Targeting markets where using small LCDs as touchscreens would be over specified, the Schurter ClearCap allows engineers to have a number of pre-definable, transparent touch fields through a single chip solution.

ClearCap is aimed at small equipment with a simple menu structure where it can provide all the benefits of a PCAP touchscreen in a simplified build, creating a modern attractive and cost-effective design.

The technology works behind glass, polycarbonate and polyester. Next to the transparent touch fields, engineers can easily integrate normal capacitive keys with LED backlighting in multiple colours. Wheel and slider functions can also be integrated, with up to 12 keys or 9 keys and one slider, other configurations are possible with customised software.