Multi-touch Capacitive screen controller aimed at Windows Mobile


Cypress Semiconductor Corp.  today introduced new, fully-integrated TrueTouch touchscreen controllers, the TMA300 family, based on the PSoC® programmable system-on-chip architecture. The new controllers offer best in
class performance and unique features that are helping to accelerate the development of next-generation differentiated touchscreen-based user interfaces for applications in mobile handsets, portable media players, netbooks, notebooks, printers, digital still cameras, GPS systems and more.

The TMA300 family represents the next generation of multi-touch all-point technology that Cypress pioneered in 2008. The integrated analog sensing engine offers the industry`s fastest and most accurate touchscreen user experience. This responsiveness allows tracking of multiple fingers simultaneously with precise x-y locations and without user delays or problems with erroneous "ghost" responses. The family supports traditional gestures such as tap, double-tap, pan, pinch, scroll, and rotate, and also provides developers a unique platform to create custom gestures without being constrained to two-finger touch.

The TMA300 family will support a range of new features including low-cost 3mm passive stylus input, proximity detection that enables ear/face/palm rejection, water proofing and a "hover" feature that meets the touch requirements of operating systems such as Symbian, Android, Windows Mobile and Windows7. In addition, the new devices offer Cypress`s legendary noise immunity with patented capacitive sensing technology that enables flawless operation in noisy RF and LCD environments.

"Our new multi-touch all-point TrueTouch family has been designed-in to multiple platforms by top-tier manufacturers," said Chris Seams, executive vice president of Sales and Marketing at Cypress. "Our customers continue to choose TrueTouch for its performance, flexibility and value."

The devices have been sampling since early 2009 with leading OEMs and have already achieved multiple design wins with volume ramp-ups with leading OEMs already started.

Read more at Cypress here.

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