Series 90-30 CPU Release, IC693CPU350-BC, 360-BC, GFK

Series 90-30 CPU Release, IC693CPU350-BC, 360-BC, GFK
January 18, 1998
GFK-1512D
IMPORTANT PRODUCT INFORMATION
READ THIS INFORMATION FIRST
Product:
IC693 CPU Modules with Firmware Release 9.01
IC693CPU350-BC
IC693CPU360-BC
Introduction
This document contains information that is not available in any other publication; therefore, we recommend you save it
for future reference. This document discusses the features of the newly released firmware version 9.01 for CPU
modules IC693CPU350 and IC693CPU360.
New Features and Functionality of Firmware Release 9.00
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Software Floating-Point. The CPU350 and CPU360 support all of the floating-point function blocks that are
currently supported by the CPU352. They are implemented in firmware using floating point emulation. These
Floating-Point math function blocks are described in the IC693 PLC Reference Manual
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CPU360 user memory increased to 240K bytes. %R, %AI, and %AQ references are configurable up to 16K of
%R, 8K of %AI and 8K of %AQ memory using the MS-DOS PLC programming software, version 9.02. These
three references will be configurable up to 32K in the next release (version 2.2) of the Windows PLC
programming software. Configuration instructions for this feature are described in the MS-DOS IC693
Programming Software User’s Manual, and will be included in on-line help in the future release of the Windows
PLC Programming Software, version 2.2. Note that the CPU350 does not support configurable user memory. Its
user memory is set at a fixed value of 32K bytes
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Sequential Event Recorder. A new function block, the Sequential Event Recorder, is available in firmware
release 9.00. This function block can be used to record up to 1024 samples of 32 individual discrete (bit)
references. Both of these CPUs support this function block. Instructions on programming the Sequential Event
Recorder are found in the IC693 PLC Reference Manual.
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Break-free SNP. The SNP protocol no longer requires a break to operate. This allows SNP to work over a wider
variety of modems.
Hardware Identification
The following table shows the revision level of the circuit boards used in the current version of these CPUs.
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CPU Catalog
Number
Circuit Board ID
IC693CPU350-BC
CX3A1
44A739579-G01R04 or later
IC693CPU360-BC
CX3A1
44A739579-G01R04 or later
MS-DOS and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation
Circuit Board Version
2
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Firmware Upgrade Kits
If you wish to upgrade an existing CPU350 or CPU360 to firmware version 9.01, you may purchase the applicable kit
identified in the following table. All previous versions are capable of being upgraded.
Firmware 9.01 Upgrade Kit Catalog Number
CPU Catalog Number
Firmware Upgrade Kit Catalog Number
IC693CPU350-(all versions)
44A747145-G02
IC693CPU360-(all versions)
44A747148-G02
Firmware Identification
CPU Catalog Number
IC693CPU350-BC
IC693CPU360-BC
Motherboard Firmware
Version
Main:
Boot:
Main:
Boot:
R9.01 (45A1)
R9.00 (33A1)
R9.01 (45A1)
R9.00 (33A1)
Daughterboard
Firmware Version
N/A
N/A
Functional Compatibility
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The Windows PLC Programming Software version 2.00 or later must be used to take advantage of C programming
or Sequential Function Chart (SFC) subroutines.
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Version 4.00 of the C toolkit must be used for C programming.
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The MS-DOS PLC Programming Software Version 9.02 or later must be used to take advantage of the new features
introduced in firmware release 9.00. These new features are listed in the section “New Features and Functionality
of Firmware Release 9.00 Operating Notes.”
Special Operational Notes
User Flash Contents
User information, consisting of program, configuration, CPU ID (used for SNP communications), and status tables in
RAM memory, will automatically be cleared if the CPU firmware in flash memory is changed. So you will need to
restore these if upgrading firmware. A recommended procedure is to first back up your user information from RAM
memory to Flash memory. Then write your new firmware to Flash memory (firmware is stored in a different location in
Flash memory than that used for storing user information such as program, configuration, etc.). Finally, write your user
information back out of Flash into RAM memory. As an alternative, your user information (program, configuration,
etc.) can be restored from a computer-based backup program folder using your PLC programming software. The SNP
ID must be set separately, using the programming software or the Hand-Held Programmer (HHP).
