Cypress Semiconductor have today made available the CY3290-TMA500 and CYTK58 TrueTouch Evaluation Kits that enable customers to design with Fujifilm metal mesh sensors. With metal mesh sensors delivering better scanning performance than traditional indium tin oxide (ITO) sensors, Cypress's new evaluation kit aims to provide more value and design options to OEM designers.
Smartphone touchscreens are constantly evolving in terms of size, surface, shape, and performance. Manufacturing with metal mesh sensors enables lower cost phones to integrate capacitive touch technology. The technology improves touchscreen sensitivity and delivers robust noise immunity. Further to this, unlike ITO, metal mesh sensors are bendable, allowing designers to use capacitive touch capability with flexible displays and curved surfaces.
“Our metal mesh sensors provide the compelling alternative to ITO modules the market has been seeking,” commented Jun Ozawa, Senior Operations Manager, Industrial Products Division at Fujifilm. “We are working closely with Cypress and also other leading touch controller vendors, to help them bring the design flexibility, cost efficiency, and fast, precise scanning of our sensors to smartphones, tablets and other portable touchscreen devices.”
“Supporting metal mesh sensors and working with innovative partners such as Fujifilm is a perfect example of how the TrueTouch team looks for new ways to provide more value and more design options to our OEM customers,” said John Carey, Senior Director of TrueTouch Marketing at Cypress. “We are excited to see the unique, next-generation products our customers will bring to market with the combination of metal mesh sensors and the best-in-class features of our TrueTouch portfolio, especially our leading-edge Gen5 family.”