18.768157287 
Service Support and Diagnostics V8.0 sections 3.3 and 7.18.761187456 
Service Support and Diagnostics V7.1 sections 2.3 and 6.16.736195904 
Service Support and Diagnostics V7.0 sections 1.3 and 5.16.724449644 
Service Support and Diagnostics V6.0 section 1.3 and chapter 515236128 
Table 03

Notes

  • Since the IM 467 does not support CiR (Configuration in Run) and cannot be used for an H system, this module is not released for PCS 7. The IM 467 can be considered as a simplified version of the CP443-5 Extended. The IM 467 functions are also available with CP443-5 Extended, which is why CP443-5 Extended is to be used and a CP443-5 Extended is to be configured in HW Config.   
  • The benefits of PCS 7, such as plant hierarchy, PCS 7 libraries, SFC and PCS 7 message system (Alarm_8P block. for instance), are not supported by S7-300 CPUs. The range of functions of the S7-300 CPUs is not sufficient for this. The S7-300 CPUs can be edited without using PCS 7 blocks and functions (libraries) with the SIMATIC Manager (including HW Config) and be programmed with CFC. The sample application "Integration of S7-300 Package Units into SIMATIC PCS 7 with the PCS 7 Industry Library" describes, among other things, the configuration steps for the integration of S7-300 CPUs in the form of package units into PCS 7.

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Hardware update, Updates, FW 10447706, 20383858, 6932456


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