Automotive touch controllers for screens to 17-inch

March 23, 2016 // By Graham Prophet
Touch controllers from Synaptics have been designed for the durability requirements and safety needs of the automotive market. ClearPad automotive products include S7883, S7884, S7885, and S7886. The S7883/4 (80 channels) and S7884/6 (102 channels) enable touchscreens up to 14 inches and 17 inches respectively.

The ClearPad S788x family of touch controllers detect proximity (hand coming towards the display), and perform while the user is wearing gloves and under moist screen or finger conditions – features critical to variable vehicular climate conditions. The S7884/86 feature Synaptics’ ClearForce pressure sensing technology, detecting variable force to enable touchscreen features specified by OEMs and their Tier 1 suppliers.


The IC family meets ISO 11452 standards for automotive electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), Automotive Electronics Council (AEC-Q100) specifications for use in harsh automotive environments, and are PPAP compliant. Synaptics is QMS certified to ISO 9001 with a TS-16949 compliant supply chain.