Date:19th Sep 2011
Touch controller chip mXT1386 from Atmel
supports Windows 8
Atmel Corporation has announced its mXT1386 is the is the
first touch controller chip in Atmel's maXTouch family that
will support Windows 8 for touch screens in different sizes.
The mXT1386 controller IC is used in the Samsung Windows
Developer Preview PC.
According to market research firm IHS iSuppli, global shipments
for tablets alone are estimated to be 275.3 million units
by 2015. With Windows 8, touch interfaces can be added to
not only tablets but notebook PCs and all-in-one PCs.
"Atmel is clearly the touch leader for mobile devices
and tablets. We want to expand this seamless touch experience
to notebook PCs and all-in-one PCs with our maXTouch technology,"
said Jon Kiachian, sr. director of touch marketing, Atmel
Corporation. "Our collaboration with Microsoft will
help make this a reality. We are excited to be selected
as one of a few co-engineering partners to enable Windows
8 with our maXTouch controllers. This selection is further
proof of our leadership in the market."
Atmel says its mXT1386 touch controller offers a first
touch latency of as low as 20ms with enhanced edge detection
to enable fast execution of Windows 8 touch gestures. The
mXT1386 is fully compatible with Windows 8 human interface
devices (HID) that are "plug 'n' play" ready and
do not require drivers.