CSR unveils World’s Thinnest Keyboard


Cambridge Silicon Radio (CSR), the company behind Bluetooth Smart technology has developed the world’s thinnest keyboard to demonstrate the future of computing interfaces. The flexible device is less than 0.5mm thick and turns any area into a touch surface. Being lightweight and flexible, it can offer full keyboard experience when added to a tablet without compromising the screen area. The flexible keyboard is wirelessly connected using latest CSR1010 chip, part of the CSR µEnergy range, which is solely developed for Bluetooth Smart Technology. It is compatible with latest iOS 7 mobile devices and Windows 8 PCs and uses a fraction of power than the standard Bluetooth. The touch latency is also minimised to less than 12mS, which would provide users with instant feedback and enabling a seamless user experience. The flexible keyboard uses Amtel’s touch silicon to sense multiple contact points on a keyboard. The flexible membrane is enabled by CIT (Conductive Inkjet Technology) printed conductors. It can be printed to fit a range of tablet shape and sizes. The CSR’s ultra-thin has been unveiled at IFA 2013 in Berlin.