SIM225 4.3″ HMI

SIM225 is End of Life — see the SIM252 for new designs.

With a resistive touch 4.3” 480×272 16-bit color LCD powered by the Renesas RX63N MCU, the SIM225 was a breakthrough product using “direct drive” technology for cost effective and modern HMI experiences. It is still supported by v5.1 of our proprietary SHIPEngine firmware and the SHIPTide development tools.

Standard high speed UART and power connectivity is provided by Serious 7-pin connectors — perfect for simple attachment to existing systems. Some variants have a 26 pin expansion connectors enabling easy custom daughter-card development for more complex connectivity.

Explore these options compared to the SIM243:

  • SIM152 for a high performance, more cost effective HMI in a very compact 3.5″ form factor
  • SIM252 for a high performance, more cost effective, modern product line
  • SIM352 for a larger, high resolution 5″ experience
  • SIM552 for a big 7″ LCD experience
  • SIM862 for higher performance, including video playback, with a big, bold 10.1″ LCD

Features & Variants

4.3” WQVGA 480x272 color TFT display

  • various touch options

100MHZ 32-bit Renesas RX63N/RX631 MCU

  • 128KB RAM, up to 2MB FLASH
  • Direct Drive LCD Connectivity

On Module Memory

  • 8 or 16MB SDRAM
  • 8MB or 16MB serial FLASH
  • 2Kbit EEPROM

Extensive I/O

  • 14-pin Renesas E1 JTAG Header
  • 26-pin 0.1" I/O Header
  • USB 2.0 FS Embedded Host
  • USB 2.0 FS Device
  • PCB Edge Connector w/JTAG & USB Device

Wide Operating Range

  • -20 to 70°C operating temperature
  • 3.6 to 5.50 VDC Input Power
SIM243A01
Renesas Synergy S7G2 MCU
MCU FLASH/RAM (kB)3072/640
DRAM (MB)16
e.MMC (GB)2
Ambient Light SensingSee LCD Option
Front LEDRGB
Piezo Sounder
16-Pin Serial/Power Expansion
60-Pin SCM Expansion
USB2.0 HS Device Logic
USB2.0 FS Device Micro B Connector
USB2.0 FS Host with A Connector
RTCC w/Battery Backup

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 OptionR32AWL
Size (inches)4.3
Pixels (w x h)480×272
TouchResistive
Cover Glass1mm+
Brightness (typ NITs)300+
Backlight Life (typ hrs)20,000
Viewing TechnologyLandscape
Color Depth (bits)16
Operating Temp-20/+70C
Ambient Sensor 

Non-Touch Options

LCD OptionN32AWL
Size (inches)4.3
Pixels (w x h)480×272
TouchNone
Cover GlassNone
Brightness (typ NITs)300+
Backlight Life (typ hrs)20,000
Viewing TechnologyLandscape
Color Depth (bits)16
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

Development Kits

This product is not recommended for new designs and development kits are no longer broadly available.  

Contact your local Manufacturer's Representative if you are an existing customer of this product and need an additional development kit for your team.

SHIPTide GUI Development IDE

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

SHIPEngine Runtime GUI Engine

  • Licensed with every SIM
  • Runs GUIs generated by SHIPTide
  • Handles graphics, touch, communications, events, and more
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Development Resources

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