GlidePoint Hidden Touch Sensor Trackpads

HTS400 trackpad’s Sensor Side and Dimensions

Cirque’s Hidden Touch Surface (HTS) trackpads differs from all other trackpad modules in that it is a two-part system, consisting of a Flexible Printed Sensor Array (FPSA), available in two sizes, and a rigid PCB controller assembly. This sensor provides a precision pointing device that is both easy to install and functions properly in even the harshest environments. 


  • Keyboards, keypads, and mouse alternatives
  • Industrial control panels
  • Marine applications
  • Medical instruments
  • PC peripherals
  • Point-of-sale devices
  • Laptops


  • PS/2 and USB protocol compatibility
  • Low power consumption
  • Large sensing area
  • No maintenance required – Sealable design is immune to dust and abuse
  • Superior navigation and high responsiveness
  • Windows®-compatible embedded features
  • Additional driver available
  • No bezel opening required

Power efficiency of any application is improved with an "idle mode," where the touchpad’s current draw is reduced when a finger is not touching its surface. The FPSA operates through non-conductive materials up to 2.0 mm thick, eliminating the need for a bezel opening in the enclosure.

The trackpadis fully compatible with standard Windows mouse drivers. No additional driver is required to activate many of its advanced features. Hardware-configurable options on the module allow for taps (function as left-button clicks), corner-taps (function as right-button clicks), vertical scroll (functions as mouse scroll wheel) and more, depending on the specific application.

For custom functionality at the product design stage, Cirque offers software that allows OEMs to enable, disable, or personalize advanced settings and/or reprogram the touch sensitive area.

OEM customers can order a trackpad with a Cirque overlay or without an overlay and purchase their own customized overlay. Custom overlays may include a logo and matching colors. Contact Cirque for overlay design guidelines.

GlidePoint HTS Specifications
Interface USB or PS/2
Operating Systems Compatible with standard mouse drivers Cirque Driver available for Windows® 8.1 and earlier operating systems
Button Support Supports up to three (3) external mechanical buttons:
  • Two by default
  • Three with optional configuration
Controller Assembly Dimensions Length: 57.00 mm
Width: 47.00 mm
Weight: < 14 g
FPSA Assembly Dimensions Width: 57.00 mm
Height: 47.00 mm
Active Sensing Area FPSA900: 46.50 x 62.50 mm
FPSA400: 51.80 x 77.20 mm
Operating Temperature -40 to 85° Celsius
Operating Humidity 5% to 95% relative humidity (non-condensing)
Storage Temperature -40 to 125° Celsius
ESD 15 kV when properly mounted in bezel
Environmental EMI tolerant and manufactured RoHS compliant

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