Firmware Upgrade Hardware Requirements
Note: The Model 35x and 36x CPU operating firmware is stored in FLASH memory. The firmware upgrade is provided
on a floppy disk and must be serially downloaded from a Personal Computer. An IBM AT personal computer or better
PC with a minimum 640K of RAM, one 3.5” floppy drive, MS-DOS version 3.3 or later (or Windows 95 or later), a
hard drive, and one RS-232 serial port is required. In addition, a serial cable is required. The following serial cable kit is
available from GE Fanuc:
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IC690ACC901 Mini Converter Kit with cable (RS-232/RS-485)
Optionally, the cable can be assembled from the following parts:
IC690ACC900 RS-232 to RS-485/422 Converter Unit
IC693CBL303 15 Pin RS-485 Serial Cable
IC690CBL705 25 Pin RS-232 Serial Cable *
IC690CBL702 9 Pin RS-232 Serial Cable *
* Only one of these cables is required. Selection depends on PC Serial Port Connector.
Option Module Revision Requirements
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Ethernet Interface Module Compatibility. All IC693 Ethernet Interface (IC693CMM321) modules used with
these CPUs should be updated to IC693CMM321 firmware release 1.10 or later. This is also a requirement of the
TCP/IP Ethernet version of the MS-DOS programming software. During a Run Mode Store (Alt + S hot key
combination) of a large program block (greater than 14 kilobytes), the Ethernet module may time out, causing
communications to fail. Changing the Communications Window to Run-to-Completion mode, or storing the
program in Stop mode, will allow the store to take place successfully.
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FBC Compatibility. FBC version 3 or later is required for these CPUs.
Writing to Flash Using the Windows PLC Programming Software
When writing very large programs to flash memory, it may be necessary to increase the Windows PLC programming
software request timeout value to avoid receiving a request timeout message. An upper bound of 25 seconds is typically
satisfactory
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Problems Resolved in Firmware Version 9.01
SNP Master mode on CPU Ports
With some very large configurations and version 9.00 firmware, after a power-cycle, CPU ports set up for SNP Master
would need to have their configuration re-stored for the protocol to accept COMM_REQs. This is corrected in version
9.01.
Online Changes to Reference Tables
Making online changes with the programmer to reference tables could result in a watchdog timeout. This has been
corrected in version 9.01.
350 and 360 9.00 Upgrade
After upgrading to version 9.00 on a 350 or 360 PLC, the user flash area would need to be written to or cleared
afterwards with an HHP, DOS, or Windows programmer. Otherwise, the RAM contents would be cleared on a powercycle. This is no longer necessary when upgrading to 9.01.
Read from Flash
In version 9.00, reading a folder from flash memory could result in the PLC going into a faulted state. This is corrected
in version 9.01.
Problems Resolved in Firmware Version 9.00
Keyswitch Configured as RUN/STOP Switch
Previously, when the keyswitch was configured as a RUN/STOP switch, moving the keyswitch to the STOP position
would not affect the current PLC state if the PLC was already in either STOP NO/IO or STOP IO SCAN mode. In
firmware version 9.00, the keyswitch will now change the PLC to STOP IO SCAN or STOP NO/IO based on the
configured value, even if the PLC is already in a “STOP” mode.
Storing IC693CMM321 Configuration with Windows PLC Programming Software Issue
It was possible to get a watchdog time-out failure when storing an IC693CMM321 configuration with the Windows
PLC Programming software, Version 2.1 or earlier. This problem has been corrected in firmware version 9.00.
RET_PBLOCK_LIST
The RET_PBLOCK_LIST service request would only function correctly with 24 or less subroutines in the program in
firmware version 8.00. The request now functions correctly with any number of subroutines in version 9.00.
Service Request #7
SVC REQ #7 would allow ladder logic to set certain illegal dates such as 2/29/01. Illegal dates are no longer allowed to
be entered by the user program.
Verify on Write to Flash
A write to flash now performs a verify with RAM contents prior to completion. User definable communication
timeouts in the programmer should be increased as necessary to account for the extra time required by flash writes.
