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The Chipworks Galaxy Note 3 teardown mentions the phone's buttons support usage with gloved-fingers, and identifies the new CY8C20055 controller as "likely adding in the glove-friendly feature.
"We are always pleased when our innovative CapSense features- such as gloved-finger sensing, proximity sensing, water tolerance, and passive stylus support-enable differentiated end-products for our customers," said
Cypress's CapSense touch-sensing solutions have replaced over 4.5 billion mechanical buttons in mobile handsets, laptops, consumer electronics, home appliances, medical equipment, automotive applications, and many other systems with mechanical buttons or switches. The portfolio, the industry's broadest and most integrated, enhances industrial design and reliability with the most noise-immune and water tolerant capacitive touch-sensing interfaces, including proximity sensing where direct touch is not required. CapSense controllers feature the industry's operating voltage range and multiple low-power modes, making them highly suitable for regulated and unregulated battery-operated applications. Cypress's SmartSense Auto-Tuning algorithm saves design and production cycles, accelerating time-to-market for CapSense customers, while ensuring optimal sensor performance during run-time.
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In a release,