These release notes are for changes made to the Ethernet/IP VIM firmware for v3.3.62.
These release notes are for changes made to the Ethernet/IP VIM firmware for v3.3.62. The previous general released firmware version is v3.3.59. The flash procedure is documented in the product manual
Previous firmware versions are v3.3.60 – Please see release notes for details
Previous firmware versions are v3.3.61 – Please see release notes for details
This firmware release is a MANDATORY upgrade for customers communicating with PLC 5/XX and SLC 5XX
processors via the DataLink GW1000 Ethernet/IP to DH+ gateway.
This firmware release is RECOMMENDED for all other customers.
Background: VIM requests to read/write data tables from PLC’s located on a DH+ network requires the use of an Ethernet/IP to DH+ converter.
Solution: The DataLink GW1000 is currently a 2-card solution, which converts Ethernet/IP requests from the VIM into DH+ messages which are sent to the targeted PLC. The incoming DH+ response is converted back to Ethernet/IP and returned to the VIM.
DeltaV Configuration: One or more devices can be configured under a given Port in a VIM Serial card. The device number must match the PLC device ID. This is a number in the range 1-255.
Datasets configured under each device must be marked to indicate that a converter is being used. User must configure a 2 in the Special Data 5 register of the dataset. This flag tells the VIM to format the Ethernet/IP request such that the PLC device ID is included in the message. Configure the special data registers as follows:
|Special Data Number||Value|
|1||7 (or other file type)|
|2||7 (or other table number)|
In the VimNet Explorer, configure the PLC devices as follows:
For example, see the following:
System architecture using the DataLink gateway is depicted below. Note that for redundant VIM applications, a second DataLink GW1000 gateway must be used to provide access to the DH+ network.
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