News

Nov 2019

FTDI and Bridgetek at Embedded World 2020!

Join us at Embedded World 2020. We are located at booth 4A-131 in Hall 4A and be among the first to catch the next generation Human machine Interface (HMI) solutions, BRIDGETEK EVE family. Also, see new and inventive ways to enhance your HMI design with the stunning range of BT817 enabled demonstrations. Get behind the front wheels of Volkswagen Golf series and immerse yourself as a professional racer.

Plus, find out more about FTDI’s first Hi-Speed USB device with a Type-C controller that fully supports the latest USB Type-C and Power Delivery standards enabling support for power negotiation with the ability to sink or source current to a USB host device. For the first time, we will unveil the new IoT Portal solution, IoT modem. Our IoT solution does not require any programming and is suitable for integrated technologies. You will be able to send push notifications or email to your devices and be alerted of any hazards/updates remotely.

Other releases includes the new USB Type C versions of our cables and also our collaboration of Bridgetek’s newly released EVE Screen Editor 3.3 with Riverdi’s TFT display.

See you on 25 – 27 February 2019 booth 4A-131 in Hall 4A

Aug 2019

Bridgetek’s PanL Technology Set to Redefine How We Interact with Our Living & Working Spaces

13th August 2019 – Bridgetek is taking the ground-breaking PanL smart automation platform to the next key stage in its development, ready for widespread deployment to begin. Those attending the Smart Cities & Buildings Asia event this year (Singapore, 4th-6th September) will be able to see real-world examples of how this highly versatile technology can benefit various aspects of our day-to-day lives.

The key demonstrations being conducted by the team on the Bridgetek booth (2-J18) will be as follows:

Please click here for the article.

Here’s a sneak peak of what we will be displaying at the exhibition!

https://www.bex-asia.com/en/Exhibitors/6243106/Bridgetek-Pte-Ltd

Pre-register for your complimentary visitor pass from now till 28th August 2019 & stand a chance* to win a tablet when you refer your colleague/business partner to attend the exhibition with you!

We look forward to meeting you at our booth!

SCB Asia 2019

July 2019

10 Key Tips for Building Better HMIs

Human machine interfaces (HMIs) provide us with the means via which to interact with modern technology. They are available in a variety of forms, but regardless of the type that is employed, their purpose is to enable control functions to be carried while at the same time ensuring that the user experience is a satisfying one. As a result, HMIs need to be carefully designed for the purpose they have been assigned to carry out, so that efficient and timely operation is achieved. To increase the chances of success during the design and development of new HMI implementations, and to meet the functional expectations set by their users, some basic rules should be followed.

Pease click here for the article.

Design Secrets for Better HMIs Revealed

Since their very inception, car and motorcycle dashboards have mainly relied on mechanical, analogue dials (for speedometers, RPM counters, fuel gauges, etc.). There have, over last couple of decades, been minor additions (such as small LCD
displays or indicator LEDs), but dashboards have still tended to basically follow the same analogue style. It is only in more recent times that real transformations have started to occur.

Please click here for the article.

June 2019

Bridgetek Expands & Enriches EVE Toolchain

Bridgetek has taken further steps to simplify the human machine interface (HMI) development process, by broadening the scope of the toolchain that accompanies its popular Embedded Video Engine (EVE) product portfolio. Several extra elements have now
been added, plus major upgrades and augmentations made to the existing tools.

Please click here for the press release for further information.

April 2019

Bridgetek Joins forces with Zerynth & Riverdi to forge IoT Technology Partnership

Bridgetek’s BT81x series devices (the multi-award winning Embedded Video Engine technology)
collaborates with Zerynth, the IoT development experts, and Riverdi, the advanced display solutions provider, to provide a compelling hardware/software offering that dramatically accelerates system deployments.

Please click here for the press release for further information.

To find out more on BT81X Series, please click here

Jan 2019

Bridgetek and Zerynth announce partnership – graphics controllers for the Internet of Things

We are delighted to announce that we are in partnership with Zerynth.

Zerynth specializes in simplifying IoT development providing an easy and efficient way to program the most popular 32-bit microcontrollers in Python and connect them to the top Cloud infrastructures, with high-level standards of security.
This partnership facilitates IoT developers to take full advantage of the powerful BT81x graphics controllers from BT81X family and build complex, modern UI in simple Python.

Please click here for the press release for further information.

To find out more on BT81X Series, please click here

Visit FTDI and Bridgetek At Embedded World 2019!

