Huawei Selects Cypress’s TrueTouch Gen5 Touchscreen Controller for Sleek New MediaPad X1 Tablet | Cypress Semiconductor
Huawei Selects Cypress’s TrueTouch Gen5 Touchscreen Controller for Sleek New MediaPad X1 Tablet
Gen5 Solution Enables Gloved Finger Tracking, Hover Support and Easy-Wake Functionality
For World’s Thinnest 7-inch Tablet
SAN JOSE, Calif., September 15, 2014 – Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology solutions provider, has selected the TrueTouch® Gen5 capacitive touchscreen controller from Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (Nasdaq: CY) for the MediaPad X1 tablet. The new tablet employs the Gen5 TMA568 controller’s industry-leading gloved finger tracking and hover support for its vibrant 7-inch touchscreen display. The feature enables users to operate the device even while wearing thick gloves, and it automatically switches between glove and finger tracking without requiring the user to change settings. The Gen5 solution’s “hover” support enables smart touchscreen solutions that anticipate the touch of a finger and enlarge content to make it easier to find and select. Cypress collaborated with Huawei engineers on an easy-wake feature that enables users to perform a double-tap gesture to quickly activate the tablet from sleep mode.
The MediaPad X1 is the world’s thinnest 7-inch tablet at just 7.18 mm, enabled in part by the TrueTouch Gen5 solution’s leading immunity to electrical noise from displays. The MediaPad X1 offers a high-resolution 1920 x 1200 LTPS display that delivers an incredible visual experience, along with a flawless response to touch commands. Gen5 also enables leading water tolerance, which combines with its robust noise immunity to deliver accurate touch input and finger tracking in environments where competing solutions experience false and missed touches.
“We are pleased to help Huawei design the MediaPad X1 tablet to stand out from the competition,” said Joe Montalbo, Vice President of the TrueTouch Business Unit at Cypress. “The MediaPad X1 offers an exceptional showcase for our flagship Gen5 TMA568 touchscreen solution and the differentiating features it enables. Our many TrueTouch design wins with Huawei provide excellent validation of the top performance and strong design support Cypress brings to our touchscreen customers worldwide.”
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.
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 https://www.cypress.com.
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