Building upon the AR1000 Analog Resistive Touch-Screen Controller series, the AR1100 controller is a high-performance, USB plug-and-play device that offers advanced calibration capabilities as a USB mouse or single-input digitizer. Resistive touch provides the advantages of easy integration, low total system cost and acceptance of finger, glove or stylus input for applications such as medical devices, industrial controls, handwriting or signature capture, and other touch-input mechanisms.
The new controller is available as a turnkey chip or board product, supporting all 4-/5-/8-wire touch screens, with free drivers for most major operating systems. The AR1100 is an ideal solution for customers who want a drop-in touch controller to universally support their entire standard resistive-touch portfolio.
For more information visit the AR1100 product page
Packaging, Pricing & Availability
The AR1100 controller is available in 20-pin SOIC, SSOP and QFN packages today, for $.95 each, in 10,000-unit quantities. The AR1100 is also available as a board product, for $12 each in production quantities. Samples of the controller can be ordered today at www.microchip.com/get/055H
The mTouch AR1100 Development Kit
(part # DV102012, $89.99) includes an AR1100 production-ready PCB, with a USB cable and a 5-wire analog-resistive touch screen, enabling designers to quickly connect and test this advanced touch-screen controller.
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