VM801P - FT801 Development Platform

The VM801P 'Plus' provides a comprehensive, full integrated, ready to use development system, designed to provide engineers with everything necessary to create quality HMI solutions with display, audio and capacitive touch functionality.

4.3" black version available from our Webshop

This fully Arduino-compatible module features an FT801 chip for three in one operation (display, audio and capacitive touch) 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, accessed from the on-board FT232R USB UART interface IC

The development system offers a hi-quality system with an elegantly designed, precision fit bezel that provides a capacitive multi-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 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 supply, 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, RS485, RELAY IO, Ethernet and POE, promoting improved connectivity and the ability to transmit over longer distances.

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

  • FT801 for graphics, audio and touch processing
  • ATMEGA328P system microcontroller operating at 5V/16MHz supporting Arduino libraries
  • 5 point Capacitive Touch screen LCD panel
  • Backlight LED driver
  • Audio power amplifier and micro speaker
  • FT232R USB serial port for firmware upgrade
  • Micro-SD socket for application storage, including 4GByte SD Card pre-loaded with sample applications
  • Battery backed Real Time Clock
  • 2x Micro-MaTch miniature connectors for daughter card expansion
  • 5V power supply from micro-USB or battery connector
  • Precision fitted bezel in black(-BK) or pearl (-PL)
  • QVGA and WQVGA resolution TFT displays with parallel RGB interface
  • 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
  • Breathalysers
  • Gas chromatographs
  • Power meters
  • Home appliance devices
  • Set-top boxes
  • Thermostats
  • Sprinkler system displays
  • Medical appliances
  • GPS / SatNav
  • Vending machine control panels
  • Elevator controls
Part Number Description Pack Size

FT801 Display System, ATMEG328P @ 5V/16MHz, Micro-SD socket, 4.3" 480x272 resolution TFT LCD with capacitive touch panel, black case

VM801P50A-BK FT801 Display System, ATMEG328P @ 5V/16MHz, Micro-SD socket, 5.0" 480x272 resolution TFT LCD with capacitive touch panel, black case
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

* Available from our Webshop

Accessory - PLUS Production Programmer for ATMEGA328P inc Tag Connect TC2030-IDC-FP cable

Accessory - Flat USB A to Micro B Cable 1M- Black and White

* Available from our Webshop


Accessory - Flat USB A to Micro B Cable 1M- Blue and White

* Available from our Webshop


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Last updated: 20 June 2018