The requested software / document is no longer marketed by Saia-Burgess Controls AG and without technical support. It is an older software version which can be operated only on certain now no longer commercially available products.

  • PCD2.M220 and PCD2.M250

  • CPU's with PC/104 platform (obsolete)

Please contact your local SBC representation to get more information about this product.

PCD2

  • Is it possible to use a 16 DI/O module on the base addresse 240? (FAQ #101671)
  • Why does the BACnet "Upload/Merge" not work on very busy IP networks? (FAQ #101417)
  • Does a PCD automatically generate "gratuitous ARP" telegrams? (FAQ #101045)
  • Why can't I connect a PCD2.M480 (with firmware 039) over the serial PGU port? (FAQ #100738)
  • The error LED is on and the history contains the message XOB 20 / 25 missing (FAQ #100690)
  • I forgot the password for my PCD/PCS! How can I access it again? (FAQ #100639)
  • Which extension memory chips are recommended / supported (FAQ #100507)
  • Is the XOB 5 "No response from I/O module (I/O Quit Failure)" supported by the PCD3? (FAQ #100501)
  • Can the S-Net MPI-Port on the PCD3.M5xx0 and on the PCD2.M5xx0 be used as standard RS-485 Port (FAQ #100500)
  • Why can't I connect a PCD over Ethernet after replacing its Ethernet module? (FAQ #100156)
  • Can input/output modules be changed under tension (hot-plug)? (FAQ #100111)

PCD2 / _Firmware xx7

  • What are the differences between PCD2.M487 firmware 1.315 and 1.10.53? (FAQ #101601)
  • Why does the Error LED of my PCD2.M127 blink? (FAQ #101472)
  • What is the difference between PCD2.M177 firmware version 3.123 and previous versions? (FAQ #101450)
  • What does "Saia PCD® COSinus" stand for? (FAQ #101297)
  • What criterias are to be fulfilled for sending e-Mails from the PCD? (FAQ #101054)
  • New firmware version names for Saia PCD® COSinus systems (a.bb.cc) (FAQ #100741)
  • Why can't I connect a PCD2.M480 (with firmware 039) over the serial PGU port? (FAQ #100738)
  • Which Flash chip to use for which usage? (FAQ #100309)
  • Can the xx7 operating system be updated (FW update)? (FAQ #100059)

xx7 Series

xx7 Series / General

  • Why does an EPROM made with GALEP not work on a xx7? (FAQ #100489)
  • Firmware downgrade with new Flash Eproms (FAQ #100324)
  • Are training courses offered? (FAQ #100032)
  • Is there a helpline for technical problems? When can I contact it? (FAQ #100031)
  • Are manuals available in English? (FAQ #100030)
  • What distinguishes the Saia PCD® xx7 series from other Step®7 programmable controllers on the market? (FAQ #100029)
  • Which customers will not find their needs best served by Saia-Burgess Controls AG? (FAQ #100028)
  • Which customers will find their needs best served by the Saia PCD® xx7 series? (FAQ #100027)
  • What price benefit do I have compared with an original Siemens controller? (FAQ #100026)

xx7 Series / Programming

  • It’s possible to use the interrupt Inputs on xx7 CPU’s as normal inputs? (FAQ #101061)
  • Why are the LED's RUN HALT and ERROR flashing when going online? (FAQ #100665)
  • Is programming over IP supported? (FAQ #100615)
  • Which Siemens FC's and FB's can be used on a Saia PCD® xx7-Series? (FAQ #100592)
  • Why doesn't the "RAM to ROM" function work on PCD1.M137? (FAQ #100455)
  • Does the xx7 have a standard HEAVAC library, like the PG5? (FAQ #100049)
  • Can a PC/MPI adapter that does not come from Siemens (e.g. Helmholtz) be used for programming? (FAQ #100047)
  • Does programming require any other software than Simatic-Manager? (FAQ #100045)
  • Which CPU versions are supported by the xx7 series? (FAQ #100044)
  • With which Siemens CPU can an xx7 CPU be compared? (FAQ #100043)
  • How long are execution times for instructions? (FAQ #100042)
  • How long are execution times for instructions? (FAQ #100041)
  • Do function blocks/functions work from the Siemens Standard Library? (FAQ #100039)
  • Are the xx7 series controllers really fully compatible? (FAQ #100038)
  • Can a Step®7 project edited for Saia PCD® xx7 series run again on an S7? (FAQ #100037)
  • Can Step®7 programs from an S7-300/400 run directly on a Saia PCD®, or does anything have to be adapted? (FAQ #100035)

