The best of multi-touch
Stantum's patented technology is reliable and proven since 2004.
- Unmatched touch performances
- 10+ touches (unlimited)
- Touch input with fingers, stylus, nails, gloved hands, etc.
- Finger-pressure detection
- High responsiveness (touch detection, tracking, gestures)
- Easy integration & efficient solution
- Low power consumption
- Low solution cost
- Immunity to EMI issues: easy coexistence with antennas
- Superior lifetime
- Scalable from mobile to desktop
- Advanced features
- Low activation force
- Unprecedented precision
- High pointing and tracking accuracy
- Perfect linearity (same precision at the border and at the edges)
- No jitter
- No calibration required
Stantum's technology is protected by a strong and growing patent portfolio.
This portfolio contains more than 15 patent families about multi-touch technology.
How it works
The sensor: the multi-touch panel
The touch panel is a transparent overlay that allows touch sensing. It is placed on top of the display monitor.
Here is how Stantum-type touch-panels are manufactured:
- Two thin and transparent (glass or plastic) overlays are covered with conductive material
- The material is patterned in rows on one side and columns on the other, transforming the layers into a matrix of conductive tracks.
- The two layers are assembled superposed, the conductive sides facing each other and separated by a spacing material (transparent dots, air, etc.).
When one or multiple touches occur on such touch-panel, the top layer slightly bends, thus creating contact between the two layers right below the touches. The controller chip detects the electrical contacts and determines the exact location of the touches.
The multi-touch controller
The multi-touch controller chip is the core of the multi-touch technology. Powered by intelligent algorithms, it handles the scanning of the touch-panel, the touch detection and the cursor tracking.
The multi-touch module: sensor + controller
The multi-touch controller chip can be connected to the touch-panel either:
- Directly on the touch panel (chip on glass or COG)
- On the flex that is connected to the tracks (chip on flex or COF)
- On the board of the device, connected to the touch panel with a flex (chip on board or COB)
The resulting touch-module (touch-panel + controller) is integrated into the device, with the touch-panel on top of the display monitor.
Stantum owns a pioneering expertise in multi-touch applications development. These applications have been deployed since 2004 with the same goal: provide an intuitive and differentiating user experience to the end user.