Display, audio and touch controller with capacitive touchscreen support
Available now from Farnell element14, the FT801 is a display, audio and
touch controller with capacitive touchscreen support. It combines the
functionality and system benefits of embedded video engine (EVE) technology
with the increased brightness, interactivity and vividness of capacitive
The device has the same 48-pin QFN footprint as the FT800 and re-uses the
architecture for capacitive display needs, whilst providing the key elements
seen in the FT800 including 3-in-1 functionality (Display, Audio and Touch)
and 1/16th pixel resolution, thus lowering BOM costs.
he FT801 can be linked to a capacitive touch controller via an I2C
interface. It also supports a Compatibility touch mode, where existing FT800
application code can be run with single touch events detected, and an
Extended mode, which supports multi-touch sensing (up to 5 touchpoints) and
gesturing, says the company.