FT800 - Display, audio & touch graphic controller single chip solution

The Bridgetek FT800 provides a powerful feature set in a small package to create dynamic HMI interfaces.

The FT800 provides a powerful feature set in a small package to create dynamic HMI interfaces.

The device supports line by line graphics rendering to 1/16 of a pixel on displays with resolution up to 512 x 512 with 262K colours.

The chip includes a touch controller for sensing touch feedback from a TFT display with a resistive touch panel as well as a sound synthesizer and audio playback with a PWM output to drive a speaker.

Key Features:

  • Single chip for Display, Audio and Touch control
  • Up to 512 x 512 pixel resolution
  • 262K colours (6 Red, 6 Green, 6 Blue
  • Anti-Aliasing
  • 2-bit colour dither
  • Programmable HSYNC/VSYNC timing
  • Backlight control
  • Resistive touch sense
  • Object oriented programming approach
  • Embedded widgets to assist with creating complex images
  • Mono audio output
  • 64 in-built polyphonic tones
  • Decode for mono 8-bit linear PCM, 4-bit ADPCM and μ-Law coding format at sampling frequencies from 8kHz to 48kHz
  • SPI/I2C interface to host MCU
  • 1.8V to 3.3V IO levels to host MCU
  • 3V3 levels on RGB pins
  • Extended operating temperature range : -40°C to 85°C
  • Available in QFN-48 package
  • (RoHS compliant)

For sales and technical development support from our in-house engineering team, please contact the Alpha Micro team.


  • Point of Sales Machines
  • Multi-function Printers
  • Instrumentation
  • Home Security Systems
  • Graphic touch pad - remote, dial pad
  • Tele / Video Conference Systems
  • Phones and Switchboards
  • Medical Appliances
  • Blood Pressure displays
  • Heart monitors
  • Glucose level displays
  • Breathalyzers
  • Gas chromatographs
  • Power meter
  • Home appliance devices
  • Set-top box
  • Thermostats
  • Sprinkler system displays
  • Medical Appliances
  • GPS / SatNav
  • Vending Machine Control Panels
  • Elevator Controls
Part Number Description Pack Size
FT800Q-R 48-pin QFN Embedded Video Engine (EVE) graphic controller IC, pitch 0.5mm, body 7mm x 7mm x 0.9mm Reel of 2,500
48-pin QFN Embedded Video Engine (EVE) graphic controller IC, pitch 0.5mm, body 7mm x 7mm x 0.9mm
Tray of 250
Development Modules
VM800BxxA-yy Basic Adapter Board including 3.5/4.3/5in TFT display and Bezel mounting kit - Black or Pearl Each
VM800BUxxA-yy VM800BU module, 3.5/4.3/5.0 inch TFT LCD display panel preinstalled, black or pearl bezel Each
Credit card size Adapter Board for 3.5/4.3/5in TFT display. Excludes display.
Credit card size Adapter Board for 3.5/4.3/5in TFT display with display, ribbon cable.
VM800PxxA-yy FT800 Display System, ATMEGA328P @ 5V/16MHz, Micro SD socket, 3.5/4.3/5.0" TFT LCD touch panel, black or pearl case Each
Development Module Accessories

Accessory - UK Model 5V/1A USB Power Supply

* Requires USB - Micro USB cable, not supplied with PSU. Recommended are VA-FC-1M-BKW or VA-FC-1M-BLW below

VA-FC-1M-BKW Accessory - Flat USB A to Micro B Cable 1M- Black and White Each
VA-FC-1M-BLW Accessory - Flat USB A to Micro B Cable 1M- Blue and White Each
VA-FC-STYLUS1 Accessory - Resistive Touch Screen Pen Stylus Each

xx - 3.5" = 35 / 4.3" = 43 / 5.0" = 50

yy - Black = BK / Pearl = PL

FTDI offer a range of development platforms for the FT800 graphic controller IC:


The VM800 is a development platform which can be used as a finished product for direct use in an application. The VM800B is supplied with the PCB pre-installed behind a display with a bezel. The displays are offered in 3.5", 4.3" and 5" sizes, with a choice of black or pearl bezel and a bezel mounting kit.

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The VM800BU is the latest in the series of EVE Development modules, providing a USB controller development module for Bridgetek's FT800 touch controller IC, and can be used to develop and demonstrate the functionality of this resistive touch controller with Embedded Video Engine (EVE) technology.

This module interfaces with a system controller via a USB port, accessing the onboard FT232H bridge chip to connect to the FT800 SPI port.


The VM800C is the basic development module which is supplied as a credit card sized adapter board which can be purchased with or without a display (but no bezel).

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*The system host MCU is not included on the VM800B and VM800C development platforms.


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 (including MCU), designed to provide engineers with everything necessary to create quality HMI solutions with display, audio and touch functionality.


Please see 'Resources' for datasheets for all the module types and 'Ordering Info' for part numbers.

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Last updated: 13 April 2017