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05-19-2014

FTDI Chip launches comprehensive HMI module with EVE technology

FTDI » VM800P35A-BK, VM800P43A-BK, VM800P50A-BK, VM800P35A-PL, VM800P43A-PL, VM800P50A-PL

FTDI Chip is proud to announce the launch of the VM800P 'Plus', the latest in the series of FT800 development modules. This is a unique offering which further expands the range of Embedded Video Engine (EVE) products and incorporates Arduino support into the development platform by combining an FT800 chip alongside an embedded ATMEGA328P (Arduino Pro) microcontroller, which is easily programmed via the Arduino IDE. The module has earned its 'Plus' title due to the feature-rich set of added functionality which has been incorporated, including a touch-enabled display LCD panel, backlight LED driver and audio power amplifier with micro-speaker. What's more, the device comes complete with over 50 sample applications, ranging from straight forward gauges and keyboard through to white goods and industrial control apps, all accessible through a new suite of Arduino libraries.

FTDI Chip launches comprehensive HMI module with EVE technology

The VM800P 'Plus' is the latest in the series of EVE Development modules and further extends system integration by providing a comprehensive, fully integrated, ready to use development system, designed to provide engineers with everything necessary to create quality HMI solutions with display, audio and touch functionality.

This completely Arduino-compatible module features an FT800 chip for three in one operation (display, audio and touch) and its FT232R USB UART interface IC for MCU programming and communications, controlled from an inbuilt ATMEGA328P microcontroller operating at 5V/16MHz. Programming and configuration is easily achieved via the Arduino IDE, using a pre-programmed Arduino-compatible bootloader.

The development system offers a hi-quality system with an elegantly designed, precision fit bezel that provides a resistive touch panel sensor and component board in a rugged, plastic enclosure. Offered in black (-BK) or pearl (-PL) colours, the device provides the engineer a low priced option which can shorten development time while enabling a production finished look for 3.5", 4.3" or 5" colour TFT display solutions.

An abundance of enhanced features are included in the 'Plus' module: a backlit LED driver, inbuilt audio amplifier and micro-speaker, Real Time Clock (RTC) with battery backup, on-board 3.3v/5v level shifters, e-Flash IC build option, and a Micro-SD Card socket for application store plus 4GB SD card pre-loaded with 11 interactive application demonstrations and one library of free running apps, showcasing just a few examples of what this innovative device, designed primarily for industrial and commercial purpose, could be used for. The Arduino-compatible display system development platforms run off a standard 5V,delivered via a micro-USB or an auxiliary power connector. Furthermore, Micro-MaTch miniature connectors are provided to further extend functionality, and plug in card connectors are available to expand the IO capability to include GPIO, RS232, RS422, RS485 and Ethernet, promoting improved connectivity and the ability to transmit over longer distances.

Modules and Accessories

VM800P35A-BK FT800 Display System, ATMEGA328P @ 5V/16MHz,
Micro SD socket, 3.5" TFT LCD touch panel, black case
VM800P43A-BK FT800 Display System, ATMEGA328P @ 5V/16MHz,
Micro SD socket, 4.3" TFT LCD touch panel, black case
VM800P50A-BK FT800 Display System, ATMEGA328P @ 5V/16MHz,
Micro SD socket, 5.0" TFT LCD touch panel, black case
VM800P35A-PL FT800 Display System, ATMEGA328P @ 5V/16MHz,
Micro SD socket, 3.5" TFT LCD touch panel, pearl case
VM800P43A-PL FT800 Display System, ATMEGA328P @ 5V/16MHz,
Micro SD socket, 4.3" TFT LCD touch panel, pearl case
VM800P50A-PL FT800 Display System, ATMEGA328P @ 5V/16MHz,
Micro SD socket, 5.0" TFT LCD touch panel, pearl case

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