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GestIC® Technology Products

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.

On-Chip Gesture Recognition – the Colibri Gesture Suite

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

Approach Wake-Up

Air Wheel

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  • Backlighting the UI automatically
  • Wake up by proximity or gesture
  • Previous/next track with a simple wave of your hand
  • Content flow control, e.g. for presentations
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  • Volume control by casual rotation
  • Light dimming control without mechanics
  • Classic touch events
  • Tap/double tap/long press

Flick Gestures

Position Tracking

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

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

Gesture Port

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  • 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.


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0 to 20 cm detection range
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32-bit signal processing unit



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150 DPI resolution
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100 kHz range - no RF interference



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Field upgradable
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Low-noise analog front end



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Active frequency hopping against noise
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No ambient influences



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Fast data sampling at 200 Hz
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Colibri Gesture Suite on-chip



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Self wake-up at 100 µA at 3.3V
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Auto self calibration



MGC3130 Block Diagram

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