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Expansion board eases multi-touch design for Linux devices

Posted: 18 Aug 2014 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Gumstix? expansion board? Linux? capacitive touchscreen?

Gumstix Inc., a provider of time-to-market manufacturing solution for Linux electronics devices, has introduced a multi-touch ready expansion board. According to the company, the Arbor 43C is compatible with Newhaven Display International Inc. displays, providing a capacitive touchscreen replacement for the resistive touchscreen Chestnut 43 expansion board.

Because Gumstix designed Arbor 43C using Geppetto, custom revisions can be ordered easily from the Gumstix online store. The Arbor series of expansion boards adds support for screens from Newhaven Display to the Overo line. The 43C calls out a 4.3in capacitive multi-touch LCD touchscreen, while the Arbor series offers Ethernet, stereo-out, mic-in, USB Host, and a 20-pin header breaking out GPIO and PWM lines.

Arbor 43C

"The addition of capacitive touchscreen support to the Overo family makes designing tiny, fully-functional devices even easier," said W. Gordon Kruberg, MD, president and CEO of Gumstix. "The Arbor 43C's multi-touch capabilities and the new screen from Newhaven Display offer a wide array of possibilities for our customers in the development of intuitive computing."

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