Projected capacitive touchscreen technology for engineers

Louise Smyth

The Schurter Engineering TouchKit contains a plug-and-play 10.1" PCAP touchscreen sensor with a controller based on an EETI chip. With the supplied software on the USB stick, the controller data can be analysed and evaluated. This enables the development engineer to set up and perform tests with and without an active stylus and to experience the extensive range of functions of the touchscreen.

The complete TouchKit gives the engineer the opportunity to familiarise him or herself with the latest projected capacitive touchscreen technology (PCAP).

It is multi-touch capable, as it detects the operation of up to 10 fingers simultaneously. It can also be operated with a pen or stylus which offers high accuracy and pressure measurement. A palm touch is not recognised as an operation or input.

It can be wet without detecting a wrong touch, and it will continue to function at low humidity. The controller switches off the sensor in the event of large quantities of water.