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Cypress TrueTouch Gen4 Touchscreen Controllers

Tue, 05/28/2013 - 5:09pm
WDD Staff

Cypress Semiconductor (San Jose, CA) announced that its TrueTouch Gen4 touchscreen controller family now delivers multiple new advanced features, including the world’s best tracking of gloved fingers on capacitive touchscreens. Gen4 enables accurate navigation of touchscreens even with thick gloves on, greatly improving convenience for users of smartphones and other portable electronics.

The Gen4 TMA467 controller tracks up to 10 fingers in thin gloves and two fingers with thicker gloves, such as those used by skiers. It delivers best-in-class accuracy and linearity for gloves of different materials and thicknesses. It automatically switches between glove and finger tracking without any intervention. Features include:

  • Passive stylus support to capture handwriting and signatures accurately.
  • Proximity detection that senses an object approaching the touchscreen and powers down the display before contact to avoid accidental touches.
  • Capacitive-based proximity detection eliminates the need for infrared (IR) sensors and provides significant cost savings.
  • Best-in-class water rejection and seamless operation in noisy environments.

For more information visit www.cypress.com.

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