Unlimited finger tracking capability for Cypress' tablet-sized capacitive touchscreen - Embedded.com

Unlimited finger tracking capability for Cypress’ tablet-sized capacitive touchscreen

CAMBRIDGE, UK — Cypress Semiconductor demonstrated a tablet-sized capacitive touchscreen with true multi-touch all-point capability, which the company illustrates in a video release.

On the demonstration video, one can see a user manipulating multiple pictures on the screen simultaneously.

The technology, based on Cypress' TrueTouch touchscreen solution for smaller-size portable electronics, will power touchscreens between 7 and 17 inches with full multi-touch support.

 The inclusion of multi-touch support in the Windows 7 operating system has opened up the large laptop, netbook and tablet PC market to touchscreen interfaces. Multi-touch capability is a key requirement for enabling designers to develop innovative applications and ways for the user to interact with his or her PC.

 “With the current buzz around tablet PC products, this technology is one of the hottest new capabilities from Cypress,” according to Dhwani Vyas, vice president of the User Interface Business Unit at Cypress.

Cypress' TrueTouch family of devices enables designers to create new usage models for products such as tablet PCs, notebooks, netbooks, mobile handsets, portable media players, GPS systems and other products.

The technology provides a very flexible touchscreen architecture, allowing designers to implement differentiated features with Cypress' noise immunity based on patented capacitive sensing technology for flawless operation in noisy RF and LCD environments. 

Check out the demonstration video

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