Capacitive Touchscreen Technology

  • Robert PharesEmail author
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The concepts, design, and manufacture of surface and projected capacitive touch screens are reviewed, with emphasis on sensor design and construction. Projected capacitive touchscreen controllers are introduced but substantially covered in a separate article. The development of in-cell and on-cell solutions is also discussed.


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Design concepts for PCAP touchscreens which embed the sensor to some degree within the structure of an LCD or OLED display


Projected capacitive


Surface capacitive


Tin oxide


Visible light transmission

Further Reading

  1. eGalax_eMPIA Technology Inc. Surface capacitive touch control board.
  2. Industrial Glass. Arun Kumar Varshneya, Encyclopaedia Brittanica.
  3. Japan Patent JP2002-342033 (A)Google Scholar
  4. Mylar polyester film Product Information bulletin #216212, 06/2003. DuPont Teijin Films.
  5. O’Connor T (2010) Microchip mTouch™ projected capacitive touch screen sensing theory of operation
  6. US Patent 4,353,552Google Scholar
  7. US Patent 8,928,627Google Scholar

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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Display Sourcing and Service LLCKnoxvilleUSA

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