Microchip’s maXTouch Touchscreen Controllers Improve User Experience

December 6, 2018 Laura Dolan

CHANDLER, AZ. Microchip Technology’s new family of single-chip maXTouch touchscreen controllers addresses the design of modern automotive capacitive touch systems and improves the touch interface performance for screens up to 20 inches.

The MXT2912TD-A has approximately 3,000 touch sensing nodes and the MXT2113TD-A supports more than 2,000 nodes, helping consumers experience the touchscreen user methods they are familiar with. They build upon Microchip’s prominent maXTouch touchscreen technology, offering greater signal-to-noise capability to satisfy requirements of thick lenses that support multiple finger taps even through thick gloves and in moist environments.

The MXT2912TD and MXT2113TD devices employ self- and sensor-diagnostic functions that continuously observe the touch system’s integrity, supporting the Automotive Safety Integrity Level (ASIL) classification index as defined by the ISO 26262 Functional Safety Specification for Passenger Vehicles.

“Microchip has a long and strong history in the automotive industry. Serving our customers is about more than providing an integrated circuit; it’s about being a partner throughout the very complex supply chain of a touch system, so the display, the sensor and all communications work as expected,” said Fanie Duvenhage, Microchip’s vice president of Human Machine Interface business unit. “The new devices build on this success and address the current trends of increasing screen sizes and reduced finger touch separation in vehicles.”

For more information, visit www.microchip.com.

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