The Pros and Cons of SAW Touchscreens

The Pros and Cons of SAW Touchscreens

Surface acoustic wave (SAW) touchscreens are used in many commercial and consumer applications. Like all touchscreens, they support touch commands. You can control a SAW touchscreen by tapping the display interface. SAW touchscreens, however, are distinguished from...
Do All Touchscreens Require a Controller?

Do All Touchscreens Require a Controller?

Touchscreens have become increasingly popular over the past few decades. They are characterized by the use of a touch-based interface. You can touch or tap the interface to perform commands. Some touchscreens use capacitive technology to detect touch commands, whereas...
How Do Surface Capacitive Touchscreens Work?

How Do Surface Capacitive Touchscreens Work?

Capacitive touchscreens are distinguished from all other types of touchscreens by their use of capacitance to detect touch commands. When turned on, they generate a uniform electrostatic field. They will constantly measure this field while looking for changes in...
5 Facts About Mutual Capacitive Touchscreens

5 Facts About Mutual Capacitive Touchscreens

Capacitive has become the world’s leading touchscreen technology. It’s used in smartphones, tablets, infotainment centers, smartwatches and other touchscreen devices. Capacitive touchscreen technology receives its namesake from its use of capacitance. It...
5 Facts About Smartphone Touchscreens

5 Facts About Smartphone Touchscreens

Touchscreens are synonymous with smartphones. Smartphones no longer use a physical QWERTY keyboard. While there are dozens of brands of smartphones, nearly all of them feature a touchscreen interface. You can control them by tapping and touching the display interface....