With this product, you get a fantastic display in the CFAF800480E1-050SC and an EVE graphic accelerator board to quickly and cleanly bring the display to life.
This bundle boasts a revolutionary new 5", 800x480 TFT with sunlight readable high-brightness, in-plane switching for viewing at any angle, and capacitive touch. This module also has an FTDI/BridgeTek FT813 Embedded Video Engine (EVE) integrated. This means the display, touch sensing, backlight, and audio features are all controlled via the EVE. The MCU appears to be hosted as a memory-mapped SPI device. The host MCU sends commands and data over the SPI protocol.
For detailed information on the EVE, please see the FTDI FT81x Datasheet.
Further information including programming examples, interface design software, and more can be found on FTDI’s website here: https://www.ftdichip.com/Support/Utilities.htm
We are changing this product by upgrading the FTDI chip to an FT817 and adding external flash to support storing image data. Changing to the new controller will require some slight software modifications for the touch versions.
In addition, we will be adding a resistive touch option as well as a cap touch option with glass that exceeds the frame of the display for an extended mounting surface.
Current PCB Version: h0v2
Current Firmware Version: f0v0
Upgrade the EVE chip and add compatibility with the resistive touch display.