MUNICH, Germany - Atmel announced the availability of its advanced Touch-library that resides on the microcontroller instead of a separate chip resulting in a highly cost effective solution, which will be provided at no additional cost. The library consists of precompiled and verified binary files that can be configured individually as discrete keys or can be combined at will, as groups, to form wheels and sliders.
The company offers a complete development environment that now makes it easy for a user to develop a touch system based on their AVR microcontroller. The AVR core combined with Atmel's QTouch technology provides a robust touch solution, particularly in demanding applications. This has multiple advantages for the designer, for example a high signal to noise ratio that improves the systems design margin, increases EMC performance and provides high ESD tolerance. In addition, designers can address applications where reliability is required, such as stove tops, wall ovens, automotive applications and where high moisture levels are present.
The broad range of AVR based microcontrollers allows the designer to develop a combined Touch sensor / user application at the most appropriate price point very rapidly, ensuring that the best price / performance is achievable today. The Touch-library is available now for download at the product web page together with AVR QTouch Studio, royalty free front end software supporting the two available demonstration boards TS2080A and TS2080B, supporting ATmega88, ATtiny88, ATmega88PA, ATmega168P and ATmega328P, respectively.