FT81x Series ICs – Embedded Video Engine (EVE)

EVE technology is a revolutionary concept that utilizes an object oriented methodology for creating hi-quality human machine interfaces (HMIs). With support for display, audio, and touch, this new technology allows engineers to quickly and efficiently design HMIs and deliver robust solutions, hi-resolution displays with lower bill of material costs. The EVE product offering includes:

FT81x Series – Display, Audio and Touch Controller

Overview

Building on the success of the first generation of FT80x touch display controller ICs with Embedded Video Engine (EVE) technology, the series has now been extended to include a further four graphics controller devices which offer a plethora of improvements and extended capabilities, the FT81x series.

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 in order to create advanced, dynamic and sophisticated Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs).

Key Hardware Features

  • Maximum screen resolution increased from 512 x 512 pixels to 800×600 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

Performance Improvements

  • 500-1000 times faster JPG loading
  • Pixel clock drawing increased from 4 to 16 pixels per clock
  • Fetch cull primitives per clock boosted from 1 to 2

Application Areas

  • Point of Sale Machines
  • Multi-function Printers
  • Instrumentation
  • Home Security Systems
  • Graphic Touch Pad e.g. Remote, Dial Pad
  • Tele/Video Conferencing Systems
  • Phones and Switchboards
  • Medical Appliances
  • Blood Pressure Displays
  • Heart Monitors


  • Multiple 16/32 bit colour 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


  • Quicker Firmware memory operations (e.g. copy, fill, CRC) due to tuned inner loops
  • CMD SNAPSHOT hundreds of times faster




  • Glucose Level Displays
  • Gas Chromatographs
  • Power Meter
  • Home Appliance Devices
  • Set-top boxes
  • Thermostats
  • Sprinkler System Displays
  • GPS/Satelite Navigation Systems
  • Vending Machine Control Panels
  • Elevator Controls and much more !

Product Information

FT810 FT81x IC with 18-bit RGB, resistive touch control, 48 Pin VQFN BUY ONLINE
FT811 FT81x IC with 18-bit RGB, capacitive touch control, 48 Pin VQFN BUY ONLINE
FT812 FT81x IC with 24-bit RGB, resistive touch control, 56 Pin VQFN BUY ONLINE
FT813 FT81x IC with 24-bit RGB, capacitive touch control, 56 Pin VQFN BUY ONLINE