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FTDI Chip Adds Further Strength & Depth to its EVE Portfolio with New Software Tools & Arduino Libraries

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To provide further assistance to engineers using its Embedded Video Engine (EVE) technology, FTDI Chip can now supply a comprehensive suite of additional support facilities. These are designed to be utilised with both the established FT800 graphic controller IC and the newly announced FT801, with capacitive touch enabled interface and multi-touch capabilities, which has now …

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Win a Gameduino2

FTDI Chip has partnered with Electronic Specifier magazine in order to organise a competition – with three Gameduino2 game adapter shields to give away. Developed for the Arduino platform, the Gameduino2 enables engineers to make their own consoles capable of playing vintage games. Each shield includes 3-axis accelerometers, headphone audio outputs and microSD data storage. …

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EVE Plus Board Programmer


FTDI Chip has introduced the VA800A-PROG, a programmer for the recently announced VM800P (Plus) module. This provides a USB to SPI bridge that will enable access to the ATMEGA328P on the VM800P – the latest offering supporting the company’s embedded video engine (EVE) platform, which has revolutionized intelligent display implementation. It provides an attractive alternative …

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Speed Evaluation of the FT900 MCU


The Dhrystone MIPS (DMIPS) computing benchmark program can be used to give a thorough evaluation of the speed and performance levels that can be achieved by different microcontroller (MCU) devices. FTDI Chip has now evaluated its new FT900 32-bit, RISC-based MCU using this program with interesting results being derived. Many MCU products on the market …

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Digi-Key Presents FTDI Chip with Product of the Year at BEEAs

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Glasgow, Scotland-based, fabless semiconductor supplier FTDI Chip has been bestowed with Electronic Product of the Year at the 2013 British Engineering Excellence Awards (BEEAs). This highly-coveted award category was sponsored by Digi-Key, with President Mark Larson presenting the prize to FTDI Chip Vice-President Graeme Cook, in recognition of the company’s innovative FT800 Embedded Video Engine …

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