"We believe that the CRTouchB12 is the industry's first single-chip controller to offer both gesture recognition on standard resistive touchscreens, as well as capacitive touch sensing," said Weil.
Freescale is aiming the new controller chip at human-machine interface applications which eliminate the need for keyboards for all types of applications -- from point-of-sale terminals to automotive dashboards to low-cost netbooks and mobile handsets -- as well as in applications where users must wear gloves (medical/security/harsh environments).
Freescale claims to have the world's first controller (center) that recognizes multitouch gestures on standard resistive screens and manages up to four capacitive-touch pads (right), shown here on a reference design board.
As a part of Freescale's Ready Play solutions, the CRTouch chip offers turnkey software integration with both Android and Linux operating systems. The 5mm x 5mm 32-pin QFN package also offers configurable screen resolution and optional calibration and pressure detection for stylus input to resistive touchscreens.
This story was originally posted by EE Times.
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