TSC2046E-Q1 Automotive Catalog 4-Wire Touch Screen Controller with low voltage digital I/O | TI.com

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Automotive Catalog 4-Wire Touch Screen Controller with low voltage digital I/O

Automotive Catalog 4-Wire Touch Screen Controller with low voltage digital I/O - TSC2046E-Q1


The TSC2046E is the next-generation version of the ADS7846 4-wire touch screen controller, supporting a low-voltage I/O interface from 1.5 V to 5.25 V. The TSC2046E is 100% pin-compatible with the existing ADS7846, and drops into the same socket. This design allows for an easy upgrade of current applications to the new version. The TSC2046E also has an on-chip 2.5-V reference that can be used for the auxiliary input, battery monitor, and temperature measurement modes. The reference can also be powered down when not used to conserve power. The internal reference operates down to a supply voltage of 2.7 V, while monitoring the battery voltage from 0 V to 6 V.

The low power consumption of less than 0.75 mW (typ) at 2.7 V (reference off), high-speed (up to 125-kHz sample rate), and on-chip drivers make the TSC2046E an ideal choice for battery-operated systems such as personal digital assistants (PDAs) with resistive touch screens, pagers, cellular phones, and other portable equipment. The TSC2046E is available in a TSSOP-16 package and is specified over the –40°C to +125°C temperature range.


  • Qualified for Automotive Applications
  • Same Pinout as ADS7846
  • 2.2-V to 5.25-V Operation
  • 1.5-V to 5.25-V Digital I/O
  • Internal 2.5-V Reference
  • Direct Battery Measurement (0 V to 6 V)
  • On-Chip Temperature Measurement
  • Touch-Pressure Measurement
  • QSPI™ and SPI™ 3-Wire Interface
  • Auto Power-Down
  • Exceeds IEC 61000-4-2 ESD Requirements
    • ±15kV Contact Discharge
    • No External Components Needed
  • Available In a TSSOP-16 (PW) Package
    • Touch Screen Monitors

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Part number Order Touch panel SAR ADC resolution (Bits) Input type Interface Vref (int/ext) Control interface Operating temperature range (C) Rating
TSC2046E-Q1 Order now 4-Wire     12     Single-Ended     Serial     Int     SPI     -40 to 125     Automotive