Samsung Selects Atmel maXTouch Chip To Power Galaxy Tab and Improve Touch Functionality

Written By Sam on 1 October 2010
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Samsung has selected Atmel maXTouch solution to power the recently-launched Galaxy Tab. The maXTouch solution is aimed at improving performance, accuracy, and response times.

Samsung has selected Atmel maXTouch solution to power the recently-launched Galaxy Tab, the first of Samsung’s new category of mobile tablet devices. Powered by Android 2.2 (Froyo) operating system, the Samsung Galaxy Tab features PC-like web-browsing, multimedia features, mobile e-mail, voice and video calling. This one also comes with access to applications available through Android Marketplace.

The tabletpacks a 1-GHz processor and a 7-inch capacitive touchscreen powered by Atmel maXTouch technology. The maXTouch solution is aimed at improving performance, accuracy, response times and power efficiency. It touts enhanced touch functionality to 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 solution is reportedly based on Atmel’s proprietary microcontroller technology, combined with software algorithms, for an improved touch solution.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab is being sold by Vodafone in many European markets and is expected to be offered by Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile and AT&T in the US over the next few months.

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