Azoteq Announces 4.3” Low Cost Multi-Touch Projected Capacitive Touchscreen with Controller

September 26, 2013

Azoteq’s Multi-Touch Projected Capacitive Touchscreen Costs Less Than Resistive Touchscreens

Austin, TX (PRWEB) September 26, 2013

Azoteq, the world leader in capacitive proximity sensing, today announced IQS550-TS43 4.3” multi-touch projected capacitive touchscreen, the first capacitive touchscreen solution to cost less than resistive touchscreens. The touchscreen with the IQS550 projected capacitive controller interface board is priced at $9.10 in 1K quantities.

The IQS550-TS43 combines a 4.3” touch screen with the IQS550 controller to provide 3584 x 2304 touch resolution. The IQS550 supports scan rates up to 100 Hz and multi-touch up to 5 fingers. The IQS550 communicates through an I2C interface to a host controller. Azoteq provides a driver for quick integration into an existing system. In addition Azoteq provides the CT210 I2C to USB adapter and the IQS5xx GUI for debugging on a PC. The IQS550-TS43 features a unique proximity mode which, allows <10uA current in standby while still sensing proximity.

“Azoteq realized that current projected capacitive touchscreens are too expensive for low and medium volume customers because there are no of-the-shelf solutions. Azoteq offers a complete projected capacitive touchscreen solution, making it easy to add a touchscreen to any LCD product,” said Kobus Marneweck, VP of Marketing at Azoteq.


  •     4.3” Touchscreen Panel with controller
  •     IQS550 Controller
  •     3584 x 2304 Resolution
  •     Report rate of 100 Hz (dual-touch)
  •     Up to 5 simultaneous touch co-ordinates
  •     I2C Interface
  •     Event mode and streaming modes
  •     Excellent panel transparency – 85%
  •     Proximity low power operation – 10uA
  •     Supply voltage 1.65V to 3.6V


  •     Appliances
  •     Kiosks
  •     POS Terminals
  •     Office equipment
  •     Medical equipment
  •     Industrial Instrumentation

Video: IQS550-TS43


The IQS550-TS43 is priced at $9.10 in 1K quantities and $9.95 for single units. The IQS550-TS43 is available for Mouser Electronics for immediate shipment.

About Azoteq

Azoteq (Pty) Ltd is the world leader in capacitive proximity solutions. An extensive portfolio of controllers is offered for touch keys, sliders, scroll wheels and touch screens in consumer and industrial applications. Azoteq has design and manufacturing centers in South Africa and China. Azoteq has sales offices and distributors in South Africa, Asia, Europe and the USA.

Azoteq’s novel technology is protected by numerous patents, both issued and pending.

IQ Switch®, ProxSense®, LightSenseTM, AirButton®, DYCALTM and the IQ logo are trademarks of Azoteq (Pty) Ltd.

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