Some cost-reduced variants (models) of SIMs and SCMs to not have the USB device port exposed to a normal USB device connector. If you particular selected product does not have this connector, you may need a SPA.
A Serious Integrated HMI Module (SIM) or Serious Comms/Control Module (SCM) are all updated and managed through their communications ports, often the USB device port on most of these units.
- SHIPTide can upgrade GUIs and SHIPEngine firmware on SIMs
- SHIPCrane is designed for the production environment for updating files, firmware, and GUIS osn SIMs and SCMs
NOTE: SPAs are not designed for use directly inside production products.
SPA200 is designed to allow easy access to USB and/or JTAG signals on these SIMs without the appropriate physical connectors. Featuring a 5v power input, Micro USB port, an HDMI port for data connection to your SIM, boot mode selectors, and even a handy reset button.
The SPA200 utilizes the SHIP Programming Port on the back of your SIM through the included SPC200 adapter. The SPC200 is polarized to allow a secure connection in the proper orientation and an HDMI Mini port to the SPA200.