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Future Designs, Inc. (FDI) is a leader in embedded design and development for electrical, mechanical, software, manufacturing, and systems engineers. FDI provides embedded development support products for microcontrollers from NXP (Philips) and other semiconductor manufacturers.

 
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Future Designs, Inc. New Products

Added 08/2012 Future Designs, Inc. µEZGUI-1788-56VI Instant GUI 5.6" Touch Screen LCD Kit Learn More
Added 03/2012 Future Designs, Inc. Instant GUI 3.5" Touch Screen LCD Kit for Renesas RX600 Learn More
Added 01/2012 Future Designs, Inc. uEZGUI-1788 Instant GUI 4.3" & 7.0" Touch Screen LCD Kits Learn More
Added 07/2011 Future Designs, Inc. GUI 7in Touch Screen LCD Kit Learn More
Added 03/2011 Future Designs, Inc. DK-57VTS-LPC1788 5.7" VGA Touch Screen LCD Kit Learn More
Added 01/2011 Future Designs, Inc. µEZGUI-2478-43WQS Touch Screen LCD Kit for LPC2478 Learn More
Added 04/2010 Future Designs, Inc. SOMDIMM-LPC3250 CPU Module Learn More
Added 08/2009 Future Designs, Inc. ARM 3.5" QVGA Touch Screen LCD Kit for LPC2478 Learn More
Added 07/2009 Future Designs, Inc. ARM 5.7" VGA Touch Screen LCD Kit for LPC2478 Learn More
Added 06/2009 Future Designs, Inc. IRD-LPC1768-DEV Design Kit Learn More
Added 04/2009 Future Designs, Inc. ARM 5.7" Touch Screen LCD Kit Learn More
Added 04/2009 Future Designs, Inc. ARM7DIMM-LPC2478 Module Learn More
Added 02/2009 Future Designs, Inc. PCF2123 RTC Demo Kit Learn More
Added 12/2008 Future Designs, Inc. SAB-TFBGAxxx Socket Adapter Board Learn More
Added 12/2008 Future Designs, Inc. IRD-LPC2468-DEV Industrial Reference Design Kit Learn More
Added 08/2008 Future Designs, Inc. USB-Dongle and Derivative Boards Learn More

Future Designs, Inc. Featured Products

FDI µEZGUI LPC1788 7" Capacitive Touch Screen

FDI's µEZGUI-1788-70WVT is designed to be used as an "off-the-shelf" Graphical User Interface (GUI) or Human Machine Interface (HMI) in a variety of end customer applications. The miniature, self-contained design is well suited to be embedded directly into products.

FDI SOMDIMM-RX63N System on Module

FDI's SOMDIMM-RX63N implements an RX600 system on module on an easy to use SOMDIMM. The SOMDIMM uses an industry standard 200 pin SO-DIMM interface. These sockets are utilized by virtually every laptop on the market. This SOMDIMM is compatible with FDI's family of touch screen LCD kits but can also be used for custom platform development or customer applications. The SOMDIMM-RX63N includes a Renesas RX63N based microcontroller running the open source uEZ®+ FreeRTOS software platform. The RX63N has 2MB of internal Flash memory, 128KB of internal SRAM, a 10/100 Ethernet Media Access Controller (MAC), a USB full speed device/host/OTG controller, up to eight UARTs, two CAN channels and a collection of serial communications interfaces. The SOMDIMM-RX63N also includes 16MB of external SDRAM.

FDI µEZGUI LPC4088 4.3" Capacitive Touch Screen

FDI's µEZGUI-4088-43WQN capacitive touch screen is designed to be used as an off-the-shelf Graphical User Interface (GUI) or Human Machine Interface (HMI) in a variety of end customer applications. The miniature, self-contained design is well suited to be embedded directly into your product.

FDI uEZGUI-EXP-DK Expansion Board for uEZ® GUI Family

FDI uEZGUI-EXP-DK Expansion Board for uEZ® GUI Family is designed to provide full hardware and connector support for most of the standard communications, I/O, and interface options available on the 70-pin uEZ GUI Expansion Headers. This board is designed to turn the uEZ GUI unit into a full blown Hardware Development Kit, and allow customers to quickly test and prototype their application specific firmware before custom Expansion Board hardware is available. Common communication interfaces like USB Host and Device, Ethernet and optional Power over Ethernet (PoE), CAN, RS232, and RS485 are all provided along with ports for I²C, I²S, or DAC Audio with microphone input and headphone output and even optional DALI. The high speed microSD card interface allows rapid file transfers at rates up to 60Mbps and even supports video playback on certain uEZ GUI units. Using the optional OTG Host adapter cable, the USB Device port can also be converted to a 2nd USB Host port if required.