xx7 Series / Hardware configuration

  • It’s possible to use the interrupt Inputs on xx7 CPU’s as normal inputs? (FAQ #101061)
  • The PCD3.W745 can not be selected in the IO-Builder (FAQ #100520)
  • My new hardware configuration for I/Os was not taken over by the xx7. (FAQ #100145)
  • How many rows for a PCD2 Slave can I define in the DP slave configuration of a XX7? (FAQ #100131)
  • How can local SBC hardware be projected in Simatic-Manager? (FAQ #100053)
  • Does programming require any other software than Simatic-Manager? (FAQ #100052)
  • Are the xx7 series controllers really fully compatible? (FAQ #100051)
  • How do I configure an xx7 system? (FAQ #100050)

xx7 Series / CPU and operating system

  • Why it’s no more possible to set the PCD3.Mxx6x in the firmware download mode with the help of the run/stop switch? (FAQ #101948)
  • Why the MPI adapter doesn’t work on the MPI port of the PCD3.M5547, PCD3.M5567, PCD3.M5540, PCD3.M5440 or PCD3.5560? (FAQ #101814)
  • What are the port numbers which have to be used on Step7 depending of the communication modules? (FAQ #101704)
  • The modem library xx7 indicates an error -104 (FAQ #101324)
  • It’s possible to use the interrupt Inputs on xx7 CPU’s as normal inputs? (FAQ #101061)
  • The "SBC format" changed on Saia PCD® COSinus CPU's (FAQ #101048)
  • How to use port 2 of a PCD3.M6xx7 as MPI port (FAQ #100872)
  • Can I change the operating system from PCD3 xx7 to SBC standard operation system ? (FAQ #100748)
  • Why does the CPU crash when reading the diagnostic buffer? (FAQ #100705)
  • Program from PCD7.R400 is not automatically copied into the PCD’s memory (FAQ #100357)
  • Firmware downgrade with new Flash Eproms (FAQ #100324)
  • What ambient temperature range is the xx7 series approved for? (FAQ #100073)
  • What approvals do the xx7 series PCD controllers have? (FAQ #100071)
  • What standards are met by the xx7 series regarding EMC guidelines? (FAQ #100070)
  • Are run-time meters supported? (FAQ #100069)
  • Can access to a xx7 CPU be protected with a password? (FAQ #100068)
  • Does the xx7 series have a watchdog relay? How is it activated? (FAQ #100067)
  • Are there any modules with interrupt capabilities? (FAQ #100065)
  • Are interrupt inputs and fast counter inputs available? (FAQ #100063)
  • Does an xx7 series PCD have the same system resources as an original Siemens CPU? (FAQ #100062)
  • Does an xx7 series PCD have a buffer battery and integral clock? (FAQ #100060)
  • Can the xx7 operating system be updated (FW update)? (FAQ #100059)
  • Which system functions are available? (FAQ #100056)
  • How long are execution times for instructions? (FAQ #100055)
  • Are the xx7 series controllers really fully compatible? (FAQ #100051)
  • Which CPU versions are supported by the xx7 series? (FAQ #100044)
  • With which Siemens CPU can an xx7 CPU be compared? (FAQ #100043)

