SAN JOSE, CA — Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (www.cypress.com) is collaborating with Nvidia on next-generation touchscreen solutions for Android-based mobile devices based on Cypress’s Gen 4 TrueTouch Solution and Nvidia’s DirectTouch architecture. The new architecture uses the Nvidia Tegra 3 processor, a 4-PLUS-1 quad-core processor with a fifth battery saver core.
DirectTouch is a new Tegra 3 technology that offloads some of the touch panel processing to one of the Tegra 3’s four CPU cores for faster touch processing and an improved end-user experience, while also reducing power. Combining this high speed processing with the advanced analog of the Gen4 family will enable very thin displays with excellent responsiveness.
TrueTouch allows customers to rapidly develop 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 mechanical designs ranging from flat to curved surfaces of varying thickness. In addition, TrueTouch devices offer Cypress’s noise immunity with patented capacitive sensing technology that enables reliable operation in noisy RF and LCD environments.
The Tegra 3 for tablets and super phones delivering up to 5x the performance of the first dual-core processor, Tegra 2. It combines an power-efficient PC-class multi-core CPU and a 12-core GeForce GPU with stereo 3D support to deliver high performance and low power consumption.