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In this section you'll find several sets of downloadable files, ranging from simple forms to join PI to executables to help you engineering and commissioning PROFIBUS and PROFINET devices. Much of it is free, although to get some files you'll need to join PI (Become a member) to gain access. The 'key' icon tells you which file needs a password.


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PROFIdrive PROFINET Profile Tester
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The PROFIdrive PROFINET Profile Tester supports the development of PROFINET IO devices with PROFIdrive or ENCODER Profile application interfaces. It can be used as a means for preparation of the PROFIdrive certification and also as test tool to run self programmed test scripts.



V5.0 Build 1.13 is an improved and reworked V4.0 and adds isochronous operation (sign of life and DSC test cases are now operable).

It is strongly recommended to use V5.0 for new projects. Content and test coverage of V5.0 is the same than V4.0. Till 10/2017 device manufacturers can apply for a certification test with V4.0 or V5.0. Starting from 10/2017 certification tests are performed with V5.0 only.




Hardware requirements

  Personal computer: IBM compatible PC, with one free PCI slot

  Free space on HD:  100 MB or more

  PROFINET PCI controller board: Siemens CP1616, order number 6GK1161-6AA02

Software requirements

Operating systems:  MS-Windows 7 SP1 64-bit


1. For installation you need administrator privileges.

2. Follow the instructions of the Install Wizard.

3. For further installation details see the User Guide.





  1. A maximum of one CP1616 is permitted in one PC.
    The CP1616 shall be used exclusively by the Profile Tester
    and shall not be used also by other software, different from
    the Profile Tester.



  1. This Profile Tester version doesn’t support isochroneous operation.  
    Therefore use PROFINET RT communication for all tests.
  2. With this Profile Tester version, the application class 4
    test cases for life sign counting and DSC evaluation can’t be performed
    because clock synchronous operation is not supported.  




V40-311   Profile Tester Version V4.0 Build 3.11
V40-311a Profile Tester Version V4.0 Build 3.11 with Test Case update 1
V40-481   Profile Tester Version V4.0 Build 4.8.1
V40-4180 Profile Tester Version V4.0 Build 4.18 
                Extention of test cases for ENCODER profile certification test.
V50-113   Profile Tester Version V5.0 Build 1.13
                New frame work. Isochronous operation supported.

V50-114   Profile Tester Version V5.0 Build 1.14
                  Bugfix for TIA Portal engineered projects.

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