Board design support for FT800 Embedded Video Engine

21st November 2013
Posted By : Nat Bowers
Board design support for FT800 Embedded Video Engine

Altium announce new Altium Designer PCB design content supporting the FTDI FT800 Embedded Video Engine chips. Combining display, audio and touch in a single chip, the FTDI FT800 family reduces board area, power and BOM requirements, making it a leading solution for Human Machine Interface applications.

Fred Dart, CEO and Founder of Altium, comments: “When EVE development boards were announced last month, Altium support requests quickly followed, indicating their superior market position. With validated library support now available from Altium, designers are another step closer to outputting quality system solutions with the FT800 device.”

Supporting the FTDI FT800 family with board design content, Altium eliminates the need for engineers to spend time developing and validating PCB footprints, schematic symbols and 3D component bodies for the FTDI components. Live supply chain solutions are included which provide an accurate picture of overall project BOM cost, and assist in sourcing the components quickly. These features all contribute to reducing total cost and accelerating time-to-market.

Design cycle times are ever decreasing, but engineers still need to keep up. Subscribers to Altium Designer gain access to Altium’s extensive Content Vault which includes board design support for more than 140,000 components from vendors such as Linear Technology, Analog Devices, Texas Instruments, Microchip, Maxim and more.

Altium maintains board design libraries for all FTDI device families, including the FT800 Embedded Video Engine HMI solutions, the FT-X low power low pin count full speed USB interface bridges, the FT12 USB full speed device contollers, the Vinculum family USB host / slave controllers, the FT300 USB host / Android open accessory solutions, and the FT series USB slave controllers.

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