Microchip mTouch AR1000 Touch Controllers

Microchip Technology introduced the mTouch AR1000 Resistive Touch-Screen Controllers. The mTouch AR1000 controllers feature built-in decoding, advanced filtering, and controller-driven calibration. The analog resistive touch-screen controllers lower costs and reduce time to market for embedded resistive-touch designs. The AR1000 series controllers are available in 20-pin QFN, SOIC, and SSOP packages. Prices start at $1.15 each, in 10,000-unit quantities. Samples are available now and volume production quantities can be ordered today.

Microchip Technology mTouch AR1000 Resistive Touch-Screen Controllers

Microchip AR1000 Touch Controller Features

  • Turnkey Touch Solution
  • Built in Decoding and Advanced Filtering
  • Controller Driven Calibration
  • Low Cost with Few External Components
  • Universal 4, 5 and 8-wire Support
  • Fast Time to Market
  • Small Footprint
  • Low Power
  • SPI, I2C, UART Support
  • Developed by Touch Experts

The AR1000 controllers provide proprietary touch-screen decoding algorithms that enable applications to receive fully processed, reliable touch coordinates. The controllers enable low-risk product development, lower total system cost and shorter time to market for embedded resistive-touch designs. Resistive touch-sensing technology is ideal for designs in the consumer (mobile communication devices, Personal Digital Assistants, Global Positioning Systems, media players, printers), medical (patient-monitoring equipment), industrial (kiosks, touch-screen monitors, portable instruments, point-of-sale terminals), and automotive (navigation systems).

More information: Microchip Technology AR1000 Touch Controller (pdf)