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Microchip’s GestIC® technology is available in the MGC3X30 family of gesture controllers. Offering true, single-chip gesture solutions, the MGC3030 and MGC3130 provide on-chip gesture recognition. The MGC3130 additionally offers position tracking. Design-in is supported by the Aurea Graphical User Interface (GUI), available from Microchip.

Colibri Gesture Suite

On-Chip Gesture Recognition – the Colibri Gesture Suite

  • Gesture suite (firmware) running on chip
  • Gesture detection based on Hidden Markov Model (HHM)
  • No host processing
Approach Wake-up

Approach Wake-Up

  • Backlighting the UI automatically
  • Wake up by proximity or gesture
Air Wheel

Air Wheel

  • Volume control by casual rotation
  • Light dimming control without mechanics
Flick Gestures

Flick Gestures

  • Volume control by casual rotation
  • Light dimming control without mechanics
Approach Wake-up

Approach Wake-Up

  • Previous/next track with a simple wave of your hand
  • Content flow control, e.g. for presentations
Air Wheel

Air Wheel

  • Classic touch events
  • Tap/double tap/long press
Position Tracking

Position Tracking

  • Virtual joystick without mechanics
  • Providing XYZ data

Interfaces

The MGC3130 provides several Interfaces to accommodate embedded usage in a huge variety of markets and use cases.


Digital Interface

Digital Interface

  • Microchip offers full control of bus load and communication characteristics.
Gesture Port

Gesture Port

  • GPIO interface
  • Allows connection to application without I2C
  • Fully parameterizeable with Aurea GUI

Design-in

The complete design-in process is guided by Aurea, a software package provided by Microchip. Aurea enables:


  • Performance visualization
  • Full and guided parameterization
  • Built-in help pages
  • Data logging
  • Flash process and versioning

Implementing the MGC3130 single-chip gesture solution into your design is very straightforward. In additional to providing complete documentation, Microchip offers tutorial videos to guide you through the design process.

0 to 10 cm detection range 0 to 20 cm detection range 32-bit signal processing unit 32-bit signal processing unit
150 dpi resolution 150 DPI resolution 100 kHz range - no RF interference 100 kHz range - no RF interference
Field upgradable Field upgradable Low noise analog front end Low-noise analog front end
Active Frequency hopping against noise Active frequency hopping against noise No ambient influences No ambient influences
Fast data sampling at 200 Hz Fast data sampling at 200 Hz Colibri Gesture Suite on-chip Colibri Gesture Suite on-chip
Self wake-up at 100 µA at 3.3 V Self wake-up at 100 µA at 3.3V Auto Self calibration Auto self calibration

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