In this section, design applications are highlighted for the user's reference, so that designers can see how EVE technology is being utilized. FTDI Chip makes, offers no warranties or guarantees for these products, but provides the data for your information.
Following Gameduino, which brought vintage gaming to Arduino, a second edition of the shield has been released. This new version completely converts the Arduino into a comprehensive portable modern gaming system through the incorporation of the FT800 device with EVE technology.
Utilising the FT800, this system allows simplified JPEG loading, can support alpha transparency and boasts a complete 32-bit colour portfolio. An SPI peripheral like its predecessor, developers can build onto the platform that includes a comprehensive feature set: touch control; a 3-axis accelerometer; microSD storage; headphone audio output and clear graphics on a sleek 4.3" display.
Please click here to access an article providing a detailed analysis and commentary on the Gameduino 2 and EVE.
A Gameduino 2 Tutorial, Reference and Cookbook is also available. This comprehensive guide to Gameduino 2 explains how to use the hardware's powerful features to create interactive graphical games. For more information or to order please click here.
For information on the Gameduino 2, please visit http://excamera.com/sphinx/gameduino2/
Leading distributor GLYN GmbH & Co. KG , have compiled a quick start EVE kit in the EVB-EVE-FT800-V1, a simple kit which requires no previous knowledge or experience and allows users to create attractive graphic solutions in minutes.
The Glyn EVB-EVE-FT800-V1 contains everything that is necessary for development with EVE:
Development board with Eve graphics controller, voltage regulator and audio amplifier.
Direct connection for Glyn MCU boards and Glyn / EDT display family.
Glyn software package, compatible with FTDI Programming Guide.
For more information or to order, please click here.
TFT module manufacturer RIVERDI utilises the FT800 and FT801 controllers in a number of their products with 12 models currently available.
These displays are ideal for use in industrial applications, and include the following features:
On-board FT800 or FT801 controller and LED converter
No touch/resistive/projected capacitive touch model options
One of the first displays in the world that fully use FT801 potential with capacitive touch panel
Mounting frames for easy home/office integration available
20pin all-in-one connector provides communication with the FT800/FT801, backlight inverter power
Two popular screen sizes available: 3.5 (320x240px) and 4.3 (480x272px)
For more information, please click here.
Svet Electronike magazine has featured a series of articles around EVE programming. To access the series please click here. For more information on Svet Electronike please visit http://www.svet-el.si/o-reviji/programiranje
BASCOM-AVR is a BASIC Programming Compiler (not an Interpreter) for the AVR microcontroller family including Development tools and Integrated support for hardware such as UART, I2C, 1WIRE, TCP/IP, DMX, IR, Keyboards and a number of LCD displays along with a Powerful Integrated Development Environment (IDE).
Bascom-AVR has added support for the excellent FT800 Graphics chip, which has a rich library of high and low level command support.
It includes over 70 demos for the user to play and experiment with and has a comprehensive help file.
You can view the Online Help file at http://avrhelp.mcselec.com/index.html?ft800.htm
(click on the FT800 label on the left to expand titles).
Visit the BASCOM-AVR website at http://www.mcselec.com/.
All over the world, engineers are using EVE in their system design.
MLX90620 with FT800 Display controller and MBED - Demonstration of the FTDI Chips EVE technology with the Melexis MLX90620 thermopile array(16x4 pixel thermal sensor). The data is read out of the sensor via I2C using an MBED KL25Z board. The LCD display is driven over SPI using the FT800 EVE controller.
Click here to access a blog from a user working with EVE to create a programming library for hobbyists.
Click here to view a user video illustrating widget use and control menus.