Machine Design

Tiny touchscreens

Color touch display modules from Reach Technology Inc., Fremont, Calif., target embedded products in the medical, industrial, and gaming markets.

Color touch display modules from Reach Technology Inc., Fremont, Calif., target embedded products in the medical, industrial, and gaming markets.

The 4-in. TFT modules replace traditional pushbuttons and character displays with a graphical touch interface. Users access detailed menus and help screens rather than wade through cryptic messages to set operating parameters.

The modules program through a standard serial port. Simple, high-level commands build soft switches, knobs, and readouts. Several fonts, latching and typematic buttons, chart and VU-meter-type level bars, and high-level macros, all come standard. Also available is an optional "portrait" mode, custom fonts, and a separate board for field upgrades. The module fits in a standard 2U-high rack-mount enclosure, making it a candidate for test equipment. An evaluation kit includes a power supply and serial cable.

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