Lib for FTDI FT800 graphic controller "EVE" The API is changed from the FTDI original names. It use smaller names now. DL() will add something to the display list instead of Ft_App_WrCoCmd_Buffer ... The FTDI programmer Guide is also using this commands.

Dependents:   FT800_RGB_demo FT800_RGB_demo2 FT800_demo_for_habr Temp_&_RH_at_TFT-demo ... more

Fork of FT800 by Peter Drescher

The mbed is talking thru the SPI interface with the graphic engine. We have to set up a list of Commands and send them to the FT800 to get graphics.


1. VM800C development modules from FTDI :

The modules come with different size lcd. 3.5", 4.3" or 5" or without. /media/uploads/dreschpe/ftdi_eve.jpg The picture shows a modified board, because my lcd had a different pinout. The mbed is connected to the pin header on the bottom.

2. EVBEVE-FT800 board from GLYN:

The module has a 40 pin flex cable connector to connect a display out of the EDT series.


The mbed is connected via the pin header on the left. If you use this board with a EDT display you have to uncomment the #define Inv_Backlite in FT_LCD_Type.h, because the backlight dimming is inverted.

3. ConnectEVE board from MikroElektronika The board has also a pin header to connect the mbed. - not tested, but it looks like the other boards.

4. ADAM arduino shield Component page :

Works with the NUCLEO boards, but you have to patch three wires.



We need 5 signals to connect to the mbed. SCK, MOSI and MISO are connected to a SPI channel. SS is the chip select signal and PD work as powerdown. The additional INT signal is not used at the moment. It is possible to generate a interrupt signal, but at the moment you have to poll the status register of the FT800 to see if a command is finished.


This lib is based on the demo code from FTDI. If you want to use it, you have to read the programming manual :

See my demo :



File content as of revision 6:16e22c789f7d:

// color definitions for FT800 controler

#define Red         255,0,0
#define Pink        255,192,203
#define DarkRed     139,0,0
#define OrangeRed   255,69,0
#define Orange      255,165,0
#define Gold        255,215,ß
#define Yellow      255,255,0
#define LightYellow 255,255,224
#define Magenta     255,0,255
#define Indigo      75,0,130
#define SlateBlue   106,90,205
#define Blue        0,0,255
#define DarkBlue    0,0,139
#define SkyBlue     135,206,235
#define LightBlue   173,216,230
#define White       255,255,255
#define Black       0,0,0
#define Gray        128,128,128
#define DarkGray    169,169,169
#define Silver      192,192,192
#define Brown       165,42,42
#define Green       0,128,0
#define DarkGreen   0,100,0
#define YellowGreen 154,205,50
#define Olive       128,128,0
#define Lime        0,255,0
#define Purple      128,0,128
#define Tomato      255,99,71
#define Violet      235,130,238
#define Plum        221,160,221
#define GreenYellow 173,255,47
#define Cyan        0,255,255
#define Aquamarine  127,255,212
#define LightGray   211,211,211