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Touch Development Tools

These easy-to-use hardware and software development tools will speed up the development of your capacitive touch-enabled products.




Hardware Tools for Turnkey Capacitive Touch Controllers

CAP1188 Evaluation Kit Board Photo

CAP1188 Evaluation Kit

Part Number: DM160222
This evaluation kit provides an easy platform for evaluating and developing a variety of capacitive touch sense applications using the CAP11xx family. The Graphical User Interface (GUI) allows you to analyze data and configure the capacitive touch controller as well as the LED drivers. A second connector allows you to connect your own board with a CAP1xxx controller and communicate with the GUI.




CAP1298 Evaluation Kit (DM160223) Board Photo

CAP1298 Evaluation Kit

Part Number: DM160223
This evaluation kit provides an easy platform for evaluating and developing a variety of capacitive touch sense applications using the CAP12xx family. The Graphical User Interface (GUI) allows you to analyze data and configure the capacitive touch controller as well as the LED drivers. A second connector allows you to connect your own board with a CAP1xxx controller and communicate with the GUI.




MTCH108 Evaluation Kit (DM160229) Board Photo

MTCH108 Evaluation Kit

Part Number: DM160229
This evaluation kit provides an easy-to-use platform for evaluating the MTCH108 capacitive touch controller. It features different buttons sizes as well as a proximity sensor.




AT42Qt1010 Evaluation Kit (AC160219) Board Photo

AT42QT1010 Evaluation Kit

Part Number: AC160219
This evaluation kit provides an easy way to evaluate and develop a variety of capacitive touch sense applications using the AT42QT1010 turnkey touch device. The kit is powered via a micro USB cable and has a jumper to select device operation mode: normal, sync mode or low-power mode.





Hardware Tools for Microcontrollers with Embedded Touch Modules

QT3 XPlained Pro Extension Kit (ATQT3-XPRO) Board Photo

QT3 Xplained Pro Extension Kit

Part Number: ATQT3-XPRO
This keypad extension kit demonstrates an ultra-low-power keypad design using the Peripheral Touch Controller (PTC). It utilizes the PTC’s low-power capabilities to enable the market’s lowest-power wake-up on touch.




QT5 XPlained Pro Extension Kit (ATQT5-XPRO) Board Photo

QT5 XPlained Pro Extension Kit

Part Number: ATQT5-XPRO
This extension kit enables the evaluation of mutual capacitance touch using the Peripheral Touch Controller (PTC). The kit demonstrates how easy it is to design an attractive capacitive touch interface using the PTC module. The kit includes one board with a curved mutual capacitance slider and two mutual capacitance buttons. In addition, the board has 16 LEDs arranged as two 7-segment digits.




QT7 XPlained Pro Extension Kit (ATQT7-XPRO) Board Photo

QT7 XPlained Pro Extension Kit

Part Number: ATQT7-XPRO
This extension board is used to evaluate the water and noise robustness of self-capacitance touch. The kit demonstrates water-tolerant touch using driven shield or Driven Shield+ technology, depending on the microcontroller used on the motherboard. The kit includes one board with a self-capacitance slider and two self-capacitance buttons. It also has eight LEDs that indicate button state and slider position.




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QT10 XPlained Pro Extension Kit

Part Number: AC47H23A
This extension board, designed for use with Xplained Pro or Curiosity Nano development boards, enables the evaluation of the Touch library for mutual capacitive sensing. It features four touch buttons and a four-segment slider to demonstrate water tolerance, speed and noise immunity. It also supports boosted capacitive touch sensing, which enables you to double the signal-to-noise ratio or reduce your scan time by a factor of four.




Curiosity Nano Touch Adapter

Curiosity Nano Touch Adapter

Part Number: AC80T88A
This hardware extension platform can be used to connect Xplained Pro touch extension boards to a Curiosity Nano board for the easy addition of capacitive touch sensing capabilities to your prototype.




ATtiny817 Water Tolerance Demonstration Kit (ATTINY817-QTMOISTD)Board Photo

ATtiny817 Water Tolerance Demonstration Kit

Part Number: ATTINY817-QTMOISTD
This kit demonstrates the best-in-class conducted immunity and moisture tolerance achievable with the Peripheral Touch Controller (PTC). It uses Driven Shield+ technology to implement a solution that passes conducted immunity testing per IEC 61000-4-6 specifications while simultaneously being immune to false touches due to water on the touch surface.




