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Cypress CapSense® Solution Drives Sleek, Touch-Sensitive Control Panel on New HP Photosmart C4600 All-in-One Series Printer | Cypress Semiconductor

Cypress CapSense® Solution Drives Sleek, Touch-Sensitive Control Panel on New HP Photosmart C4600 All-in-One Series Printer

Last Updated: July 19, 2010

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 15, 2009 – Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: CY) today announced that its CapSense® capacitive touch-sensing solution drives the touch-sensitive HP TouchSmart control panel on the new HP Photosmart C4600 All-in-One Series Printer. The CapSense solution offers best-in-class AC line noise immunity, enabling HP to use an economical two-prong power cord that is more convenient for customers. Further, the programmable nature of CapSense devices enabled a fast time-to-market and allowed HP to develop a platform architecture that could be leveraged across many designs.

The HP Photosmart C4600 All-in-One Series is a versatile, intuitive printing system that makes at-home scanning, copying and printing simple and convenient. It prints up to 29 pages per minute, scans at up to 1200 x 2400 dpi and can deliver up to nine copies per minute. Its 1.45-inch LCD color graphics display is surrounded by the CapSense-enabled TouchSmart buttons.

“HP is the world leader in printing, and we’re very excited to be included in a great product such as the HP Photosmart C4600,” said Dhwani Vyas, vice president of the User Interface Business Unit at Cypress. “CapSense offers superior specifications in a number of areas, including robust line noise immunity. That technical superiority is making CapSense the solution of choice for all types of systems, from mobile handsets and consumer electronics to white goods, PCs and printers.”

“As we move to make printing more intuitive, the Cypress CapSense solution helped us achieve some important goals with the HP C4600 All-in-One,” said Tuan Tran, vice president for Inkjet Consumer Solutions in the Imaging and Printing Group at HP. “The TouchSmart control panel provides our customers with an easy-to-use, stylish interface that allows them to browse, edit and print photos with the touch of a finger.”

About CapSense
Cypress's CapSense Touch-Sensing solution has replaced 2.5 billion mechanical buttons in mobile handsets, laptops, consumer electronics, white goods, automotive applications, and virtually any system that has a mechanical button or switch, making Cypress the industry touch-sensing leader. The CapSense portfolio, the industry's broadest and most integrated, enhances industrial design and reliability with the most noise-immune and water tolerant capacitive touch-sensing interfaces, including proximity sensing where direct touch is not required. CapSense proximity sensing, with its industry leading detection range up to 25 cm, provides power savings by activating an interface only when needed while further enhancing industrial designs by only exposing interfaces when necessary. Based on the PSoC programmable system-on-chip architecture and the PSoC Designer™ Embedded-System Design Tool, users complete CapSense designs quickly and easily using pre-configured and verified "user modules" and real-time sensor tuning and monitoring. Learn more about CapSense online at

PSoC -- Because Change Happens
PSoC devices employ a highly configurable system-on-chip architecture for embedded control design, offering a flash-based equivalent of a field-programmable ASIC without lead-time or NRE penalties. PSoC devices integrate configurable analog and digital circuits, controlled by an on-chip microcontroller, providing both enhanced design revision capability and component count savings. They include up to 32 Kbytes of Flash memory, 2 Kbytes of SRAM, an 8x8 multiplier with 32-bit accumulator, power and sleep monitoring circuits, and hardware I2C communications. A single PSoC device can integrate as many as 100 peripheral functions saving customers design time, board space and power consumption while improving system quality and reducing system cost.

The flexible PSoC resources allow designers to future-proof their products by enabling firmware-based changes during design, validation, production, and in the field. The unique PSoC flexibility shortens design cycle time and allows for late-breaking feature enhancements. All PSoC devices are also dynamically reconfigurable, enabling designers to morph internal resources on-the-fly, utilizing fewer components to perform a given task. More information about PSoC products is available at and free online training is at

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 PSoC® programmable system-on-chip, USB controllers, general-purpose programmable clocks and memories. Cypress also offers wired and wireless connectivity technologies ranging from its CyFi™ Low-Power RF solution, to West Bridge® and EZ-USB® FX2LP controllers that enhance connectivity and performance in multimedia handsets. Cypress serves numerous markets including consumer, computation, data communications, automotive, and industrial. Cypress trades on the NYSE under the ticker symbol CY. Visit Cypress online at

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