Is it possible to know the firmware version of the Top Print of the PCD1 E-Line RIOs?
Yes, it is possible to read out the firmware version of the PCD1 E-Line RIO's Top Print.
The E-Line RIO's register 613 contains the firmware version number of the E-Line Top Print firmware.
The PCD E-Line RIO's of the type:
Are equipped with manual control buttons which allows local on-site operation.
The keys and/or rotary switches for manual operation are located on a separate print (top print) which also has its own CPU.
The CPU of the Top Print also contains a firmware.
This means that the E-Line RIO's listed above have 2 different CPU's with 2 different firmware’s; The 'E-Line' and the 'E-Line Top Print' firmware.
The firmware version of the Top Print is stored in register 613 of the E-Line RIO and can be detected by reading the register 613.
The E-Line RIO's register 613 can be read out either via the S-Bus or Modbus master or via the debugger or the watch window in PG5 by connecting the E-Line RIO directly to the PC/PG5 with the USB cable.
The version of the ‘E-Line Top Print’ firmware is supported from E-Line firmware version 1.08.16.
For E-Line firmware versions < 1.08.16, the value 0 is displayed in register 613.
The ‘E-Line Top Print’ firmware 2.01.00 is displayed in register 613 as 20100 in decimal format.
The E-Line firmware version can be read out in register 600.
The E-Line firmware 1.08.16 is displayed in register 600 as 10816 in decimal format.
Remark on firmware update.
The E-Line firmware can be updated by the user using the PG5 Firmware Downloader.
The 'E-Line Top Print' firmware can only be updated at the SBC factory, the user cannot update the E-Line Top Print firmware.
Example of the PG5 Watch Window for reading the register 600 and 613
PCD1 / E-Line
Last update: 25.01.2023 12:44
First release: 11.11.2022 12:48