Join us at Embedded World 2019 -we can be found at booth 4A-131 in Hall 4A and be among the first to experience the latest additions to Bridgetek’s EVE series of next generation Human Machine Interface (HMI) solutions, the BT815/6 with supporting dev kits. See also new and inventive ways to enhance your next HMI design in a range of stunning BT815/6 enabled demonstrations. Plus find out more about how Bridgetek’s smart bridging MCU series, FT900,will enable you to connect your IoT solutions to the cloud, and discover the latest developments in the flagship USB series from FTDI Chip including demonstrations of USB power negotiation and delivery.

Our well informed staff are waiting to discuss your design needs and offer interactive product demos.

See you on 26 – 28 February 2019, booth 4A-131 in Hall 4A

For more information, please click here

2018

Mar 2018

Visit Bridgetek At Smart City Summit & Expo 2018

Bridgetek is delighted to announce their participation at Smart City Summit & Expo 2018 In Taiwan.We are located at stand I208 (IBE) between 27- 30 March 2018.

At the event, we will showcase our innovative smart home solutions, PanL, and also demonstrate a number of realistic applications for the solution including within Medical, Building Automation,Smart Appliances sectors.

We look forward to see you at the event.

Nov 2018

Visit FTDI and Bridgetek At Electronica 2018

Join us at Electronica 2018 from 13-16 November located at Hall B5 Booth 155. Experience the latest additions to Bridgetek’s EVE series of next generation Human Machine Interface (HMI) solutions, the BT815/6 with supporting dev kits. See also new and inventive ways to enhance your next HMI design in a range of stunning BT815/6 enabled demonstrations. Plus find out more about how Bridgetek’s smart bridging MCU series, FT900,will enable you to connect your IoT solutions to the cloud, and discover the latest developments in the flagship USB series from FTDI Chip including demonstrations of USB power negotiation and delivery.

For more information, please click here

2017

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.

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 the press release providing further information.

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.

Visit Bridgetek & FTDI At Embedded World 2018

The 3rd outing 2018 for Bridgetek and the PanL product line will be in partnership with our sister company FTDI at Embedded World, Nuremburg from 27th Feb to 1st March. The team will be available at stand 326 in Hall 4A to discuss PanL and other Bridgetek solutions such as the FT9xx MCU family and the award winning EVE series of display controllers.

Please click here for the press release providing further information.

Visit Bridgetek At ISE 2018

For anyone interested in implementing a smart home or office environment, but was unable to visit our booth and observe our demonstration platforms in action at CES in Las Vegas the good news is we are coming to Europe. The team will be available to discuss your smart needs at ISE in Amsterdam, 6-9 February 2018, Stand D170, Hall 9.

At the event, we will showcase our innovative smart home solutions, PanL, which is a light-weight IoT framework for home automation and control. Central to the Bridgetek IoT frame work is a network of PanL hubs and full colour TFT touch control Panels which relay events and commands from and to smart objects and sensors within the network. The hardware and customisable UI allows users to directly control objects within both home and industrial environments. At the events, we will demonstrate a number of realistic applications for the solution including within Medical, Industrial, Testing and Metering, Building Automation, Smart Appliances and Smart Retail sectors.

Nov 2017

PanL – What do you want it to be ?

Visit Bridgetek At CES 2018

Bridgetek is delighted to announce their participation at CES 2018 and extend a warm welcome to anyone interested in smart home or IoT connectivity and control solutions. Come and visit us at booth #40337 in Level 2, Halls A-D between 9th and 12 January 2018.

At the event, we will showcase our innovative smart home solutions, PanL., which is a light-weight IoT framework for home automation and control. Central to the Bridgetek IoT frame work is a network of PanL hubs and full colour TFT touch control Panels which relay events and commands from and to smart objects and sensors within the network. The hardware and customisable UI allows users to directly control objects within both home and industrial environments. At the events, we will demonstrate a number of realistic applications for the solution including within Medical, Industrial, Testing and Metering, Building Automation, Smart Appliances and Smart Retail sectors.

PanL – What do you want it to be ?

2016

Mar 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.

Jun 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 CleOstuff.com, 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.

Jul 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, CleOstuff.com, 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.

Nov 2016

FTDI Chip announces formation of new company, Bridgetek

In order to better serve the broadening range of markets it has developed products for, FTDI Chip has established a new distinct company, Bridgetek. Presenting the embedded engineering sector with a well-defined and targeted operation, Bridgetek will drive the further commercialisation of some of the game-changing technologies introduced by FTDI Chip in recent years. Its resources will be devoted to two particular product areas; the multi-award winning Embedded Video Engine (EVE) graphic controller ICs which enable engineers to implement more sophisticated human machine interface (HMI) systems, plus the unique and equally innovative performance-optimised microcontroller units (MCUs) with their expansive array of different connectivity options and industry-leading processing speeds.

Please click here to read the full 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.