Synaptics is probably best known for making laptop touchpads. But the company also makes touchscreen displays, and Synaptics is bringing its touchy feely expertise to the display market, with the introduction of the new ClearPad 7200 capacitive touchscreen display line.
OEMs can pick up Synaptics solution and integrate it easily into their tablet designs, which will give their products added functionality over competing products, such as 10-finger recognition, complex gesture support, high precision and low latency input. The ClearPad 7200 is designed to work with Windows 7 slates, Android tablets, and other Linux-based systems and will come in sizes up to 10.1 inches.
The ClearPad 7200 Series supports both USB and I2C interfaces, which are commonly required with consumer electronics products that support Google Android and Microsoft Windows 7. Moreover, ClearPad 7200 Series will comply with the Microsoft Windows 7 Touch API meant for large touchscreens. The touch panels should be available after this year.