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Entry type: Product note Entry ID: 61777437, Entry date: 07/10/2012
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Delivery Release for Innovated SIMATIC S7-1200 with Firmware Version 3.0

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The SIMATIC S7-1200 PLC with firmware version 3.0 is herewith released for delivery. The innovated S7-1200 with FW 3.0 rounds off the existing S7-1200 portfolio.

The SIMATIC S7-1200 (V3.0) offers the following features in addition to the existing S7-1200 product portfolio:  

 Increased user memory

  • Work memory
    • S7-1211C from 25 KB to 30 KB
    • S7-1212C from 25 KB to 50 KB
    • S7-1214C from 50 KB to 75 KB
  • Integrated loading memory
    • S7-1211C/S7-1212C with 1 MB loading memory
    • S7-1214C from 1 MB to 4 MB loading memory
  • Retentive data
    • S7-1211C/S7-1212C from 2 KB to 10 KB retentive data
    • S7-1214C from 8 KB to 10 KB retentive data

 Performance increase

  • Execution time for Boolean operations down from 100ns to 85 ns
  • From 2 integrated PTOs (Pulse Train Outputs)  to 4 integrated PTOs for the simultaneous control of 4 stepper motors
  • Firmware update via PROFINET port
  • Running reserve of realtime clock now typically 20 days instead of 10 days as before
  • Expanded temperature range of -20°C to +60°C instead of 0°C to +55°C

Additional components that can be used with the S7-1200 hardware design with firmware 3.0 and higher:

BB 1297 Battery Board

Battery Board to extend the power reserve of the realtime clock of the S7-1200 to up to one year. Plugs into the Signal Board slot of all S7-1200 with FW3.0 and higher. Evaluation of the battery status by the user program to indicate the need to replace the standard button cell. Standard button cell CR1025 is not included in the scope of delivery

Requirements to be able to use the described functionalities:

SIMATIC S7-1200 with firmware version 3.0 and higher

STEP7 Engineering System version V11 SP2 Update 3 and higher; see entry ID 56771572

Hardware Support Packages for S7-1200 FW3.0 54164095  

Compatibility and necessary components:

The innovated S7-1200 CPU with firmware version 3.0 is spare-part compatible with the respective FW2.x types.

Delivered S7-1200 CPUs with firmware version 2.2 or lower cannot be upgraded to firmware 3.0. 

STEP7 Professional / Basic

The SIMATIC S7-1200 with firmware version 3.0 and higher can be programmed with STEP7 Basic V11 SP2 Update3 or higher. Programming the S7-1200 with FW 3.0 and higher with older STEP7 versions or with STEP 7 Micro/WIN is not possible.

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