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FTDI Chip's FT311D IC utilised in new Elektor Arduino Breakout Board

FTDI Chip is proud to announce that our unique FT311D USB bridging device has been utilised by Elektor magazine to create the innovative ‘Elektor Arduino Breakout Board’.

With its release accompanied by a detailed feature within the publication, this PCB acts as a ‘flexible bridge that can interface your circuit to an Android smartphone or tablet’, which thus depletes the requirement for a PC or laptop when programming and reduces the BOM accordingly. Utilising the FT311D USB Android Host IC, connection to the device is possible via USB type A. An article providing full detail on the board is available here, and further information on the FT311D is available here

The board is also available for purchase via our web shop




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 Announces Collaboration with MCCI for Advanced Embedded SoC Products

FTDI Chip is pleased to announce that a partnership with MCCI® Corporation, a leading developer of USB drivers and firmware for embedded SoC has resulted in the availability of TrueTask® USB, an embedded USB host stack designed for use with the FT900 MCU product family.

For full information, please click here to access a press release.

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.”



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.

 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.


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. A PDF version of this cookbook is available here.



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