Design News recently published a detailed list of finalists for the electronics and test category of the publication’s 2013 Golden Mousetrap Awards. Atmel’s maxTouch T Series of touchscreen controllers, which officially debuted in April 2013, was named as a finalist.
As we’ve previously discussed on Bits & Pieces, the maXTouch T Series heralds a new generation of Atmel capacitive touchscreen controllers for mobile devices. Indeed, the MaxTouch T lineup supports multiple user interface technologies, ranging from active stylus to sensor hub.
“The maXTouch T Series creates a cutting-edge performance powering smartphones, tablets, PCs ultrabooks and more. The maXTouch T’s unique architecture combines the best of mutual and self-capacitance to ensure optimal touch performance by recognizing an unlimited number of touches, offering faster response times, [while providing] an excellent signal-to-noise ratio,” reads an official Design News description of the product.
“[Plus], the maXTouch T Series delivers optimized touch performance, including active and passive stylus, enhanced moisture immunity, glove support and advanced noise immunity. Additional features such as sensor hub management, smaller package size and native fine-line metal mesh support enable OEMs to develop sleeker form factors.”
Design News also highlighted Atmel’s mXT2952T, the first device in the T Series, which the publication described as the world’s inaugural ultra-low power, single-chip capacitive touchscreen controller for Windows 8 notebooks up to 15.6-inches.
Winners of the Golden Moustrap awards will be announced during a live ceremony held during the Pacific Design & Manufacturing Show in Anaheim, Calif., Tuesday, February 11, and on Designnews.com following the ceremony.
Interested in learning more about Atmel’s maXTouch T series? You can check out the product’s official website here.