FDI µEZGUI-1788-56VI Instant GUI 5.6" Touch Screen LCD Kit

FDI µEZGUI-1788-56VI Instant GUI 5.6" Touch Screen LCD Kit is designed to be used as an off-the-shelf Graphical User Interface (GUI) or Human Machine Interface (HMI) in a variety of end customer applications. The miniature, self-contained design is well-suited for embedding directly into your product. FDI µEZGUI-1788-56VI kit contains the µEZ® GUI 5.6" Board with the NXP Semiconductors LPC1788 Cortex™-M3 microcontroller. The kit also comes with a 5.6" VGA touch screen LCD, USB device cables for power and PC communications, a mini JTAG debugger with cables, and a USB host adapter cable. NXP LPC1788 MCU runs the open source uEZ + FreeRTOS software platform. The LPC1788 has 512KB of internal Flash memory, 96KB of internal SRAM, a 10/100 Ethernet Media Access Controller (MAC), a USB full speed device/host/OTG controller, four UARTs, two CAN channels, and a collection of serial communications interfaces. The uEZ GUI board also includes 8MB of external SDRAM and 8MB of external NOR Flash.

FDI Instant GUI 3.5" Touch Screen LCD Kit for Renesas RX600

FDI Instant GUI 3.5" Touch Screen LCD Kit for Renesas RX600 includes a 96MHz Renesas RX621 or RX62N microcontroller running the open source uEZ® + FreeRTOS software platform. The RX62N has 512KB of internal Flash memory, 96KB of internal SRAM, a 10/100 Ethernet Media Access Controller (MAC), a USB full speed device/host/OTG controller, up to six UARTs, one CAN channel, and a collection of serial communications interfaces. FDI Instant GUI 3.5" Touch Screen LCD Kit for Renesas RX600 is designed to be used as an off-the-shelf Graphical User Interface (GUI) or Human Machine Interface (HMI) in a variety of end customer applications. The miniature, self-contained design is well suited to be embedded directly into the user's product.

FDI uEZGUI-1788 Instant GUI 4.3" & 7.0" Touch Screen LCD Kits

FDI uEZGUI-1788 Instant GUI 4.3" & 7.0" Touch Screen LCD Kits feature the NXP LPC1788 MCU and either a Sharp 4.3" TFT WQVGA LCD Panel or a Seiko 7.0" TFT WVGA LCD Panel, both with integrated touch screen. The NXP LPC1788 Cortex M-3 based microcontroller runs the open source uEZ® + FreeRTOS software platform. The LPC1788 has 512KB of internal Flash memory, 96KB of internal SRAM, a 10/100 Ethernet Media Access Controller (MAC), a USB full speed device/host/OTG controller, four UARTs, two CAN channels and a collection of serial communications interfaces. The uEZ GUI boards also include 8MB of external SDRAM and 8MB of external NOR Flash. FDI uEZGUI-1788 Instant GUI 4.3" & 7.0" Touch Screen LCD Kits are each designed to be used as an "off-the-shelf" Graphical User Interface (GUI) or Human Machine Interface (HMI) in a variety of end customer applications. The miniature, self-contained design is well suited to embed directly into a user product.

FDI GUI 7in Touch Screen LCD Kit

FDI GUI 7in Touch Screen LCD Kit is a compact, highly integrated LCD controller platform that can be quickly integrated for easy debugging and prototyping. The second in the family of μEZ GUI products, the FDI GUI 7in Touch Screen LCD Kit is based on the LPC2478 microprocessor from NXP and has 8MB of SDRAM and 8MB of NOR flash. The unit includes a 7in WVGA TFT LCD from Seiko, with dimensions for the complete assembly of 6.7in x 5.7in X 0.5in tall. On board features include USB device, micro SD memory card, real‐time clock with Super Cap backup, 3‐axis accelerometer, temperature sensor, and mini JTAG connector. The unit also supports the addition of an expansion board for additional communication interface options like USB Host, Ethernet, RS485, and RS232 support. The kit features a 16-bit per pixel (bpp) LCD interface, a fully integrated 4-wire resistive touch screen, and an LED backlight power and control circuit. The kit includes a Segger J-Link Lite JTAG debugger and a demo version of the powerful Segger emWin GUI software development package along with all cables and a stylus for the touch screen. All documentation is included on the 2GB micro SD card and when the unit is plugged into a PC the card appears as a USB Flash drive so the documentation can easily be copied to the PC.

