Touch & Gesture
Touch and Gesture Solutions
Microchip offers a solution for every touch use case – from a single button to touch pads and touch screens, to proximity detection and 3D gesture control for every market. Microchip’s industry-leading touch solutions are based on our deep knowledge and experience in touch, working with market leaders in automotive, home appliance, industrial and consumer markets. Regardless if you choose a touch turnkey product or a touch library for a microcontroller – you will benefit from our decades of touch experience.
Why create your touch-based application with Microchip?
Save Time and Money in Touch Development
Shortening the time to market is essential for your revenue stream. Microchip offers easy-to-use tools for you to accelerate development of your touch-enabled products.
Microchip provides state-of-the-art software and hardware filters to overcome noise. Noise-avoidance technologies, such as frequency hopping are used.
- High Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR)
- IEC61000, EFT and BCI tested
Dedicated hardware on PIC, AVR and SAM devices enable the lowest-power touch with capacitive sensing below 5 μA.
Users expect their touch interfaces to work well in a range of conditions (including wet surfaces) without the need to clean their hands or wipe them dry every time they use their devices.
For the market of appliances, Microchip offers products (turnkey and libraries) certified according to IEC/UL 60730 Safety Class-B standards. Certificates are published on Microchip’s website at www.microchip.com/touch.
Microchip touch solutions support automotive functional safety requirements. Please contact Microchip for details to get your next design safely on the road.
Microchip offers Metal-over-Capacitive (MoC) technology enabling touch applications across many conditions, including:
- Metal surfaces, stainless steel or aluminum
- Sense through any thickness of gloves
- Waterproof designs
- Braille-enabled interfaces
Metal-over-capacitive technology is compatible with all turnkey and MCU-based touch products.
Microchip has refined and enhanced the method to scan a large number of buttons as a matrix. Mutual touch enables costs - savings in many aspects:
- Reduced amount of feeding lines to slim connecting (flexPCB) tails
- Reduces pin count required for touch to enable cost-efficient small-footprint parts
- Dramatically reduced development time by Microchip’s unique inherent feeding line length compensation