Can EVE do video animation?
FT80X- No, but FT80X has the ability to render displays that give the sense of animation. Details for these capabilities and example code are provided in the FT80X Programming Guide.
FT81X- Yes, FT81X supports playback of motion-JPEG encoded AVI videos.
What are the system requirements for EVE?
As long as MCU has QSPI (FT81X only), SPI or I2C interface and has the capability to construct display list commands, it can work with EVE. This means that a low end 8 bit microcontroller can be readily used with EVE or that because the bandwidth requirements are minimal that the current MCU can be used and the display capability readily added into the architecture/system.
How much memory does the MCU require to display a simple graph?
Realistically, as long as the MCU has the memory to construct one 4 byte display command and transfer it to EVE via chip interface, EVE is able to display the graph.
Can I use alternative widgets from other tools?
No. The EVE series uses internal widgets supplied with the device. To make additional composite objects would require a function in the controller firmware to construct a display list to send to the FT8XX. This is not the same as using a 4 byte widget.
Why are there two display list buffers?
There are two display list buffers as one buffer is required for editing to create a new display and the other is the one that contains the display list currently being actioned. A swap command is required in the controller code to swap between the editable buffer and the actioned buffer.
You offer conversion tools for images, audio files and fonts to run on windows. Will there be Linux and MAC equivalents?
Not at this time. The utilities are free examples of converting standard file formats to alternative standard file formats compatible with EVE. As such alternative tools could be sourced by the user for Linux and MAC.
Can I store both audio and image files in the object RAM at the same time?
Yes. They will be treated as separate objects. The only limitation is the files must be small enough to fit in the memory (FT80X: 256kBytes, FT81X: 1MBytes)
Can the MikroE Visual TFT output be used with non-MikroE compilers?
No. The output is dependent upon MikroE libraries allowing for an integrated, single source solution to application development.