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 800x600 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
◇ 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
The FT81X is a series of easy to use graphic controllers targeted for embedded applications to generate high-quality Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs). It has the following features:
◇ Advanced Embedded Video Engine (EVE) with high resolution graphics and video playback.
◇ FT81X functionality includes graphic control, audio control, and touch control interface.◇ Pinout backward compatible with FT800 (FT810) and FT801 (FT811).
◇ Support multiple widgets for simplified design implementation.
◇ Built-in graphics operations allow users with little expertise to create high-quality displays.
◇ Support 4-wire resistive touch screen (FT810/FT812).
◇ Support capacitive touch screen with up to 5 touches detection (FT811/FT813).
◇ Hardware engine can recognize touch tags and track touch movement. Provides notification for up to 255 touch tags.
◇ Enhanced sketch processing.
◇ Programmable interrupt controller provides interrupts to host MCU.
◇ Built-in 12MHz crystal oscillator with PLL providing programmable system clock up to 60MHz.
◇ Clock switch command for internal or external clock source. External 12MHz crystal or clock input can be used for higher accuracy.
◇ Video RGB parallel output; configurable to support PCLK up to 60MHz and R/G/B output of 1 to 8 bits.
◇ Programmable timing to adjust HSYNC and VSYNC timing, enabling interface to numerous displays.
◇ Support for LCD display with resolution up to SVGA (800x600) and formats with data enable (DE) mode and VSYNC/HSYNC mode.
◇ Support landscape and portrait orientations.
◇ Display enable control output to LCD panel.
◇ Integrated 1MByte graphics RAM, no frame buffer RAM required.
◇ Support playback of motion-JPEG encoded AVI videos.
◇ Mono audio channel output with PWM output.
◇ Built-in sound synthesizer.
◇ Audio wave playback for mono 8-bit linear PCM, 4-bit ADPCM and µ-Law coding format at sampling frequencies from 8kHz to 48kHz. Built-in digital filter reduces the system design complexity of external filtering.
◇ PWM output for display.
◇ 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
◇ Quicker Firmware memory operations (e.g. copy, fill, CRC) due to tuned inner loops
◇ CMD SNAPSHOT hundreds of times faster
FT81x IC with 18-bit RGB, resistive touch control, 48 Pin VQFN
FT81x IC with 18-bit RGB, capacitive touch control, 48 Pin VQFN
FT81x IC with 24-bit RGB, resistive touch control, 56 Pin VQFN
FT81x IC with 24-bit RGB, capacitive touch control, 56 Pin VQFN
◇ Point of Sale Machines
◇ Multi-function Printers
◇ 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
◇ Glucose Level Displays
◇ Gas Chromatographs
◇ Power Meter
◇ Home Appliance Devices
◇ Set-top boxes
◇ Sprinkler System Displays
◇ GPS/Satelite Navigation Systems
◇ Vending Machine Control Panels
◇ Elevator Controls
...and much more!