FDI DK-57VTS-LPC1788 5.7" VGA Touch Screen LCD Kit

FDI DK-57VTS-LPC1788 5.7" VGA Touch Screen LCD Kits are optimized to save development time in typical embedded control applications. The modular format of the FDI DK-57VTS-LPC1788 VGA Touch Screen LCD Kits uses a base Carrier Board, a core CPU SOMDIMM, and an LCD Carrier Board. The base Carrier Board includes expansion connectors for added flexibility and a range of configurations. The SOMDIMM-LPC1788 includes an NXP LPC1788 Cortex-M3 microcontroller running the open source µEZ® +FreeRTOS software platform. The SOMDIMM-LPC1788 features 512KB of internal Flash memory, 96KB of internal SRAM, a 10/100 Ethernet Media Access Controller (MAC), a USB full speed device/host/OTG controller, four UARTs, two CAN channels, and a collection of serial communications interfaces. The SOMDIMM-LPC1788 also includes 8MB of external SDRAM. These FDI 5.7" VGA Touch Screen LCD Kits are supplied with easy-to-use application documents for all hardware and software.

FDI µEZGUI-2478-43WQS Touch Screen LCD Kit for LPC2478

The FDI µEZGUI-2478-43WQS Touch Screen LCD Kit for LPC2478 is an off-the-shelf GUI or Human Machine Interface (HMI) that can be used in a variety of end customer applications. The miniature, self-contained design of the FDI µEZGUI-2478-43WQS is well suited to be embedded directly into your product. The µEZGUI-2478-43WQS Touch Screen LCD Kit features a Sharp 4.3" TFT WQVGA 480 NIT LCD panel with integrated touchscreen and an NXP Semiconductors LPC2478 CPU running at 72MHz (with 512KB internal Flash).

FDI SOMDIMM-LPC3250 CPU Module

The FDI SOMDIMM-LPC3250 modular LPC3250-based microprocessor plug-in system on module provides a quick and easy solution for implementing an ARM926EJ-S-based design by providing the basic functions necessary for a product on an easy to use SOMDIMM. The FDI SOMDIMM-LPC3250 CPU module uses an industry-standard 200-pin SO-DIMM interface used by almost every laptop on the market. This FDI SOMDIMM is compatible with FDI touch screen LCD kits but can also be used for custom platform development or customer applications. The FDI SOMDIMM-LPC3250 CPU module includes an NXP Semiconductors LPC3250 ARM926EJ-S-based microcontroller (MCU) running the open source Linux software platform. The NXP LPC3250 has 256KB of internal SRAM, a 10/100 Ethernet MAC, a USB full speed device/host/OTG controller, seven UARTs, and a collection of serial communications interfaces. The FDI SOMDIMM-LPC3250 also includes 64MB of external DDR SDRAM and 512MB of external NAND FLASH.

FDI ARM 3.5" QVGA Touch Screen LCD Kit for LPC2478

The FDI ARM 3.5" QVGA Touch Screen LCD Kit for the NXP Semiconductors LPC2478 Microcontroller (MCU) speeds up the development time for embedded control applications. This FDI ARM Touch Screen LCD Kit includes a base Carrier Board, a core CPU DIMM Module, and an LCD Carrier Board. The base carrier board includes expansion connectors for added flexibility and a range of configurations, a 3-axis digital accelerometer and temperature sensor, a TFT interface for Graphics LCD displays up to 1024x768 resolution, 18-bit color, and more. The LCD Carrier Board includes a 3.5" QVGA Display (320 x 240) with Touch Screen Interface, an optional 5.7" QVGA or VGA board, and an up to 10.4" XGA Board. The ARM7DIMM-LPC2478 Module includes an NXP ARM7TDMI-S LPC2478 MCU that runs the open source µEZ™ + FreeRTOS software platform included with the FDI 3.5" QVGA LCD Touch Screen Kit. The LPC2478 MCU has 512KB of internal Flash memory, 96KB of internal SRAM, a 10/100 Ethernet MAC, a USB full speed device/host/OTG controller, and more.

FDI ARM 5.7" VGA Touch Screen LCD Kit for LPC2478

The FDI ARM 5.7" VGA Touch Screen LCD Kit for the NXP LPC2478 microcontroller (MCU) saves development time in embedded control applications. The FDI ARM 5.7" VGA Touch Screen LCD Kit features an LCD Carrier Board with a 5.7" VGA display with touch screen interface and an optional 3.5" QVGA board and up-to 10.4" XGA board. This FDI kit provides a modular format that uses a base Carrier Board and CPU DIMM Module in addition to the LCD Carrier Board. The CPU DIMM Module includes an NXP ARM7TDMI-S LPC2478 MCU that runs the open source µEZ™ +FreeRTOS software platform. The LPC2478 MCU offers 512KB of internal Flash memory, 96KB of internal SRAM, a 10/100 Ethernet MAC, a USB full speed device/host/OTG controller, and more.