Teardown Finds Cypress TrueTouch Gen5 Capacitive Touchscreen Solution Driving
Multi-Touch Display of Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini Smartphone
TechInsights' Teardown.com Attributes S5 Mini's Advanced Touch
Features to Gen5 Controller
SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/14/14 -- Cypress Semiconductor
Corp. (NASDAQ: CY), the market leader in capacitive touch-sensing,
today announced TechInsights' Teardown.com has found that the new
Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini smartphone employs a Cypress TrueTouch(R) Gen5
touchscreen controller. The teardown of the Galaxy S5 Mini identifies
that the Cypress TMA545 controller drives the touchscreen and notes
that the Cypress controller replaced competing controllers used in
the design of the previous Galaxy S4 Mini and S3 Mini smartphones.
The Galaxy S5 Mini takes advantage of advanced features of the Gen5
solution, including gloved-finger tracking and "hover" functionality.
Gen5 delivers accurate navigation of touchscreens even through thick
gloves, greatly improving user convenience. It tracks up to 10
fingers in thin gloves and two fingers with thicker gloves, such as
those used by skiers. The solution's hover feature enables the Galaxy
S5 Mini to anticipate the touch of a finger and enlarge content such
as points on a map or the font of tiny website links to make them
easier to find and select.
"This design win is another indication of the strong momentum that
our TrueTouch Gen5 touchscreen controller family is generating with
top OEMs and throughout our customer base," said Hassane El-Khoury,
executive vice president of Cypress's Programmable Systems Division.
"Gen5 is winning due to its unique combination of top sensitivity,
noise immunity and advanced features, such as support for glove
touch, hover and waterproofing."
Teardown.com's Product Manager Stacy Wegner attributes the design win
to Cypress addressing an increasing trend in providing a better touch
interaction across multiple environmental variables. "When we
discovered the Cypress TrueTouch controller in the Samsung Galaxy S5
mini, we viewed it as validation of Samsung's commitment to bring
advanced touch features across its line of products," said Wegner.
With Cypress's unique and patented DualSense(TM) technology to
execute both self-capacitance and mutual-capacitance measurements in
the same device, the Gen5 family 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 32-bit ARM(R)
Cortex(TM) M-Core processor that is known for high-efficiency
MIPS/mW, Gen5 controllers boast 120-Hz refresh rates and low power
consumption. Gen5 controllers drive the touchscreen at 10V and at
high frequency with narrow-band, single-pass scanning and advanced
hardware DSP filtering.
Electronic noise from displays and after-market chargers can disrupt
a touchscreen's ability to operate properly. The TrueTouch Gen5
family's ChargerArmor(TM) feature delivers 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. The unique features of TrueTouch are
backed by an industry-leading portfolio of more than 100 capacitive
touch sensing patents.
Cypress's TrueTouch technology provides the
industry's best noise immunity, highest SNR, best waterproofing,
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. The patented capacitive sensing technology of TrueTouch
devices offers robust noise immunity that enables flawless operation
in noisy RF and LCD environments. Additional TrueTouch information is
available at touch.cypress.com.
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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(R) 1, PSoC 3, PSoC 4 and PSoC 5LP
programmable system-on-chip families. Cypress is the world leader in
capacitive user interface solutions including CapSense touch sensing,
TrueTouch touchscreens, and trackpad solutions for notebook PCs and
peripherals. Cypress is a world leader in USB controllers, which
enhance connectivity and performance in a wide range of consumer and
industrial products. Cypress is also the world leader in SRAM and
nonvolatile RAM memories. Cypress serves numerous major 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, TrueTouch, PSoC, and CapSense are
registered trademarks and DualSense and ChargerArmor are trademarks
of Cypress Semiconductor Corp. All other trademarks are property of
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