Some cost-reduced variants (models) of SIMs and SCMs do not have the USB device port exposed to a normal USB device connector. If your particular selected product does not have this connector, you may need a SPA
Generation 5 products (SIMx52, SIMx62, SCM318) do not require 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.
NOTE: SPAs are not designed for use directly inside production products.
The SPA200 is a Serious Programming Adapter for the 3rd and 4th generation Serious Integrated HMI Modules, including SIM115, SIM231, SIM535, SIM243, and SIM543.
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.