May 2017

Visit Bridgetek At Computex Taipei 2017

We are pleased to announce our participation at Computex Taipei, which will be held at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Centre between May 30-June 3 2017. At the Bridgetek booth #N1221 at 4F in Hall 1, visitors can find out all about our smart home solution, PanL, designed specifically for home and building automation, and experience hands-on demonstrations of the flagship solution and associated hardware in the 3.5” PanL35 module. Additionally, we will showcase to customers our FT93x series of complete System-On-Chip 32-bit RISC microcontrollers for USB to multi-interface bridging and embedded applications featuring a high level of integration and low power consumption, with an interactive demo.

For a press release providing further details on our presence at Computex, please click here. For more information on our PanL smart home offering, please click here.

Feb 2017

EVE Screen Designer (ESD) 3.x

To further increase the degree of support available for the FT81x Embedded Video Engine (EVE) graphic controllers, we have now released Version 3.0 of the popular EVE Screen Designer.

The EVE Screen Designer (ESD) 3.x integrated development environment (IDE) further facilitates EVE-based human machine interface (HMI) construction. It presents a simple, highly intuitive package through which a wide range of exciting visual effects can be created and various items of graphical content edited, in order that enhanced user experiences are derived. Building on the previous generation, it has advanced code generation capabilities (with exported C-based source code being applicable to any hardware associated with Bridgetek’s FT90x MCUs), plus a greater scope of widgets that can be incorporated. As users rely predominantly on visual programming (though there is provision to use text for editing purposes), they do not need to have an in-depth understanding of EVE display lists.

Please click here for a press release providing further information.

Jan 2017

Visit Bridgetek at CES 2017

Drawing together the various elements of its advanced semiconductor technology, Bridgetek will demonstrate its game-changing PanL home automation solution at CES 2017. The objective of this all-encompassing platform is for users to finally be able to control the various lighting, air conditioning, heating and security systems that are present in their house/apartment via one single point of contact.

Bridgetek can be found at Tech West Sands Expo, Level 2, Booth #41172 at the show held in Las Vegas between 5-8 January 2017. For more information, please click here to access a press release.

Dec 2016

CleO50 launched to extend range of smart TFT displays

We are pleased to announce the production launch of our CleO50 module, the 5″ version in the series of smart TFT displays. In addition to the increased size, this module features a larger PCB which has allowed for the addition of 2x mikroBUS™ interface from MikroE, which provides access to a wider range of expansion cards (Click Boards) thus further extending the project potential with additional sensors and control boards beyond that already provided by Arduino shields. The device also benefits from an FT900 replacing the previous FT903, which allows further extension of interfaces available, and an FT812 replacing the previous FT810 to increase the level of colour support offered. For more information or to buy, please click here, and click here for the product datasheet.

July 2016

CleO now available in full production quantities!

We are delighted to announce that following the release of our first batch of CleO kits to our Indiegogo backers, we are now making the product fully available to all customers. The CleO35 module and full accessory suite including camera, speaker, reverse I/O (RIO) adapter, power adapter and Micro-SD card are now on sale via our distribution channels and on our web shop.

Our CleO product page equips customers with additional detail on the products available, provides product datasheets and features key information on the projects and tutorials made possible using CleO. In addition, our dedicated technical support site for the series,, provides a full software release package with instructions on how to work with CleO, a getting started video, and an interactive user forum. Finally, the product press release is available here.

June 2016

CleO Help, Software Support and Technical Forum now available!

We are pleased to announce the first release of a number of support and software materials for our newly announced CleO module, including a dedicated technical support site. At, you can access all of the resources you will need to get started with CleO.  This includes software packages and a help manual which features a full suite of tutorials, projects and examples. Additionally, this is where we encourage CleO users to communicate on our forum and share ideas, progress and technical queries on the series – do so by registering here. We will be making regular updates to the site on the series: adding information about product launch dates, additional product releases, and further software support material as it becomes available.

March 2016

CleO, the smart TFT display for Arduino

CleO brings to market a family of intelligent, simple to program TFT display boards through which engineers can develop imaginative, compelling human machine interfaces, regardless of their experience level. Using Arduino as a foundation, CleO is able to leverage FTDI Chip’s high speed bridging and display technology so that improved performance and greater functionality can be benefitted from. In addition, a number of accessories including cameras, speakers and power adaptors will be made available when the product is fully available in May 2016.