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ARGON PCAP Controller

Features & Functional Benefits of ARGON PCAP Controller

For smart and interactive touch devices, manufacturers typically prefer Projected Capacitive (PCAP) touch technology. PCAP offers several technical advantages, such as multi-touch, including pinch-zoom-rotate, superior optical clarity, and durability, which make touch operations reliable, smooth, and engaging. However, with different sensor sizes, formats, and cover glasses, integrating standard PCAP touch sensors becomes a taxing and time-consuming job. It requires tuning software to set orientation, number of required touches, touch sensitivity, and other operational parameters. As a result, off-the-shelf distribution becomes difficult for manufacturers with a large range of display sizes.

In an effort to make PCAP touch sensors as easy to work with as Resistive Touch sensors, A D Metro- the expert in touch technology innovations- has engineered a unique ARGON PCAP controller with patented built-in adaption capability to significantly reduce PCAP integration requirements. This intelligent controller can automatically adapt to different sensors without requiring tuning software for setup, allowing the configuration of PCAP touch sensors without special tools or special training.

A D Metro’s ARGON PCAP controller senses and adapts to the connected (off-the-shelf) PCAP sensor size, format, orientation, and cover glass as well as the characteristics of detected touches and the unique background noise environment of the system, just at the press of a button and 4 screen touches. PCAP integration has never been so easy. Argon’s embedded, patented technology eliminates the need for software utilities or firmware updates to enable a PCAP touch system to operate seamlessly.

This innovative PCAP touchscreen controller delivers a responsive, zero-force, multi-touch experience that users generally look for high performance of touch applications. Projected capacitive touchscreens fitted with an ARGON controller allow adjustment of maximum concurrent touches (and more) through an in-built configuration. This is particularly useful for embedded applications with one more in-built feature that can report the level of background noise affecting the touch application.
The ARGON PCAP controller communicates directly to the USB HID interface, built into most operating systems. By connecting an appropriate cable, this controller is enabled to alternatively report touch locations using the I2C interface.

ARGON PCAP controller has many unique features that simplify the Projected Capacitive (PCAP) touch technology integration effort.

Features of ARGON PCAP Controller:

  • It automatically senses USB, I2C, (or optionally RS232 (3.3V)) connection and reports touch coordinates accordingly.
  • It auto-sets the best-performing touch sensitivity with the auto setup function.
  • This innovative controller supports sensor sizes up to 24” with larger sizes in development.

Functional Benefits of ARGON PCAP Controller:
A D Metro has revolutionized the touchscreen industry through its variety of innovations; the ARGON PCAP controller is one of them.

  • This controller helps manufacturers simplify the inventory required for the implementation of Projected Capacitive (PCAP) touch technology in their product offering. They need just one controller to handle all sensor size requirements. The ARGON controller automatically senses the channels and the size of the sensor, making it feasible for use with a wide range of applications.
  • The easy integration feature of the ARGON controller is especially helpful for field servicing as manufacturers no longer need to keep matching controller configurations or track firmware loads to ensure the right controller is transported to the site.
  • ARGON controller does not require any drivers to operate. Moreover, no programming is required to set the orientation, sensitivity, and number of touch points allowed for operation.

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