Touchscreen controller ICs are AEC-Q100-6-qualified

Touchscreen controller ICs from TouchNetix have been granted AEC-Q100-6 for automotive design. The aXiom AX112 user interface chip can be used in the central information display in passenger cars and other vehicles. 

The single IC integrates touchscreen sensing, hover sensing, force sensing and the control of haptic responses in a single chip, explains TouchNetix. The aXiom family is claimed to provide more than 100 times the sensitivity of traditional touchscreen controllers, and to offer industry-leading EMC performance.

Automotive manufacturers can use the aXiom AX112 touchscreen controller IC to develop display-based user experiences (UXs) for the next generation of vehicles, says TouchNetix. For example, touchscreens based on the AX112 can support pre-select, zoom-on-approach, dial-on-display, and integrated haptic feedback without the need for additional hardware. The AX112 also supports the operation of touchscreens with variable thickness and curved 3D surfaces in plastic up to 15mm thick. 

The AEC-Q100-qualified AX112 ICs are available now in production volumes to allow automotive manufacturers to commit to ramping up production of AX112-based display modules from the start of 2022, TouchNetix confirms.

TouchNetix is also expanding its touchscreen UX chips for automotive applications. The AX54, AX80 and AX198 are all available for sampling, and will undergo AEC-Q100 qualification during 2022.

TouchNetix was founded in 2010, specialising in capacitive touch technology. It is headquartered in Norway and has offices in the UK, Germany, Korea, Taiwan and the USA.

 TouchNetix is a semiconductor and system company which designs and delivers aXiom chips and complete touchscreen modules. The company receives support from EU’s Horizon 2020-EIC program, Innovate UK and Innovation 

Norway for its R&D programs developing the company’s touch and 3D sensing technology.

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