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FTDI Chip display offering expanded with release of FT801 and EVE support suite

FTDI Chip is proud to announce a significant expansion of it's display product line, to include the production release of the FT801 graphics controller with capacitive touch support alongside a suite of new EVE software support including a screen editor tool and emulator library, available free of charge.

The eagerly-awaited FT801 is now in full production and readily available in volume quantities. Like the FT800, this chip is based on Embedded Video Engine (EVE) technology and builds on the award-winning FT800 design by providing all of the same attributes with the added benefit of capacitive touch support, which provides  multi-touch capability. Moreover, additional support is now available in both the EVE emulator library and screen editor tools, designed to provide further assistance to engineers using FTDIs Chip's object oriented Embedded Video Engine (EVE) technology. For more information on the FT801, click here for the datasheet, or to access the new EVE screen editor tool, click here. A full press release can be downloaded here.   



FTDI Chip Announces Appointment of New Distributor in Thailand

Looking to further expand its global reach, FTDI Chip has announced that it will, with immediate effect, be represented in Thailand by local distributor Electronics Source Co. Ltd. The company, which is headquartered in Bangkok, will forthwith supply the full gamut of FTDI Chip’s product range, spanning across its USB, MCU and display offerings.

As FTDI Chip CEO and Founder Fred Dart explains, “Maintaining a strong and totally reliable supply chain throughout Asia is critical for us at FTDI Chip, since the continent is a major contributor to the success of our business operations. It presents countless prospects for inclusion of our innovative technology into a wide variety of new system designs. By partnering with Electronics Source we will be able to ensure that the needs of Thai electronics engineers specifying our products are completely met.”   




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, Award Winning Display Technology

The FT800 with EVE, Embedded Video Engine technology announced in 2013 has garnered 5 major awards from around the world, as voted by user interest and technical panels.

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 complete support information.


Win a Gameduino 2!

FTDI Chip has partnered up with Electronic Specifier to give their readers a chance to win one of three Gameduino 2 adapter shields. The second edition of this innovative adapter shield utilises FTDI Chip's FT800 IC with Embedded Video Engine (EVE) technology and truly 'Makes Design Easy' for engineers to develop their own vintage gaming consoles. The Gameduino 2's graphic engine is sophisticated and advanced, allowing simplified JPEG loading supporting alpha transparency and boasting a complete 32-bit colour platform. Moreover, the platform 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. To enter the competition to win the device and accompanying tutorial, reference and cookbook, please please click here. A PDF version of this cookbook is available here.



FTDI Chip Announces Appointment of New Distributor in China

FTDI Chip is pleased to confirm Shanghai Jing Xi Electronics Information System Company Ltd. as its latest distribution partner in China. It will forthwith market FTDI Chip's Embedded Video Engine (EVE) graphic controller and Microcontroller (MCU) products in the region, as well as offering comprehensive technical support. For more information, please click here to view the Press Release in English or Chinese.  


FTDI Chip launches comprehensive HMI module with EVE technology

FTDI Chip is proud to announce the launch of the VM800P 'Plus', the latest in the series of FT800 development modules. This is a unique offering which further expands the range of Embedded Video Engine (EVE) products and incorporates Arduino support into the development platform by combining an FT800 chip alongside an embedded ATMEGA328P (Arduino Pro) microcontroller, which is easily programmed via the Arduino IDE. The module has earned its 'Plus' title due to the feature-rich set of added functionality which has been incorporated, including a touch-enabled display LCD panel, backlight LED driver and audio power amplifier with micro-speaker. What's more, the device comes complete with over 50 sample applications, ranging from straight forward gauges and keyboard through to white goods and industrial control apps, all accessible through a new suite of Arduino libraries. For more information, please click here to view the Press Release and click here for the Datasheet.

FTDI Chip extends driver offering to include selective suspend - April, 2014

FTDI Chip has further developed its highly expansive USB driver portfolio to include a selective suspend feature. The new advanced drivers promote a more efficient system operation and thus aid in the reduction of the systems required power budget. The drivers are now available to download free of charge here. For more information, please click here to view the press release.


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