Serious Integrated HMI Modules (SIMs)

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

SIMx52 Overview

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SIMx62 Overview

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So Many SIMs, So Little Time....

Use the tabs below to explore and compare the various SIM families.

SIM862

10.1″

SIM362 SIM352

5″

SIM252 SIM231*

4.3″

SIM152 SIM115*

3.5″

SCM318 SCM208

Comms & Control

*Mature products not for new designs.

SIM862 10.1″ HMI Modules

The SIM862 features a big, bold 10.1″ high resolution wide-screen 1280×800 or 1024×600 color LCD powered by the Renesas RZ/G1E MPU with 1GHz Dual Cortex A7 cores. Utilizing our proprietary SHIPEngine firmware, the SIM862 delivers a large array of options for front panel applications with industrial, commercial and medical applications. Dive deeper into the SIM862

SIM562 7″ HMI Modules

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.

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SIM552 7″ HMI Modules

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. Dive deeper into the SIM552

SIM543 7″ HMI Modules

With a capacitive touch 7” 800×480 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. Dive deeper into the SIM543

SIM362 5″ HMI Modules

The SIM362 features a premium, high resolution 5″ 800×480 color LCD powered by the Renesas RZ/G1E MPU with 1GHz dual Cortex A7 cores. Utilizing our proprietary SHIPEngine firmware, the SIM362 delivers a large array of options for front panel applications with industrial, commercial, and medical applications in a small package. Dive deeper into the SIM362

SIM352 5″ HMI Modules

The SIM352 features a premium, high resolution 5″ 800×480 color LCD powered by the Renesas RZ/A1L MPU with a 400MHz Cortex A9 core. Utilizing our proprietary SHIPEngine firmware, the SIM352 delivers a large array of options for front panel applications with industrial, commercial, and medical applications in a small package. Dive deeper into the SIM352

SIM252 4.3″ HMI Modules

The SIM252 features a compact 4.3″ 480×272 color LCD powered by the Renesas RZ/A1L MPU with a 400MHz Cortex A9 core. Utilizing our proprietary SHIPEngine firmware, the SIM252 delivers a large array of options for front panel applications with industrial, commercial, and medical applications in a small package. Dive deeper into the SIM252

SIM231 4.3″ HMI Modules

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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SIM152 4.3″ HMI Modules

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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SIM115 3.5″ HMI Modules

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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Feature SIM862 SIM562 SIM552 SIM543* SIM362 SIM352 SIM252 SIM231* SIM152 SIM115*
LCD Parameters
Size (inches) 10.1 7 7 7 5 5 4.3 4.3 3.5 3.5
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
Operating Voltage
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
MCU
Family RZ/G1E RZ/G1E RZ/A1L S7G2 RZ/G1E RZ/A1L RZ/A1L RX631 RZ/A1L RX631
Core Type Cortex A7 Cortex A7 Cortex A9 Cortex M4 Cortex A7 Cortex A9 Cortex A9 RX631 Cortex A9 RX631
MHz 1000 1000 400 240 1000 400 400 96 400 96
Cores 2 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1
Storage
SPI NOR Flash (MB) 4 4 4 4 4 4 16 4 16
QSPI NAND Flash (MB) 128 128 128
e.MMC (GB) 4 4 2 4
SDCard Socket
RAM Type DDR3 DDR3 SDRAM SDRAM DDR3 SDRAM SDRAM SDRAM SDRAM SDRAM
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
Communications
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
UART
RS485 Transciever
Peripherals
Battery Backed RTCC
Ambient Light Sensor See LCD See LCD See LCD See LCD See LCD See LCD See LCD
User LED RGB RG RG
Audio Output I2S
Line Out
3W Amp
I2S
Line Out
3W Amp
I2S
Line Out
3W Amp
I2S
Line Out
3W Amp
I2S
Line Out
3W Amp
I2S
Line Out
3W Amp
DAC
Piezo
I2S
Line Out
3W Amp
DAC
Piezo
DAC
Piezo