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Atmel maXTouch mXT1664S Controller to Drive Samsung's Galaxy Note's 10.1" Touchscreen

September 12, 2012

Atmel maXTouch mXT1664S Controller to Drive Samsung's Galaxy Note's 10.1" Touchscreen

By Calvin Azuri
TMCnet Contributor

Atmel (News - Alert) Corporation recently announced that its maXTouch mXT1664S controller will drive the new Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet touchscreen. Atmel's mXT1664S controller was selected by Samsung to ensure a superior touch experience for the 10.1-inch WXGA 1280 x 800 touchscreen display of the Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet.

Atmel Corporation consists of industry specialists in microcontrollers and touch technologies.

"Our customers expect the most innovative products offering a flawless touch experience every time,” said HeonSeok Lee, senior engineer of display lab, Samsung Electronics Corporation. “To meet those expectations, we have collaborated with leading touch supplier Atmel."

The maXTouch technology has been developed by Amtel (News - Alert) to enable faster responses, lower device power consumption, higher levels of accuracy including reduced involuntary touches, and brighter displays with enhanced operation of noisy chargers.

The newly released Samsung Galaxy Note, which runs on Google's Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, has a 1.4GHz dual-core processor and features a 2GB of RAM (News - Alert), a 1.9-megapixel camera, in addition to support for proximity sensing and an S-Pen (active stylus) for writing.

"As a leading provider of consumer touch-enabled devices, Samsung continues to create new; industry-changing, innovative products to meet customers' changing touch requirements,” said Jon Kiachian, vice president of touch marketing, Atmel Corporation. “We are pleased that Atmel's maXTouch technologies continue to power Samsung's products, enabling a superior touch experience that is delighting our global users.”

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is currently available in the U.S., and comes with 4G LTE (News - Alert) onboard and an optional Wi-Fi capability. The device also features a rear-facing 5MP camera and a front-facing 1.9MP camera for video chatting.

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Edited by Braden Becker

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