Synaptics ClearPad 2200 touchscreen controller emerges

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The freshest peripheral on the block for smartphones and tablets is the Synaptics ClearPad 2200 touchscreen controller. Optimized for touchscreen displays measuring up to four inches, it employs advanced filtering and noise mitigation algorithms.

Although the ClearPad 2200 is capable of interfacing with a number of noisy components such as chargers and displays, it is also flexible enough to support various sensor and sensor-on-lens stack ups. This advanced touch controller claims to enhance tracking accuracy and finger separation as well.

Ben Bajarin of Creative Strategies, commented, “Smartphones will see explosive growth over the next five years as the potential market reaches 1 billion units, with greater than 50% of mobile phones expected to feature capacitive touchscreens by 2014. Our research shows that smartphones with a smaller display touchscreen, typically lower-end models, are the path to large scale adoption of capacitive touch solutions. Suppliers with a product portfolio that addresses the full spectrum of handset models will be well positioned for success.”

This new offering takes advantage of Synaptics Design Studio 4, which comes incorporated with patented SignalClarity technology. With this entrant, OEMs will be able to make capacitive touchscreen sensing possible for their products, be it entry-level devices, high-end smartphones or tablets with large form factors.

The Synaptics ClearPad 2200 touchscreen controller is scheduled to be showcased at the MWC which will be held next week in Barcelona from February 27 through March 1.