Bridgetek Announces Partnership with Zerynth, Riverdi


The partnership brings together Bridgetek’s Embedded Video Engine (EVE) technology, with Riverdi’s touch-enabled display modules and Zerynth’s IoT programming platform.  

Leading global semiconductor company Bridgetek has entered into a three-way collaborative partnership with Internet of Things (IoT) development expert Zerynth and advanced display solutions provider Riverdi.

By collaborating with these companies, Bridgetek – the sister company of FTDI Chip – aims to broaden the appeal of its advanced graphics controller ICs in the emerging IoT sector.

The combination of the companies’ engineering teams and their respective skillsets will enhance implementation of next generation smart building systems and Industry 4.0 ready factory automation equipment, noted an official statement.

Thanks to this partnership, customers can now enjoy the benefits of Bridgetek’s BT81x series devices, which incorporate the company’s multi-award-winning Embedded Video Engine (EVE) technology, along with Riverdi’s touch-enabled display modules plus Zerynth’s IoT programming platform and its supporting libraries.

Partnership to boost IOT deployment   

EVE’s pioneering object-oriented architecture means that sophisticated human-machine interfaces (HMIs) can be constructed while only using minimal microcontroller and memory capacity, thus saving board real estate and curbing power consumption demands. Likewise, Zerynth’s Python-based programming platform keeps software engineering overheads down and is optimized specifically for resource-constrained IoT applications. This will enable the numerous Riverdi-supplied Wi-Fi/Bluetooth-compliant EVE HMI units within an IoT monitoring or control system to connect to the cloud network and thereby utilize various cloud services.

Hence, the companies’ partnership will provide a compelling hardware/software offering that could dramatically accelerate system deployments.

“The IoT presents huge opportunities for Bridgetek in terms of further automation of our living/working spaces and our factories. Bringing together proprietary EVE technology with the expertise of Zerynth and Riverdi means we now have a multifaceted solution to address these opportunities – covering all aspects from the chip level and board level right through to the firmware,” said Lee Chee Ee, Head of Product Development at Bridgetek.