Company: Microchip Technology
Category: Display Product of the Year
Vehicles are increasingly equipped with very wide screens to display all the entertainment, navigation and vehicle performance and environmental information.
To help streamline and simplify system development for these ultrawide screens, Microchip offers its maXTouch® MXT2912TD-UW touchscreen controller. This is the industry’s first automotive-qualified, single-chip solution that addresses display sizes up to 45 inches with a very wide aspect ratio, supporting liquid-crystal display (LCD) and organic light emitting diode (OLED) display technologies.
Reducing the need for multiple touch controllers in a vehicle’s display, the MXT2912TD-UW controller provides the highest report rate for wide displays and is independent of the display resolution, helping achieve the same user experience as that of a smart phone.
The single-chip solution offers display makers and automotive Tier 1 suppliers simple and known touch solutions for modern vehicle HMI systems, reducing cost, risk and time to market.
Through the maXTouch family’s intrinsic Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR), the MXT2912TD-UW also enables detection and tracking of multi-finger thick gloves through a wide variety of overlay materials and thicknesses, even in the presence of moisture.
The MXT2912TD-UW contains a variety of safety related features, simplifying the display module system’s path to functional safety certification. These include periodic self-test, touch sensor test, internal flash and RAM tests, full signal data path integrity checks and additional microprocessor (MPU) core testing. The embedded firmware is developed to Automotive SPICE® processes.