Thursday, February 2, 2023

Slim Trackpad With Better Speed, and Accuracy for Notebook

By Sharad Bhowmick

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  • FusionPad is a thin haptic-force trackpad for laptops and notebooks.
  • FusionPad’s design can allow for a bigger battery and greater airflow which can enhance the overall performance of a laptop.

Peratech and Innovobot have jointly developed FusionPad, a haptic force-enhanced trackpad that can enhance the laptop user experience. The touchpad also offers a broad range of functionality such as muti-finger touch support, and fast, accurate haptic feedback to optimize control. Furthermore, it can also eliminate false touch while typing. All these features can improve typing and navigation of laptops using touchpads better. Thus, enhancing the productivity and ease of use for the user.

FusionPad has a thin profile that requires a small space and hence allows for a bigger battery and greater airflow to cool processors and improve overall performance. It is integration-ready and compatible with existing product engineering tools. It is also process and technology ready for AVL-approved supply chains.

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FusionPad combines Peratech’s patented Quantum Tunneling Composites technology and Innovobot Labs’ applied haptics design. It also incorporates Peratech’s sensing matrix which is made up of hundreds of individual force sensors, that can detect different levels of applied pressure. It helps in detecting both the intensity with the profile of the object. For example the FusionPad is capable of differentiating between a finger and a pen with no inconsistencies. The company also claims that the haptic output developed by Innovobot Labs offers an expanded high-fidelity frequency range of 150 Hz to 350 Hz, as opposed to the limited single frequencies currently available on the market.

“The tactile-feedback loop between great, consistent sensing and beyond single-click haptics, drives the new level of expanded functionality that FusionPad makes available to OEMs and their end-users,” states Jon Stark, CEO at Peratech. “What’s more, our firmware intelligence enables a design philosophy that uses ordinary parts in extraordinary ways, making FusionPad more affordable to the broader OEM market.”


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