Announced the complete integration of new capacitive touch screen technology maXTouch, provides advanced touch screen technology, performance significantly. Atmel’s patented capacitive touch technology, combined with optimized and with a touch-sensing function of the AVR microcontroller, which provides unlimited touch features the fastest response time, and capture the highest accuracy.
Atmel plans in September 2009 a comprehensive supply of products based on new maXTouch technology, but now has to major OEM manufacturers from around the world on display. Atmel Microcontroller Business Unit Managing Director and General Manager VegardWollan said: “We have adopted maXTouch customer premises technology design was the initial reaction, greatly exceeded our highest expectations. Many of our phone customers that available in the market than any touch screen phone, maXTouch technology undoubtedly provides a better performance, and better than other suppliers of products and technologies currently available. In addition, it provides the minimum power consumption, while the dimensions were compared with existing technology the reduced solution. “
MaXTouch is the market’s first fully integrated, infinitely touching, low-power touch screen solution. MaXTouch by Atmel’s advanced algorithms, you can read and use an unlimited number of unique touch point. It also has advanced chip features to identify and report the user’s gestures, such as magnification, rotation, call control and click, and its ability to shape recognition chip also offers other more complex functions. The unique ear contact, face contact, touch palm exclusion algorithm can detect and reject unintentional touch.
MaXTouch technology bigger than 10 “of the touch screen provides excellent multi-touch finger near (multipletouchfingeradjacency) characteristics. In addition, it can very quickly report the touch location to the host, which means that does not affect users of advanced features such as handwriting recognition rate. maXTouch technique can also report “the size of contact” and the “line width”, and is the first to identify handwriting pen and touch input nail two capacitive touch technology, media solutions.
Innovative maXTouch technology is based on industry-leading XMEGAAVR Atmel microcontroller CPU designed for touch applications optimized version, plus a new advanced fully integrated analog front-end sensor to capture the charge from the touch screen sensors graphics. Two dedicated DSP chip system is used for precise location of XY matrix calculation. Atmel’s patented capacitive charge transfer technology, provide the best signal to noise ratio under the existing technology and excellent linearity, even in a class of cell phone use in noisy environments, can achieve very strong performance.
MaXTouch technology using Atmel’s first single-chip products using thin 5x5mmBGA package allows customers to build high-performance thin touch screen products. MaXTouch highly integrated solution requires only three bypass capacitors to form a complete sensor solution, compared to typically 25 to 40 external components of the existing solutions, but also can significantly reduce board space.
Touch screen has become Electronic Equipment of choice for the user interface, the industry had recognized capacitive touch screen solution is the fastest growing electronics industry, one of the areas. Market research agency iSuppli predicts shipments of touch screen from 2008, about 300 million units up to 2013 more than 800 million units.
MaXTouch touch screen technology directly to the heart of the market for a broad range of end markets including mobile phones, netbooks, printers, GPS , Portable media players, digital cameras and POS terminals, touch screen solutions build clients.
Atmel plans in September 2009 a comprehensive supply of products based on maXTouch technology, which currently provide samples for presentation and design purposes.