Robust Touch Screen Readout System to Display Noise Using Multireference Differential Sensing Scheme for Flexible AMOLED Display

Junmin Lee, Hyoyoung Kim, Juwon Ham, Seunghoon Ko
2022 Micromachines  
This paper presents a front-end architecture for touch screen panel (TSP) readout in a TSP-integrated, ultrathin flexible display to mitigate severe display noise interference, which is an uncommon mode caused by the large panel load of the TSP in the flexible display. The differential sensing method with multireference TSP channels minimized an imbalance of the phase and amplitude of the coupled-display noise interference. In addition, cascaded time-discrete bandpass sampling was employed to
more » ... hance the touch sensitivity in the sensing block. Moreover, a rated front-end block could be reconfigured to a differential or single-ended sensing structure, which reused the prefilter capacitors in the differential sensing for offset cancellation in reference capacitance sensing. To further improve the sensitivity, programmable postfiltering was employed on the reference TSP channels. Subsequently, the proposed front-end was implemented in a 350 nm process, wherein it achieved a SNR of 50.5 dB with a scan rate of 200 Hz and attenuated aggravated display noise interference by more than 6.84 dB as compared to the conventional differential sensing method. The designed chip occupied an area of 4.8 mm2 and consumed 17.6 mW from a 3 V supply.
doi:10.3390/mi13060942 pmid:35744556 pmcid:PMC9227910 fatcat:j4gzvkwgenhgjakho3oyngyoji