If you’re wondering which controller to choose for your display, here’s a short explanation about the difference between the two types of controllers.
First, you should note that consumer controllers are primarily built for mobile market applications. They are currently very popular on the market, as they are the cheapest option. The problem is that consumer controller IC manufacturers are following their main customers and mobile phones change typically every 6 months. In turn, they also change the controllers.
When this happens, you will have to change your design.
On the other hand, industrial controllers follow industrial manufacturers and are guaranteed to be manufactured typically 10 to 15 years w/o any changes.
Besides longevity, in industrial controllers, you will get way better performance. This of course means, that you will be able to pass industrial, medical, and military standards. Furthermore, they will work with thick cover glass, gloves, and water droplets.
You will also have full control of how touch operates.