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Synaptics develops human interface solutions for consumer electronics companies, such as Acer, Apple Inc., Asus, Dell, Gateway, HP, HTC, Lenovo, LG, Logitech, Nokia, Samsung, Sony, Sony Ericsson, and Toshiba. The products include touchpads and touchscreens for devices including notebook PCs, PC peripherals, mobile phones, digital music players, and remote controls. Wikipedia.


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Patent
Synaptics | Date: 2017-01-20

A processing system for a capacitive sensing device includes a sensor module and a determination module. The sensor module is coupled to transmitter electrodes and receiver electrodes. The sensor module is configured to transmit transmitter signals with the transmitter electrodes and receive resulting signals with the receiver electrodes. The resulting signals include effects corresponding to the transmitter signals. The determination module is configured to determine response values from the resulting signals, and determine a first adjusted response value by applying a negative multiplier to a first response value of the response values. The first response value is a negative value. The determination module is further configured to determine positional information for a first input object based on at least one of the first adjusted response value and a second response value of the response values, and report the positional information. The second response value is a positive response value.


Patent
Synaptics | Date: 2017-01-09

Embodiments of the invention generally provide an input device with display screens that periodically update (refresh) the screen by selectively driving common electrodes corresponding to pixels in a display line. In general, the input devices drive each electrode until each display line (and each pixel) of a display frame is updated. In addition to updating the display, the input device may perform capacitive sensing using the display screen as a proximity sensing area. To do this, the input device may interleave periods of capacitive sensing between periods of updating the display based on a display frame. For example, the input device may update the first half of display lines of the display screen, pause display updating, perform capacitive sensing, and finish updating the rest of the display lines. Further still, the input device may use common electrodes for both updating the display and performing capacitive sensing.


An input device and related method and processing system are disclosed. The input device comprises a sensing assembly attached with a conductive reference element, the sensing assembly comprising a plurality of sensor electrodes capacitively coupled with the conductive reference element and defining a surface. The input device further comprises a switching element configured to couple the conductive reference element with a selected one of a plurality of reference voltages. A first capacitive measurement is acquired while the conductive reference element is coupled with a first reference voltage, and a second capacitive measurement is acquired while the conductive reference element is coupled with a second reference voltage.


Patent
Synaptics | Date: 2016-11-11

The overdrive amplifier may include: a differential input circuit arranged by connecting, in a folded-cascode style, input transistors supplied with an input signal at gates, and feedback input transistors accepting the feedback of an output signal at respective gates; a current mirror load having mirror input current paths connected to current paths of the feedback input transistors, and mirror output current paths connected to current paths of the input transistors; an output circuit accepting the input of output control signals from the mirror output current paths of the current mirror load; and an overdrive circuit which causes bias currents of directions which boost an output of the output circuit, depending on the output control signals, to pass through the current mirror load based on the output control signals in an overdrive period.


A keyboard including a plurality of key assemblies configured to be pressed by an input object. A subset of the plurality of key assemblies each includes a key cap and a first electrode pair underneath the key cap and configured to detect key motion in response to downward force applied by the input object. The key cap also includes a second electrode pair disposed underneath the key cap and configured to detect positional information about the input object interacting with the key cap.


Patent
Synaptics | Date: 2017-03-07

A touch sensor device is provided that uses a flexible circuit substrate to provide an improved input device. Specifically, the present invention uses a touch sensor controller affixed to the flexible circuit substrate, which is coupled to a sensor component to provide a flexible, reliable and cost effective touch sensor suitable for a wide variety of applications. In one embodiment the touch sensor uses a flexible circuit substrate that provides relatively high temperature resistance. This allows the touch sensor controller to be affixed using reliable techniques, such as various types of soldering. The sensor component can comprise a relatively low-temperature-resistant substrate that can provide a cost effective solution. Taken together, this embodiment of the touch sensor provides reliability and flexibility at relatively low cost.


Devices, systems, and methods are provided for coordinating the interaction between a touch screen controller and a display controller in an electronic device of the type including a host processor, a touch screen controller configured to acquire capacitive measurements from a touch screen, and a display controller configured to update a display at a refresh frequency and phase. The method includes: sharing a synchronization signal between the display controller and the host processor, the synchronization signal indicative of the refresh frequency and phase; polling the touch screen controller, by the host processor, based on the synchronization signal; and in response to the polling, acquiring the capacitive measurements by the touch screen controller at a sampling rate and phase determined by the refresh frequency and phase.


A processing system for an input device having a sensing region overlapping an input surface and an array of sensor electrodes configured to form a plurality of proximity pixels and a plurality of force pixels. The processing system is configured to: determine a proximity image indicative of positional information for input objects; determine a force image indicative of local deflection of the input surface in response to force applied by the input objects; determine a respective group of proximity pixels from the proximity image corresponding to each input object; determine a respective group of force pixels from the force image corresponding to each determined group of proximity pixels; determine the position of each input object based on the determined groups of proximity pixels; and determine the force associated with each input object based on the determined groups of force pixels.


Patent
Synaptics | Date: 2017-01-30

Provided is a display driver which can be used in common in any of COF mounting and COG mounting. In the display driver, a position (or write/output position) of display data output by an output circuit can be changed along a direction of an array of external output terminals S1 to S540 according to mode data, whereby an array of external output terminals to use for output can be selected from more than one kind of arrays different in layout pitch. Therefore, the display driver can be used in display panels with signals lines having different pitches serving to receive drive signals from the display driver and in addition, used in common in any of COF mounting and COG mounting which are different from each other in the pitch of mounting wiring lines.


Patent
Synaptics | Date: 2017-02-09

A transparent sensor pattern suitable for sensing fingerprint information in a display area is disclosed. The sensor pattern includes a receiver electrode extending in a first direction and a transmitter electrode extending in a second direction different from the first direction. The receiver electrode includes a conductive trace made from an opaque metal material and the receiver electrode is substantially free of transparent conductive material. The transmitter electrode includes a conductive segment made from a transparent conductive material. A dielectric material is disposed between the receiver electrode and the transmitter electrode, and the dielectric material electrically insulates the receiver electrode from the transmitter electrode.

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