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Capacitive Touch Sensor Brings Gesture Capability To Handhelds

The multi-touch ClearPad 3000 series of capacitive touch sensors brings high-resolution capacitive touchscreens with basic gesture capability to mobile handsets and other handheld devices. With the company’s lower-end touch sensors and its Enhanced Gesture Suite (EGR), designers can select from a wide range of touch and gesture capabilities, from single-finger touch with simple gestures to multi-finger touch with complex gestures. The ClearPad 3000 series sensors can distinguish up to 10 simultaneous finger touches and complex multi-finger gestures (for example, pinch, pivot rotate, and rotate) with fine accuracy and low latency. It’s based on proprietary technology that features 48 sensing channels and advanced power management, allowing for screen sizes up to 8 inches diagonally with more accurate sensing and low power consumption. Engineered to be nearly borderless with high noise immunity, the ClearPad 3000 series offers a thin, low-profile design that lets designers optimize industrial design while using any standard LCD display. ClearPad3000 touch sensors feature an accuracy of ±1 mm, are only 0.400 mm thick, offer full multi-finger tracking, and are available in sizes up to 8 inches diagonally. Power consumption is 5 mA in full active mode, 150 µA nominal, and 12 µA in deep sleep mode for extended battery life. SYNAPTICS, Santa Clara, CA. (408) 454-5100.


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