Atmel’s mXT1664S powers 18.5-inch PCAP touch panel

Display specialist Ginsbury has announced the addition of a new 18.5-inch projected capacitive (PCAP) touch panel from industrial touch panel supplier Ocular. The latest PCAP – powered by Atmel’s mXT1664S – is part of the latter’s Crystal Touch: TRUE Multi-Touch PLUS standard product lineup.

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According to Ocular VP Paul Massey, Crystal Touch: TRUE Multi-Touch PLUS panels offer a multi-touch interface with a pre-integrated, optically bonded, soda-lime cover glass with a decorative black border.

“The additional layer of glass adds durability and is ready to be integrated into touch driven devices,” he explained. “Users also have the option of adding their logo, or product name, to the black border on the pre-bonded cover glass. Medical, Point-of-Sale (PoS) and many other industries will benefit from this new standard size offering.”

Powered by Atmel’s versatile MaXTouch  mXT1664S controller, the 18.5-inch PCAP touch panel allows for up to 16 simultaneous touches.

“The combination of Ocular’s Crystal Touch technology and Atmel’s maXTouch line of touchscreen controllers provide a robust and sophisticated touch solution that can identify and disregard unintentional touches,” Massey added. “Atmel’s maXTouch series is ideal for larger touch panels with key features that include unparalleled noise suppression, high responsiveness and precision which help provide an enhanced user experience.”

As we’ve previously discussed on Bits & Pieces, Atmel’s maXTouch mXT1664S capacitive touchscreen controller brings the S Series architecture to large touchscreen devices.

The mXT1664S benefits from the powerful 32-bit AVR core and, as a result of the S Series architecture, boasts the industry’s highest signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), providing unrivaled touch performance.

As with the other devices in the S Series, the mXT1664S includes:

  • Atmel’s thinner sensors, which enable the thinnest touchscreen stacks with the noisiest displays.
  • maXCharger Technology, which ensures flawless operation with any charger.

Simply put, the mXT1664S delivers industry-leading performance in terms of narrow stylus operation, touch responsiveness and low power consumption. With 1,664 nodes, the device is capable of delivering high-precision performance on tablets and notebooks, enabling designers to reach Windows 8 certification.

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