FTDI Chip’s FT800 is the initial offering in its Embedded Video Engine (EVE) family. Targeted at cost-effective, intelligent QVGA and WQVGA TFT display panels, the FT800 has an object oriented approach − where objects can be images, fonts, audio elements, etc. It renders images line by line with 1/16th pixel resolution, eliminating the expense of traditional frame buffer memory. Four-wire resistive touch sensing is supported, with built-in intelligent touch detection. An embedded audio processor allows midi-like sounds combined with pulse code modulation (PCM) for audio playback.
The combination of display, audio and touch on a single-chip solution enables engineers to produce superior graphic user interfaces (GUIs) while keeping cost and board space utilisation low.
FTDI Chip has collaborated with MikroElektronika to use its Visual TFT graphic development solution. Through it EVE objects can be dragged and dropped onto a palette in order to build complex applications.