Bridgetek FT81x Embedded Video Engine

Bridgetek FT81x Embedded Video Engine (EVE) is a series of easy-to-use graphic controllers targeted at embedded applications. The embedded applications generate high-quality Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs). These EVE devices support higher maximum screen resolutions increasing from 512x512 pixels to 800x600 pixels to address larger 7" displays. The FT810, FT811, FT812, and FT813 provide increased pixel resolution for sharper imagery, increased speed for faster data transfer and image/video loading, and larger memory capacity.

Features

  • Maximum screen resolution increased from 512x512 pixels to 800x600 pixels
  • Colour depth increased from 18-bit to 24-bit (FT812 and FT813)
  • Extra-large ROM fonts added
  • Orientation switching support added with REG ROTATE and CMD SETROTATE
  • Object memory increased from 256kBytes to 1Mbyte
  • Master clock frequency improvement - REG PCLK can now be 1
  • Smooth back-motion JPG encoded AVI video playback
  • Multiple 16/32-bit color palettes supported with transparency
  • L2 format supported for efficient DXT1-style bitmaps
  • CMD MEDIAFIFO specifies an area of main memory to use as a FIFO for JPG, AVI, and PNG loading
  • Multiple numeric formats supported including binary, octal, decimal, and hex
  • Simplified font loading with CMD SETFONT2
  • MCU interfacing via SPI, Dual-SPI or Quad SPI options
  • 500-1000 times faster JPG loading
  • Pixel clock drawing increased from 4 to 16 pixels per clock
  • CMD SNAPSHOT hundreds of times faster
  • Fetch cull primitives per clock boosted from 1 to 2
  • Quicker Firmware memory operations (e.g. copy, fill, CRC) due to tuned inner loops

Applications

  • Point of Sales Machines
  • Multi-function printers
  • Instrumentation
  • Home security systems
  • Graphic touch pad - remote, dial pad
  • Tele / Video conference systems
  • Phones and switchboards
  • Medical appliances
  • Blood pressure displays
  • Heart monitors
  • Glucose level displays
  • Breathalyzers
  • Gas chromatographs
  • Power meter
  • Home appliance devices
  • Set-top box
  • Thermostats
  • Sprinkler system displays
  • Medical appliances
  • GPS / Satnav
  • Vending machine control Panels
  • Elevator controls

VM810C EVE Credit Card Board

The VM810C is a credit card-sized development module to assist in developing and demonstrating the functionality of the FT810 IC. This module behaves as an SPI slave, requiring an SPI Master for proper microcontroller interfacing and system integration. Two variants are available VM810C50A-D which is equipped with a 5.0" 800x480 pixel TFT LCD display panel preinstalled and VM810C50A-N which comes without the display.

 

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Published: 2015-10-01 | Updated: 2022-03-11