Synaptics Updates ClearPad Tech for Better Touchscreens
Synaptics today announced Design Studio 4, Synaptics' ClearPad development technology, with a new feature called SignalClarity. These products will help smartphone makers create devices that have improved accuracy, better finger separation, and vastly improved handling of electrical noise. The signal-to-noise improvement in particular is important because it will allow handset makers to use less expensive display panels and less expensive chargers, which will in turn reduce development costs and improve time-to-market. Synaptics DS4 also adds a built-in performance diagnostic and testing tool. Design Studio 4 is available to hardware makers starting today.
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Synaptics Shrinks Fingerprint Sensors
At CES this week, Synaptics is demonstrating a new generation of smaller fingerprint sensors that offer the ease and reliability of a touch sensor in the space of a swipe-style sensor. The company has a prototype working in a Samsung Galaxy S5.
LG Innotek Devises Under-the-Glass Fingerprint Sensor
LG Innotek revealed a new fingerprint sensor that works through glass, allowing LG and other smartphone makers to create devices free from buttons. LG Innotek was able to do this by carving a small furrow out of the back side of the glass.
Synaptics Fingerprint Sensor Reads Through Thicker Glass
Synaptics' new fingerprint authentication technology will make it possible for smartphone makers to design button-free handsets. Synaptics said it can now read and authenticate fingerprints through glass greater than 200μm thick, which will let hardware companies hide the fingerprint sensor under the glass.
lets think about this
in personal opinion i foresee this being a bad thing. less time and money means cheaper phones and cheaper phones mean easily broken.
if this is any indication as to what phones are goin to turn in to then i say keep on keepin on with what we have now.
just my opinion....
This is an advance in technology, that addresses a real engineering challenge in any touch-screen phone.
Also, striking the right balance between cost and quality is a major challenge in engineering absolutely every phone. No ph...