Samsung has selected Atmel to provide their Atmel maXTouch™ technology, to power the recently-launched Galaxy Tab, the first of Samsung’s new category of mobile tablet devices. You might not have heard of Atmel before but their technology powers some of the hottest smartphones on the street today – so this is nothing but good news.
The Atmel maXTouch solution offers higher performance, better accuracy, faster response times, and lower power than competing solutions to provide a better user experience. Its advanced features include rejection of unintended touches, multi-touch stretch/pinch and rotate gestures, and handwriting recognition on larger form factor screens, ranging from mobile Internet devices (MIDs) to PC Netbooks and notebooks. The maXTouch solution is based on Atmel’s proprietary microcontroller technology, combined with software algorithms for a more robust touch solution.
The Galaxy Tab’s slim, lightweight profile packs a 1-GHz processor and a 7-inch capacitive touchscreen that is powered by Atmel maXTouch technology.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab is being sold by mobile operator Vodafone Group PLC in many European markets and is expected to be offered by Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, and AT&T in the US over the next few months.