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Fairchild Semiconductor’s Haptic Drivers Provide Solutions You Can Feel for a Richer, More User-Friendly Experience

Touch screen technology is a staple in many of today’s electronics, but the haptic technology that drives touch screens suffers slow response times and large battery drains. Fairchild Semiconductor (NYSE: FCS) developed the FAH4830 haptic driver to help designers overcome these challenges and enhance the end-user experience through excellent recognition and a user-friendly interface.

Haptic Driver Performance You Can Feel (Photo: Business Wire)

Haptic Driver Performance You Can Feel (Photo: Business Wire)

The FAH4830 haptic driver provides a touch sensation when a user interacts with a touch screen. The sensory interaction between the user and mobile device – such as tablets, PCs, medical devices, video games systems and smart phones – creates a more local effect and assures the user of a correct “point-of-touch” on the screen.

Offering direct driving capability of eccentric rotating mass (ERM) motors and linear resonant actuators (LRA), the FAH4830 driver enables a vibrating sensation on point-of-contact. The typical driver wake-up time of the device is <30µS which helps to reduce latency and provides a fast haptic response.

Key Features:

  • Easy to implement, turn-key solution reduces bill of material (BOM) costs
  • Low standby current (<500nA)
  • Fast wake-up time
  • Register based I2C control for design flexibility
  • Filter and gain control for reduced PWM noise

By offering power and analog solutions for one of the world's most dynamic markets for mobile technology and by combining inventive mobile solutions, Fairchild is able to provide the interaction and convenience features that deliver an exceptional user experience. Shipping over four billion units per year, Fairchild is a supplier of choice for every major mobile device and chipset provider, with components inside virtually every handset in the world.

Packaging and Pricing Information (in US 1,000 quantity pieces)

Samples available upon request - Delivery 8-12 weeks ARO

Available in a 10L MLP, 3X3 X 0.8mm package, FAH4830 haptic driver is priced at $1.10.

Contact Information:

To contact Fairchild Semiconductor about this product, please go to: http://www.fairchildsemi.com/cf/sales_contacts/.

For information on other products, design tools and sales contacts, please visit: http://www.fairchildsemi.com.

Note to Editor: For a datasheet in PDF format, please go to: http://www.fairchildsemi.com/ds/FA/FAH4830.pdf.

About Fairchild Semiconductor:

Fairchild Semiconductor (NYSE: FCS) – global presence, local support, smart ideas. Fairchild delivers energy-efficient, easy-to-use and value-added semiconductor solutions for power and mobile designs. We help our customers differentiate their products and solve difficult technical challenges with our expertise in power and analog and mixed signal products. Please contact us on the web at http://www.fairchildsemi.com.

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