Synaptics SafeSense, Design Studio and Image Studio streamline the touchscreen design process, while reducing total design cost and accelerating the time to market. The tool suites assist designers in creating optimal products that are tightly aligned with target design and performance specifications. They work seamlessly with multiple display configurations and stack-ups, including discrete sensor, on-glass-sensor, on-cell, and in-cell solutions.
SafeSense makes design simulation easy. It comprehends all factors that can affect touchscreen performance, such as the sensor pattern, substrate material, size, structure, stack-up, and front-lens thickness. By simulating a design first, time and resource expenditures are minimized.
Design Studio includes tuning and configuration wizards, production test tools, and diagnostics tools that configure and test chips and modules built using Synaptics capacitive sensing technology. Choice of materials, thickness of glass, and system architecture impact touch performance. Synaptics Design Studio allows designers to set firmware parameters (such as baseline capacitance and operating frequency) to optimize the touch performance of a particular touchscreen design. The result is excellent responsiveness, sensitivity and finger-tracking. The tools also allow the designer to enable and configure advanced features such as side touch, moisture tolerance, and gesture recognition.
Image Studio features wizards for tuning and configuration, as well as diagnostics tools that configure and test the modules based on Synaptics display driver ICs. Choice of materials, thickness of glass, and system architecture impact display performance, just as they do touch performance. Synaptics Image Studio allows designers to adjust color settings -- gamma, warmth, white point, color targets, and backlight intensity -- to optimize the display performance for a particular design, resulting in vibrant images with excellent color and low power consumption.