Microsoft's Revolutionary Arc Touch Mouse Uses Cypress CapSense® Solution To Implement Touch Scroll Strip | Cypress Semiconductor
Microsoft's Revolutionary Arc Touch Mouse Uses Cypress CapSense® Solution To Implement Touch Scroll Strip
New Mouse is World’s First to Flatten for Portability and Pop Up for Comfort
SAN JOSE, Calif., 2010년 11월 10일 – Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (Nasdaq: CY) today announced that Microsoft’s revolutionary new Arc Touch Mouse uses the Cypress CapSense® solution for the touch scroll strip that lets users navigate documents and Web pages without using the on-screen scroll bar. The CapSense-based scroll wheel delivers a smooth, comfortable navigation experience as opposed to the jerky scrolling that some mechanical wheels provide.
Cypress is the worldwide leader in capacitive touch-sensing with the industry’s broadest portfolio. Its PSoC®-based CapSense devices offer unmatched flexibility and integration, addressing a broad range of designs from complex, feature-rich applications to simple button replacement. The easy-to-use solution offers leading noise immunity and water-resistance for reliable operation. More information about the CapSense solution is available at https://www.cypress.com/go/capsense.
The Arc Touch Mouse was designed to deliver ultimate portability to easily slip into a bag, purse or pocket. It also goes from curved to flat with one simple movement. The Arc Touch Mouse’s touch strip enables consumers to scroll with a flick of a finger. Using the CapSense solution, the strip corresponds to each position and velocity change to give users accurate, controlled scrolling no matter how fast or slow the movement. The strip also has three tap “buttons” for added functionality: page up, page down and the middle click area, which is reprogrammable for whatever mouse function the user needs most. The Arc Touch Mouse is equipped with BlueTrack Technology, letting consumers track on virtually any surface. Two AAA batteries give the Arc Touch Mouse more than six months of battery life, and the two-color battery life indicator lets people know when the power is running low.
“This is an exciting new application for CapSense,” said Dirk Franklin, director of Cypress’s CapSense Business Unit. “We’re pleased to play a role in revolutionizing the mouse with CapSense.”
Cypress's CapSense touch-sensing solution has replaced 3.5 billion mechanical buttons in mobile handsets, laptops, consumer electronics, white goods, automotive applications, and virtually any system that has a mechanical button or switch, making Cypress the industry touch-sensing leader. The CapSense portfolio, the industry's broadest and most integrated, enhances industrial design and reliability with the most noise-immune and water tolerant capacitive touch-sensing interfaces, including proximity sensing where direct touch is not required. CapSense proximity sensing, with its industry-leading detection range up to 25 cm, provides power savings by activating an interface only when needed while further enhancing industrial designs by only exposing interfaces when necessary. Based on the PSoC programmable system-on-chip architecture and the PSoC Designer™ Embedded-System Design Tool, users complete CapSense designs quickly and easily using pre-configured and verified "user modules" and real-time sensor tuning and monitoring. Learn more about CapSense online at https://www.cypress.com/go/capsense.
Cypress는 제품 출시 기간을 단축하고 탁월한 시스템 가치를 제공하는 프로그램 가능 고성능 혼합 신호 솔루션을 제공합니다. Cypress는 높은 전압 및 LED 조명 애플리케이션용 PowerPSoC® 솔루션, 터치스크린용 CapSense® 터치 센싱 및 TrueTouch™ 솔루션 등과 같은 주요 PSoC® PSoC(Programmable System-on-Chip) 제품군과 파생 제품을 제공합니다. Cypress는 멀티미디어 핸드셋에서 연결성과 성능을 개선하는 고성능 West Bridge® 솔루션을 비롯한 USB 컨트롤러 분야에서 세계 정상급 기업으로, 고성능 메모리와 프로그래밍 가능 타이밍 장치 분야도 선도합니다. Cypress는 소비자, 모바일 핸드셋, 컴퓨팅, 데이터 통신, 자동차, 산업 및 군대 분야를 망라하여 수많은 시장을 지원합니다. Cypress trades on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the ticker symbol CY. Visit Cypress online at https://www.cypress.com.
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