Panasonic offer two types of Transparent Touch Panels: Resistive and Projected Capacitive. Different types of TTPs are used in various applications depending on the design engineer’s needs.
Electromechanical: Transparent Touch Panels (TTP)
Resistive Transparent Touch Panels
Panasonic offers 4 Wire Resistive Touch Panels. The operation force is 0.1N, which is very low when compared to competitive products. Due to low operation force, Panasonic’s Resistive Touch Panels feel similar to Capacitive Touch Panels, which is most desired.
Also similar to Capacitive Touch Panels, Panasonic’s Resistive type has the capability to handle multi-touch (two fingers touching maximum) and is on the market at a competitive price point.
Panasonic offers an optional design sheet along with the Panel. Depending on the application, this could provide an improved aesthetic finish to the device.
Projected Capacitive Touch Panels
Panasonic Projected Capacitive Touch Panels are film based and offer fine line technology and space thickness of 5 microns. This provides less than 1mm border thickness for a preferred aesthetic appearance. Ideal for achieving a narrow frame and a wider viewing area. Panasonic Capacitive Touch Panels can also be applied on curved surfaces.