Atmel introduced their maXTouch touchscreen controllers for enabling capacitive touch functionality on large format touchscreens. Atmel’s maXTouch solutions support large touchscreens up to 15 inches. maXTouch is ideal for products like touch-enabled tablets, smartbooks, mobile Internet devices (MIDs), Netbooks, PC notebooks, and a range of industrial applications.
STMicroelectronics announced the STM6600 and STM6601 smart pushbutton on/off controller chips for battery-powered embedded systems like e-readers, tablets, media players, smartphones, and digital cameras. The STM6600 and STM6601 on/off controller chips will enable next-generation mobile products to offer easy-to-use ‘power-up’, ‘power-down’ and ‘unfreeze/reset’ functions that will prevent damage to the end-user product. The STM6600 and STM6601 are in volume production now. Several configurations are available, allowing designers to optimize protection for their designs, priced from $0.65 in quantities of 10,000.
Atmel introduced the AT42QT101X family of single-key touch controllers for the portable device market. The AT42QT101X touch controllers offer designers power consumption below 17uA for next-generation portable touch devices, including power buttons, hearing devices, consumer toys and proximity sensors. The AT42QT101X enables longer battery life for portable devices. Atmel’s AT42QT101X devices are available now. Prices start at $0.20 for high-volume pricing. Evaluation kits are also available now.