Bridgetek FT801 Embedded Video Engine

Bridgetek FT801 simplifies the system architecture for advanced human-machine interfaces (HMIs) by providing functionality for display, audio, and touch as well as an object-oriented architecture approach that extends from display creation to the rendering of the graphics. The FT801 brings together the functionality and system benefits of EVE together with the increased brightness, interactivity, and vividness associated with capacitive touchscreen technology. FT801 is suitable for WQVGA and QVGA displays this object-oriented device renders image data line-by-line rather than pixel-by-pixel, thereby dispensing with the need for a frame buffer. It has the ability to execute alpha blending and anti-aliasing operations, as well as supporting 18-bit RGB color with 2-bit dithering for improved color tone. Midi quality audio functionality is also included. Through the capacitive touch controller interface, multiple touchpoints can be simultaneously determined. This permits detection of complex gestures.


  • Simplifies the system architecture for advanced HMIs
  • Built-in sound synthesizer
  • Enhanced sketch processing 
  • Built-in 12MHz crystal oscillator with PLL providing 48MHz or 36MHz system clock
  • Power mode control allows chip to be put in power down, sleep and standby states
  • PWM output for backlight dimming control for LED
  • No frame buffer RAM required
  • Display enable control output to LCD panel
  • Mono audio channel output with PWM output
  • Available in a compact Pb-free, VQFN-48, 7mm X 7mm X 0.9mm package
  • RoHS compliant


  • Point of sales machines
  • Multi-function printers
  • Instrumentation
  • Home security systems
  • Graphic touchpad – remote, dial pad
  • Tele / Video conference systems
  • Phones and switchboard
  • Medical appliances
  • Blood pressure displays
  • Heart monitors
  • Glucose level displays
  • Breathalyzers
  • Gas chromatographs

Video Engine Block Diagram

Block Diagram - Bridgetek FT801 Embedded Video Engine


Published: 2014-08-27 | Updated: 2022-03-11