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Design a Lower-Cost Touchscreen System

Last Updated: 
Oct 08, 2013

Author: Chitiz Mathema, Christiana Wu

Capacitive touchscreens have increasingly become mainstream and are no longer a novelty. Their adoption continues to grow as devices such as smart phones and tablets ship by the millions. But now that they are ubiquitous, consumers are more reluctant to pay a higher premium for the technology.

To maintain profit margins in this competitive environment, OEMs must reduce device cost—and the touchscreen module is one of the most expensive components in touchscreen-powered devices. By using the right panel stack-ups and patterns, displays, materials, routing, and controller, designers can reduce their system costs.

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