Designing With EVE

All over the world, engineers are using EVE in their Human Machine Interfaces.

Gameduino-lgoo

In 2011 the original Gameduino brought vintage gaming to the Arduino, by 2013 Gameduino 2 set a new standard in hand-held open-source gaming, and now Gameduino 3 raises the bar again! Even more processing power for your games and applications – plus real video playback, all using a standard Arduino platform. It’s completely compatible with the Gameduino 2, but adds even more graphics power, smooth video playback, and dozens of new features. Together with microSD storage for game assets, headphone audio output, and a top quality full-color 4.3 inch touch screen.

The Gameduino 3 uses an FT810 EVE, an integrated graphics processor that is backwards compatible with the FT800 in Gameduino 2, and has about 4X more power.

This project is currently being crowdfunded on Kickstarter, with additional examples and code available on the project page here.

svete

Svet Electronike magazine has featured a series of articles around EVE programming, focussing on the FT800 resistive touch controller and providing details on its architecture, basic programming and more. To access the series please click here. For more information on Svet Electronike please visit http://www.svet-el.si/o-reviji/programiranje

Leading distributor GLYN GmbH & Co. KG have compiled a quick start EVE kit in the EVB-EVE-FT800-V1, a simple kit which requires no previous knowledge or experience and allows users to create attractive graphic display solutions in minutes.

The full Glyn kit contains:
• Development board with EVE graphics controller, voltage regulator and audio amplifier
• A direct connection for use with Glyn MCU boards and GlYN / EDT display families
• A GLYN software package, completely compatible with the Bridgetek Programming Guide for the FT800

For more information or to order, please click here

BASCOM-AVR is a BASIC Programming Compiler (not an Interpreter) for the AVR microcontroller family including Development tools and Integrated support for hardware such as UART, I2C, 1WIRE, TCP/IP, DMX, IR, Keyboards and a number of LCD displays along with a Powerful Integrated Development Environment (IDE). Bascom-AVR has added support for the excellent FT800 resistive touch display controller IC, which has a rich library of high and low level command support. It includes over 70 demos for the user to play and experiment with and has a comprehensive help file. You can view the Online Help file at http://avrhelp.mcselec.com/index.html?ft800.htm(click on the FT800 label on the left to expand titles).

Visit the BASCOM-AVR website at http://www.mcselec.com

MLX90620 with FT800 Display controller and MBED – This provides a demonstration of the FTDI Chip’s EVE graphics controller technology with the Melexis MLX90620 thermopile array, a 16x4pixel thermal sensor. The data is read out of the sensor via I2C using an MBED KL25Z board, and the LCD display is driven over SPI with the FT800 touch display controller.

Click here to access a blog from a user working with EVE to create a programming library for hobbyists.

Click here to view a user video illustrating widget use and control menus.