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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 in 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.


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.


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.

FTDI Chip at Embedded World - February 26th, 2014

Read the complete product profiles on new releases:

FT900 – 32 bit MCU runs with 0WS to 100 MHz yielding blazing speeds with advanced connectivity

FT51 – Intel compatible 8 bit MCU with 0WS provides leadership performance with USB hub

FT801 – Display Controller with EVE technology for capacitive touch systems

For more data on tools, documentation, and support, click on MCU and EVE, Embedded Video Engine.

EVE scoops another Award! - November 27th, 2013

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".
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Elektra 2013 awards

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.

FT121 shield


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