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Entry type: Product note Entry ID: 44357225, Entry date: 12/06/2010

Product Phaseout: SIMATIC WinAC RTX 2009 and WinAC RTX F 2009

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SIMATIC WinAC RTX (F) 2009 is herewith declared a mature product. WinAC RTX (F) 2010 is available as compatible follow-up product.

Compatibility with the WinAC RTX (F) 2010 follow-up product

New features of WinAC RTX (F) 2010

The features and highlights of the new version WinAC RTX (F) 2010 are described at entry ID 44356710

Compatibility with the follow-up version

WinAC RTX 2010 is 100% reverse compatible with WinAC RTX (F) 2009. The following topics should be noted when using WinAC RTX (F) 2010:

  • Current IntervalZero RTX 2009 SP2real-time core
    WinAC RTX (F) 2010 makes use of the latest version of the IntervalZero RTX 2009 SP2 real-time core to ensure operation under Windows 7. Incompatibilities with the previous versions for WinAC ODK applications have not been reported, but we nevertheless recommend to test existing real-time ODK applications before use with WinAC RTX (F) 2010.
  • Setting: "Prevent switch-over of the processor clock frequency" (only WinAC RTX 2010)
    SIMATIC IPCs are configured such, that the "SpeedStep" feature of the microprocessor used is disabled upon delivery and the PC therefore will not reduce the processor clock frequency, depending on the computing load. For this reason the preset in the WinAC RTX features pages "Prevent switch-over of the processor clock frequency" has been changed to permit a meaningful indication of the processor load for Windows applications. When you run WinAC RTX on PCs where the response with regard to changing the processor frequency is not available, we recommend to enable the feature "Prevent switch-over of the processor clock frequency" again. For more details please see the WinAC RTX User Manual.
    With WinAC RTX F 2010 the setting will be retained the same as the previous version.
  • Change of CMI interface of the WinAC ODK to specify Tuning Parameters
    With WinAC RTX (F) 2010 the time in the CMI features "MinCycleTime", "MinSleepTime" and "Timing" is specified in microseconds (µsec) instead of in milliseconds (msec), in order to enable a more accurate setting or representation of these parameters. Existing CMI applications must therefore be suitably adapted for WinAC RTX (F) 2010.

WinAC RTX (F) 2009 can be run with a license for WinAC RTX (F) 2010. The included license keys of WinAC RTX (F) 2010 will be accepted by WinAC RTX (F) 2009 and will not lead to license messages. The installation of WinAC RTX (F) 2009 must be done with the existing poduct CD.

Availability of WinAC RTX (F) 2009

WinAC RTX (F) 2009 and WinAC RTX (F) 2009 Package will remain available ex-stock until May 31, 2011. Thereafter the products will cease to be available. Orders for WinAC RTX (F) 2009 will not be automatically switched to WinAC RTX (F) 2010.

With immediate effect, the WinAC RTX 2009 Upgrade is no longer available. The following options exist to upgrade existing systems to WinAC RTX 2009:

  • make use of the WinAC RTX 2009 full version
  • run WinAC RTX 2009 with the WinAC RTX 2010 upgrade license

Ordering information

Product Name Order No.
Version 2009
Order No.
Follow-up version 2010
SIMATIC WinAC RTX 2010 6ES7 671-0RC07-0YA0 6ES7 671-0RC08-0YA0
SIMATIC WinAC RTX 2010 Package 6ES7 671-0RC07-6YA0 6ES7 671-0RC08-0YA0
SIMATIC WinAC RTX F 2010 6ES7 671-1RC07-0YA0 6ES7 671-1RC08-0YA0
SIMATIC WinAC RTX F 2010 Package 6ES7 671-1RC07-6YA0 6ES7 671-1RC08-0YA0
SIMATIC WinAC RTX 2010 Upgrade
(für WinAC Basis and WinAC RTX V3.0 and higher)
6ES7 671-0RC07-0YE0 6ES7 671-0RC08-0YE0
SIMATIC WinAC RTX F 2010 Upgrade
(for WinAC RTX F 2009)
--- 6ES7 671-1RC08-0YE0

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