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Download of Service Pack 5 for STEP 7 V5.4
Preconditions for installation:

  • STEP 7 V5.4
  • STEP 7 Professional Edition 2006 

Please also read the information (What’s NEW, special hints, etc.) which we have compiled for you in entry ID 36184919.
Customers with a valid Software Update Service agreement for STEP 7 will receive the DVD with STEP 7 V5.4 incl. SP5 automatically.
Customers with a valid Software Update Service agreement for STEP 7 Professional will receive the DVD with the STEP 7 Professional Edition 2006 Service Release 6 automatically. The SP5 for STEP 7 V5.4 is part of this Professional DVD (see entry ID 36184850 ).
If you wish to change to the Windows Vista operating system, please note the following:

  • It is not possible to update the MS Windows XP operating system to MS Windows Vista, if STEP 7 is installed already. Before you change the operating system, please be sure to uninstall STEP 7 and any possible STEP 7 option packages.
  • Please also note the different hardware requirements in the case of STEP 7 with MS Windows Vista as described in the readme.rtf file of STEP 7.
  • If you wish to change to MS Windows Vista with STEP 7 Professional, you require the STEP 7 Professional Edition 2006 SR3, SR4, SR5 or SR6. It is not sufficient to only install Service Pack 5 for STEP 7 V5.4.

Customers without Software Update Service agreement can obtain the SP5 as follows:

  1. DVD:  You can order the Trial License with STEP 7 V5.4 incl. Service Pack 5 on DVD.
    The order no. is: 6ES7810-4CC08-0YA7
    For the current STEP 7 Professional Edition 2006 you can obtain a Trial License with the STEP 7 Professional Edition 2006 SR6.
    The DVD with the STEP 7 Professional Edition 2006 Service Release 6 also includes the SP5 for STEP 7 V5.4
    The order no. is: 6ES7810-5CC10-0YA7
  2. Free Download As usual, we are offering a free download.

    Service Pack 5 for STEP 7 V5.4
    SIMATIC_S7_STEP7_V54_SP5.zip ( 745343 KB )

    This free download includes the SP5 for STEP 7 V5.4 and NCM and can only be installed, if STEP 7 V5.4 is installed already.

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1. Product description

The CP 5711 is an innovation of the existing SIMATIC NET CP 5512 for PGs/PCs with USB V2.0 ports. With its USB V2.0 connection, the CP 5711 can be used on many different computer platforms.
Innovation of the PG/PC connector technology for USB V2.0:The CP 5711 is connected via a USB V2.0 port, allowing flexible use of the module. USB V2.0 is available on many computer platforms and applications for the CP 5711 are therefore manifold. The CP 5711 can also be used on a USB V1.1 port, but the performance will be lower in this case.
Functionally compatible with the CP 5512, as well as PC Adapter USBApplications created for the CP 5512 can be used for the CP 5711 without any changes to the configuration or the user software.The CP 5711 is functionally compatible with the PC Adapter USB for engineering applications (e.g. STEP7)
+ 5 V Power supply from USB V2.0The communication processor is supplied with power from the USB port of the PC system.
+24 V optional external power supplyThe external 24 V power supply covers two application areas: – The power supply from the USB V2.0 port is not sufficient (power supply of the PC is too weak; USB ports are not designed for 500 mA USB standard) – PROFIBUS Termination is assured even when the USB cable is disconnected (active supply of the PROFIBUS connection termination)SIMATIC S7 or SITOP power supplies can be used to provide the external voltage supply.
Mechanical USB latchingAdditional mechanical latching of the included USB connecting cable on the housing of the CP 5711. This safeguards the USB connection in the case of mobile use and also for applications in switchboards.
Diagnostic information via LEDsFive LEDs are available on the CP 5711 communication processor to provide extensive diagnostics (power USB, power external, identify, Link/SF and Activity. – Power USB = module is supplied with 5 V from the USB port – Power Ext = module is supplied with 24 V from an external source – Identify = USB identification phase – startup phase of the module – Link/System Fault = two-colored LED (green/red) providing the user with status information: – the LED lights up green when subscribers are identified on the connected PROFIBUS network (Link Status). – the LED lights up red if an error occurs on the CP 5711.- Activity = the module has synchronized itself on the PROFIBUS network and the PROFIBUS token is available on the PROFIBUS network.
Mounting on a mounting rail (with optional accessories)A separate mounting bracket is available for use of the CP 5711 in switchboards and mounting on 35 mm standard rails.

