UTFT_GHL - The most comprehensive Font IC support package to date! Exclusively distributed by ColdTears Electronics. Graham Lawrence proudly associated with ColdTears Electronics. UTFT_GHL - The most comprehensive Font IC support package to date! Exclusively distributed by ColdTears Electronics. Graham Lawrence proudly associated with ColdTears Electronics. UTFT_GHL - The most comprehensive Font IC support package to date! Exclusively distributed by ColdTears Electronics. Graham Lawrence proudly associated with ColdTears Electronics.

UTFT_GHLx Flagship premium version (Beta testing now)

Abandoned due to lack of interest and insufficient further development time on my part!

As sole author of this project, development has been done in several stages. These can be categorised as 'Functional', 'Ease of maintaining the library', 'Ease of use' and 'Feature enhancement'.

Many of the feature enhancements have never been released and so far have only been demonstrated to a select few (you know who you are!). One of these features which I found most exciting was the Internet enabled version of Font<->Folder which I developed a few months ago and successfully extracted and rebuilt my Font IC here in the UK from N. America and the Philippines!

More recently and perhaps more usefully is the abilty to string together multiple Flash ICs. This makes them appear as a single Font IC to UTFT_GHL. Taking maximum advantage of the twin Flash ICs on the GHL Super TFT Shield, this has enabled me to have three 128Mb (16MB) ICs appear as a single 48MB Font IC. The initial motivation behind doing this was to see what sort of performance could be achieved when simulating a video clip using UTFT_GHL, the results can be seen here.

 

A single Font IC simply could not hold enough images for a decent length clip! The video clip shown uses 425 still images with a resolution of 320x180 and runs at 16 frames per second (Latest news, 23.53FPS!). Maybe now it becomes apparent why I wrote Font<->Folder, as transfering 400+ pictures singly using Win_FontICManager would take up your Weekend!

Continuing to take maximum advantage of the features provided by my Super TFT Shield, we move on to the ability to read information from the TFT display screen itself. This allows screen capture and high speed transparency.

Most recently I have added the ability to perform screen capture directly to the Font IC (size and model of TFT is unimportant as all current CTE models and both orientations are supported!).

5" (800x480) CPLD Landscape screen captures

*** Breaking news! (13th Nov 2016) ***

I have added the ability to store Bytes, Words and Ints to the Font IC, effectively the same as EEPROM on the Mega which the DUE lacks.

*** Breaking news! (24th Nov 2016) ***

I have now fine-tuned Flash_Multifunction-multichip to simultaneously bulk erase all Flash ICs if necessary. Beneficial to users of Win_Font<->Folder!

The final feature which has not been added to the library yet, although has been tested, is the ability to do hardware assisted high speed transparency of text and images. The gains are significant!

Once I have completed and exhaustively tested all of these enhancements, I propose to make a bundle including :-

 

I am requesting sensible suggestions for a suitable price for this combination? Please use my Contact form. Thank you!

Thank you to the single customer with sufficient vision to support this venture, Dennis!

** Please Note! **

Although the multiple Flash ICs as a single Font IC idea does work on the Mega, due to the speed of the USB connection, I do not recommend it for Mega owners. Furthermore, the Screen capture / High speed transparency features are not and will not be available on the Mega due to hardware differences. Contact me if you would like to see them available on the Mega!