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New Vishay Dale IR Touch Panel Provides Compact, Attractive and Easy-to-Integrate Display Solution
MALVERN, PENNSYLVANIA - January 18, 2002 - A new 12.1-inch infrared touch panel combining a slim-line profile, fast response times, and consistent performance under various lighting conditions was announced today by Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH).
Featuring a polished bezel-and-optical-filter assembly along with compact electronics and frame design, the new Vishay Dale TIP-4131SCE is compatible with 12.1-inch displays from a number of suppliers. Typical applications will include medical instrumentation, machine and process controllers, point of sale devices, public information kiosks, banking terminals, and military systems.
Vishay's TIP-4131SCE touch panel combines infrared LED emitters, phototransistor detectors, scanning electronics, a microprocessor-based controller, a bezel-and-filter assembly, and mounting hardware. A clear hard-coated anti-glare filter that is bonded to the bezel increases the contrast ratio of the display while protecting the display face and electronics. A gasket between the sleek bezel case and front panel provides a splash-proof seal.
Vishay's unique, patented scanning and logic system makes the panel virtually immune to high or changing ambient light conditions. Several standard filters are available to provide cost-effective solutions for different display technologies. Response time for the TIP-4131SCE is a fast < 50 mS.
The panel operator may initialize report modes, which include ENTER, EXIT, CONTINUOUS, and TRACKING modes, singly or in combination. Hardware and software handshaking, baud rates, and X-Y coordinate invert features are jumper selected.
Integrated controller and mounting hardware comes standard and is designed to fit the Sharp LQ121S1DG11 and other 12.1-inch color LCD displays. Simple touch panel integration is provided by optional PC-based software, and drivers for the device are designed to emulate mice in Windows® and DOS applications.
The new touch panels are available with separate mounting hardware (TIP-4131SCE) orready-to-mount (TIP-4131SCE-1) versions. Samples and production quantities are available now, with lead times of six to eight weeks for larger orders.
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., a Fortune 1000 Company listed on the NYSE (VSH), is one of the world's largest manufacturers
of discrete semiconductors (diodes, MOSFETs, and infrared optoelectronics) and passive electronic components (resistors, inductors,
and capacitors). These components are used in virtually all types of electronic devices and equipment, in the industrial,
computing, automotive, consumer, telecommunications, military, aerospace, power supplies, and medical markets. Vishay’s product
innovations, successful acquisition strategy, and "one-stop shop" service have made it a global industry leader. Vishay can
be found on the Internet at www.vishay.com.