FTDI Chip’s highly-regarded Embedded Video Engine (EVE) portfolio for advanced human machine interface (HMI) implementation has been further strengthened with the introduction of a new series of ICs and corresponding modules – the FT81x series. These new EVE devices support higher maximum screen resolutions than previously possible – increasing from the 512×512 pixels of the company’s FT80x series and offering up to 800×600 pixels, in order to address larger displays (7-inches and above) used in point-of-sales units, information kiosks, etc.
Now fully available in production quantities, the FT810, FT811, FT812 and FT813 ICs provide increased pixel resolution for sharper imagery, increased speed for faster data transfer and image/video loading, and larger memory capacity. In addition, the VM81x series currently includes the VM810C, a credit card sized development module to assist developing and demonstrating the functionality of the FT810 IC. This module behaves as an SPI slave, requiring an SPI Master for proper micro-controller interfacing and system integration. Two variants are available: the VM810C50A-D which is equipped with a 5.0” 800×480 pixel TFT LCD display panel preinstalled and the VM810C50A-N which comes without the display.