According to a recent press release, Samsung has chosen the Atmel MaXTouch touchscreen technology for its upcoming Android tablet, the Galaxy Tab. The Atmel MaXTouch chip is one very nice piece of tech, and is capable of taking on the touchiest of tasks.
The Atmel MaXTouch is a very welcomed addition to the Tab. With its outrageous off-contract price, it better have the best of the best hardware you can find of any tablet on the market – and the screen is obviously one of the most important components of a tablet device. Atmel’s touchscren technology is one of the best in the industry, and we highly doubt we’ll be seeing complaints of the Tab’s touchscreen. You can find the MaXTouch solution in phones like the Galaxy S series, as well as the Droid Incredible and EVO 4G.
The Atmel MaXTouch solution offers higher performance, better accuracy, faster response times and lower power than competing solutions to provide a better user experience. Its true unlimited touch functionality and faster performance enable advanced features including rejection of unintended touches, multi-touch stretch/pinch and rotate gestures, and handwriting recognition on larger form factor screens, ranging from mobile Internet devices (MIDs) to PC Netbooks and notebooks. The MaXTouch solution is based on Atmel’s proprietary microcontroller technology, combined with software algorithms for a more robust touch solution.
Want to know what Atmel’s solution will bring to the Samsung Galaxy Tab?
- Unlimited multi-touch points
- Low power consumption
- Fast response — completely redraws screen every 4/1000 of a second (4ms) to eliminate recalibration issues
- Excellent signal-to-noise ratio for superior precision — 3x better than competitive products
- Superior performance for first-touch response — 3x better than competitive products
- Unambiguous, unlimited touch support
- Responsive user interface: > 250 Hz report rate for a single touch
- Extremely low current consumption: < 1.8 mW in “touch-ready” state
- Two touch adjacency of less than 10 mm on a 4.3? touchscreen
- Small footprint with few external components
- Supports stylus, fingernails, and gloves
- Grip and face suppression functionality: avoids false touches
- Size and angle of touch supported
- Screen sizes up to 10.2? are supported by a single chip
- Proximity channel support
Check out the video below that showcases some of the MaXTouch’s capabilities. That said, the video looks better than what their advertising!