CAPACITIVE TOUCH SCREENS

Over the past few years, many suppliers of capacitive touch screens have begun to offer products for the consumer electronics markets for mobile handsets and tablet PC’s. At first sight, this provides a bewildering array of options including a number of different materials technologies and stack-ups.

HOWEVER

CONSUMER GRADE TOUCHSCREENS ARE NOT USUALLY SUITABLE FOR NON-CONSUMER APPLICATIONS

All TouchNetix touchscreens are designed for use in the harshest environments and you can expect them to behave flawlessly in critical applications.

At Touchnetix, our experts understand all aspects of the design-in process and have the deep experience needed to make capacitive touchscreens work in your system.

TouchNetix offers two families of standard products, the Brilliance series with touchscreens up to 10.4” in diagonal and the Luminance series for larger touchscreens up to 24” in diagonal.

Our capacitive pressScreen technology is available in an easy to implement format as an addition to our standard product touchscreens or it can be part of a fully customised touchscreen if required.

More than half of TouchNetix business is based on custom designs and we are happy to discuss your specific requirements if this meets your needs better than a standard product.

STANDARD PRODUCTS – BRILLIANCE

Brilliance touchscreens

The Brilliance series of touchscreens are manufactured using ITO on PET and integrated with a driver IC tail and laminated to a front lens.

  •  4.3” to 10.4” diagonal
  •  Typical 90% transmission

BRILLIANCE SERIES PRODUCTS

The Brilliance series of projected capacitive touchscreen products are designed to meet the most demanding requirements for mission critical and other high performance applications where conducted EMC is often high. The modules comply with the rigorous requirements of the EN61000 4-6 Class A EMC specification and are manufactured using the latest manufacturing technologies on a highly automated production line.

Brilliance sensors are constructed from two layers of index-matched ITO on PET substrates providing excellent optical properties. The standard sensors are optically bonded to a chemically strengthened & decorated 2mm thick cover lens. Drive electronics are provided on an integrated flexible tail and are controlled with a state of the art Atmel maXTouch™ driver IC which can be interfaced over I2C or USB.

Brilliance touchscreens are provided as standard products in modular form to provide engineers an easy, fast and straightforward way to incorporate multi-touch capability into their design thus speeding time to market. As an option, the sensor and electronics can also be provided on a stand-alone basis pre-laminated with optically clear adhesive for the end user to integrate with their own lens assembly.

To guarantee successful integration in the end product, users of Brilliance series products are provided with access to the TouchNetix ‘TouchHub’ software and hardware toolset which makes evaluation, integration, tuning and testing of the capacitive touch subsystem a seamless process.
Brilliance series products are available to suit displays in the range of 4.3” to 10.4” diagonal.

STANDARD PRODUCTS – LUMINANCE

Luminance touchscreens

The Luminance series of touchscreens are manufactured from ITO on glass substrates using an innovative laser process. Luminance ‘Black’ products are manufactured with reduced edge margins for a more compact sensor. 

  • 7” to 24” diagonal
  • Typical 90% transmission

LUMINANCE SERIES PRODUCTS

Luminance sensors are constructed from two-layers of ITO on 0.7mm Glass substrates, providing an extremely robust structure with excellent optical properties. These sensors are typically optically bonded to a chemically strengthened & decorated 2-4mm thick cover lens providing a very robust and fully tested module which is ready to integrate into end user products. The sensors have a ‘passive tail and use a custom-designed driver board which uses a state of the art Atmel maXTouch™ driver IC and which provides the user with access to I2C or USB interfaces.


Designed to meet the most demanding industrial requirements, Luminance projected capacitive touchscreen products are ideal for mission critical and other high performance applications where conducted EMC is often high. The modules comply with the rigorous requirements of the EN61000 4-6 Class A EMC specification and are manufactured in the UK using the latest manufacturing technologies on a highly flexible production line.

Luminance touchscreens are provided as standard products in modular form to provide engineers an easy, fast and straightforward way to incorporate multi-touch touchscreen capability into their design, speeding time to market. As an option, the sensor and electronics can be provided on a stand-alone basis for the end user to integrate with their own lens assembly.


To guarantee successful integration in their end product, users of Luminance series products are provided with access to the TouchNetix ‘TouchHub’ software and hardware toolset which makes evaluation, integration, tuning and testing of the capacitive touch subsystem a seamless process.


Luminance series products are available to suit displays in the range of 3.5” to 24” diagonal.

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OUR DESIGN-IN PROCESS

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Concept

Concept

Working with your industrial designers we can guide the activity to ensure that the outcome will be successful - our extensive experience of many types of project and applications means that we can help to rapidly finalise your product concept.

Design

Design

TouchNetix considers the design from the point of view of what will be manufacturable and cost effective. Every Design is simulated before manufacture to guarantee 'right-first-time' results. Early stage ‘representative’ prototypes can be built to explore concept options with minimal hard tooling costs.

Prototype

Prototype

First prototypes are an important part of any project - TouchNetix factories have extensive capabilities to manufacture a wide range of custom design elements and prototype components and of integrating those components into a working subsystem.

Manufacture

Manufacture

Establishing the most appropriate supply chain for your custom product is a key element of a successful design. TouchNetix has several factory options and several highly capable qualified subcontractors which readily address a range of volumes of product builds.

Integrate

Integrate

One of the most important and challenging areas of capacitive touch technology is understanding how the sensor system will operate in the real environment it experiences in your product. TouchNetix experience of challenging environments delivers first class results every time.

Supply

Supply

TouchNetix supplies qualified custom and semi-custom modules tested and guaranteed to meet your specification.

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