SIM552 7″ HMI

SIM552 is in full production.

SIM552 is an Extended Lifetime Product and recommended for new designs

The SIM552 features a big 7″ 800×480 color LCD powered by the Renesas RZ/A1L MPU with a 400MHz Cortex A9 core. Utilizing our proprietary SHIPEngine firmware, the SIM552 delivers a large array of options for front panel applications with industrial and commercial applications.

Featuring built-in RS485/UART and high-speed USB connectivity, SIMx52 family members are easily integrated into existing system designs. The 30-pin expansion connector provides further expandability to custom daughter-cards or off-the-shelf Serious Communications/Control Modules for extensive connectivity (including WiFi, Bluetooth, Ethernent, RSxxx, CAN, and more) as well as powerful system control.

Explore these options compared to the SIM552:

  • SIM152 for similar capabilities in a cost effective, very compact 3.5″ form factor
  • SIM252 for similar capabilities in a cost effective, compact 4.3″ form factor
  • 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

Video Overview

Play Video

Features & Variants

Processor and Memory

  • Renesas RZ/A1L 400MHz ARM Cortex A9 MCU
  • 32MB SDRAM with 128MB QSPI NAND Flash storage for program, non-volatile data, and files system storage
  • μSDCard socket for (user supplied) memory cards for file system expansion and firmware/GUI updates

Integrated graphics/touch and audio I/O:

  • Integrated LCD with optional touch controller and ambient light sensor for high brightness LCD options
  • Integrated audio 3W speaker codec/amplifier outputs and external codec/amplifier support

Numerous communications ports

  • USB 2.0 high speed 480mbps host port A connector
  • USB 2.0 high speed 480mbps device port Micro B connector
  • RS422/485 port with selectable duplex and termination
  • 3.3V UART with transmit control (separate from RS485 port)

Simple in-chassis connectivity

  • Direct Dock to Generation 5 Serious Comms/Control Modules (SCMs, e.g. SCM318)
  • 16-pin JST ZPD series wire-to-board connector (RS485/UART, Power, RESET#)
  • 6-pin industrial 3.5mm pluggable connector (RS485, Power)
  • 3-pin speaker connector

Wide Operating Range

  • 10.8-35VDC wide range power supply input
  • -40 to +85C operating temperature range components (further limited by LCD option)
Size (inches)3.5″ (SIM152), 4.3 (SIM252), 5″ (SIM352), 7″ (SIM552)
Touch OptionsCapacitive, Resistive, None
Operating Range
Vin10.8-35.0 VDC
Operating Temp-40 to +85C (further limited by LCD)
MCU & Storage
FamilyRenesas RZ/A1L
Core400MHz Cortex A9
QSPI NAND Flash (MB)128
RAM Size (MB)323216
µSDCard SocketYYN
Battery Backed RTCCY
Ambient Light SensorSee LCD
Audio OutputI2S Line Out 3W AmpI2SI2S
Host Port/Speed (Mbps)480
USB Host A ConnectorYNN
Device Port/Speed (Mbps)480480480
USB Device µB ConnectorYYY
RS422/485 Transceiver110
2×15 Board-To-Board 1,27mmYYY
16-pin JST Wire HarnessYYN
6-pin Industrial 3,5mmYYN

LCD Options

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

Capacitive Touch Options

Size (inches)
Pixels (w x h)800×480800×480800×480800×480800×480
Cover Glass3mm+ w/ASF3mm+ w/ASF1mm+3mm+ w/ASF1mm+
Brightness (typ NITs)800+300+400+300+400+
Backlight Life (typ hrs)50,00050,00050,00030,00030,000
Viewing TechnologyLandscapeMVAMVALandscapeLandscape
Color Depth (bits)2424242424
Operating Temp-30/+80C-20/+70C-20/+70C-20/+70C-20/+70C
Ambient SensorYYY

Resistive Touch Options

Size (inches) 7.0 7.0 7.0
Pixels (w x h)800×480800×480800×480
Cover Glass1mm+1mm+1mm+
Brightness (typ NITs)800+500+200+
Backlight Life (typ hrs)50,00050,00020,000
Viewing TechnologyLandscapeLandscapeLandscape
Color Depth (bits)242424
Operating Temp-30/+80C-20/+70C-20/+70C
Ambient Sensor

Non-Touch Options

Size (inches)
Pixels (w x h)800×480800×480800×480
Cover GlassNoneNoneNone
Brightness (typ NITs)1000+500+300+
Backlight Life (typ hrs)50,00050,00020,000
Viewing TechnologyLandscapeLandscapeLandscape
Color Depth (bits)242424
Operating Temp-30/+80C-20/+70C-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
SIMx52 and SIMx62 (“Generation 5”) HMI modules are supported by SHIP v5.2.

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.