Ocular introduced their 15-inch Crystal Touch projected capacitive (PCAP) touch panel. The new larger size projected capacitive touch panel is ideal for environmentally challenging embedded systems and applications made for multiple users to use simultaneously. The 15.6″ Crystal Touch PCAP true multi-touch panel is now available in sample quantities and will be available for volume shipments in June. Minimum volume pricing starts at $109 USD per unit. Integrated solutions that combine an optically bonded TFT display with a Crystal Touch panel are also available.
Microchip Technology launched the mTouch Projected Capacitive Development Kit and the PIC16F707 8-bit microcontroller (MCU). The PIC16F707 features two 16-channel Capacitive Sensing Modules (CSMs) that can run in parallel for increased sampling speed. The microcontroller is priced at $0.99 each in volume. The mTouch kit enables designers to integrate projected capacitive touch-sensing functionality into applications with a single MCU. The mTouch projected-capacitive touch-screen sensing kit and PIC16F707 MCU are available now.