EVE scoops another Award! - FTDI Chip is proud to announce that the first product from our EVE series, the FT800, has been awarded 'Digital Semiconductor of the Year'; triumphing against the likes of Renesas, Broadcom and Freescale to take the title at the highly coveted Elektra Awards 2013, held at the Grosvenor House Hotel on London's Park Lane on Wednesday, 27th November 2013. Fred Dart, company CEO, stated that “It was an honour to stand alongside such strong competition, and to win our second award in as many months is just the icing on the cake for FTDI Chip".
Welcome to FTDI Chip - offering a wide range of products including modules, cables, and integrated circuits for USB connectivity and display systems. FTDI is driven to Make Design Easy and support this strategy with feature-rich products that include technical documentation, application/software examples, and royalty free USB drivers. With regional technical support throughout the world, FTDI’s goal is to provide total solutions that reduce development risk, enhance system capabilities, and enable faster time to market.
EVE, the Embedded Video Engine, announced earlier this year is NOW RELEASED. The FT800 integrated circuit along with the first phase of development systems are now available and being stocked throughout the world with FTDI Chip's authorized distributors.
With 3 in 1 functionality for display, audio, and touch, this 48 pin single chip solution, provides all the elements needed to development state of the art, Human Machine Interfaces. So take your system interface to the next level with EVE……available today! Click here for the press release.
FTDI Chip introduces FT121 G-Sensor Shield - December 4th, 2013
Ideal for gaming, the FT121 G-Sensor shield is designed to connect directly to an Arduino Pro development board. The shield allows the micro-controller on the Arduino Pro to access the FT121 USB device controller. Using the FTDI FT121 chipset and a three axes linear accelerometer (ST LIS331DLH ) device, the module may be used to implement a USB HID game controller.
For more information, click here to view the press release.
FTDI Chip and 4D Systems partner to output leadership 4.3" HMI display system - November 25th, 2013
4D Systems, a global leader in the research, development and manufacture of intelligent
graphic solutions, is utilising the FT800 chip with EVE technology to produce a unique
display, the 4DLCD-FT843, which easily connects to any system with an SPI interface,
to bring state-of-the-art display, audio, and touch capabilities into the end product. Read more
FTDI Chip Wins British Engineering Excellence Award - October 25th, 2013
FTDI Chip has been bestowed with Electronic Product of the Year at the prestigious British Engineering Excellence Awards 2013. The accolade was presented to FTDI Chip Vice President Graeme Cook by Mark Larson, President of electronics distributor and award category sponsor Digi-Key, in recognition of the company's innovative FT800 Embedded Video Engine (EVE) device. The FT800, which was released in February this year, has already had significant impact on human machine interface (HMI) construction. This highly advanced graphics controller device integrates display, audio and touch onto a single chip. Read more
FT800 Wins Gameduino 2 Design-in - October 8th, 2013
FTDI are delighted to announce that the FT800 Embedded Video Engine has been chosen as a key component in a new Kickstarter project, Gameduino 2 by Excamera. In 2011, Kickstarter funded Gameduino successfully brought vintage gaming to the Arduino platform. Now, Gameduino 2 turns your Arduino into a hand-held modern gaming system featuring Touch control, a 3-axis accelerometer, microSD storage for game assets, headphone audio output, and all-new eye-popping graphics on a bright 4.3 inch screen. Compared to its predecessor, the Gameduino 2's FT800 graphics engine is vastly more capable, and its OpenGL-style command set makes programming much easier. It can load JPEGs, supports alpha transparency, and has a full 32-bit color pipeline. For further details please see the Kickstarter project page