FP7 CPU unit Upgrade Tool

Information you need to know before using the software (Essential reading)

About FP7 CPU unit Upgrade Tool

FP7 CPU unit Upgrade Tool is the software to update the firmware by connecting a PC and the FP7 CPU unit with a USB cable.
EDS files are stored in this upgrade tool.

This upgrade tool enables the upgrade of the CPU unit to the following version.
・Standard model (Excluding AFP7CPS21) Ver.4.44 (The unit that the upgrade is not supported will be upgraded to the latest version of Ver.3.)
・Low cost type (AFP7CPS21) Ver.1.44
*Please prepare a USB cable for connecting a PC with the FP7 CPU unit.

Confirm the product number of the FP7 CPU unit if it can be upgraded with this software.
The product numbers of PLCs that can be upgraded with this upgrade tool are as follows.

  • AFP7CPS41E
  • AFP7CPS31E
  • AFP7CPS31
  • AFP7CPS41ES
  • AFP7CPS31ES
  • AFP7CPS31S
  • AFP7CPS21

Unfortunately the PLCs of the following model numbers cannot be upgraded.

  • AFP7CPS3
  • AFP7CPS3E
  • AFP7CPS4E

For using FP7 CPU-Ver.3.20 or later, FPWIN GR7 Ver.2.5 or later should be used.
Using a version older than Ver.2.5 affects the display of the system monitor area. (Standard model only)

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Caution

Be aware of the following points listed below.
This software is freeware. The copyright for this software is held by Panasonic Industrial Devices SUNX Co., Ltd. By using this software it is assumed that you agree to "Conditions of Use" presented below.
When applying the new version to the FP7 CPU Unit used for control of equipment and machines under operation, please thoroughly verify in advance.

Conditions of Use

  • Panasonic Industrial Devices SUNX does not warrant anything regarding the use of this software.
  • Panasonic Industrial Devices SUNX will not assume responsibility of any sort for direct, indirect, repercussive, resulting or special damage that results from using this software or from the operation of the software itself.
  • Panasonic Industrial Devices SUNX does not restrict the use, copying or distribution of this software.
    However, when copying or distributing, Panasonic Industrial Devices SUNX prohibits the procurement of fees other than the cost of media, and prohibits the applying of restrictions in use of the software.

System Requirements

Make sure that the computer on which you intend to run the software meets the minimum specifications listed below.

OS Windows XP / 7 / 8 (32bit / 64bit) / 10 (32bit / 64bit)
Available hard disk space 100MB or more
Recommended CPU Pentium4 1GHz or more
Recommended system RAM 1 GB or more
Recommended display resolution 1280 x 800 px or more
Recommended color depth High Color (32bit) or more
*1 Microsoft Windows, Windows XP, 7, 8 and 10 are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

How to Install

1.Click on the title of the file name (listed below) that you want to download and indicate the download destination.

*When you already have indicated the download destination, the file will be downloaded automatically.

Title Language Version File size Update
FP7CPU_V0444_en.zip EN 4.44 6.0MB May 16, 2018

2.Decompress the downloaded file.

 

3.Double-click the file (Fp7Cpu_V444_VupTool.exe) in the decompressed folder to activate the upgrade tool.

The following "Preparation for executing the upgrade tool" is required before the upgrade.

The screen of the upgrade tool will appear. Upgrade the FP7 CPU unit according to the procedure.

* Do not turn off the power to the FP7 CPU unit or remove the USB cable during the upgrade.
It may cause a damage to the FP7 CPU unit.
 

Preparation for executing the upgrade tool

  • 1. Confirm the product number of the FP7 CPU unit if it can be upgraded with this software.
  • 2. Set the operation mode switch on the FP7 CPU unit to PROG.
  • 3. Connect the target FP7 CPU unit and a PC with a USB cable, and turn on the power.
  • 4. When FPWIN GR is active, set it to offline.
 

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