SHIPTide Development Flow

The Serious Human Interface™ Platform Total IDE (SHIPTide) is a rapid GUI development tool enabling the GUI designer to completely specify all aspects of your user interface, including layout, events, actions, and resources (fonts, images, etc.).

SHIPTide exports a binary file called a "cargo", that is loaded onto the bulk FLASH storage of a Serious Integrated Module. SHIPEngine then, on boot, unpacks and makes the GUI described in the cargo come alive:


Technical Information and Training


Latest Releases
Version 5 Version 4
  • SHIPTide v5 Windows drivers are the download's /drivers folder

Click here for older SHIPTide releases.

Updating your SIM's SHIPEngine Firmware

Starting with SHIPTide v5.0.107, you can now update any SIM with firmware v5.0.107 and newer in just seconds from within SHIPTide.

Depending on which SHIPEngine version is installed in your SIM currently, you may have to perform a one-time update to get your SIM to v5.0.107 or later to access this capability:

SIM Current Version Process
SIM225 or Renesas YLCDRX64N/YLCDRX63NE prior to v5.0.107 follow these one-time instructions
SIM225 or Renesas YLCDRX64N/YLCDRX63NE v5.0.107+ See below for updating SHIPEngine from SHIPTide
Release version of SIM115, SIM231, or SIM535 v5.0.107+ See below for updating SHIPEngine from SHIPTide
Pre-Release/Eng Sample of SIM115, SIM231, or SIM535 any contact Serious
SIM205 and SIM102 v4 There is no SHIPv5 support planned for these models
SIM110 v4 Serious is investigating SHIPv5 support; contact Serious

SHIPEngine Update Process from SHIPTide

First, download the latest SHIPEngine v5 for your SIM.

Then launch SHIPTide, and select File->SIM Programming:

File SIM Programming.jpg

You will then see the SIM Programming Panel, where you can not only update the SIM's firmware, but also its boot loader elements as well as its GUI all in one operation. If you want to update multiple SIMs of the same time in the same way, you can have several SIMs plugged into your PC and select multiple units.

SIM Programming.jpg
  1. Choose the SIM you want to update; you can update multiple similar SIMs at once
  2. Choose the SHIPEngine file you want to burn into your SIM(s)
  3. Select Program to perform the operation.