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PROFINET Driver for VIM2 v1.1.0 Release Notes
By Nobin William
Product: IOD-4117 - Profinet Driver for DeltaV VIM2

These notes are for firmware v1.1.0. Previous released version was v1.0.1. This firmware conforms to v2.2 of the PROFINET protocol standard.

Release Components

IOD-4117 PROFINET Driverv1.1.0
VIMNet Explorerv9.5.0.4 or later

Flash Procedure

If your VIM2 is at the factory default simulation firmware level or an older version of a network gateway, you must use a two step flash procedure as follows:

1. Flash the VIM2 (with any existing firmware) to Simulation firmware using the file: Simulation-Vim2-v256.hex or later

2. Flash the VIM2 a second time using the file: PROFINET-Vim2-v110.hex

If your VIM2 is currently at PROFINET firmware v1.0.0 or v1.0.1, you can flash to v1.1.0 directly using the file: PROFINET-Vim2-v110.hex

Who Should Upgrade?

Required for all PROFINET users.

What’s New in This Release?

This firmware includes fixes and enhancements for PROFINET v2.2 (Conformance Class A) certification from PROFIBUS & PROFINET International. It also contains minor performance enhancements and diagnostic reporting.

Corrected Defects

  1. VIM did not use ARP to determine IP address uniqueness during PROFINET Connection establishment.
  2. VIMNet Diagnostics introduced jitter in PROFINET RT frame production.
  3. RPC endpoint mapper annotation string did not contain the correct information.
  4. Some network interruptions would prevent the VIM from attempting to reconnect to field devices.
  5. Under high load, data change would not always be reported to the DeltaV Controller.
  6. DeltaV Controller was allowed to set signal status under certain conditions. The signal status should always come from the VIM.
  7. VIM would report, via DCP, an invalid PROFINET name after it was first commissioned, but before a configuration was uploaded.

Enhancements Implemented

  1. VIMNet Diagnostics v9.5 and later can display PROFINET slot/subslot status.
  2. Enabled LLDP as required by PROFINET for identity, capabilities and neighborhood discovery procedures over the network.

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