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Entry type: Product note Entry ID: 42469145, Entry date: 05/25/2010

Delivery release, Motion Control System SIMOTION Version V4.1 SP5

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Effective immediately, SIMOTION software version V4.1 SP5 is released for delivery.
The release involves the engineering system SIMOTION SCOUT and SCOUT standalone V4.1 SP5 as well as the SIMOTION runtime software V4.1 SP5, which is included in the scope of delivery of SIMOTION SCOUT.

Effective immediately, SIMOTION D410, D425, D435 and D445/D445-1 Control Units with SIMOTION V4.1 SP5 are released. A new SIMOTION D CompactFlash Card will be introduced with V4.1 SP5 (see "Released components").

Effective immediately, SIMOTION C230-2/C240/C240 PN with software release V4.1 SP5 is released.
SIMOTION C230-2 and MMC cards for SIMOTION C240/C240 PN (6AU1720-1KA00-0AA0) will be supplied with SIMOTION kernel V4.1 SP5.

Effective immediately, SIMOTION P350-3 with SIMOTION V4.1 SP5 is released. SIMOTION P350-3 will be supplied with the SIMOTION kernel V4.1 SP5.


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  • Functional scope
  • Compatibility
  • Test certificates
  • Components that have been released
  • New CompactFlash Card for SIMOTION D
  • SIMOTION update contracts
  • CamTool


Effective immediately, SIMOTION V4.1 SP5 is released for general availability. Its use is generally recommended.

Users with a valid software update service contract for SCOUT and SCOUT Stand-alone will be automatically supplied with the upgrade to SCOUT V4.1 SP5 (supplied on a DVD). SCOUT Version V4.1 SP5 replaces version V4.1 SP4. Licenses for SCOUT V4.1 SP1, SP2 and SP4 also remain valid for V4.1 SP5.

SCOUT V4.1 SP5 should be used when configuring SIMOTION platforms with V4.1 SP5

Functional scope

With SIMOTION V4.1 SP5, functions of SIMOTION IT DIAG have been improved. The Look & Feel of IT-DIAG pages has been essentially adapted to those of SIMATIC S7. In addition, the new SINAMICS S120 Control Unit CU320-2 based on SINAMICS V4.3.1 is supported and a series of function restrictions have been resolved. For more detailed information about the new functions, please refer to the attached file.

Simotion_New_Functions_V415.pdf ( 240 KB )


SIMOTION SCOUT Version 4.1 SP5 is compatible to Versions V4.0, V3.2, V3.1 and V3.0.

Projects, that were generated with older versions, can

  • also be processed with SCOUT Version 4.1 SP5 (the project data are converted upwards). When required, project data can be subsequently saved in the V4.0, V3.2, V3.1 or V3.0 format.
  • be upgraded to the new version (e.g. if the existing project is to be expanded by functions provided in Version 4.1 SP5). The description for this is provided in the readme file or in the Manual.

Projects of version V4.1 can be processed without converting the project data upwards.

The current SIMOTION compatibility list showing which software and hardware can be combined is available through Update ID 18857317

Changed behavior for output variables and error evaluation of PLCopen blocks
Within the scope of debugging V4.1 SP4, the behavior for several output variables and the error outputs of PLCopen blocks have been modified (this involves outputs InVelocity, InGear, InSync, Error, Error-Id and Command-Aborted). Previously, the behavior of the error outputs was not clear and also not sufficiently documented.
For more detailed information, please refer to the FAQ PLCopen under FAQ-ID 37865127

Test certificates

Generally, the Safety Integrated functions of SINAMICS / SIMOTION are certified by independent institutes. A list of the components that have already been certified is available on request from your local Siemens office. For questions relating to certifications that have still not been completed, please contact your Siemens contact partner.

The SIMOTION D CompactFlash Card is supplied with firmware V4.1 SP5 and SINAMICS Integrated firmware V2.5.

Version of the SIMOTION D firmware: V4.1 SP5 (product version V4.1.5.3, Build-No.

Version of the drive integrated in SIMOTION D (SINAMICS Integrated)

V2.5 (V02.50.53.00)

V2.6 SP2 HF3 (V02.60.45.04)

Firmware version "Safety Basic Functions"

V02.50.49.00 (CU)

V02.60.40.00 (CU)

Firmware version "Safety Extended Functions"

V02.50.49.00 (CU)

V02.60.45.03 (CU)

Control Units that are supported

D410, D4x5, CX32 D4x5, CX32


This release includes all debugs of the SINAMICS release V2.5 SP1 HF14


The current status of certificates that are available regarding international standards as well as machine safety (TÜV [German Technical Inspectorate], BGIA/IFA) can be found under the following link: http://support.automation.siemens.com/WW/view/de/13305690/134200

New CompactFlash Card for SIMOTION D

As our supplier has discontinued the previous CompactFlash Card, with V4.1 SP5, a new 1 GB CompactFlash Card will be introduced. The new CF Card (6AU1400-2PA01-0AA0) is fully compatible and replaces the previous CF Card (6AU1400-2PA00-0AA0).

