GestIC® Technology Design Center

Microchip's MGC3130 is the world’s first electrical near field (E-field) 3D Tracking and Gesture Controller. Based on Microchip’s patented GestIC® technology, it allows users to interact with their devices using hand/finger position tracking and intuitive free-space gestures in real time. The MGC3130 is a unique solution that enables the next breakthrough in user interface design.

GestIC® Technology Benefits


  • Very low power design
  • From 0 (touch) to 15 cm detection range
  • No detection blind spots
  • Usage of thin, low-cost sensing electrodes
  • Electrodes hidden behind housing
  • No ambient influences (light/sound)
  • High sensitivity
  • 70-130 kHz carrier frequency – no RF interference

MGC3130 Key Features


  • Recognition of 3D hand gestures and x/y/z positional data
  • High resolution of up to 150 dpi
  • Integrated digital signal processing unit
  • Low noise analog front end
  • Frequency hopping against noise
  • Digital interface
  • On-chip Colibri gesture suite

Typical Applications


  • Notebooks/Keyboards/PC Peripherals
  • Mobile phones
  • Tablet computers
  • Electronic readers
  • Remote controls
  • Game controllers
  • Light Switches
  • Air condition control