Low-Cost mTouch® Evaluation Kit (DM160227) Board Photo

Low-Cost mTouch® Evaluation Kit

Part Number: DM160227
This evaluation kit is a platform to evaluate and develop capacitive touch applications using mTouch technology. The kit demonstrates proximity sensing as well as touch on different button sizes using a driven shield for better noise performance while simultaneously being immune to false touches due to water on the touch surface.




Water-Tolerant 2D Touch Surface Development Kit (DM080101) Board Photo

Water-Tolerant 2D Touch Surface Development Kit

Part Number: DM080101
This development kit enables easy evaluation of a water-tolerant design that uses the 2D Touch Surface Library. The kit demonstrates water tolerance and noise immunity on a touchpad and has two touch buttons, all of which are controlled by the same AVR® microcontroller. It features dual-finger gesture recognition on chip, including swipes, tap events, dual finger swipes, rotations and even pinch/zoom gestures.




Water-Tolerant 2D Touch Surface Development Kit - PIC® MCU Edition (DM164149) Board Photo

Water-Tolerant 2D Touch Surface Development Kit - PIC® MCU Edition

Part Number: DM164149
This development kit enables easy evaluation of a water-tolerant design that uses the 2D Touch Surface Library. The kit demonstrates water tolerance and noise immunity on a touchpad and has two touch buttons, all of which are controlled by the same PIC microcontroller. It features dual-finger gesture recognition on chip, including swipes, tap events, dual finger swipes, rotations and even pinch/zoom gestures.




Hardware Tools for Microcontrollers and 2D Touch Surface Library

QT8 Xplained Pro Extension Kit (AC164161)  Board Photo

QT8 Xplained Pro Extension Kit (AC164161)

Part Number: AC164161
This extension kit enables easy evaluation of the 2D Touch Surface Library by demonstrating water tolerance and noise immunity on a touchpad. When combined with a supported 8- or 32-bit MCU, the 2D Touch Library enables on-chip dual-finger gesture recognition, including swipes, tap events, dual finger swipes, rotations and even pinch/zoom gestures. It is compatible with the following Xplained Pro evaluation kits:

For information about using this kit with PIC MCUs, please contact your local Microchip sales office.




Water-Tolerant 2D Touch Surface Development Kit (DM080101) Board Photo

Water-Tolerant 2D Touch Surface Development Kit

Part Number: DM080101
This development kit enables easy evaluation of a water-tolerant design that uses the 2D Touch Surface Library. The kit demonstrates water tolerance and noise immunity on a touchpad and has two touch buttons, all of which are controlled by the same AVR® microcontroller. It features dual-finger gesture recognition on chip, including swipes, tap events, dual finger swipes, rotations and even pinch/zoom gestures.




Water-Tolerant 2D Touch Surface Development Kit - PIC® MCU Edition (DM164149) Board Photo

Water-Tolerant 2D Touch Surface Development Kit - PIC® MCU Edition

Part Number: DM164149
This development kit enables easy evaluation of a water-tolerant design that uses the 2D Touch Surface Library. The kit demonstrates water tolerance and noise immunity on a touchpad and has two touch buttons, all of which are controlled by the same PIC microcontroller. It features dual-finger gesture recognition on chip, including swipes, tap events, dual finger swipes, rotations and even pinch/zoom gestures.




Software Tools

Use these free software tools for quick and easy development and configuration of the touch features in your design:
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MPLAB® Development Ecosystem for PIC and SAM MCUs

The MPLAB development ecosystem can be used to simplify touch configuration of the PIC and SAM MCUs in your design. It includes these tools:




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Software Solutions for AVR and SAM MCUs

These tools can be used to configure touch features in AVR and SAM MCUs:




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Data Visualizer

This easy-to-use tuning solution for use with all MCUs with touch enables you to visualize your touch data to maximize the performance and reliability of your touch design. Use this free program with the code you create with MCC, MPLAB Harmony or Atmel START to process and visualize real-time touch data for your project.




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2D Touch Surface GUI

Download this touch and gesture tuning GUI for the 2D Touch Surface Library, which can be used with PIC, AVR and SAM MCUs.




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CAP1xxx Touch Tuning GUI

Touch Tuning GUI for all CAP1xxx devices




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MoC Deflection Tool

Metal over Cap (MoC) tool to calculate activation forces for MoC projects