Ocular LCD has added the Atmel-powered Crystal Touch EDGE to its touch panel lineup. Essentially, the EDGE is a single-layer, all-glass projected capacitive touch panel featuring a single FPC and Chip on Flex (COF) assembly.
The new panel boasts increased transmissivity due to a single-layer design, while an all-glass construction offers a scratch resistant surface that won’t deform with frequent use.
“Atmel is proud to foster continued product development leveraging maXTouch technologies to create thinner, functional touch solutions that are visually transparent, such as the Crystal Touch EDGE,” said Atmel exec Jon Kiachian. “Our collaboration with Ocular helps OEMs design natural interfaces that exceed user’s expectations.”
Ocular’s Paul Massey expressed similar sentiments.
“The release of the EDGE product is a significant step forward for Ocular. It was the continued support from Atmel and the efforts of our engineering team that created the ultra-thin, high performance sensor we wanted to bring to our customers,” he explained. ”Applications that require a thinner stack-up, such as Point of Sale terminals and handheld inventory controls/scanners, will benefit from the Crystal Touch EDGE. The scratch-resistant surface and reduced thickness increases design flexibility and helps reduce the overall thickness of the device.”
According to Massey, the thickness of standard Crystal Touch PCAP panels has been reduced by over 30% to create the ultra-thin, Crystal Touch EDGE.
“Eliminating a layer of glass and optical adhesive gives standard Crystal Touch EDGE panels a thickness of 1.1mm and up to 1.5mm if cover glass is required,” he added.
Crystal Touch EDGE panels – currently available in sizes up to 4.8-inches – will be featured at SID Display Week (booth #721) in San Diego, June 3-5.
Interested in learning more? You can check out Ocular’s Crystal Touch EDGE product page here.