PCAP Plus Touch Technology

PCAP Plus is immune to on-screen contaminants, extreme temperatures, and works when submerged in water. While the company has developed traditional projected capacitive sensors with immunity to water mist, traditional projected capacitive remains unable to maintain full functionality with pooling water or completely submerged.  Easy to use, PCAP Plus requires only light pressure to activate and is precise and highly responsive. PCAP Plus doesn’t require recalibration and is maintenance free.

Touch International’s team of engineers at the Austin, Texas R&D center started with their latest projected capacitive sensor designs and ultra-thin controllers.  Using an extensive library of proven components and advanced tuning of the controller, they developed a conductive upper displacement plate.  The plate gives the sensor multi-input properties and EMI performance without compromising optical clarity or multi-touch abilities.  The company also ensured the sensor can be built using the myriad of substrates and transparent conductors the market has to offer.


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PCAP Plus


One of the most common problems implementing projected capacitive technology is the electromagnetic interference or susceptibility. Independent lab tests on TI’s PCAP Plus show all sensors tested pass EMI/RFI compliance for MIL-STD-461F, DO-160E, and CISPR25. This enables military, aerospace, transportation, and medical designers or manufacturers to tackle EMI/RFI compliance and regulation issues easily at the component level.

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All PCAP Plus touch sensors work with Windows 7/8 as well as other operating systems, but must be customized for customer specific enclosures and displays. Sensors are available with I2C or plug-n-play USB connectivity. Current designs can be scaled up to 12 inches and will be available up to 24 inches in Q2 2014. Demo kits are available built to order and can feature add-ons such as sunlight readable displays and optical bonding.



PCAP Plus Overview


  • Multi-touch / Gesture Capable
  • Passes MIL-STD-461F, DO-160E, and CISPR 25 EMI Compatibility
  • Exceptional optics
  • Operates in extreme temperatures
  • Works with finger, gloves or any other input
  • Works when submerged in water
  • Does not require recalibration