General Information

SCADAPack E Topics related to multiple versions

53xE and 6601 Firmware Version compatibility table

Customer Guidance

6601 upgrade recommendations: It is recommended that 6601 I/O modules have their firmware upgraded to 1.80.6 or 1.80.10 and bootloader upgraded to 1.80.6 or 1.80.10. If extended over-range is required, a return to a Schneider Electric facility is needed to recalibrate the analog inputs.

6601 minimum firmware version: 6601 I/O modules shipped from the factory with 1.80.6 firmware or later should not be downgraded to versions earlier than 1.80.6.

6601 bootloader upgrade mechanism: The command line command “restart iofirm <filename> <module address>” is provided for 6601 firmware upgrades. The 6601 firmware upgrade command can be used to upgrade the 6601 bootloader. This is only supported on RTU firmware 8.12.6 and later and 6601 firmware 1.80.6 and later. “restart iofirm bl6601.bin <module address>” will apply bootloader file bl6601.bin. The filename bl6601.bin is the only filename that is accepted for the bootloader. Other file names will result in an attempt to patch the 6601 firmware and not the 6601 bootloader. The 6601 bootloader version is not reported on the command line.

53xE minimum firmware version: If there is an attached 6601 or a built in 6601 (535E) the device firmware version should be 8.12.6 or later.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

NOTICE

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

loss OF SENSOR ACCURACY

If you use firmware versions that are incompatible with extended over-range capabilities on 6601 analog inputs, 6601 analog inputs may report values 10% lower than the actual value.

Use only firmware versions that are compatible with extended over-range capabilities. Do not use a 530E or 535E 8.12.5 firmware in conjunction with a 6601 1.80.6 or later with extended over-range. They are not compatible. Do not use 6601 firmware 1.77.131 or earlier with an extended over-range calibration. They are not compatible

Failure to follow these instructions can result in equipment damage.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

A new version of 6601 I/O module firmware and bootloader was released in tandem with 8.12.6. A new calibration format for 6601 analog inputs was added to support extended over-range capability. Interoperability of various versions of firmware and calibration is described below.

  SP53xE Firmware 6601 Firmware 6601 Calibration 6601 AI Value Over-range Comment
8.12.5 or earlier 1.77.131 or earlier 0 to 20mA Reported normally Always active at 20.05mA
8.12.6 or later 1.77. 131 or earlier 0 to 20mA Reported normally Always active at 20.05mA
8.12.5 or earlier 1.80.06 or later 0 to 20mA Reported normally Always active at 20.05mA 6601 I/O modules upgraded to 1.80.6 from earlier versions will leave calibration unchanged. Recommended for upgrading systems that do not require extended over-range.
8.12.6 or later 1.80.06 or later 0 to 20mA Reported normally Always active at 20.05mA
8.12.6 or later 1.80.06 or later 0 to 22mA Reported normally Always active at 22.00mA Recommended choice for new installations
X 8.12.5 or earlier 1.77. 131 or earlier 0 to 22mA AI report. 10% lower values Always active at 20.05mA NOT RECOMMENDED. Should only occur when a 6601 is mistakenly downgraded from 1.80.6 to an earlier version.
X 8.12.6 or later 1.77. 131 or earlier 0 to 22mA AI report. 10% lower values Always active at 20.05mA NOT RECOMMENDED. Should only occur when a 6601 is mistakenly downgraded from 1.80.6 to an earlier version.
X 8.12.5 or earlier 1.80.06 or later 0 to 22mA AI report. 10% lower values Always active at 20.05mA NOT RECOMMENDED. When adding new 6601 I/O modules to existing systems, RTU firmware should be upgraded to 8.12.6 or later. If this is not practical, contact technical support.

SCADAPack E 8.14.3 Release Notes

SCADAPack E 8.14.3 is a maintenance release, first available in August 2017.

Application and Firmware Versions

SCADAPack E Configurator application version is 8.14.3.2889

Firmware version is 8.14.3.2348

6601 I/O module firmware version 1.80.10

6601 I/O module bootloader version 1.80.10

Fixed Issues (8.14.3)

This issue was fixed:

  • Feature Affected: Modbus Driver

Platforms: All

Issue: Modbus read requests of 32-bit analog output static objects using legacy fixed addressing were not returning the correct response data and length. A Modbus request (Function Code 3 – Read Holding Registers) was received on the RTU with a request length of 2. The Modbus parser code would assemble the response with an incorrect data size for the data types containing 4 bytes (or 2 registers).  All data types were defined with a size of 2 bytes thus the problem was not visible when using UINT and INT. 

