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by Reach Technology, a Novanta Company

Off-the-Shelf Touch Screen Modules

Engineers tell us getting a display or touchscreen up and running from scratch is time-consuming and expensive. There is a steep learning curve, it takes their focus away from their core competencies, and little changes cause big problems related to maintaining the solution over time. The risk of higher development costs, missed production targets, and maintenance headaches cause them to look for something other than a home-grown solution. Reach off-the-shelf touchscreen modules and enclosed units give engineers a jump start. They see lower development costs, reduced risk, and decreased time-to-market.

Reach offers two product lines whose main differences are hardware and the GUI development process.



How It Works Smart Slave to Host Processor:

  • Use standard, predefined call functions to interface your products. Standard Commands, BMPs stored in Flash, manual placement or use of GIMP scripts for layout.
  • Host processor sends commands to display. Display returns reply.

Details about How It Works.

Smart Slave to Host Procehttps://linuxtouchscreen.comssor:

  • GUI Development: Use tools and languages familiar to you to design a user interface. Reach provides a drag-and-drop design tool in Qt Creator (QML/JavaScript, C++, C) and a library of design objects (buttons, sliders, meters, level bars, etc.). Develop your GUI on a PC and download to your module.
  • System Architecture: Translate layer insulates core functions from GUI changes.
Interface (I/O Options)
  • RS232
  • 3.3V CMOS UART
  • USB1
  • RS232
  • 3.3V CMOS UART
  • USB
  • Ethernet
  • GPIO
  • RS422, RS485
  • CAN
  • I2C
  • RTC1
Display Sizes 4.3”, 5.7″, 7”, 8.4”, 12.1” 4.3”, 5.7”, 7”, 10.1”, 12.1″
Touch Type Resistive and Projected Capacitive options. Resistive and Projected Capacitive options.
Technical Specifications Compare by Technical Specifications Compare by Technical Specifications
Processor 16/32 bit CISC or 266MHz ARM i.MX28 or i.MX 6Solo
Price $1692 (4.3” Model: SLCD43R) $1762 (4.3” Model: G2C1L-R)
Controller Board Model SLCD G2
Family Generation One (G1) Generation Two (G2)
In Production3 Since 2007 Since 2014



While our modules are Linux-based – you don’t need to be a Linux developer to use them. More



1 Some modules.  2 Annual production volume of 100 units.  3 Five to seven years availability as a minimum. More about Long Term Supply.

Ask an Engineer

Still not sure which direction is right for you? Talk directly to an engineer to see how Reach products can fit your needs, live support is available Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Pacific time. Tell us about your project and we can help find the product that best fits your needs.