What’s a SIM?
SIMs are intelligent Human Machine Interface (HMI) platforms embeddable in Original Equipment Manufacturers’ (OEMs’) products. The modules are capable of delivering modern, responsive, and elegant user experiences. Think of them like an out-of-the-box HMI peripheral to your system.
The latest “Generation 5” SIMs, including the cost-effective SIMx52 and high-performance SIMx62 series, have numerous family members spanning 3.5″ to 10.1″ LCDs. More than just a non-intelligent LCD, these SIMs integrate the LCD with a high-performance Renesas RZ-family MPU, graphical controller, LCD interface technology, touch sensing, and all the storage and processing necessary to deliver a rich user experience. The off-the-shelf Serious Human Interface™ Platform (SHIP) firmware engine, SHIPEngine, is preloaded to execute user interfaces developed in the SHIPTide GUI development tool.
SIMs can be used stand-alone in a system, connected either directly inside the system chassis to an OEM control subsystem or remotely (for example) over USB, UART or RS422/485. While primarily designed to deliver the Human Machine Interface (HMI), a SIM is capable of some measure of system control through its powerful built-in scripting language and operating environment. Two protocols are native in the modules: Modbus (Master/Slave, ASCII/RTU) and the more powerful SHIPBridge protocol for bidirectional data movement and firmware management.
Choosing the Right SIM for Your Application
There are many options, including features, LCD size, LCD features, and more.
- Use our handy guide to drill down and find out the SIM that is right for your application.
- Watch the videos here to help get a feel for which family might work for your product
The SIM562 features a big 7″ 800×480 color LCD powered by the Renesas RZ/G1EL MPU with 1GHz Dual Cortex A7 cores. Utilizing our proprietary SHIPEngine firmware, the SIM562 delivers a large array of options for front panel applications with industrial, medical and commercial applications.Dive deeper into the SIM562
With a cost-effective 4.3″ 480×272 LCD and powered by a 96MHz Renesas RX631 MCU with Serious Gatling™ Technology for rapid-fire 24-bit color delivery and ambient light sensing, the SIM231 can deliver an outstanding front control panel experience for your product.
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The SIM152 features a small 3.5″ 320×240 color LCD — perfect for highly space constrained designs. Powered by the Renesas RZ/A1L MPU with a 400MHz Cortex A9 core, and equipped with our proprietary SHIPEngine firmware, the SIM152 delivers a large array of options for front panel applications with industrial, commercial, and medical applications in a small package.Dive deeper into the SIM152
The SIM152 features a small 3.5″ 320×240 color LCD — perfect for highly space constrained designs. Powered by the Renesas RZ/A1L MPU with a 400MHz Cortex A9 core, and equipped with our proprietary SHIPEngine firmware, the SIM152 delivers a large array of options for front panel applications with industrial, commercial, and medical applications in a small package.
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|Pixels (w x h)||1200×800||800×480||800×480||800×480||800×480||800×480||480×272||480×272||320×240||320×240|
|Touch Options||C,R,N||C,R,N||C,R,N||C||C,R,N||C,R,N||C, R, N||R,N||C, R, N||R,N|
|Vin DC Min (V)||10.8||10.8||10.8||4.5||10.8||10.8||10.8||4.5||10.8||4.5|
|Vin DC Max (V)||35||35||35||5.25||35||35||35||5.25||35||5.25|
|Core Type||Cortex A7||Cortex A7||Cortex A9||Cortex M4||Cortex A7||Cortex A9||Cortex A9||RX631||Cortex A9||RX631|
|SPI NOR Flash (MB)||4||4||4||4||4||4||16||4||16|
|QSPI NAND Flash (MB)||128||128||128|
|RAM Size (MB)||128||128||32||32||128||32||32||16||32||16|
|RAM Speed (MHz)||1333||1333||66||120||1333||66||66||48||66||48|
|Host Speed (Mbps)||480||480||480||12||480||480||480||12||480||12|
|Device Speed (Mbps)||480||480||480||480||480||480||480||12||480||12|
|Battery Backed RTCC||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Ambient Light Sensor||See LCD||See LCD||See LCD||✓||See LCD||See LCD||See LCD||✓||See LCD||✓|