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Evaluation Tools / Re: NHD-7.0CTP-CAPE - BBB does not start up properly
« on: February 05, 2018, 07:55:32 AM »

I’m sorry to hear about the trouble you are having with the NHD-7.0CTP-CAPE.

It would be helpful to see your boot process. To see the actual boot process a RS232 cable like the TTL-232R-3V3 from FTDI is needed. Just plug it into the J1 connector (located on the BBB) and open a serial terminal of your choice.

Lastly, can you confirm that everything is operational with your beagleboneblack wireless? You wouldn't happen to have a second one available for testing?


Please note that we sell a Arduino Shield for the EVE2 TFT Modules.

IMPORTANT: If you are trying to connect the bare EVE2 TFT Module to a 5V system (i.e. Arduino Uno) without a logic level converter this could damage the device.

Morning Marc,

Good news, sounds like we are making some progress  ;)

On the Arduino Uno and compatible boards the following pins used are:

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// MOSI (11)
// MISO (12)
// SCK  (13)

#define FT800_CS                 (10)
#define FT800_INT                (9)
#define FT800_PD_N               (8)
#define FT_SDCARD_CS             (5)

The pin assignments are located in FT_Platform.h

Lastly, would it be possible for you to try a fresh install of the latest Arduino IDE?

Arduino files are found in 3 locations: The installation folder, the sketchbook folder, and the Arduino15 folder. The installation folder should be removed when you uninstall but the other two folders remain so you will need to remove those also to get a completely clean install. The Arduino15 folder is located at:

On Mac OS X:

On Windows:
Arduino IDE 1.6.5r5 and previous:
Arduino IDE 1.6.6 and later:

On Linux:
/home/(username)/.arduino15    (a.k.a. ~/.arduino15)

If you delete this folder then you will need to reinstall any Boards you have installed using Boards Manager after you reinstall the Arduino IDE.

The sketchbook folder location is set in File > Preferences if you have any sketches or libraries that you want to save in there then back them up before removing it.

Morning Marc,

Thanks for reaching out, I believe FTDI recently released a Library for the PIC MCUs (see link below).

Evaluation Tools / Re: NHD-FT81x-SHIELD
« on: January 30, 2018, 08:30:29 AM »
Morning Carl,

I've only utilized the EVE Screen Editor V2.3.4 when designing with the 4.3" Arduino Shields which utilize the FT800 & FT801 ICs.

Unfortunately, FTDI has not added Arduino support to the EVE2 ICs (FT812, FT813) at this time. The only option I see in the drop down menu is for Bridgetek’s Development Modules.

As a workaround you can mock up your GUI and port the Coprocessor commands to your Arduino project.

Hey Jesse,

Thanks for sharing your demo code, it will definitely help others  8)

Evaluation Tools / Re: NHD-FT81x-SHIELD
« on: January 03, 2018, 08:47:37 AM »
Hey Carl!

The select example projects on our GitHub page are Arduino Sketches. You don't need to import it as a traditional Arduino Library. 

Regarding the EVE Screen Editor, I don't believe there is an option at this time to output Arduino code for the FT813 IC.  However, you should be able to make it output C code and modify it to run on the Arduino IDE.

Hope this helps!

Customer Projects / Re: Pachinko Counter Version 1
« on: December 14, 2017, 08:21:12 AM »
Brilliant, thank you for sharing Carl! Can't wait to see version 2  ;)

Hey Swulf,

Thanks for sharing your demo code, it will definitely help others  8)

Character LCDs / Re: NHD-C0220Biz-FS(RGB)-FBW-3VM initialization problem
« on: December 08, 2017, 07:52:14 AM »
Glad to hear you got your display up and running!

Thanks for sharing your solution, it will definitely help others  :D

TFTs / Re: NHD-4.3RTP-SHIELD-N Pinout
« on: October 17, 2017, 08:31:08 AM »

The 'Pin Description' is listed in the NHD-4.3RTP-SHIELD-N datasheet ( see page 8 ).

Hope this helps  ;)

OLEDs / Re: SEPS525 is only 3.3V tolerant?
« on: August 31, 2017, 07:59:02 AM »

The NHD-1.69-160128UGC3 is 3.3V tolerant.

The NHD-1.69-160128ASC3 design includes built-in logic level shifting so you can use it with 3-5VDC power and logic levels  8)

Hope this helps!

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