Parade Technologies Introduces First Touchscreen Solutions to Combine Passive Stylus, Gloved-Finger, and Multi-Wet-Finger Tracking
Posted November 10th, 2015
New TrueTouch® Capacitive Touchscreen Controllers Offer Best-In-Class Performance and Feature Set for Premium Tablets and In-cell Smartphones
SANTA CLARA, California, 10 November 2015 – Parade Technologies, Ltd. (Taiwan OTC: 4966.TWO) today introduced two new device families into the TrueTouch® touchscreen controllers product line acquired from Cypress Semiconductor in August, 2015. The new TT41X and TT42X capacitive touchscreen controller families leverage the TrueTouch® patent portfolio with Parade’s mix-signal design expertise to provide best-in-class performance and use case flexibility. The TT41X controllers target premium tablets, and the TT42X targets smartphones with in-cell displays.
Both the TT41X and TT42X controller families offer passive stylus support with a stylus tip as small as 2.5 mm, enabling robust character recognition for languages such as Chinese, Korean and Japanese. The TT41X is designed for premium tablets by supporting high-SNR long-side scanning and passive stylus capabilities. The TT42X is designed for smartphones with support of in-cell displays. In addition to stylus support, the TT42X controller family offers superior two-finger wet-finger tracking, selectable screen-wake gestures, and the support of multi-touch using thick gloves.
The TrueTouch® TT41X/42X controllers provide best-in-class accuracy and linearity for a wide range of finger sizes and gloves materials and thicknesses, including ski gloves. The devices automatically switch between glove, stylus and finger tracking. They also offer best-in-class water rejection, wet finger tracking and immunity to electronic noise from aftermarket chargers and displays. The TT41X/42X controllers include up to 88 IOs with I2C and SPI interfaces.
“With these new controller products, Parade is expanding the TrueTouch® portfolio to serve our existing customer base that includes premium tablets and smartphones OEMs,” said Jimmy Chiu, Executive Vice-President of Marketing at Parade. “Passive stylus support and wet finger tracking are key features for our target markets, and no other touchscreen solution supports the combination of gloved-finger tracking, passive stylus and multi-finger wet finger tracking.”
Parade’s TrueTouch® touchscreen controller products include unique features backed by a portfolio of more than 100 capacitive touch sensing patents. The TT41X/42X leverages the patented and unique DualSense™ technology that allows both self-capacitance and mutual-capacitance measurements in the same device. Thes enables TrueTouch® solutions to offer 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 TT41X/42X controllers consume low power and feature a 32-bit ARM® Cortex™ M-Core processor known for high MIPS-per-milliwatt efficiency. The devices also deliver robust immunity to charger noise of up to 15V peak-to-peak (Vpp).
The TrueTouch® TT41X/42X controllers are currently in production. The controllers are available in a 111-uBGA package.
Parade’s TrueTouch® portfolio provides the industry’s best noise immunity, highest SNR, best waterproofing, fastest refresh rates, lowest power consumption, and world’s best accuracy and linearity. TrueTouch® solutions provide customers with the flexibility 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.
About Parade Technologies, Ltd. And Parade Technologies, Inc.
Parade Technologies, Ltd. (Taiwan OTC: 4966.TWO) is a leading fabless supplier of mixed-signal ICs for a variety of popular display, touch and high-speed interface standards used in computers, consumer electronics and display panels. Parade’s portfolio of IC products serves the growing demand for DisplayPort™, eDP™ (Embedded DisplayPort), HDMI®, SATA, PCI Express and USB ICs for display, capacitive touch controllers and storage and interface applications.
Parade leverages its close relationships with market-leading Tier-1 OEMs to develop ICs that provide unique system capabilities. Many of the company’s devices integrate proprietary technologies that offer superior system signal integrity, advanced system integration and enhanced power efficiency. As a result of the company’s “standards-plus” design philosophy, Parade ICs have been designed into products offered by nearly every leading computer and display vendor worldwide.
Parade Technologies, Inc., is a wholly owned US-based subsidiary of Parade Technologies, Ltd. Parade Technologies, Inc. can be reached at (408) 329-5540, or on the Internet at http://www.paradetech.com.