SAN JOSE, USA: Cypress Semiconductor Corp. announced that Epson has selected the CapSense capacitive touch solution to implement buttons and LED controls in its new multi-function printers.
The new Epson Artisan 725, Stylus Photo PX720WD, Stylus Photo TX720WD, and Stylus Photo PX660 multi-function printers have a unique control panel with LEDs that intuitively guide users through common tasks. The printers offer a wide array of features, including wireless and wired connectivity and automatic double-sided printing to save paper.
Cypress is the worldwide leader in capacitive touch-sensing with the industry’s broadest portfolio. Its PSoC-based CapSense devices offer unmatched flexibility and integration, addressing a broad range of designs from complex, feature-rich applications to simple button replacement. The easy-to-use solution offers leading noise immunity and water-resistance for reliable operation.
“Our customers value ease-of-use very highly,” said an Epson spokesman. “Our unique ‘Easy LED Navigation’ feature, delivers a great user experience right out of the box. Cypress CapSense helped us to develop this feature quickly, and with excellent performance, even in the face of electrical interference from other devices.”
“This is another great example of a customer providing innovative new features using CapSense,” said Dirk Franklin, director of Cypress’s CapSense Business Unit. “Our CapSense solution’s robust noise immunity and flexibility are key to enabling great products such as these printers.”
“We are impressed by the skill and imagination of the Epson engineers,” said Hitoshi Yoshizawa, Japan country manager for Cypress. “We’re pleased to help bring these innovative printers to market.”