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 VM800B - FT800 Development Platform
Note that VM800B35A-PL, VM800B43A-PL, VM800B50A-PL are now under EOL and is not recommended for new designs. If there is any demand, please send in your enquiry for special support consideration. For more information, please click here to contact us.

The VM800B development modules offer a hi-quality display system in an elegantly designed, form-fitted bezel that provides a fitted display and component board in a rugged, plastic enclosure. Offered in black colors, this display sub-system provides the engineer a low priced option which can shorten development time while enabling a production finished look. These FTDI Basic modules are designed to control 3.5”, 4.3” or 5” TFT displays.

Included in the module is a speaker for audio output and a 0.1” pitch connector socket for interfacing to the SPI interface of the system host MCU. There are 5 power configuration methods including a mini-USB socket and a 2 pin DC connector. See the table below for accessory options, including power supplies and USB cables (sold separately)

To view the datasheet click here


A complete listing of technical documentation is provided below. Due to the size of the documents and Sample Application software environment, FTDI Chip recommends that purchasers of a VM800B development system, first acquaint themselves with the DS_VM800B and DS_FT800 datasheets, after which familiarity with EVE's pseudo language found in the Programming Guide is advised. The remaining documents and Sample Application software have been developed with an orientation toward system and design implementation.

  • VM800B Datasheet
  • FT800 Datasheet
  • FT800 Series Programmers Guide
  • FT800 Sample Application
  • AN_240 FT800 From the Ground Up
  • AN_246 VM800CB_SampleApp_Arduino_Introduction
  • AN_252 FT800 Audio Primer
  • AN_254 FT800 Designs with Visual TFT
  • AN_258 FT800 Chinese Font Demo
  • AN_259 FT800 Example with 8-bit MCU
  • AN_275 FT800 Example with Arduino
  • AN_276 Audio File Conversion
  • AN_277 FT800 Create User Defined Font
  • AN_291 FT800 Create Multi-Language Font
  • AN_303 - FT800 Image File Conversion
  • AN_314 FT800 Advanced Techniques - Working with Bitmaps
  • AN_327 EVE Screen Editor Installation Guide
  • AN_333 FT800 and FT801 Touch Capabilities
  • FT800 Emulator Library User Guide
     Modules and Accessories


    FT800 Basic module to control 3.5" display with display and black bezel enclosure


    FT800 Basic module to control 4.3" display with display and black bezel enclosure


    FT800 Basic module to control 5.0" display with display and black bezel enclosure


    Accessory - UK Model 5V/1A USB Power Supply (Mfr # JX-B0520C-1-B)


    Accessory - US Model 5V/1A USB Power Supply (Mfr # JX-B0520B-1-B)


    Accessory - EU Model 5V/1A USB Power Supply (Mfr # JX-B0520A-1-B)


    Accessory - High Speed Micro USB to SPI Adapter for BASIC boards based on FT232H MPSSE design.
    (See Related Products; C232HM_xxxx)


    Accessory - Flat USB A to Micro B Cable 1M - Black and White


    Accessory - Flat USB A to Micro B Cable 1M - Blue and White


    Accessory - Resistive Touch Screen Pen Stylus

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