The previous CF Card (6AU1400-2PA00-0AA0) has been declared a product to be phased-out by the middle of May 2010. Further, the MultiAxes Bundles (package from SIMOTION D4x5, CF Card and MultiAxes license) will be changed over to the new CF card (6AU1400-2PA01-0AA0) by the middle of May 2010.

As of 1st of July 2010, it is only possible to order the new CF card 6AU1400-2PA01-0AA0.

Components that have been released

Order Nos. Name Version
6AU1 810-1BA41-5XA0 SIMOTION Engineering System SCOUT V4.1 SP5 DVD V4.1 SP5

6AU1 810-1BA41-5XE0

SIMOTION Engineering System SCOUT V4.1 SP5 upgrade DVD

V4.1 SP5

6AU1 810-1CA41-5XA0 SIMOTION Engineering-System SCOUT Stand-alone V4.1 SP5 DVD V4.1 SP5

6AU1 810-1CA41-5XE0

SIMOTION Engineering-System SCOUT Stand-alone V4.1 SP5 Upgrade DVD

V4.1 SP5

6AU1 810-1HA20-5XA0


V2.0 SP5

6AU1 810-1JA20-5XA0


V2.0 SP5


Order Nos. Name Version


SIMOTION Motion Controller C230-2

V4.1 SP5


MMC 64MB for SIMOTION C240 / C240 PN with kernel/firmware, can be pre-licensed using Z options

V4.1 SP5


CompactFlash Card (CF) 1 GB for SIMOTION D4xx with SINAMICS S120 drive software and SIMOTION kernel/firmware, can be pre-licensed using Z options

V4.1 SP5 (SINAMICS V2.5)

6AU1350-3AK41-1BE2 - Z V41 W05

SIMOTION P350 (V3) PROFIBUS, Pentium M 2GHz, without DVD-ROM

V4.1 SP5

6AU1350-3AK43-1BE2 - Z V41 W05

SIMOTION P350 (V3) PROFIBUS, Pentium M 2GHz, with DVD-ROM

V4.1 SP5

6AU1350-3AK41-2BE2 - Z V41 W05

SIMOTION P350 (V3) PROFINET, Pentium M 2GHz, without DVD-ROM

V4.1 SP5 PROFINET-Version V2.2

6AU1350-3AK43-2BE2 - Z V41 W05

SIMOTION P350 (V3) PROFINET, Pentium M 2GHz, with DVD-ROM

V4.1 SP5 PROFINET-Version V2.2

The precise designation of the supply version of SIMOTION V4.1 SP5 is V4.1.5.3.

Orders entered for older SCOUT Versions will be automatically substituted for this new software release. If customers request that they keep older SCOUT versions, then these must be ordered as spare part. The exception in this case is SCOUT version V4.1 SP4. This release will be replaced by version V4.1 SP5.

For SIMOTION P350-3, the software release and the service pack can be individually ordered by specifying the two options V or W. With the Z option V (e.g. V41), the software release is specified and with " (e.g. W05), the service pack. The particular SW release will then be installed in the factory for new products being shipped.

Firmware V4.1 SP5 is included in the scope of delivery of SIMOTION SCOUT. When required, the SIMOTION hardware can be upgraded to V4.1 SP5. For SIMOTION D and SIMOTION C, the firmware can be downloaded from Product Support; see Articles 31045047 and 31263919

With the Device Update Tool, SIMOTION offers a user-friendly solution to upgrade SIMOTION devices. The firmware support package V4.1 SP5 for the Device Update Tool is included in the scope of delivery of SIMOTION SCOUT. For SIMOTION D and SIMOTION C, the Firmware Support Package is also available in the Product Support as download, see download ID 33119786.

The SIMOTION D CF card is supplied just as before with the SINAMICS Integrated Firmware V2.5. For the case, that the SINAMICS Integrated-Firmware V2.6 SP2 HF3 should be used, please upgrade your CF card using the appropriate firmware.

SIMOTION update contracts

SCOUT V4.1 SP5 will be supplied in SIMOTION update contracts. Customers that have not entered into an update service contract can order the current software release using the previously specified Order Nos. The current floating license V4.1 is still valid. This means that it is sufficient to order just one upgrade in order to upgrade several computers to release V4.1 SP5. For more detailed information, please contact your responsible Siemens office.


To use DCC, the corresponding product DCC SINAMICS or DCC SIMOTION must be ordered with license. DCC SIMOTION includes the license for DCC SIMOTION and DCC SINAMICS. Licenses already supplied for V2.0 will remain valid for V2.0 SP5. The DCC libraries (DCB) will be automatically installed, and optionally, also the DCC Editor (CFC) with the setup for SCOUT V4.1 SP5. It is not necessary to separately install the DCC-DVD that can be ordered.


CamTool V3.0 is included as software when SCOUT V4.1 SP5 is supplied. A license is required if CamTool V3.0 is to be continuously used. If previously a CamTool version less than V3.0 was used, existing licenses V2.1 and V2.2 can be upgraded to V3.0 (6AU1810-0FA30-0XE0) by ordering an upgrade (6AU1810-0FA30-0XE0). Existing installations of CamTool V2.2 can be kept. SCOUT V4.1 SP5 under Windows XP also still operates with CamTool V2.2.

Security information
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