As touch-mania swipes across all markets, many applications look to upgrade to multi-touch but can't afford the high price of capacitive touchscreens. Now automobiles, appliances, medical devices, and low-end smartphones can retrofit multi-touch gestures to existing resistive-touchscreen designs, or create inexpensive alternatives to capacitive touchscreen products, by merely upgrading their controller-chips to Freescale Semiconductor Inc.'s new Ready-Play solution.
The new Xtrinsic smart controller provides multi-touch gesture recognition for any standard 4- or 5-wire resistive touchscreen plus handles up to four capacitive touchpads. Further Reading
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