SIM243 4.3″ HMI

SIM243 is not recommended for new designs — see the SIM252.

With a capacitive touch 4.3” 480×272 24-bit color LCD powered by a 240MHz Renesas Synergy™ S7G2 MCU, the SIM543 delivers an excellent HMI experience for your system. Utilizing our proprietary SHIPEngine firmware and the SHIPTide development tools, your industrial, commercial, or medical GUI can be developed and deployed quickly and easily.

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 SIM243:

  • SIM152 for similar capabilities in a cost effective, very compact 3.5″ form factor
  • SIM252 for more performance in a more cost effective, modern product line
  • SIM352 for a larger, high resolution 5″ experience
  • SIM562 for higher performance, including video playback
  • SIM862 for higher performance, including video playback, with a big, bold 10.1″ LCD

Features & Variants

SIM243 Features

4.3" 480x272 24-bit color TFT display

  • Capacitive Touch
  • Ambient Light Sensing

Renesas Synergy™ S7G2 MCU

  • 240MHz 32-bit ARM Cortex-M4 Core
  • 3MB FLASH, 640kB RAM
  • LCD Controller with 2D Drawing Engine

On Module Memory

  • Up to 16MB DRAM
  • Up to 32MB 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 HS Device w/Optional Micro B Connector
  • USB2.0 FS 150mA Embedded Host with A Connector
  • SHIP Programming Port

Wide Operating Range

  • -20 to 70°C operating temperature range
  • 3.6 to 5.5 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.

Capacitive Touch Options

LCD OptionC42ALM
Size (inches)4.3
Pixels (w x h)480×272
TouchCapacitive
Cover Glass1mm+
Brightness (typ NITs)200+
Backlight Life (typ hrs)20,000
Viewing TechnologyMVA
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

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
Learn More

Development Resources

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