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Wacom brings pen technology to mobile phones
Posted on 27-Sep-2004 20:15 | Tags Filed under: News



Wacom has announced its new W8002 mixed-signal IC, an inductive pen sensing technology that can now be used in mobile devices, such as smartphones and personal digital assistants (PDA).

The company believes its cordless, battery-free pen with flight point feature (the ability to hover without touching the screen) and pressure sensing capability will accelerate the development and adoption of a range of new 'killer' mobile applications.

The W8002 is an integral part of Wacom's Penabled inductive pen sensing solution. This is made up of the W8002 embedded sensor and an ultra-slim cordless and battery-free pen. The W8002 will be sampled to customers in the third quarter of 2004. The technology is an inductive pen sensing system that offers numerous advantages over standard incumbent technologies based on resistive touch systems. The sensor is embedded behind the display, which ensures that the display is more durable, achieves 100 percent luminous light transmission and eliminates color washout. Additional advantages include the flight point feature, increased pressure sensitivity, increased input area and more accurate input control.

The Wacom W8002 sensor controller provides a richer feature set and enables a three-dimensional interface (3D) that introduces a new concept in user interface and application solutions. The W8002's feature set enables new interface functions, such as application zooming, flight point feature and digital signature recognition. It also enables the easy manipulation of different applications and the ability to switch smoothly between them.

In January 2004 Wacom announced the OQO will be based on the same Penabled technology.






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