In order to keep this display in production over the long term, we are revising it to the CFAF800480E1-050SC-A2-2. Please contact with any questions.

800x480 EVE Development Platform

Part Number: CFAF800480E1-050SC-A1-2

This is a complete development kit for the CFAF800480E1-050SC. It includes a high-end 800x480 TFT, an EVE graphic accelerator board, an adapter board, and a Seeduino. This kit has everything you need to start developing with the FTDI/Bridgetek FT813 / EVE (Embeddeded Video Engine) platform.

This kit includes everything that the CFAF800480E1-050SC-A1-1 PLUS a Seeeduino V4.2 and breakout board pre-configured and ready to demonstrate.

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 EVE SPI serial protocol. The included breakout board makes it simple to wire to the controller of your choice, it also includes audio outputs via pluggable terminals. Plus, the Seeeduino (a 3.3v Arduino clone) comes ready to show off. All you have to do is plug in the flex cable, hook up some power, and enjoy your new display.

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:

TFT Display Module Features:

  • 5-inch 800x480 TFT LCD with in-plane switching for viewing at any angle
  • Sunlight readable at 800 nits
  • 5-point capacitive touch sensing screen
  • FTDI/BridgeTek FT813 EVE graphics accelerator
  • Single +3.3V power supply (backlight supply van be 3.3v to 6v)
  • Threaded mounting standoffs for simple mechanical design

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


Physical Characteristics

Column Dots x Row Dots 800 x 480
Module Overall width height depth
millimeters 120.7 76.3 10.75
inches 4.752 3.004 0.423
*width / height does not include Foldable Tab
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
Flexible Cable (FFC/FPC) length
millimeters 51.78
inches 2.039
Weight 158.7g
Pin Count 40

Optical Characteristics

View Direction All o'clock
View Angle >160°
Sunlight Readable Yes
Backlight Color White
Backlight Type LED
Foreground Color RGB
Background Color Black

Electrical Specifications

Supply Voltage for Logic Minimum 3.3V
Supply Voltage for Logic Maximum 3.6V
Supply Voltage for Logic Typical 3.3V
Supply Voltage for Driving Panel Typical 3.3V
Supply Current Typical 140mA

Backlight Electrical Specifications

Forward Voltage Minimum 10.8V
Forward Voltage Maximum 13.2V
Forward Voltage Typical 12:00V
Forward Current Maximum 140mA


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


Interface SPI


Foldable Tab Yes
Touch Screen Capacitive Multi-touch

Part Change Notice

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Part Change Notice #11076: FTDI Chip Upgrade to FT817

Products Affected: CFAF800480E1-050SC-A1-1, CFAF800480E1-050SC-A1-2, CFAF800480E1-050SN-A1-1, CFAF800480E1-050SN-A1-2
Date Issued: February 10, 2021
Summary: FTDI Chip Upgrade to FT817
Description: 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
Reason: Upgrade the EVE chip and add compatibility with the resistive touch display.
Availability: First Quarter of 2021
Price Change: Price is subject to change.