Traditional oven controls normally consist of mechanical dials for setting the temperature along with an LED indication that the oven is at temperature. Additional features such as timers and clocks can be awkward to set for users due to the minimal controls available. Adding new features such as presets, timers, and temperature indication can involve design and cost trade-offs if the user interface is to remain user-friendly.

An EVE-enabled touch display provides an ideal solution for this, as it allows the designer to provide an attractive full colour user interface as well as allowing the user to control the oven via touch. Resistive and capacitive touch versions are available, with the resistive touch being well-suited to operation with gloves whilst capacitive touch offers a more smartphone-like touch operation as well as multi-touch capability (up to 5 simultaneous touches) for gestures.

Adding an EVE-enabled colour touch display brings many advantages including:

  • The user interface can be made more user-friendly for a range of applications
  • Background images and themes make the interface more attractive for home use or branding for commercial use
  • Add quick access settings for heating common foods for retail use
  • Provide a more informative display (for example, display set and actual temperatures)
  • Touchscreen controls provide an easy wipe-clean surface

Key Features:

The following key features of EVE make it ideal for an oven control application:

  • Resistive and Capacitive touch versions for different types of oven
  • Innovative touch tagging makes adding touch support easy
  • Custom fonts allow multi-language support and symbols such as degrees for temperature
  • Wide range of image formats supported for themes, product images and buttons/icons
  • Low resource usage on the host MCU (allowing the MCU to focus on control of the oven functions)
  • Works with almost any MCU as an SPI peripheral (use EVE with your preferred/existing MCU)
  • Audio output and built-in sounds allow touch feedback and alert sounds to be easily added

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