Molex Projected Capacitive Touch-Screen Technology Provides Customizable Pinpoint Accuracy
Molex has unveiled its Projected Capacitive Touch Screens, which employ existing Molex capacitive switch technology to deliver multi-touch functionality that is responsive and intuitive to operate. The touch screens allow original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to meet specific customer needs by providing customized embedded software; multiple screen and glass styles; a variety of treatment finishes; and various output interface choices.
“There is a growing demand for touch screen technology in mid-to-low volume market applications such as hand-held devices, monitors, displays, and other interactive applications, especially in the medical field,” said Jeff Nagy, product manager, Molex. “The Molex Projected Capacitive Touch Screen gives OEMs looking to incorporate touch screen technology into their products a highly customizable, low-cost option that enables them to meet virtually any customer requirement.”
The Molex Projected Capacitive Touch Screens feature an etched conductive layer that enables touches to be sensed through the protective layers, providing a long-use life of up to 200 million actuations. The 10-point multi-touch capability allows advanced gesturing functionality such as pan, rotate, expand, and flick. The product is also available in a wide array of customizable options to meet many specific design criteria and budgets including:
- Range of screen design sizes between 2 to 32″ and in 4096 x 4096 dpi resolution
- Variety of screen materials including glass-and-glass, glass-and-film, and film-and-film
- Different glass styles including general, chemical reinforced, and tempered, as well as surface treatment finishes such as anti-glare, anti-reflective, and clear
- Embedded software that can be configured to meet specific electrical output requirements Multiple output interfaces including USB, I2C, and discrete signals
The product is ideal for a variety of applications including medical IV pumps, defibrillators, glucose meters, and pulse oximeters; industrial equipment controls; and consumer equipment such as tablets, handhelds, and GPS devices.
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