With regard to the more sophisticated EVE Screen Designer (ESD) tool, which handles the entire workflow (with overall HMI design, widget design, simulation and export all encompassed), this now has capabilities that allow it to support all the functional aspects offered by Bridgetek’s BT81X devices. Notable among these are the use of larger, higher resolution images thanks to adaptive scalable texture compression (ASTC), as well as Unicode features, etc. There are numerous advanced BT81X specific example projects that can be readily utilized - including one focused on designing HMIs for electric vehicle charging points (a market that the company is currently seeing a great deal of interest from). Furthermore, additional widgets have been accommodated which complement the existing Dial, Clock and Slider options. Among these are Arc Slider, Circular Slider, Ring and Partial Ring.
The improved toolchain adds support for the award-nominated VM816 touch-enabled TFT modules. This means that users can get an accurate evaluation of how their BT816 designs will be rendered on an actual display rather than just seeing an approximation on a PC screen.
All of the elements in the updated EVE toolchain - comprising EAB v1.0, ESD v4.6 and ESE v3.1.6 - can be downloaded for free by visiting the Bridgetek website.
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