Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

4D SystemsFTDI Chip Reveal Complete Ecosystem for HMI Development on Intelligent Displays  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN Press - 19/02/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN Press) The cooperation between 4D Systems and FTDI Chip continues to deliver major benefits to the electronic engineering community. The two companies have now added to the recently announced 4DLCD-FT843 intelligent display solution - which incorporates the award-winning FT800 Embedded Video Engine (EVE), where display, audio and touch functionality are integrated onto a single chip - with the subsequent introduction of two further products. Profiting from the novel object-oriented approach employed by EVE, this combined product offering presents design engineers with a foundation on which to construct compelling new human machine interfaces (HMIs) in a quick and trouble-free manner



The first of these new products is a compact Arduino-compatible shield named ADAM (Arduino Display Adaptor Module), which has been developed specifically to interface with the 4DLCD-FT843 - permitting communication between it and the Arduino via the SPI interface. With dimensions of just 47.5mm x 53.4mm, the shield is suitable for use with Arduino Uno, Due, Duemilanove, Leonardo, Mega 1280/2560 and Pro 5V, as well as variety of popular Arduino clones. It has a micro-SD card that provides the Arduino-based display system with capacious data storage. Through this the 4DLCD-FT843 can retrieve objects (such as images, sounds, fonts, etc.). Drawing power from the Arduino's 5V bus, ADAM regulates the 4DLCD-FT843's supply to 3.3V. The FT800 EVE controller can deal with many of the graphics functions that would otherwise need to be undertaken by the Arduino.



ADAM is complemented by the 4DLCD-FT843-Breakout. With a footprint of 26.5mm x 12mm, this is a simple breakout module that allows the 4DLCD-FT843 to be attached to a general host or breadboard for prototyping purposes. It features a 10-way FPC connection for attachment with the 4DLCD-FT843, along with a 10-way, 2.54mm pitch male pin header for connection directly to the host board. An operational temperature range of -10C to 70C is supported by both these new products.



The EVE-driven 4DLCD-FT843, which was released last month, has a 4.3" TFT QWVGA display with a 4-wire resistive touch screen. It features a 64 voice polyphonic sound synthesizer, a mono PWM audio output, a programmable interrupt controller, a PWM dimming controller for the display's backlight, plus a convenient flexible ribbon connector.



"The on-going collaboration between 4D Systems' and FTDI Chip's engineering teams is enabling the EVE platform to gain ever greater market traction. The comprehensive product offering that has resulted brings all the pieces of the jigsaw together, empowering engineers in the seamless integration of advanced display technology," states Fred Dart, CEO and founder of FTDI Chip



"Thanks to these two new additional items of hardware, plus the accompanying software support, we can now furnish the Arduino development environment with a way in which to accomplish next generation HMI implementation while minimising the associated expense and allocated engineering resource," adds Atilla Aknar, 4D Systems' CEO.



Further information on these products can be found at

Http://www.4dsystems.com.au/productpages/4Display-Shield-FT843/downloads/4Display-Shield-FT843-ADAM_datasheet_R_0_4.pd

Http://www.4dsystems.com.au/productpages/4DLCD-FT843-Breakout/downloads/4DLCD-FT843-Breakout_datasheet_R_0_2.pd


