Resistive Controller Solutions

Microchip Resistive Electronics

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Microchip’s universal controllers offer flexible, forward-compatible solutions, supporting 4, 5 and 8-wire resistive touch screens for RS232, PS/2, and USB communication. 

Microchip Product Offering

     
Ordering Part Number Description Spec Download
HS12-040E0A-03 TSharc-12 Devil Ray
Auto Detects both USB & RS232 (serial)
Auto Detects 4,5, 8 wire touch screens
Works with PL4, PL8, FG4, FG5, FG8
Compatible with old 3M SC3 controllers for RS232.
No EEPROM support

Microchip Spec Snapshot

   
Touch Screen Size 4.3"W - 24"W
Input Voltage 5.0V DC +/- 5% or from USB port
Operating Temperature -40 to +85°C
Storage Temperature -40 to +85°C
Interface Communication USB/RS232
Nominal Report Rate 125 points per second
Response Time 4/8 wire: 18ms
4/8 wire: waking 21.6ms
5 wire: 19.4ms
5 wire waking: 22.6ms
Available Drivers USB/RS232: Touch-base License for Windows 2003, XP/XPe, Vista 32 / 64 bit and Windows 7 and 8 32 / 64 bit, CE 5.0/6.0/7.0/2013

USB/RS232: Touch-Base License for Ubuntu, Elementary, openSUSE, Debian, Centos, RedHat, Fedora Core, Arch Linux, Mint.

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    Board Specification

All controllers and chip products include drivers that are available from the Microchip website.

Microchip Resistive Controller Board Cables

       
INTERFACE CABLES
Ordering Part Number Type Description Drawing Download
C72-080S1F-04XAXM USB USB A to 8 pin header cable
C72-080S1F-09XDXF Serial RS-232 DB-9 serial to 8 pin header with power leads
EXTENSION CABLES
Ordering Part Number Type Description Drawing Download
C18-080S1F-080G1M 8-Wire Multi-color ribbon cable 8 position touch screen extension

* For use between touch screen and controller

* The RES8_10.4-00001 and PL8(2) 10.4-00001 require jumper cable (P/N C18-080S1F-080G1M) to match the pinout of the Devil Ray controller.