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Ethernet/IP VIM v3.3.63 Release Notes
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Product: IOD-4102 - Ethernet/IP Scanner Driver (Rockwell PLC Interface - Logix, PLC5, SLC505)

These release notes are for changes made to the Ethernet/IP VIM firmware for v3.3.63.

Product Description

These release notes are for changes made to the Ethernet/IP VIM firmware for v3.3.63. The previous general released firmware version is v3.3.62. The flash procedure is documented in the product manual

Who should upgrade?

This firmware release is a RECOMMENDED for all Ethernet/IP VIM users at or prior to firmware v3.3.62.

The following defects were corrected:

Send Outputs on Startup

A defect was found in the Send Outputs on Startup functionality. For Output datasets, the VIM always sent the default dataset/register values to the field device on serial card download or redundancy switchover. This was an error. Instead the corrected functionality is as follows:

Simplex VIM

  1. After VIM reboot (the controller automatically downloads the VIM serial cards), the default dataset values are written into the runtime database, and also written to the field device.
  2. On card download, if dataset parameter changes are detected, i.e., number of values, start address, etc., have changed, the default dataset values are written into the runtime database, and the VIM also writes these values to the field device. Thereafter, all writes are on change of state.
  3. On card download, if no dataset parameter change is detected, the default dataset/register values are ignored. Instead, the VIM writes the current dataset values to the field device. Thereafter, all writes are on change of state.

Redundant VIM

  1. After VIM reboot (the controller automatically downloads the VIM serial cards), the default dataset values are written into the runtime database, and also written to the field device.
  2. On card download, if dataset parameter changes are detected, i.e., number of values, start address, etc., have changed, the default dataset values are written into the runtime database, and the VIM also writes these values to the field device. Thereafter, all writes are on change of state.
  3. On card download, if no dataset parameter change is detected, the default dataset/register values are ignored. Instead, the VIM writes the current dataset values to the field device. Thereafter, all writes are on change of state.
  4. On VIM switchover, the current values are written to the field device. Thereafter, all writes are on change of state.

DeltaV DC/DC power Supplies

The following DeltaV DC/DC Power Supplies caused the VIM non-volatile RAM to be adversely affected. On power loss and subsequent restoration, the VIM would lose its commissioning and network configuration information.

This defect has been corrected,

Part Number: KJ1501X1-BC3, 12P3935X022 REV B

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