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 VM801B - FT801 Capacitive Touch Development Platform

Note that  VM801B43A-PL and VM801B50A-PL are now obsolete and is not recommended for new designs.

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The VM801B 'Basic' development modules offer a hi-quality capacitive touch 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 (-BK)  colours, this display sub-system provides the engineer with a low priced option which can shorten development time while enabling a production finished look. The modules are designed to control 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).

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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 VM801B development system, first acquaint themselves with the DS_VM801B and DS_FT801 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.

  • VM801B Datasheet
  • FT801 Datasheet
  • FT800 Series Programmers Guide
  • FT801 Sample Application
  • AN_240 FT800 From the Ground Up
  • AN_245 VM800CB_SampleApp_PC_Introduction
  • 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_299 FT800_FT801 Internal Clock Trimming
  • AN_303 FT800 Image File Conversion
  • AN_308 FT800 Example with 8-bit MCU (I2C interface)
  • AN_312 FT800 Example with ARM
  • AN_314 FT800 Advanced Techniques - Working with Bitmaps
  • AN_318 Arduino Library for FT800 Series
  • AN_320 FT800 Example with PIC
  • AN_327 EVE Screen Editor Installation Guide
  • AN_333 FT800 and FT801 Touch Capabilities
  • EVE Screen Editor Tool
  • FT800 Emulator Library User Guide
     Modules and Accessories


    FT801 Basic module with capacitive touch to control 4.3" display with display and black bezel enclosure


    FT801 Basic module with capacitive touch 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 - Flat USB A to Micro B Cable 1M - Black and White


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

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