The folks at Microchip are bouncing around with excitement about the fact that they've expanded their mTouch sensing portfolio with turnkey controllers for Multitouch, Proximity Detection, and Haptic Feedback. You can Click Here to peruse and ponder the full-up press release at your leisure, or you can skim through the following to quickly bring yourself up to speed:
The folks at Microchip have expanded their mTouch Sensing Solutions portfolio, with four turnkey controllers for multitouch projected-capacitive touchscreens and touchpads, proximity detection, and haptic touch feedback.
The MTCH6301 is a turnkey projected-capacitive touch controller that makes it easy for designers to add popular multitouch and gesture interfaces—eliminating the learning curve and time of creating a design from scratch.
are turnkey controllers in small packages that provide an easy way to add robust proximity detection with a range of up to 8 inches. Additionally, these low-cost controllers maximize battery life with power consumption as low as 5 microamps.
is the first in a family of controllers based on Microchip’s license of Immersion’s TouchSense haptic feedback technology. This controller enables the easy addition of haptic tactile feedback to any capacitive-touch button or slider interface.Packaging, pricing, availability
The MTCH6301 projected-capacitive controller is available in 44-pin QFN and TQFP packages, and pricing starts at $1.86 each, in 10,000-unit quantities. The MTCH101/112 proximity-detection controllers start at $0.25 each, in 10,000-unit quantities. The MTCH101 is offered in a 6-pin, SOT-23 package, while the MTCH112 is packaged in the 8-pin SOIC and DFN. The MTCH810 haptic-feedback controller is available in a 3x3 mm, 8-pin DFN package, and pricing starts at $0.87 each, in 10,000-unit quantities. All of four of these controllers are available today for sampling, and volume production is expected in December.
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