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SIMATIC IPC Support Package for VxWorks

Simple integration of real-time applications in your automation solution

With the SIMATIC IPC Support Package for Wind River® VxWorks®, you can realize automation tasks with strict real-time requirements quickly and easily on powerful SIMATIC IPC hardware. All interfaces as well as communication and diagnostics functions of the SIMATIC industrial PC are supported. This guarantees optimum integration in your automation solution – without time-consuming driver development.

SIMATIC IPC Support Package for VxWorks

The SIMATIC embedded and high-end IPC devices of the D generation (except IPC227D) are supported with the SIMATIC IPC Support Package for VxWorks.
The following SIMATIC IPCs can therefore now be operated along with their PROFINET, PROFIBUS and hardware-based functions with the real time VxWorks V6.9 operating system:

  • IPC647D
  • IPC847D
  • IPC227E
  • IPC627D
  • IPC827D
  • IPC277E

VxWorks V7 is now also supported in compatibility mode V6.9, 32-bit.

The PROFINET onboard interfaces of the SIMATIC IPCs offer diverse options for the integration of real-time solutions with SIMATIC IPC into PROFINET networks. PROFINET RT (real-time) is supported by the standard Ethernet interface of the IPC; PROFINET IRT (isochronous real-time) is supported by the onboard PROFINET interface.

Product No. / Product Description Listprice / Your price
6ES76486VA020YA0
SIMATIC IPC SUPPORT PACKAGE FOR VXWORKS V2.0, SUPPORTS IPC 227E, IPC 277E, IPC 427D, IPC427E IPC477E, IPC627D, IPC827D, IPC 647D UND IPC 847D INCL. DP UND PN AND DIAGNOSIS FUNCTIONS

Benefits

Real-time applications in industrial environments

  • Implementation of industrial applications with high performance requirements.
  • Implementation of short response times of 10µs on a rugged hardware platform
  • VxWorks can be used as a rugged, time-proven real-time operating system for industrial use

Integration in the SIMATIC automation environment

  • PROFINET on-board for the high-performance, cyclic and isochronous transmission of user data via Industrial Ethernet
  • PROFIBUS onboard as a time-tested, widespread fieldbus enables integration into a large number of fieldbus networks
  • Use of the extended SIMATIC IPC monitoring functions (battery, temperature, fan), operating hours counter, and support of retentive memory, watchdog, S.M.A.R.T. to avoid system downtimes

Free programming and know-how protection

  • Automation solutions can be efficiently programmed in C/C++
  • Open programming interfaces
  • Protection of technological expertise (application only available as executable code in the target system)

Application

The SIMATIC IPC Support Package for VxWorks V1.1 supports application programmers with the implementation of real-time applications, e.g. for controlling printing machines, chip handlers and test setups.

Through the provision of all drivers for the onboard interfaces of the SIMATIC IPCs and the programming interfaces required for PROFINET, PROFIBUS and hardware functions, the SIMATIC IPCs can be optimally integrated into the control infrastructure.

Design

The VxWorks real-time operating system as well as the corresponding development and runtime licenses are not part of the support package.

The customer must obtain a development license for VxWorks from Windriver and use it to create his or her VxWorks image.

For the functions listed above, the customer receives VxWorks support from Siemens in the form of an additional component.
The Siemens component comprises drivers, header files, libraries, documentation and examples. For licensing reasons, Siemens is unable to deliver turnkey VxWorks systems.

The SIMATIC IPC Support Package for VxWorks V1.1 is a runtime license and must be obtained separately for each target system.

Technical specifications

Development system

Component

Requirements

Hardware

PC

Operating system

Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit)

Configuration software for PROFIBUS DP

STEP 7 as of version 5.5 SP3 Hotfix 3 (optional)

from TIA V13 (optional)

NCM PC from Version 5.5 SP3 (optional)

Configuration software for PROFINET

STEP 7 from Version 5.5 SP3 (optional)

from TIA V12 (optional)

NCM PC from Version 5.5 SP3 (optional)

Development tools

Workbench V3.3 für VxWorks V6.9

Target system

Component

Requirements

Hardware

SIMATIC IPC647D or

SIMATIC IPC847D or

SIMATIC IPC227E or

SIMATIC IPC427D or

SIMATIC IPC627D or

SIMATIC IPC827D or

SIMATIC IPC277D

Operating system

VxWorks V6.9 (32-bit)

Product scope

The SIMATIC Support Package for VxWorks consists of drivers, header files, libraries, documentation and application examples to realize the functions listed above. The support package does not include the VxWorks real-time operating system or the corresponding development or runtime licenses.

Advantages

Real-time applications in the industrial environment

  • Realization of industrial applications with high real-time requirements
  • Achievement of short response times of 10 µs on rugged SIMATIC IPC hardware
  • Use of VxWorks as rugged, tried-and-tested real-time operating system for industrial use

Integration in SIMATIC automation

  • PROFINET onboard for high-performance, cyclic and isochronous transfer of user data via industrial Ethernet
  • PROFIBUS onboard as tried-and-tested, widely used fieldbus enables integration into a large number of fieldbus networks
  • Use of detailed monitoring functions of SIMATIC IPCs (battery monitoring, temperature monitoring, fan monitoring, operating hours counter, support of retentive memory, watchdog, S.M.A.R.T.) to avoid system downtimes

Free programming and know-how protection

  • Efficient programming in C/C++ for automation solution
  • Open programming interface
  • Protection of technology know-how (application is only available as executable code in the target system)