BERLIN: CHIP DESIGNER CSR launched what it claims is "the world's thinnest keyboard" at the IFA electronic trade show in Berlin on Wednesday and we caught up with the firm to see the device in action.
CSR touts the technology as having "revolutionary potential" for computing interfaces. It combines CSR's low-power wireless technology with printable, flexible electronics and touchscreen sensing to extend the touch interfaces of tablets and smartphones.
The surface is less than 0.5mm thick and is wirelessly connected using the CSR 1010 chip. It will work with iOS 7 and Windows 8 devices using a "fraction of the power of standard Bluetooth" for better battery efficiency.
The surface's flexible membrane is enabled by CIT printed conductors. The firm's reel-to-reel printing process also enables copper and other conductors to be applied to the surface of the flexible, ultra-thin membrane, which can be printed to fit a range of tablet shapes and sizes. µ