Display & Touch driver solutions

Components Solutions

Components Solutions

 

Eve, the embedded Video Engine. FTDI Chip has redefined the cost and quality paradigm for graphic user interface (GUI) development with the introduction of the FT8XX range of  display products with Embedded VideoE ngine (EVE) technology. The EVE family combines display, audio and touch into a single chip, providing an optimized solution with high quality graphics that output to /16th pixel resolution for WVGA, VGA, SVGA (FT81x), WQVGA and QVGA (FT80x) TFT display panels.
The first device in the series, the FT800, launched in 2013 and took the titles of British Engineering Excellence ‘Electronic Product of the Year’ and Elektra ‘Digital Semiconductor of the year’, within the same year, where the product was described as providing ‘versatility and innovation’ and ‘the technological capabilities with efficiencies that differentiate it from its competitors’. With its revolutionary EVE technology deploying an object-oriented approach, the series can simplify the implementation of intelligent displays – reducing bill of material costs, power budget, board space, and development time.
The wide range of products includes an extensive choice of development systems including the ‘Basic’ series of modules, which feature an SPI interfaced subsystem, the ‘Plus’ series of modules providing an Arduino compatible ecosystems and the ‘ME’ series of daughter boards for FTDI Chip’s FT90x 32bit MCU series. In addition to this, an extensive library of technical documentation, application sample software and design tools provide a simple solution for engineers to further shorten design cycles and reduce BOM costs.

 

Click here to download the EVE-brochure

Development Module Solutions

Development Module Solutions

 

The EVE series includes a range of development modules in addition to a number of LCD and Bezel options. The modules are provided in a variety of form factors, and are designed specifically to assist with design and development.

 

VM800C – Credit Card Sized Module
The simple VM800C modules are credit card sized and use highly integrated EVE graphical controller ICs. They are offered with or without displays and can support 3.5”, 4.3” or 5” TFT LCDs. A 4-wire resistive touch screen can be interfaced to the specified LCD., and the modules come equipped with an audio power amplifier and a micro speaker which enables mono audio output. The boards can be powered at 3.3V or 5V and they provide an SPI master interface to connect to the system microcontroller.

 

VM800B/VM801B – FT800/FT801 Basic Modules with Bezel Enclosure
The VM800B and VM801 ‘Basic’ modules expand on the VM800C product by offering the same functionality, and provide a high quality display system in an elegantly designed, form-fitted bezel. Offered in black or pearl colors, these display sub-systems provide the engineer with a low priced option, which can shorten development time whilst enabling a production finished look and are designed to control 3.5”, 4.3” or 5” TFT displays. The VM800B offers these innovative features with a resistive touch display whilst the VM801B comes integrated with a capacitive multitouch screen LCD panel.

 

VM800BU – FT800 Basic USB Modules with Bezel Enclosure
The VM800BU provides a USB controller development module for FTDI Chip’s FT800, and can be used to develop and demonstrate the functionality of the FT800 with Embedded Video Engine EVE technology. This module interfaces with a system controller via a USB port, accessing the onboard FT232H bridge chip to connect to the FT800 SPI port. Designed for use in industrial or commercial environments, the VM800BU series supports a range of sizing options: 3.5”, 4.3” and 5”, and comes equipped with a hard wearing, precision fit bezel in a choice of black (-BK) or pearl (-PL) colors.

 

VM800P/VM801P – FT800/FT801 Plus Modules (Arduino compatible)
The VM800P and VM801P ‘Plus’ modules further extend system integration by providing a complete video subsystem with an embedded microcontroller in resistive touch and capacitive
multitouch variants. In addition to the features supplied with the basic modules, this system provides an in-built MCU, the ATMEGA328P, which is supported by the Arduino libraries.
Further functionality is provided in the form of a Real-Time Clock (RTC) with battery backup and an SD card connector plus preloaded 4GB SD Card, allowing for demonstration code to be easily sampled. Plug in daughter cards are available to expand the IO capability to include GPIO, RS232, RS422, RS485 and Ethernet, promoting improved connectivity and the ability to transmit over longer distances.

 

 FT900 Development Hardware
The MM900 development module provides the full featured hardware to support the FT900 processor in a variety of form factors. It also has a connector which has the ability to link to a 3.5
inch FT800 display module with resistive touch, via an SPI interface.

 

MM900EV

 

Key features:

 

  • Built-in VGA Camera module with 640×480 pixel DPI resolution
  • Ethernet 10/100M base-T interface, RJ45 connector with 2 LED status indication
  • Independent USB hi-speed device and host port supported
  • Built-in compact and ultralow noise microphone module
  • 3.5mm audio jack for stereo audio output with a mono microphone input
  • Debugger interface for FT900 flash programming and EFUSE configuration
  • RGB LED with 24 bit colour
  • Micro SD card socket supporting SD3.0 specification.
  • SPI/QSPI interface exposed over an EVE IO connector to connect with daughter card such as the ME800A 3.5” resistive touch HVGA display board (ME800A-HV35R 3.5”)
  • 40 pins double row header for extending IOs and amplifying audio output
  • 5V power jack source

 

3.5” HVGA Display adaptor

 

The ME810A-HV35R includes the FT810 with resistive touch and comes complete with a 3.5 inch 320×480 VGA display. The module is fully equipped with an audio micro-speaker, LCD backlight control and an EVE IO connector to interface with the ME900EV over SPI.

Accessories

Accessories

 

An extensive range of expansion cards designed to support the VM800P and VM801P modules allow EVE to connect to a wider system and become the focal point of it’s control and display interface. With a simple Arduino SPI interface accessed over the VM800P or VM801P Micro-MaTch connectors, access to Serial, Control and even Ethernet systems can be achieved.

 

Serial Adaptors: VI800A-TTLU Full Duplex UART bridge, speed up to 5M Baud, 5V tolerant I/O, GPIO (4 input/4 output), Status LED VI800A-232U Full Duplex RS232 bridge, speed up to 1M Baud, GPIO (4 input/4 output), Status LED VI800A-N485U Full Duplex RS485 bridge, speed up to 500Kbps, GPIO (4 input/4 output), Status LED

 

Control Adaptor: VI800A-RELAY 4 Changeover Relays and 4 Opto-Isolated Inputs bridge, Status LEDs

 

Network Adaptors: VI800A-ETH Ethernet Bridge, 10/100M base-T, RJ45 connector with status LEDs VI800A-POE Power over Ethernet Bridge, 10/100M base-T, RJ45 connector with Status LEDs

 

VA800A-PROG Arduino Boot Loader recovery module that offers an alternative access port to the ATMEGA328P of the VM800P/VM801P VA800A-SPI High Speed Micro USB to SPI Adapter for VM800C/VM800B/VM801B Credit or Basic boards based on FT232H MPSSE design.

 

VA-FC-STYLUS1 Resistive Touch Screen Pen Stylus VA-FC-1M-BKW Flat USB to Micro B Cable 1M – Black and White VA-FC-1M-BLW Flat USB to Micro B Cable 1M – Blue and White.

 

VA-PSU-UK1 UK Model 5V/1A USB Power Supply VA-PSU-US1 US Model 5V/1A USB Power Supply VA-PSU-EU1 EU Model 5V/1A USB Power Supply.

 

Click here to download EVE brochure.