The folks at Synaptics, who develop human interface solutions for mobile computing, communications, and entertainment devices, have announced the availability of their EGR (Enhanced Gesture Recognition) technology for their Synaptics' ClearPad touch sensor. Mobile phone and handheld device manufacturers can now easily integrate enhanced gestures into their designs allowing customers to intuitively interact with their devices.
EGR is the latest feature set for Synaptics' ClearPad touch sensors. Customers have the option to enable single-finger gestures – Tap, Double Tap, Pinch, Press, and Flick – as well as multi-finger gesture, Pinch, directly from Synaptics' touch module. No additional recognition software is required on the host processor to implement these gestures. This lowers host processor resource requirements and ensures that the gestures are implemented using Synaptics' proven pattern-recognition technology.
ClearPad with EGR is part of Synaptics' growing ClearTouch product portfolio. Patented ClearPad technology builds on the capacitive technology in TouchPad devices. Synaptics has over a decade of experience in clear capacitive touch sensing. ClearPad provides a robust and high-performing touchscreen solution for mobile phone and handheld device manufacturers, which recognizes both simple and advanced gestures. OEMs can also provide customized adaptive controls specific to applications for an optimal user interface.
EGR is now available to OEMs/ODMs via Synaptics' ClearPad solution.