SOURCE: Cypress Semiconductor Corp.

Cypress Semiconductor Corp.

February 24, 2014 08:00 ET

Yota Devices Double-Taps Cypress TrueTouch Gen5 for Touchscreen on Next Generation YotaPhone

Two Gen5 Capacitive Touchscreen Controllers Enable "Always-On" Dual-Screen Design Featuring Top-Performance Touch Functionality With Gloved Finger Tracking and Water Resistance

BARCELONA, SPAIN--(Marketwired - Feb 24, 2014) - Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: CY) today announced its TrueTouch® Gen5 capacitive touchscreen controllers will drive both displays in the next generation YotaPhone, Yota Devices' revolutionary "always-on" premium Android phone, which was unveiled today at Mobile World Congress. Cypress's TMA568 controller delivers advanced multitouch functionality to the AMOLED display, while the TMA545 controls YotaPhone's second electronic paper display. The next generation YotaPhone leverages Gen5 by adding the market's most accurate gloved finger tracking and most robust water tolerance to both displays, while also contributing to the phone's thin design and long battery life.

YotaPhone's always-on display gives users continual access to maps, social media content, alerts and other information people want for extended periods of time, without having to wake up their phone. The electronic paper display leverages Gen5's low power consumption to preserve the smartphone's battery life. The Gen5 TMA568 controller on the AMOLED screen works with a Cypress CapSense® capacitive touch sensing controller to extend the touch area of the front screen, allowing it to distinguish the next generation YotaPhone's specific touch gestures from standard Android gestures. The TMA568 controller supports an ultra-thin on-cell stackup for the front screen, made possible by the Gen5 family's unmatched immunity to electrical noise from displays.

Cypress is demonstrating its TrueTouch touchscreen controllers in Hall 2, 2E30MR at Fira Gran Via and Yota is showing the next generation YotaPhone in booth ID30 from February 24-27, 2014.

"YotaPhone pioneered the dual-screen usage model. Now, the next generation YotaPhone builds on this success by applying the world-class touchscreen performance of TrueTouch Gen5 on both displays," said Yota Devices CEO Vladislav Martynov. "Cypress's best-in-class touchscreen technology will help us take the 'always-on' smartphone concept to the next level."

"Yota Devices' innovative YotaPhone dual-screen smartphone is the perfect showcase for the advanced features and industry-leading performance of our TrueTouch Gen5 family," said Hassane El-Khoury, executive vice president of the Programmable Systems Division at Cypress. "The design demonstrates Cypress's technology leadership with gloved finger tracking, water tolerance and noise immunity that no competitive solution can match. Additionally, it shows how the versatility of Gen5 enables our customers to bring their visions into reality."

Electronic noise from displays and after-market chargers can disrupt a touchscreen's ability to operate properly. The TrueTouch Gen5 family's ChargerArmor™ feature delivers unprecedented 40 volt peak-to-peak (Vpp) charger noise immunity measured from 1 to 500 kHz with an ultra-thin 0.5-mm cover lens and a finger-size up to 22 mm--the most stringent specifications used to measure any touchscreen controller. No competing controllers deliver noise immunity over 15 Vpp under these conditions.

With Cypress's unique and patented DualSense™ technology to execute both self-capacitance and mutual-capacitance measurements in the same device, the Gen5 family offers the industry's best waterproofing for seamless performance in real-world conditions, including the presence of rain, condensation, or sweat. By combining this powerful architecture with an industry leading 32-bit ARM® Cortex™ M-Core processor that is known for high-efficiency MIPS/mW, Gen5 controllers boast 120-Hz refresh rates and low power consumption. Gen5 controllers drive the touchscreen at 10V and at high frequency with narrow-band, single-pass scanning and advanced hardware DSP filtering.

Touch Leadership
Cypress's touch-sensing portfolio is the industry's broadest and most well-adopted, encompassing TrueTouch, CapSense, and TrackPad solutions. The company's unmatched IP portfolio is backed by more than 100 capacitive touch-sensing patents. The IP includes true, single-layer sensor solutions with Cypress's Single-Layer Independent Multi-touch (SLIM®) sensor for dramatically reduced touchscreen costs. Additional TrueTouch information is available at

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About Yota Devices
Yota Devices is a private company dedicated to developing and producing high-tech consumer LTE devices, including smartphones, modems and routers. The company gained international prominence with the introduction of YotaPhone, the world's first dual-screen, always-on smartphone, which was named the Best of CES 2013 by CNET. YotaPhone went on sale in five countries in December 2013 and will expand to15 other CIS, European and Middle Eastern markets in Q1 2014. Yota Devices is also well known for producing fast, reliable portable LTE modems and routers. The company has sold nearly 4 million connectivity devices since its first products went on the market in 2009. The company's headquarters are located in Moscow with offices in Finland, Germany and Singapore.,,

About Cypress
Cypress delivers high-performance, mixed-signal, programmable solutions that provide customers with rapid time-to-market and exceptional system value. Cypress offerings include the flagship PSoC® 1, PSoC 3, PSoC 4 and PSoC 5LP programmable system-on-chip families. Cypress is the world leader in capacitive user interface solutions including CapSense touch sensing, TrueTouch touchscreens, and trackpad solutions for notebook PCs and peripherals. Cypress is a world leader in USB controllers, which enhance connectivity and performance in a wide range of consumer and industrial products. Cypress is also the world leader in SRAM and nonvolatile RAM memories. Cypress serves numerous major markets, including consumer, mobile handsets, computation, data communications, automotive, industrial and military. Cypress trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol CY. Visit Cypress online at

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