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Description of Firmware Update for S7-1500 CPU, Displays, ET 200SP CPUs und ET 200pro CPUs

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Description of Firmware Update for S7-1500 CPU, Displays, ET 200SP CPUs und ET 200pro CPUs

Description:

When updating the firmware, always update to the latest version available for the respective article number. The previous versions of the firmware are only intended as backup to allow a downgrade to the original version. The respective latest version of a firmware is valid for all versions of that article number.

When updating the CPU firmware an update of the display is not mandatory but recommended.


Prerequisites

Before proceeding with the installation of the firmware update please make sure that the CPU or the display are not in use.


Online firmware update with STEP 7 (TIA-Portal)

  1. Download the desired CPU update file.
  2. Unpack the file by double-clicking the file name.
  3. Earmark the CPU in STEP 7 in the device view.
  4. In the context menu select the menu command "Online & Diagnostics". If an online connection does not yet exist, STEP 7 will try to establish one.
  5. In the folder "Functions" select the group "Firmware Update".
    In the case of a CPU you can select whether you want to update the CPU (PLC) or the display of the CPU.
  6. In the sector "Firmware Loader" click on the button "Browse" to select the path to the firmware update files.
  7. Select the desired firmware file. The table in the sector Firmware Loader lists all the modules that can be updated with the selected firmware file.
  8. Click on the button "Start Updating".
    If the selected file is suitable for the module, the file will be uploaded to the module. This can take several minutes.
    Depending on the module used, the option box "Activate firmware after update" can be edited or not (always activated).

If the option box is activated, the module will accept the firmware after the successful upload and start with the new firmware.

 

Offline firmware update with the SIMATIC Memory Card (STEP 7, TIA-Portal)

  1. Download the desired CPU update file.
  2. Unpack the file by double-clicking the file name.
  3. Insert a SIMATIC Memory Card into the SD card reader of your programming unit / computer.
  4. Mark the drive with the SIMATIC Memory Card in the project navigation under "Card Reader/USB Memory".
  5. In the context menu (right-hand mouse button) select the command "Card Reader/USB memory > Create Firmware Update Memory Card".
  6. Navigate to the firmware update file via a file selection dialog. In a further step you can decide whether the content of the SIMATIC Memory Card is to be deleted or whether the firmware update files are to be added to the SIMATIC Memory Card.
  7. Insert the SIMATIC Memory Card with the firmware update files into the CPU.

The firmware update will begin shortly after the insertion of the SIMATIC Memory Card.

The display will indicate that the CPU is in "STOP – FW Update" mode and executes a fimware update. It will indicate the progress of the firmware update. Any errors that occur during the firmware update will also be indicated on the display.
After the firmware update is finished the display will indicate that you can now remove the SIMATIC Memory Card.
The RUN LED of the CPU is yellow, the MAINT LED blinks yellow.

If you wish to use the SIMATIC Memory Card as program card afterwards, you must delete the firmware update files manually.

 

Offline firmware update with the SIMATIC Memory Card (without Engineering System)

  1. Download the desired CPU update file.
  2. Insert a SIMATIC Memory Card into the SD card reader of your programming unit / computer.
  3. Unpack the file by double-clicking the file name. Save the files for the firmware update directly on the SIMATIC Memory Card.
  4. Insert the SIMATIC Memory Card with the firmware update files into the CPU.

The firmware update will begin shortly after the insertion of the SIMATIC Memory Card.

The display will indicate that the CPU is in "STOP – FW Update" mode and executes a fimware update. It will indicate the progress of the firmware update. Any errors that occur during the firmware update will also be indicated on the display.
After the firmware update is finished the display will indicate that you can now remove the SIMATIC Memory Card.
The RUN LED of the CPU is yellow, the MAINT LED blinks yellow.

If you wish to use the SIMATIC Memory Card as program card afterwards, you must delete the firmware update files manually.

 

Firmware update by means of S7-1500, ET200SP, ET 200pro Web server (firmware version V1.1.0 or higher)

The necessary settings and the execution of the firmware update are described in the Function Manual "SIMATIC S7-1500 Web server" (entry 59193560).


Firmware update by means of SIMATIC Automation Tool

The necessary settings and the execution of the firmware update are described in the User guide Edition " SIMATIC Automation Tool" (entry 98161300).

 


 

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