Serious Integrated has released the first device under its line-up of LCD modules powered by Renesas Synergy S7G2 MCUs. The 24bit colour display module features a resolution of 480pixels x 272pixels and promises to deliver ambient light sensing and on-module memory extensions to ease the design of rich GUIs for the control panels of electronic systems.

Serious Integrated Modules (SIMs) are off-the-shelf production-worthy, prototype-ready graphic/touch front panels supported by the Serious Human Interface Platform (SHIP) GUI development and deployment software, indicated the company. OEMs can now develop C-based human machine interfaces that run on scalable Synergy MCUs.


The Renesas Synergy S7G2 MCU employed in the SIM243 is based on a 240MHz, 32bit ARM Cortex-M4 CPU core with 3Mbytes of flash memory, 640Kbytes of SRAM, and a TFT LCD controller with 2D drawing engine. The SIM243 module furnishes up to 16Mbtyes of SDRAM and up to 32Mbytes of serial flash memory.

High-speed UART, SPI and power connectivity is provided via a 16-pin wire-harness connector, while a 60-pin board-to-board connector enables I/O expansion using a custom daughtercard or one of the company's standard communication daughtercards.

A release date for the SIM243 was not available at the time of this announcement. A second product, the SIM543 7in TFT LCD module, is slated for release in 3Q16.