Cypress Semiconductor Corp. today announced its TrueTouch® and CapSense® controllers drive the capacitive touchscreen, buttons and sliders in the new 2013 Toyota Avalon.
The TrueTouch-based 7-inch capacitive touchscreen delivers very clear images and highly responsive multi-touch performance for the navigation system and infotainment control. The stylish, simple-to-adjust IntelliTouch™ capacitive buttons and slider controls for the audio and climate control systems are based on CapSense. The touchscreen and CapSense controls replace a resistive touchscreen and mechanical buttons respectively, dramatically improving the look and functionality of the Avalon interior. The control systems were designed by global automotive supplier DENSO for Toyota Motor Corporation.
“DENSO and Toyota are world renown for unmatched quality,” said Hassane El-Khoury, executive vice president of the Programmable Systems Division at Cypress. “We are pleased that they have chosen to implement our leading touch technology inside the interior of the Avalon. We look forward to working on future projects as we establish Cypress as the world leader in capacitive touch solutions for the automotive market.”
“The engineers at DENSO and Toyota have delivered an elegant and innovative touch-based user interface working with our team in Japan,” said Kazuyoshi Yamada, Vice President of Japan Sales. “This is a testament to the excellent quality of Cypress’s automotive offerings.”
In addition to TrueTouch and CapSense solutions, Cypress offers USB and memory products for the automotive market. To learn more about Cypress’s automotive solutions, visit www.cypress.com/go/automotive.