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  • adj. Of or pertaining to electrostatic capacitance

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  • adj. of or pertaining to capacitance.

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  • adj. of or relating to capacitance


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  • Then, a newer technology called capacitive touch became available, in which electrodes sense a user's fingers on the X and Y axes, negating the need for a stylus.

    Original Signal - Transmitting Gadgets

  • The phone has a 3. 0-inch full touchscreen (resistive, not capacitive, which is a thumbs down) with a resolution of 240 x 400 pixels and dimensions of 107.1 x 52.5 x 11.9 mm.

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  • The easy-to-use PSoC-based development platform enables highly-integrated modular design of functions such as capacitive touch-sensing, LCD segment drive and much more for traditional iPhone and iPod accessories such as audio docks and speakers, chargers and automotive products.

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  • Additionally, they integrate peripherals not commonly found in low-power microcontrollers, such as capacitive touch sensing.

    Engineering Hardware-Software

  • Atmel experienced rapid growth in areas such as capacitive touch, smart meters, battery powered applications, home and building automation markets, point-of-sale terminals and many other consumer and industrial applications which use the 8-bit and 32-bit microcontrollers.

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  • Perhaps a greater imposition, however, is that the touch technology used is resistive rather than capacitive, meaning you have to physically press the screen to activate links and buttons.

    PC PRO

  • Beside the polished UI, Windows Mobile 6.5.3 also bring in slew of new features, such as capacitive touch screen with multi touch, some tweak on IE to improve performance.

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  • It is Nokia's first 'capacitive' touch screen smartphone, which means, you no longer need to 'press' or use your nail or stylus to click/choose something on the screen (unlike resistive).

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  • The iPhone's light tap screen is a "capacitive" one.

    Qwaider Planet

  • The iphone is still a little more attractive i think because of its clean backside and lack of branding but the point is it's a matter of opinion plus, the pic of the droid next to the iphone reminds me of like a retro star wars transporter ship or something and i like it, ray Said: the iphone doesnt have a heat sensitive screen it has capacitive which is an electrical sensitive screen so yes it has an iphone like screen,

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