Construction, Tail & Surface Finish

AMT provides total solutions for Projected Capacitive Input (PCI or PCAP) through various touch panel structures with a number of in circuit connections and touch surface treatments. Please refer to the following for details.

PCI Touch Screen Construction

AMT provides 2 PCI structural designs: Glass-Film-Film-Film (GFFF) and the Glass-Film-Film (GFF). The GFFF structure is utilized in PCI touch panel sizes from 7” to 15.6”. The GFF structure is utilized in panels from 8.4” to 24” and in the PCI COF design from 3.5” to 10.4”.

The PCI GFFF structure


The PCI GFF structure


The PCI COF GFF structure


The GFFF and GFF structures feature different design concepts. The GFFF structure has an EMI shielding layer on the bottom of the touch panel for reducing noise emanating from the LCD. The design of GFF structure paired with a COF tail is excellent for mobile devices with limited system space.

Both structures utilize glass as the surface layer with different glass types available to fulfill customer requirements. Cover glass thicknesses of 1.1/1.8/2.8mm are supported.

PCI Tail Designs

Just as there are different structures and sizes for PCI touch panels, PCI touch panel tail designs are different as well. Below are the characteristics of PCI tails:

  • The number of ITO traces embedded in touch panels is dependent on panel size with larger panels having more traces.
  • The location of the tail is usually on the long side of the touch panel, the shorter the tail the better the touch functionality.
  • A PCI touch panel can have two or more tails , including a COF tail.
  • We use a ZIP connector for the PCI COF tail to reduce the size and height of the system connector.
 1-tail 2-tailPCI-COF
 One tail Two tail COF tail

PCI Surface Finish

Generally, glass is used as the top surface of our projected capacitive (PCI) touch panels. This top glass layer is commonly available in clear/glossy finish. An anti-glare finished is available upon request.

In addition, we continue to develop new PCI touch panels with printed black borders. Several standard touch panels with décor glass are currently available.

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More standard true flat touch panels sizes will be coming soon and we believe AMT’s elegant standard true flat touch panels will be your best choice. If you need custom true-flat PCI touchscreens or other surface treatments, please contact us.

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