Cypress Adds Support for Single-Layer Sensors and Gloved-Finger Tracking to
TrueTouch Gen4X Touchscreen Controller Family
SLIM(R) Sensor Technology Enables Low-Cost Smartphones With
Ultra-Thin Form Factors
SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/18/14 -- Cypress Semiconductor
Corp. (NASDAQ: CY) today announced that its TrueTouch(R) Gen4X
touchscreen controller family now supports single-layer multi-touch
sensors, which lower manufacturing costs without compromising
performance. The Gen4X TMA445 controller enables thin form factors by
leveraging Cypress's Single-Layer Independent Multi-touch (SLIM(R))
sensor structures. The controller also adds support for Cypress's
industry-leading tracking of multiple fingers in gloves.
The TrueTouch Gen4X TMA445 controller delivers best-in-class accuracy
and linearity for fingers of different sizes and gloves of various
materials and thicknesses, including ski gloves. In addition, it
automatically switches between glove and finger tracking without
requiring the user to switch settings. Gen4X controllers provide
industry-leading water tolerance and best-in-class immunity to
electronic noise from aftermarket chargers and displays.
"Gen4X with SLIM delivers the industry's best single-layer sensor
performance," said Yi Hang Wang, Director of TrueTouch Marketing for
Cypress. "SLIM helps our customers create thin mobile devices at
lower costs. This combination has helped the family quickly gain
popularity in China and other cost-competitive markets. With the
addition of our superior multi-finger tracking for users wearing
gloves, Gen4X is upgrading the touchscreen user experience for mobile
Cypress's TrueTouch Gen4X family delivers immunity to charger noise
of up to 35V peak-to-peak (Vpp) from 1-500 kHz, with a 0.5-mm cover
lens and a 9-mm-wide finger. With Cypress's unique and patented
DualSense(TM) technology to execute both self-capacitance and
mutual-capacitance measurements in the same device, the family offers
the industry's best water rejection and wet finger tracking for
seamless performance in real-world conditions, including the presence
of rain, condensation, or sweat. The TrueTouch portfolio's unique
features are backed by an industry-leading portfolio of more than 100
capacitive touch sensing patents.
The Gen4X family is based on a 32-bit ARM(R) Cortex(TM) M-Core
processor that is known for high-efficiency MIPS/mW. The TMA445
controller averages low power consumption of 12 mW in active mode and
15 uW in deep-sleep mode.
The Gen4X TMA445 controller
with SLIM is now available to lead customers. The controller is
available in mobile-friendly 44-pin and 48-pin QFN packages.
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(R) 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, SLIM, PSoC and CapSense are
registered trademarks and DualSense is a trademark of Cypress
Semiconductor Corp. All other trademarks are property of their
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