SIM115 3.5″ HMI

SIM115 is a mature product — see the SIM152 for new designs.

SIM115 is an Extended Lifetime Product.

With a compact, bright 3.5″ 320×240 LCD screen and powered by a 96MHz Renesas RX631 MCU with Serious Gatling™ Technology for rapid-fire 24-bit color delivery and ambient light sensing, the SIM115 can deliver an outstanding front control panel experience for your product.

Standard high speed UART, SPI, and power connectivity is provided by a 16-pin Power/Communications connector — perfect for simple wire-harness attachment to existing systems. A low profile, high-density module-to-module 60-pin expansion connector supports easy daughter card development for proprietary system integration. Or, choose one of the Serious Communications Modules to provide the communications flexibility you need, including industrial, IT, and IoT connectivity.

Explore these options compared to the SIM152:

  • SIM252 for similar capabilities and pricing in a wide-format 4.3″ form factor
  • SIM352 for a larger, high resolution 5″ experience
  • SIM552 for similar capabilities in a larger 7″ form factor
  • SIM562 for a high performance 7″ experience with video playback
  • SIM862 for a high performance 10.1″ experience with video playback

Features & Variants

3.5" 320x240 color TFT display

  • Serious Gatling™ Technology accelerated for rich 24-bit color performance
  • Various LCD & touch options
  • Ambient light sensing

96MHz 32-bit Renesas RX631 MCU

  • 128kB RAM, up to 512kB FLASH

On Module Memory

  • 8MB or 16MB SDRAM
  • 8MB or 16MB Serial FLASH

Extensive I/O

  • 60-pin Board-to-Board I/O Expansion(Power, GPIO, CAN, UART, I2C, I2S, SPI, USB Host, Device...)
  • 16-pin Wire Harness Expansion(Power, UART, I2C, I2S, SPI,...)
  • USB2.0 FS Embedded Host
  • USB2.0 FS Device
  • SHIP Programming Port

Wide Operating Range

  • -20 to 70°C operating temperature range
  • 3.6 to 5.5 VDC Input Power
SIM115 A01 A02 A03 A04
Processor & Memory
Processor 96MHz Renesas RX631 MCU
MCU Flash/RAM (kB) 512/128
DRAM (MB) 16 16 8 8
SPI NOR Flash (MB) 16 16 8 8
LCD & Touch
Touch Types Resistive None Resistive None
Ambient Light Sensing
16-Pin Serial/Power Expansion
60-Pin SCM Expansion
USB2.0 FS Device Logic
USB2.0 FS Device Micro B Connector
USB2.0 FS Host with A Connector
Front LED
Piezo Sounder
RTCC w/Battery Backup
10-bit DAC Audio Output

LCD Options

See LCD Options for definitions and codes. Additional options may be available; contact your local Serious representative for details.

Resistive Touch Options

LCD OptionR45ALL
Size (inches)3.5
Pixels (w x h)320×240
Cover Glass1mm+
Brightness (typ NITs)400+
Backlight Life (typ hrs)50,000
Viewing TechnologyLandscape
Color Depth (bits)24
Operating Temp-20/+70C
Ambient Sensor 

Non-Touch Options

LCD OptionN55ALL
Size (inches)3.5
Pixels (w x h)320×240
Cover GlassNone
Brightness (typ NITs)500+
Backlight Life (typ hrs)50,000
Viewing TechnologyLandscape
Color Depth (bits)24
Operating Temp-20/+70C
Ambient Sensor 

Development Tools and Software

SHIPTide GUI Development IDE

  • Pixel accurate page layout
  • Built-in media support: jpg, png, bmp, tif, ttf, wav, and more
  • Windows 10 based

SHIPEngine Runtime GUI Engine

  • Licensed with every SIM
  • Runs GUIs generated by SHIPTide
  • Handles graphics, touch, communications, events, and more
Older HMI modules, including SIM115, SIM225, SIM231, SIM243, SIM535, SIM543 are all supported by SHIP v5.1. For the extra features in SHIP v5.2 and onwards, choose a newer “Gen5” HMI Module, including the SIMx52 and SIMx62  families.

Development Kits

The SIMx52 and SIMx62 Development Kits

SIMx52 and SIMx62 HMI modules are supported by SIM Dev Kit Accessory (SIMDKA) packages. Just purchase separately the individual HMI module of your choice, and add the appropriate DKA as a build-your-own dev kit.

SIMx52/x52 Dev Kit Accessories

Development Resources

The Serious Documentation Zone has extensive SIM documentation, downloads, resources, training, and more.