SAN JOSE, USA: Cypress Semiconductor Corp. announced that its TrueTouch controllers drive the touchscreens in the upcoming DragonBoard development platform based on Qualcomm Inc.’s dual-core Snapdragon APQ8060 processor. DragonBoard comes with either a 10.1-inch touchscreen (driven by Cypress’s CY8CTMA884 TrueTouch chip) or a 4-inch screen (driven by Cypress’s CY8CTMA340 TrueTouch chip).
DragonBoard gives both software and hardware developers a powerful, flexible platform to access Qualcomm‘s dual-core Snapdragon APQ8060 processor. The open board is an easy-to-use platform for application development, testing and optimization. Running on the Android platform, it allows designers to develop both smartphones and tablets, and its modular approach enables integration of a variety of features and functions such as compass, gyroscopic sensors and accelerometers.
The new, high-performance CY8CTMA884 TrueTouch solution is the first single-chip controller for large multi-touch touchscreens up to 11.6 inches. The CY8CTMA884 family offers 60 sensing I/O channels with support for up to 884 nodes on the screen, more than any other single-chip solution. Additional sensing channels are essential for greater accuracy, linearity, support for smaller sized fingers and the ability to resolve multiple fingers close together. It provides 10-finger touch support, low power consumption, grip and palm rejection, high accuracy, and fast scan times.
“The DragonBoard is a powerful platform for mobile developers,” said Derek Richardson, Sr. Director of Cypress’s Large Touchscreen Business Unit. “We’re excited to continue our collaboration with Qualcomm to make designing hot new phones and tablets fast and easy.”
“Cypress has proved to be a leading innovator in the touchscreen landscape,” said Tia Cassett, senior director of Business Development at Qualcomm. “TrueTouch solutions in the DragonBoard enable flexible, high-performance touchscreen implementations with our next-generation processors.”