Documentation
Instructions for using these two modules can be found in the latest version of the following manuals:
General Configuration Instructions: IC693 PLC Programming Software User’s Manual
Ladder Logic Programming: IC693 PLC Reference Manual
Installation Instructions: IC693 PLC Installation Manual (firmware 9.0 features will be added to revision P of this
manual)
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IC693CPU350-BC Data
CPU Type
Total Baseplates per System
Single slot CPU module
8 (CPU baseplate + 7 expansion and/or remote)
Load Required from Power Supply
670 milliamps from +5 VDC supply
Processor Speed
25 MegaHertz
Processor Type
80386EX
Typical Scan Rate
.22 milliseconds per 1K of logic (boolean contacts)
User Program Memory (maximum)
32K Bytes (not configurable)
Discrete Input Points - %I
Discrete Output Points - %Q
2,048
2,048
Discrete Global Memory - %G
1,280 bits
Internal Coils - %M
4,096 bits
Output (Temporary) Coils - %T
256 bits
System Status References - %S
128 bits (%S, %SA, %SB, %SC - 32 bits each)
Register Memory - %R
9,999 words
Analog Inputs - %AI
2,048 words
Analog Outputs - %AQ
512 words
System Registers (for reference table
28 words (%SR)
viewing only; cannot be referenced in user logic
program)
Timers/Counters
>2,000
Shift Registers
Yes
Built-in Serial Port(s)
1 (uses connector on PLC power supply). Supports SNP,
SNP-X protocols. Requires CMM module for CCM or RTU
protocol support.
Communications
LAN – Supports multidrop. Also supports Ethernet, FIP,
Profibus, GBC, GCM, and GCM+ option modules.
Override
Yes
Battery Backed Clock
Yes
Interrupts
Supports the periodic subroutine feature.
Type of Memory Storage
RAM and Flash
PCM/CCM Compatibility
Yes
Floating Point Math Support
Yes, firmware-based in firmware releases 9.0 and later.
PS
PORT
CPU 350
ON
OFF
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IC693CPU360-BC Data
CPU Type
Total Baseplates per System
Single slot CPU module
8 (CPU baseplate + 7 expansion and/or remote)
Load Required from Power Supply
670 milliamps from +5 VDC supply
Processor Speed
25 MegaHertz
Processor Type
80386EX
Typical Scan Rate
.22 milliseconds per 1K of logic (boolean contacts)
User Program Memory (maximum)
240K (245,760) Bytes. Note: Actual size of available
user program memory depends on the amounts configured
for the %R, %AI, and %AQ configurable word memory
types (described below).
Discrete Input Points - %I
Discrete Output Points - %Q
2,048
2,048
Discrete Global Memory - %G
1,280 bits
Internal Coils - %M
4,096 bits
Output (Temporary) Coils - %T
256 bits
System Status References - %S
128 bits (%S, %SA, %SB, %SC - 32 bits each)
Register Memory - %R
Configurable in 128 word increments, from 128 to 16,384
words with DOS programmer, and from 128 to 32,640
words with Windows programmer Ver. 2.2 when
available.
Analog Inputs - %AI
Configurable in 128 word increments, from 128 to 8,192
words with DOS programmer, and from 128 to 32,640
words with Windows programmer Ver 2.2 when available.
Analog Outputs - %AQ
Configurable in 128 word increments, from 128 to 8,192
words with DOS programmer, and from 128 to 32,640
words with Windows programmer Ver. 2.2 when
available.
System Registers (for reference table
28 words (%SR)
viewing only; cannot be referenced in user logic
program)
Timers/Counters
>2,000
Shift Registers
Yes
Built-in Serial Port(s)
1 (uses connector on PLC power supply). Supports SNP,
SNP-X protocols. Requires CMM module for CCM or
RTU protocol support.
Communications
LAN – Supports multidrop. Also supports Ethernet, FIP,
Profibus, GBC, GCM, and GCM+ option modules.
Override
Yes
Battery Backed Clock
Yes
Interrupts
Supports the periodic subroutine feature.
Type of Memory Storage
RAM and Flash
PCM/CCM Compatibility
Yes
Floating Point Math Support
Yes, firmware-based in firmware release 9.0 and later.
PS
PORT
CPU 360
ON
OFF
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