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New Gameduino Hits the Market - Driven by FTDI Chip's FT800 Graphic Controller Technology
The Gameduino 2's graphical capacity, which stems from FTDI Chip's highly-integrated and easy-to-use FT800 IC, is much greater than that of its predecessor, thereby dramatically enhancing the gaming experience that results. Furthermore, its OpenGL-style command set makes programming far simpler to carry out. It can load JPEGs, support alpha transparency and has a full 32-bit colour pipeline.
Incorporating a 4-wire touch controller and a single channel audio controller that allows midi-like sound quality, the FT800 EVE graphic controller employs an object-oriented approach (where objects are images, fonts, specific sounds, templates, overlays, etc.). This renders images in a line by line fashion with 1/16th of a pixel resolution, while still maintaining high-quality graphical representation. It means that system designs based on it are a lot more streamlined - requiring fewer supporting components, less board space, a lower power budget and shorter development times.
"With the EVE concept FTDI Chip is looking to change the way in which people interact with everyday technology, by providing the display, audio and touch functionality needed to create innovative new products, while simultaneously being very cost effective and not placing heavy demands on the developers." states Fred Dart, CEO and Founder of FTDI Chip. "Gameduino 2 is a prime example of what can be achieved. We were all very pleased to be involved in this project."
For further details on Gameduino 2 go to: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2084212109/gameduino-2-this-time-its-personal
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