The existing CP 5512 module with Cardbus technology will continue to be sold in parallel with the CP 5711. Our customers thus have flexibility and can decide freely whether they wish to use a vacant Cardbus slot, or a USB port to operate the relevant SIMATIC NET communication processor. An additional area of application are PC-based systems with no separate card slot and only USB ports.

2. Ordering data

Product Name
Order No.
CP 5711
CP 5711 Hardware, operating instructions, USB cable
CP 5711 + MPI cable
CP 5711 Hardware, operating instructions, USB cable, 5 m MPI cable
Mounting rail bracket for CP 5711

3. Target applications

Target applications for the SIMATIC NET CP 5711 are service and engineering (e.g. with STEP 7 for plant commissioning). Other options include customer applications (e.g. HMI, SCADA, PC-based controllers, etc.) on PC systems with a USB port.

Application area:
– STEP 7 with V5.4 SP 5
– WinCC
– WinCC Flexible
– Micro/WIN
– SOFTNET-DP with Version 7.1 + SP1*
– SOFTNET-S7 with Version 7.1 + SP1*
– SOFTNET DP Slave with Version 7.1 + SP1*

* Service Pack 1 for the SIMATIC NET CD 2008 (Version 7.1) will be included in the scope of supply of the CP 5711 for updating. Preconditions for operation: SOFTNET product with a valid License Key.

4. Technical data

Transmission rates
9.6 kbit/s to 12 Mbit/s
Connection to PROFIBUS
Connection to PG/PC
9-pole Sub-D socketUSB V2.0
Supply voltage
5V +/- 5% DC
max. current
500 mA
max. power dissipation
2.5 W
Permitted ambient temperatures
During operation
Transport and storage
– 20 °C to + 60°C (no condensation)- 40°C to + 70°C
Mechanical design
Dimensions (W x L x H) in mm
85 x 137 x 35255g

5. Miscellaneous
PROFIBUS network analysis software products, e.g. PROFIBUS Amprolyzer, are presently not supported by the CP 5711. This implementation will follow at a later date and will be published in a separate SIMATIC NET Update.

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Almost everywhere where products or materials are processed or worked, the temperature has a decisive influence on the quality of the final product and the course of the process respectively. It is thus necessary to record the temperature, to interpret its influence and to specifically react to changes in temperature using control technology.


The device combination of SIMATIC products and SIEMENS temperature sensors including measuring transducers is an excellent solution to the mentioned problem. In this application, a Pt100 sensor records the temperature of a measuring object and a SITRANS TK-L measuring transducer converts the sensor’s measuring signal into an injected current which is supplied to an analog input of the compact CPU. The current temperature measurement value is displayed both numerically and as a bar chart on a TP170A touch panel.

Using the special STEP7 application software, which you can download (see below), it is additionally possible to …

  • define seven temperature ranges which are displayed on the touch panel and represented by DO bits. These bits can be used to trigger various user actions.

  • display limit temperature violations requiring acknowledgement, react to them (in the program) and acknowledge them.

  • provide the last insufficient or excess temperature with a time stamp.

The WinCC flexible configuration of the TP170A is integrated in the STEP7 project. The user interface languages German and English can be selected.


Content of Downloads


Documentation (German)
Application Description
23541638_Temperaturmessung_DOKU_V20_d.pdf ( 1094 KB )
Documentation (English)
Application Description
23541638_Temperaturmessung_DOKU_V20_e.pdf ( 1044 KB )
STEP7 Project
23541638_Temperaturmessung_V20.zip ( 3007 KB )




07/2002 First edition (V1.0)
08/2006 Second edition (V2.0) complete revision and update

Filter criteria:

Hardware platform: SIMATIC S7-300/S7-400
Software: STEP 7
Entry contents: Application Examples

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