What is Capacitive Touch technology?
Capacitive devices identify touch by measuring changes in electronic fields. When a finger or actuation tool touches a Capacitive keypad, a change in electric field is detected by a specific Cap Switching IC tuned to the application.
Different actions can be programmed, dependent on touch location, pressure and movement (swiping/tapping). Capacitive screens are built into the input device and connect to networks or computers via a system that supports the application.
Why choose a Capacitive Touch Keypad?
Capacitive technology is now in regular use by consumers in day to day life with Smartphones being the most prominent example. This increase in user acceptance of non-tactile switching has influenced the potential use of Capacitive keypads within many new electronic products in markets such as:
- Industrial Control Panels
- Domestic Appliances
- Home Automation
- Ticketing Kiosks
- Mobile Computers
Capacitive keypads display information, in high contrast easily. Rugged and low maintenance, they provide year-round performance in all environments. Due to the popularity of Capacitive Technologies, they are being rapidly developed. Engineers having the opportunity to design interfaces ergonomically, providing an optimised product to the user.
Diamond HMI’s team can create custom Capacitive keypads, designed to enhance a product’s “user experience”. Features include:
- Active backlighting
- Multitouch control
- Finger/Glove finger-operated
- Operation in damp conditions
- Simple integration to electronics