Frequency Division Concurrent Sensing Method for High-Speed Detection of Large Touch Screens

대형 터치스크린의 고속감지를 위한 주파수분할 동시센싱 기법

Jang, Un-Yong;Kim, HyungWon

  • Received : 2015.02.17
  • Accepted : 2015.04.01
  • Published : 2015.04.30


This paper presents a high-speed sensing and noise cancellation technique for large touch screens, which is called FDCS (Frequency Division Concurrent Sensing). Most conventional touch screen detection methods apply excitation pulses sequentially and analyze the sensing signals sequentially, and so are often unacceptably slow for large touch screens. The proposed technique applies sinusoidal signals of orthogonal frequencies simultaneously to all drive lines, and analyzes the signals from each sense line in frequency domain. Its parallel driving allows high speed detection even for a very large touch screens. It enhances the sensing SNR (Signal to Noise Ratio) by introducing a frequency domain noise filtering scheme. We also propose a pre-distortion equalizer, which compensates the drive signals using the inverse transfer function of touch screen panel to further enhance the sensing SNR. Experimental results with a 23" large touch screen show that the proposed technique enhances the frame scan rate by 273% and an SNR by 43dB compared with a conventional scheme.


Large touch screen controller;Orthogonal frequency division;Noise Cancellation;Pre-distortion equalizer


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