PenMount PCI COF Series Controller meets EMC Level III Tests

07/14/2016 | Bulletin No. : PMY16007

PenMount is focused on the research and development of projected capacitive (PCI or PCAP) touch controller technology and we hope to provide customers with superior product functionality. A number of customers maintain an interest in medium and small PCI panel applications. In terms of COF (Chip On Flex PCB) controllers, in addition to the advantage of satisfying lightweight, thinness, and space requirements, industrial field customers also prioritize the subjects of PCI product reliability and utilization in more application environments.

PenMount’s third generation PCI COF controller is paired with the PenMount P2-06 microcontroller architecture (MCU Base) controller IC. As a result of the PenMount R & D team’s continuing advancement, we are happy to announce that all standard products in PenMount’s third generation PCI controller series have passed IEC 61000-4-3 Radiated Susceptibility (RS) Level III 10V and IEC 61000-4-6 Conducted Susceptibility (CS) Level III 10V testing standards.

PenMount third generation PCI COF controllers include:

  • PM2103: supports 3.5″~4.9″ PCI touch panels
  • PM2203B: supports 5″~7.9″ PCI touch panels
  • PM2300: supports 8″~10.4″ PCI touch panels

You might ask, in order to meet EMC Level III, have any hardware changes been made to PenMount third generation PCI COF controllers? Are there any specifications or settings that must be adjusted? When EMC interference is present in the environment, PenMount PCI Controllers will use hardware and software to effectively increase SNR Ratio and decrease the probability of touch generating false touch signals. PenMount’s third generation PCI COF controllers have already completed relevant EMC RS and CS Level III verifications. Customers using third generation PCI COF controllers can update firmware on the original COF product’s hardware architecture to allow existing COF to support EMC Level III standards. In addition to enhanced anti-noise specifications, after updating the COF controller, the PCI panel retains excellent reliability of multipoint touch operation, support for 1.8mm and 2.8mm cover lens thicknesses, “no false touch when wet” water handling, and gloved operation support.

PenMount continues to work closely with customers to satisfy customer needs and has received their recognition and affirmation. Thus, customers can be at ease when using PenMount PCI COF controllers in their new products. Standard PenMount PCI controller specifications can already satisfy the vast majority of customer needs. However, if customers require customized service, whether modifying COF tail length or special PCI value-added functions, PenMount is happy to provide flexible service to assist you in successful project development. PenMount COF products are already being used in the medical field, factory automation, and commercial products. If you require PCI products, please contact us at any time.

PenMount’s design philosophy is greater consideration on behalf of customers and understanding actual customer needs to provide comprehensive touch solutions that allow customers to introduce PCI applications. PenMount provides customers with reliable and convenient touch products and a complete series of utilities to fulfill common usage requirements and facilitate your product development. If you have any questions or product inquires, you are welcome to contact us for more information.

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