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800x480 TFT with Graphic Accelerator Board

Part Number: CFAF800480E0-050SC-A1-1

This is a revolutionary new 5", 800x480 TFT that boasts high-brightness, sunlight readability. It's based around an FTDI/BridgeTek FT813 Embedded Video Engine (EVE). All display, touch sensing, backlight control and audio features are controlled via the Embedded Video Engine which appears to the host MCU as a memory-mapped SPI device. The host MCU sends commands and data over the EVE SPI serial protocol.

For detailed information on the Embedded Video Engine, please see the FTDI FT81x Datasheet.
Further information including programming examples, interface design software, and more can be found on FTDI’s website here:

TFT Display Module Features

  • 5-inch 800x480 sunlight readable TFT LCD
  • 5-point capacitive touch sensing screen
  • FTDI/BridgeTek FT813 EVE graphics accelerator
  • SPI Single or Quad host interface
  • Compact 30-position 0.5mm flat-cable ZIF host connection
  • Threaded mounting standoffs for simple mechanical design
  • Compact form-factor, overall size is no larger than LCD
  • Single +3.3V power supply (backlight supply can be 3.3v to 6v)
  • Bright 1000 cd/m2 backlight allows reading in sunlight

EVE Graphics Accelerator Features

  • Support multiple widgets for simplified design implementation
  • User interface design software (PC) simplifies the design process
  • Hardware engine can recognize touch tags and track touch movement
  • Enhanced sketch processing
  • Anti-aliasing of primitive displayed objects for higher-quality graphics
  • Assorted graphical effects such as alpha-blending, shadows, transitions, wipes, etc.
  • Programmable interrupt controller provides interrupts to host MCU
  • Support playback of motion-JPEG encoded AVI videos
  • Mono audio channel output with wave playback and built-in sound synthesizer
  • PWM output for display backlight dimming control

Need a complete Arduino/Seeeduino development kit that included this display, breakout board and Seeeduino v4.2 controller? You might consider our CFAF800480E0-050SC-A1-2.

Video Demonstrations

In this video, we're demonstrating driving a 800x480 5" TFT with an Seeeduino (Arduino UNO Clone with 3.3v / 5v switch) and the help of our CFA10100 EVE accelerated board.

We're demonstrating our 800x480 5" Capacitive Touchscreen TFT powered with an Seeeduino/Arduino UNO clone, using the FTDI EVE.


Physical Characteristics

Column Dots x Row Dots 800 x 480
Module Overall width height depth
millimeters 120.7 76.3 10.65
inches 4.752 3.004 0.419
Diagonal Dimension 4.96"
Viewing Area width height
millimeters 109 65.8
inches 4.291 2.591
Active Area width height
millimeters 108 64.8
inches 4.252 2.551
Dot Pitch width height
millimeters 0.135 0.135
inches 0.0053 0.0053
Weight 133.7g
Pin Count 30

Optical Characteristics

Polarizer Transmissive
View Direction 0.5 o'clock
View Angle 70°
Sunlight Readable Yes
Backlight Color White
Backlight Type LED
Foreground Color RGB
Background Color Dark

Electrical Specifications

Supply Voltage for Logic Minimum 2.97V
Supply Voltage for Logic Maximum 3.63V
Supply Voltage for Logic Typical 3.3V
Supply Voltage for Driving Panel Typical 3.3V
Supply Current Minimum 2.7mA
Supply Current Maximum 5.5mA
Supply Current Typical 550mA

Backlight Electrical Specifications

Forward Voltage Minimum 2.7V
Forward Voltage Maximum 5.5V
Forward Voltage Typical 3.3V
Forward Current Maximum 1000mA
Forward Current Typical 900mA


Operating Temperatures min max
Celsius -20° 70°
Fahrenheit -4° 158°
Storage Temperatures min max
Celsius -30° 80°
Fahrenheit -22° 176°


Interface SPI


Touch Screen Capacitive
For reference only. For design purposes, please use the specifications in the datasheet.