Fujitsu has added a new projected capacitive touch panels (FID-154 Custom and PCAP-S Standard series) to its existing 4-, 5- and 7-wire, dual-touch analog resistive touch panels. These new touch panels feature a film-film sensor with a glass top structure and are available in standard (7” to 15.6”) and custom (up to 8”) sizes. They offer 85 to 90% typical transparency, 2 to 10 simultaneous inputs and an operating life of 10 million touches. A Chip-on-Film (COF) controller IC requires minimal mounting space and supports major operating systems with I2C interfaces. Volume production begins in June 2015.
According to Bruce DeVisser, Fujitsu’s product marketing manager for input devices, applications are steadily increasing for both resistive and projected capacitive touch panels, not only in consumer markets, but also in industrial and other markets, such as education, retail and hospitality. “As technology increasingly pervades our vocational and recreational spaces, how humans interact with that technology continues to evolve, with the touch interface expanding steadily,” DeVisser said.
The SRP for the standard series panels starts at $35 each in single-piece quantities. Custom printing and technical support, such as system tuning, are also available.