Amulet Technologies and Clicktouch team up with Cypress to Deliver Fully Integrated Capacitive Touchscreen Module for Appliance, Medical, and Industrial Markets
Campbell, CA – February 28, 2012 – Amulet Technologies, a recognized leader in graphical user interface (GUI) solutions for embedded systems, in partnership with Cypress Semiconductor Corp. and Clicktouch, one of Cypress’s design partners for touch solutions, is pleased to announce today the launch of its first off-the-shelf capacitive touchscreen module with integrated LCD and graphics controller. With capacitive touch, Amulet will be able to better serve its existing markets including appliance, medical, and industrial, as well as expand into new markets such as automotive, consumer, and gaming where interest for Amulet’s GUI technology has intensified in the last year.
Amulet’s standard GUI modules allow customers to easily replace outdated buttons and implement smartphone-like GUIs, making legacy products appear modern without having to change their existing microprocessor or modify the products’ functionality. The new fully integrated capacitive module includes Amulet’s GEM Graphical OS Chip™, a color TFT LCD, projected capacitive P-CAP touch sensor, and a pre-programmed Cypress TrueTouch® touchscreen controller. The unique design allows customers the freedom to provide their own cover glass without needing to customize the module. Using GEMstudio™, customers can create great looking GUIs quickly and easily, reducing time to market and overall development costs. GEMstudio provides gesture support (including multitouch gestures), and integrates tools for visual layout, interactive PC based simulation, and programming of the flash memory in the module.
Cypress TrueTouch® technology provides the industry’s best noise immunity, highest signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), fastest refresh rates, lowest power consumption, and world’s best accuracy and linearity. Cypress works with design partners such as Amulet and Clicktouch that offer value added and ready-to-go solutions to fulfill the needs of non-consumer markets that need projected capacitive touchscreens like appliances, industrial and medical markets.
The capacitive touch modules from Amulet will be available through Future Electronics. The 4.3 inch version of this capacitive module will be demonstrated at Embedded World 2012 from February 28 to March 1st in Nuremberg, Germany at the Cypress booth #4A-106 and Future Electronics booth #4A-108.
About Amulet Technologies
As a recognized leader in high-performance embedded graphical user interface solutions, Amulet enables product designers to easily achieve smartphone-like interfaces on new and existing microcontroller based products. Amulet’s innovative GUI development tools reduce development time down to days or weeks, instead of months, or years. This allows for the many design iterations that are required to create the most dynamic user experience possible. Amulet’s Graphical OS™ includes a set of behaviors and functions that eliminate the need for expensive graphic libraries and tedious programming. Amulet’s production solutions include fully-integrated modules, controller boards and chips which can be implemented in a wide range of applications, including medical, industrial, home appliance, etc. Visit Amulet Technologies online at www.AmuletTechnologies.com.
Cypress delivers high-performance, mixed-signal, programmable solutions that provide customers with rapid time-to-market and exceptional system value. Cypress offerings include the flagship PSoC® programmable system-on-chip families and derivatives such as PowerPSoC® solutions for high-voltage and LED lighting applications, CapSense® touch sensing and TrueTouch® solutions for touchscreens. Cypress is the world leader in USB controllers, including the high-performance West Bridge® solution that enhances connectivity and performance in multimedia handsets. Cypress is also a leader in high-performance memories and programmable timing devices. Cypress serves numerous markets including consumer, mobile handsets, computation, data communications, automotive, industrial and military. Cypress trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol CY. Visit Cypress online at www.cypress.com.
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“Amulet has cool technology that is easy to program. Our UI is now more robust, our menus have come alive, and our end users love it. Our product development has gone up a whole magnitude. They make it easier to split the development work too. Now we estimate UI development to be three weeks. In fact, one project only took a few days. And their Tech Support is very responsive.”
- Eric Johnson, Design Engineer
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