Fix: The fixed addressing (legacy) mode now functions as intended. 

Engineering Reference: FE-3872

 

SCADAPack E 8.14.2 Release Notes

SCADAPack E 8.14.2 is a maintenance release, first available in August 2017.

Application and Firmware Versions

SCADAPack E Configurator application version is 8.14.2.2886

Firmware version is 8.14.2.2346

6601 I/O module firmware version 1.80.10

6601 I/O module bootloader version 1.80.10

Fixed Issues (8.14.2)

This issue was fixed:

  • Feature Affected: Modbus Driver

Platforms: All

Issue: Modbus read requests of 32-bit analog output static objects using legacy fixed addressing were not returning the correct response data and length. A Modbus request (Function Code 3 – Read Holding Registers) was received on the RTU with a request length of 2. The Modbus parser code would assemble the response with an incorrect data size for the data types containing 4 bytes (or 2 registers).  All data types were defined with a size of 2 bytes thus the problem was not visible when using UINT and INT. 

Fix: The fixed addressing (legacy) mode now functions as intended. 

Engineering Reference: FE-3872

Application and Firmware Versions

SCADAPack E Configurator application version is 8.14.1.2881

Firmware version is 8.14.1.2341

6601 I/O module firmware version 1.80.10

6601 I/O module bootloader version 1.80.10

New Features (8.14.1)

  • Support for Windows 10 32 bit and 64 bit. Some applications must be “run as administrator” to access all functionality.
  • Support for MODBUS_SETUP_* function blocks added to SCADAPack ES
  • Additional system points for memory statistics.

System Analog: 50021 RAM memory size;

System Analog: 50022 RAM memory free;

System Analog: 50023 PDB NVRAM memory pool used;

System Analog: 50024 PDB NVRAM memory pool free;

System Analog: 50026 Flash file system used;

System Analog: 50027 Flash file system free;

System Analog: 50262 Removable device 1 used;

System Analog: 50263 Removable device 1 free;

System Analog: 50264 Removable device 1 number of files;

System Analog: 50265 Removable device 2 used;

System Analog: 50266 Removable device 2 free;

System Analog: 50267 Removable device 2 number of files;

  • User defined Modbus slave ID configuration is available per serial port rather than a single Modbus slave ID for the whole device.
  • The Modbus Scanner page now includes a “Mapped points configured” count.
  • Firmware version of all 5000 I/O modules displayed in output of “ver” command.

Improvements (8.14.1)

These improvements were made:

  • SCADAPack E IEC 60870-5-104 Slave TCP listen port.

Previously the TCP listen port for the secondary master at 2405 would be open even if the secondary master was not configured. The port is now only open if the secondary master is configured.

  • SCADAPack E DNP3 Secure Authentication communications.

SCADAPack E Configurator would previously generate Authentication failed messages when communications reached a point that key change was necessary. SCADAPack E Configurator now tracks when a key change will be required and can negotiate a new key with the RTU prior to attempting communications requested by the user.

  • SCADAPack E IP address and subnet.

The RTU performs additional validation on IP address and subnet configuration to prevent Ethernet ports from being configured for the same subnet.

  • SCADAPack E 6000 series I/O modules.

The firmware version of all 6000 series I/O modules is exposed on the command line. Previously only the firmware version of the 6601 module with address 0 was displayed.

  • SCADAPack 53xE IP stack robustness improvements.

The IP functionality of the RTU has been modified based on the results of Achilles robustness testing and other vulnerability assessment test tools. Device performance under IP communications load has been improved. Device tolerance of malformed messages has also been improved.

  • SCADAPack E System stats code and restart reason logging.

The RTU preserves a brief history of five system status codes with timestamps, as well as five restart reasons with timestamps.

  • SCADAPack E Default IP gateway.

The default RTU configuration now includes a default IP gateway route to direct the forwarding of IP traffic when no more specific route is available.

  • SCADAPack E IP forwarding.

The forwarding of IP traffic across different IP interfaces can now be configured to be active or disabled.

  • SCADAPack E RTU IP address.

The default RTU configuration now includes an IP address so that initial communication with a device can be via Ethernet cable.

  • SCADAPack E Configurator DNP3 file transfer.

SCADAPack E Configurator now supports both Legacy DNP3 file transfer and revised DNP3 file transfer mechanisms.