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Cypress Announces Revolutionary Gen5 TrueTouch® Controllers That Silence Noise from Even the Worst Chargers and Displays

  Cypress Announces Revolutionary Gen5 TrueTouch® Controllers That Silence
  Noise from Even the Worst Chargers and Displays

  In Addition to Unmatched Performance in Noise, New Devices Enable In-Cell
               Stack-Ups and Deliver World’s Best Waterproofing

Mobile World Congress 2013

Business Wire

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- February 25, 2013

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: CY) today introduced its next-generation
Gen5 TrueTouch^® controller product line that delivers the world’s most
noise-immune touchscreen control technology, shattering current standards for
performance in noise from all sources. Gen5 offers unprecedented 40 volt
peak-to-peak (Vpp) charger noise immunity measured from 1 to 500 kHz with an
ultra-thin 0.5-mm cover lens and a finger-size up to 22 mm—the most stringent
specifications used to measure any touchscreen controller. No competing
controllers deliver noise immunity over 15 Vpp under these conditions.

Cypress' next-generation Gen5 TrueTouch controller product line delivers the
world's most noise-immu ...

Cypress' next-generation Gen5 TrueTouch controller product line delivers the
world's most noise-immune touchscreen control technology. (Photo: Business
Wire)

The Gen5 controllers have been architected with a new analog front-end that
drives the touchscreen at 10 V and at high frequency with narrow-band,
single-pass scanning and advanced hardware DSP filtering. Gen5’s unmatched
noise immunity enables designers of next-generation handsets to implement
ultra-thin, display-integrated stackups, including In-Cell, On-Cell, & direct
lamination onto a noisy display. The result will be thinner, sleeker end
products with no missed or false touches and low jitter (less than 0.5 mm).
More information on the new Gen5 controller family is available online at
touch.cypress.com.

“Cypress continues to lead the industry in touchscreen innovation and Gen5 now
eliminates noise from any charger,” said John Carey, Senior Director of
TrueTouch Marketing. “This removes performance issues resulting in product
returns, simplifies touchscreen design, and reduces overall product costs
while delivering the best touchscreen user experience.”

Cypress brings many other TrueTouch innovations to the Gen5 family. With
Cypress’s unique and patented ability to deliver both self- and
mutual-capacitance sensing on the same chip, Gen5 offers the industry’s best
waterproofing for seamless performance in real-world conditions, including the
presence of rain, condensation, or sweat. By combining this powerful
architecture with an industry leading ARM M-Core processor that is known for
high-efficiency MIPS/mW, Gen5 boasts a 120Hz refresh rates, and a deep-sleep
mode that only draws 4.5 uW. The new devices currently offer up to 36
capacitive sensing I/Os for ideal sensor pitch with screens up to 5 inches and
support standalone CapSense^® touch-sensing buttons.

Touch Leadership

Cypress’s touch-sensing portfolio is the industry’s broadest and most well
adopted, encompassing TrueTouch^®, CapSense^®, and TrackPad solutions. The
company’s IP portfolio is unmatched, including true, single-layer sensor
solutions for dramatically reduced touchscreen costs and self and mutual
capacitance sensing on the same chip that enables advanced features such as
waterproofing, proximity sensing, support for 1-mm stylus, and hover.

Availability

Production samples of the new Gen5 controllers are now available to lead
customers. Cypress expects to ship volume production to lead customers in the
second quarter of 2013. The family will be available in a 44-pin 5 mm x 5 mm
QFN with 28 sense I/Os, a 44-pin 5 mm x 5 mm QFN with 33 sense I/Os, and a
48-pin 6 mm x 6 mm QFN package with 36 sense I/Os.

About TrueTouch

Cypress’s TrueTouch technology provides the industry’s best noise immunity,
highest signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), fastest refresh rates, lowest power
consumption, and world’s best accuracy and linearity. The flexible TrueTouch
solution allows customers to rapidly develop leading-edge solutions without
having to buy turnkey modules. They have a choice of using touch sensors
(glass or film) and LCDs from preferred partners, and can develop innovative
mechanical designs ranging from flat to curved surfaces of varying thickness.
In addition, TrueTouch devices offer Cypress’s legendary noise immunity with
patented capacitive sensing technology that enables flawless operation in
noisy RF and LCD environments. Additional TrueTouch information is available
at touch.cypress.com.

About Cypress

Cypress delivers high-performance, mixed-signal, programmable solutions that
provide customers with rapid time-to-market and exceptional system value.
Cypress offerings include the flagship PSoC 1, PSoC 3, and PSoC 5 programmable
system-on-chip families and derivatives, CapSense^® touch sensing and
TrueTouch^® solutions for touchscreens. Cypress is the world leader in USB
controllers, including the high-performance West Bridge^® solution that
enhances connectivity and performance in multimedia handsets, PCs and tablets.
Cypress is also the world leader in SRAM memories. Cypress serves numerous
markets including consumer, mobile handsets, computation, data communications,
automotive, industrial and military. Cypress trades on the NASDAQ Global
Select Market under the ticker symbol CY. Visit Cypress online at
www.cypress.com.

Cypress, the Cypress logo, PSoC, PowerPSoC, CapSense, TrueTouch, and West
Bridge are registered trademarks of Cypress Semiconductor Corp. All other
trademarks are property of their owners.

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Contact:

Cypress Public Relations
Don Parkman, 408-943-4885
dsp@cypress.com
 
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