ZTE Selects Cypress’s TrueTouch Gen5 Touchscreen Controller for Top-of-the-Line nubia X6 Superphone | Cypress Semiconductor
ZTE Selects Cypress’s TrueTouch Gen5 Touchscreen Controller for Top-of-the-Line nubia X6 Superphone
Gen5 Solution Enables Gloved Finger Tracking and Water Resistance
With Top-Performance Touch Functionality for Vibrant 6.44-Inch Display
SAN JOSE, Calif., June 24, 2014 – ZTE, a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment, network solutions and mobile devices, has selected the TrueTouch® Gen5 capacitive touchscreen controller from Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (Nasdaq: CY) for its premium brand nubia X6 superphone. The new phone leverages the Gen5 TMA568 controller’s market-leading gloved finger tracking for its dynamic 6.44-inch touchscreen display. The feature enables users to operate the phone even while wearing thick gloves, such as those used by skiers, and it automatically switches between glove and finger tracking without any manual configuration. The Gen5 solution also delivers superior finger tracking and sensitivity to the nubia X6.
Gen5 delivers the world’s most robust immunity to electrical noise from sources such as after-market chargers and displays, and it enables leading water tolerance. This combination provides accurate touch input and finger tracking in environments where competing solutions experience false and missed touches. The unique features of TrueTouch are backed by an industry-leading portfolio of more than 100 capacitive touch sensing patents.
“We selected Cypress for its technical leadership in providing advanced features, such as gloved finger tracking, and for its strong global technical support,” said Ni Fei, CEO of nubia brand at ZTE. “Our designers worked closely with the TrueTouch team to optimize touchscreen performance for the nubia X6’s world-class display, giving our customers an ideal user experience.”
“We are pleased to have a telecommunications leader such as ZTE choose TrueTouch for another of their premium nubia brand phones,” said Shuo Zhang, vice president of worldwide mobile sales at Cypress. “The top-performance nubia X6 superphone is a perfect showcase for our flagship Gen5 TMA568 touchscreen controller, demonstrating its superior sensitivity and unmatched gloved finger tracking on its large, impressive display.” TrueTouch solutions also drive the touchscreens of the nubia Z5S, nubia Z5S Mini and nubia Z5 phones.
Electronic noise from displays and after-market chargers can disrupt a touchscreen’s ability to operate properly. The TrueTouch Gen5 family’s ChargerArmor™ 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.
With Cypress’s unique and patented DualSense™ 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® Cortex™ 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.
Cypress’s touch-sensing portfolio is the industry’s broadest and most well-adopted, encompassing TrueTouch, CapSense, and TrackPad solutions. The company’s unmatched IP portfolio is backed by more than 100 capacitive touch-sensing patents. The IP includes true, single-layer sensor solutions with Cypress’s Single-Layer Independent Multi-touch (SLIM®) sensor for dramatically reduced touchscreen costs. Additional TrueTouch information is available at touch.cypress.com.
nubia is the premium brand of ZTE smartphone. It was launched in October 2012. nubia brand is independently managed and differentiated by a separate team from the ZTE brand. It mainly focuses on high-end open markets, with development around the world. nubia is favored by consumers through differentiation on concept, design, price, advertisement and service.
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, 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.
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