FTDI Chip’s Embedded Video Engine (EVE) portfolio for advanced human machine interface implementation has been further strengthened with four new ICs − the FT81xQ series. The new devices support higher-maximum screen resolutions than previously possible, increasing from the 512 x 512 pixels of the company’s FT800Q/801Q offering up to 800 x 600 pixels, in order to address larger displays (7-inches and above) used in point-of-sales units, information kiosks, etc.
The FT810Q has 18-bit RGB interfacing and resistive touch functionality, while the FT811Q has 18-bit RGB interfacing and is designed for capacitive touchscreen implementation (with provision for 5-point touch detection). These are complemented by the FT812Q and FT813Q for use respectively with resistive and capacitive touchscreens, each with 24-bit RGB.
Algorithm enhancements enable smoother video playback; and screen rotation through 90° is now easier to achieve.