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 Bridgetek’s high speed bridging and display technology so that improved performance and greater functionality can be benefitted from.
The CleO family of smart TFT display controllers can be easily programmed to give professional looking HMI / GUI’s with no prior knowledge of complex graphics programming or mathematics.
With extensive tutorials (20 Chapters covering over 80 topics) + 21 DIY projects included to show you how, CleO35 (the 3.5in display version) allows both hobbyists and professionals alike to add a HVGA (320 x 480 pixel ) resistive touch TFT display GUI to their Arduino UNO projects.
CleOis designed to work alongside NerO, our energy efficient enhanced Arduino Compatible board. This accessory delivers >1A current at 5V without overheating, and the long pin version supplied allows CleO to be discretely mounted beneath NerO, leaving the shield headers fully exposed for IO expansion.
To access our full CleOsupport suite including tutorials, projects and examples and an interactive forum, please visitwww.CleOstuff.com
Bridgetek works in partnership with MikroElektronika (MikroE), specialists in the manufacture and sale of microcontroller (MCU) development boards, accessory boards, compilers, additional software and books, to provide libraries to access the easy to use GUI based tool, Visual TFT. This tool allows users to develop display images that can be compiled for numerous system MCUs, including our own FT90x series. The EVE library from MikroE consists of 12 components which support a wide range of EVE features and assist in GUI design, including EVEClock, EVEGradient, EVEScrollbar and EVEProgressBar.
Additionally, MikroE have developed a number of high resolution display modules featuring the FT80x and FT81x graphics controller ICs, including the Mikromedia HMI rangeand the Riverdi Displaysseries in association withRiverdi, whereby the display is driven with an FT81x chip.
Riverdi is an innovative company which uses cutting-edge technologies to provide solutions meeting today’s end user demands. Within its first few years on the market, Riverdi has managed to develop its own process of TFT modules production in Shezhen and Poland which guarantees the highest quality whilst remaining cost efficient.
Riverdi offers a wide range of TFT display modules with distinguishing high-tech features and modern designs. Amongst the products, customers can find displays with different diagonals (e.g. 3.5″, 4.3″, 5.0″ and 7.0″), controllers (FT8xx, SSD1963), with or without touchscreens (resistive or capacitive), with or without montage frames, and much more. Riverdi also offers customised versions of their products and professional technical support. In addition, they provide clients with various development tools such as the Riverdi Revelation Board, Hermes Board and MikroE Riverdi Click, to facilitate work with their TFT modules. All of the products utilise industrial grade materials and components, thus can be used in both consumer and industrial projects. To find out more, please visitwww.riverdi.com
Matrix Orbital, a Canadian company and world-renowned specialist in communication interface display solutions since 1995, has engineered, manufactured and delivered innovative displays for a diverse range of applications. From the telecommunications, medical, networking, automotive and advanced tech industries to defense and aerospace, Matrix Orbital displays can be found anywhere a dependable, visually stunning and interactive user interface is required.
With an extensive catalog of displays and accessories, Matrix Orbital has continued to meet customer demands by providing the market with a broad spectrum of TFT’s, LCD’s, VFD’s, OLED’s and Touchscreens (resistive and capacitive). Along with the introduction of an EVE FT81xx Series product line, available display options consist of various features, communication protocols and sizes, including the popular 1U LCD and TFT. Additionally, the in-house design, development, and support staff can customize and create a display solution tailored to the specific needs of the customer. Furthermore, to address development time, Matrix Orbital has developed the GTT Designer software. This software is a free, object-on, design suite focused on creating stunning interfaces and reducing time to market.
Matrix Orbital have produced a new code example showing you how to get started with your Matrix Orbital EVE module. This includes a demo application and has the screen settings defined for the different Matrix Orbital EVE modules, making it an ideal starting point for getting your module up and running and developing your own applications
The product line offers four display sizing options: 3.5”, 4.3”, 5.0”, and 7.0”. The 5.0” version comes as a Premium MVA module, with the option for either resistive or capacitive touch, and the 3.5”, 4.3”, and 7.0” sizes are available in Newhaven Display’s Standard, Premium, or Sunlight Readable variants, with two touch options – resistive or capacitive.
Newhaven Display is a USA based company that provides the worldwide marketplace with cost effective, high quality displays including OLEDs, LCDs, TFTs and development boards for Arduino, Raspberry Pi and BeagleBone. Newhaven Display takes pride on first-rate customer support, design services and development assistance. The expansion of their product line to include theEVE2 Video Engine means engineering innovators and product developers can take advantage of a display product line that utilizes high resolution graphics, touch interactivity, video playback (with QSPI from your controller), and audio playback support, all within a attractively packaged, quality TFT module. Additionally available is a suite of example code and resources from the Newhaven Display GitHub library, and moreover an excellent community and collection of open source resources and tools for theEVE2 fromBridgetek.
For more about Newhaven Display, visit the websiteto find out more about this product line and the other solutions available from the company, and follow Newhaven Display onTwitter, Facebook, or YouTubeto keep up to date with news and updates. Also available is the Support Forum where fellow developers or engineers can provide real-time insight and feedback.
Crystalfontz has leveraged the power of the FTDI/Bridgetek EVE chip in creatingdisplay modules that simplify the creation of beautiful user interfaces.The embedded video engine (EVE) provided by the FT81x chipset allows a low-powered processor (like an Arduino) to drive full color TFT displays with ease, and simplifies the low-level display interface. The low-powered processor can easily manage display and touch functionality using only a single SPI connect for a full color TFT display.
Crystalfontz offers multiple EVE Display Modules including a 3.0”, a 3.5”, a 5.0”, and a bar-type 3.9”. Each display has a specially designed accelerator board to make the display shine and match the display form factor. 3D models, datasheets, and sample code can all be found on each display module’s product page.
To enable quick prototyping, Crystalfontz also created a breakout board specifically for our EVE modules. TheEVE Breakout Boardincludes a ZIF connector to connect the EVE board to the breakout board, and a 14-pin 0.1″ pitch connector to facilitate connecting to a microcontroller. The breakout board also includes audio amplifier and connection for a speaker to enable using the EVE’s PWM output.