xx7 Series / Communication

  • What are the port numbers which have to be used on Step7 depending of the communication modules? (FAQ #101704)
  • The modem library xx7 indicates an error -104 (FAQ #101324)
  • Which Profibus address do I have to choose if the PCD3.M5547 is used as Profi S-IO master or the PCD3.M6547 is used as DP Slave and Master? (FAQ #101178)
  • What kind of DP profile do I have to choose when using the PCD3.M6547 as Master and Slave? (FAQ #101177)
  • If the PCD3.Mxx7 or PCD2.M5547 has a Profibus configuration it goes often in Stop after startup (FAQ #101176)
  • Is it possible to use two different TCP/IP addresses for the two TCP/IP connectors of the PCD2.M5 CPU? (FAQ #101097)
  • What is the TCP/IP port number if you want to access the PCD3.Mxxx7 from Step7 over an ADSL router? (FAQ #100796)
  • When do I need SFC 14 and 15 for profibus communication? (FAQ #100628)
  • Why is the Profibus / LON Communication not working on a PCD7.F772 or PCD7.F802 (FAQ #100563)
  • Why is the serial communication on PCD3.Mxxx7 or PCD2.M5xx7 Port 0 not working properly? (FAQ #100554)
  • DP-communication between SBC Master and Siemens CP342-5 Slave (FAQ #100396)
  • How many MPI-connections can be handled by a XX7? (FAQ #100267)
  • Why the XX7 does not support diagnostic messages for SFC14/15 for Profibus DP Networks? (FAQ #100265)
  • MPI-communication over serial RS 232 port (FAQ #100220)
  • Can M-Bus be implemented on the xx7 series? (FAQ #100201)
  • Rules for configuration of Profibus-FDL (FAQ #100166)
  • Is it possible to use DP mode "DPV1" on XX7? (FAQ #100162)
  • What are the main error sources when Profibus FMS is configured on xx7 series? (FAQ #100160)
  • Is it possible to turn off the hardware flow control (RTS-CTS) for RS 232 on a XX7? (FAQ #100158)
  • I am not able to establish a modem connection for serial communication on a xx7. (FAQ #100144)
  • How many rows for a PCD2 Slave can I define in the DP slave configuration of a XX7? (FAQ #100131)
  • Is it also possible to operate GSM modems with the xx7 series PCD? (FAQ #100098)
  • Can SMS messages and e-mails also be sent directly with the xx7 series PCD? (FAQ #100097)
  • Can a modem be connected to an xx7 series PCD? (FAQ #100096)
  • What are the telemaintenance possibilities offered by the xx7 series? (FAQ #100095)
  • What things are needed to operate the interface with LON-Works? (FAQ #100094)
  • Do xx7 series controllers also offer an interface for LON-Works? (FAQ #100093)
  • Is there an interface module for Interbus-S? (FAQ #100092)
  • Does the PCD xx7 series also support Profibus-PA? (FAQ #100091)
  • What does one do to make a Profibus-DP slave V1 run on the xx7 master? (FAQ #100090)
  • What I/O addressing is possible with Profibus-DP master/slave? (FAQ #100088)
  • Can an xx7 series controller be both a Profibus-DP master and a DP slave? (FAQ #100087)
  • Is Profibus-DP master-master communication possible? How many stations are supported? (FAQ #100086)
  • Which serial communication protocols are supported on xx7 systems? (FAQ #100085)
  • What transmission speed does the PCD2.M487's integral MPI/S-Net interface support? (FAQ #100084)
  • What transmission speed is supported in an MPI network? (FAQ #100083)
  • What are the MPI communications capabilities? (FAQ #100082)
  • Is it possible to run a Siemens-OP on the MPI interface? (FAQ #100081)
  • Can GeniBus be implemented on the xx7 series? (FAQ #100080)
  • Can Modbus be implemented on the xx7 series? (FAQ #100079)
  • Can SBC S-Bus be implemented on the xx7 series? (FAQ #100078)
  • Is Ethernet also supported? (FAQ #100077)
  • What are the specific communications capabilities? (FAQ #100076)
  • What is the essential, structural design difference between S7 controllers and Saia PCD®? (FAQ #100075)
  • What is special about Profibus with Saia PCD®, compared to Siemens or other suppliers? (FAQ #100074)

xx7 Series / Peripherals

The requested software / document is no longer marketed by Saia-Burgess Controls AG and without technical support. It is an older software version which can be operated only on certain now no longer commercially available products.

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