About FTDI Chip
FTDI Chip develops innovative silicon and software solutions capable of enhancing the way that people interact with today's technology. Through application of its "made easy" principle, the company is able to support engineers with highly sophisticated, feature-packed, simple-to-use and robust product platforms which enable the creation of electronic designs that have higher performance, fewer peripheral components and lower power budgets, as well as utilising less board space. These products are focussed on making advancements two fundamental areas; the transferring of data between electronic devices via Universal Serial Bus (USB) interconnects and Graphic User Interface (GUI) implementation. Its long-established and ever expanding USB portfolio, which comes with proven, ready-to-use, royalty-free firmware and driver support for all major operating systems, includes peripheral, host and bridge chips, as well as highly integrated system solutions with built-in microcontroller functionality. These are complemented by its graphic controllers which, which by taking a unique, more streamlined approach, allow engineers to dramatically reduce the development time and bill-of-materials costs involved in implementing next generation GUIs. They combine display, audio and touch functionality in a single compact package and are offered along with an array of development modules and software. FTDI Chip follows a fab-less semiconductor model, partnering with the world's leading foundries. The company is headquartered in Glasgow, UK, with research and development facilities located in Glasgow, Singapore and Taipei (Taiwan), plus regional sales and technical support sites in Glasgow, Taipei, Portland (Oregon, USA) and Shanghai (China). For more information go to http://www.ftdichip.com Regional sales offices and distributor lists are available at http://www.ftdichip.com/FTSalesNetwork.htm About 4D Systems4D Systems is a global leader in the development and manufacture of intelligent graphics solutions. We specialize in using the latest state of the art OLED and LCD technology with embedded custom graphics processors that deliver standalone functionality to suit the application needs of customers, from large scale companies requiring an embedded design to electronics hobbyists.Our success comes from not only what we do but also how we do it. Our attention to design, documentation, as well as performance reliability and quality management principles are at the forefront of our approach. Cost effectiveness and reliability are all seen as being just as important as product features and performance.4D Systems is headquartered in Sydney, Australia, and has distributors in every continent which allows us to efficiently service an ever expanding marker. Our production facility features ISO 9001 certification, and company-wide quality assurance procedures, ensuring we deliver high quality products.As the electronics industry evolves, our company will continue to strive in delivering quality products that meet the ever changing needs of our consumers. More information on 4D Systems and their products is available at http://www.4dsystems.com.au/

 


MENAFN Press




  MENA News Headlines
 Jan 25 2015 - Oman's Suez subsidiary signs USD37m landfill contractMENAFN
(MENAFN) Suez Environment via its local subsidiary Sita Al Basheer has won a contract to design, build and operate the expansion of the landfill site for five years. The total amount of the contract ...

 Jan 25 2015 - Saudi- Kingdoms economy expected to expand 3.22 this yearArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) DUBAI: Cheap oil will slow growth in most Gulf Arab economies this year but heavy spending by governments and healthy private sector activity will prevent any serious slump a ...

 Jan 25 2015 - Egypt awards USD112.04m contract for rail systemMENAFN
(MENAFN) Egyptian National Railways (ENR) said that it has awarded Alstom a USD112.04 million contract for the supplying of signaling equipment for the Beni Suef-Asyut line in Egypt, as well as its ...

 Jan 25 2015 - UAE's inflation hits 6-year high in DecemberMENAFN
(MENAFN) According to the figures released by the United Arab Emirates National Bureau of Statistics, the increase by more than 5 percent in the housing and utility costs led the UAE's inflation rate ...

 Jan 25 2015 - Dubai's Drake & Scull unit wins USD49m contractMENAFN
(MENAFN) Dubai's Drake & Scull International (DSI) said that one of its subsidies won a USD49 million engineering contract in the emirate, Gulf Business reported.Under the signed contract, the ...

 Jan 25 2015 - Dubai's Deyaar net profit down 43 percent in Q4MENAFN
(MENNAFN) Dubai's Deyaar Development said that it has registered a decline by 43 percent in its net profit during the October-December period of 2014, Gulf Business reported.During the fourth quarter ...

 Jan 25 2015 - Renault's GCC sales up 44 percent in 2014MENAFN
(MENAFN) Renault announced that it has registered a 44 percent increase in its sales within the region during 2014, which led by Dubai resulted in the manufacturer selling 23.626 vehicles, Emirates ...

 Jan 25 2015 - Sharjah firm to build solar power plantMENAFN
(MENAFN) Bee'ah, a Sharjah-based waste management company, announced that it is planning to build a solar power plant in the emirate with a capacity to generate more than 20 megawatts, Emirates 24/7 ...

 Jan 25 2015 - Bahraini JBG invest USD2.44m on expansion in GCCMENAFN
(MENAFN) Bahrain-based Jawad Business Group (JBG) announced that it was planning to expand its business in the UAE and the GCC by opening 10 new stores this year, with an investment of over USD2.44 ...

 Jan 25 2015 - Dubai Arabtec wins USD152m contractsMENAFN
(MENAFN) Dubai's Arabtec Holding announced that it has won two contracts in Abu Dhabi, through its Target Engineering unit, with the contracts having a combined value of USD152.5 million, Emirates ...

more...


 






Google

Electronic & Mobile Payment

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help