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                        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. 


                        Buttons, Sliders, Proximity

                        • Water-tolerant touch buttons, wheels and sliders for automotive, industrial and consumer applications
                        • Touch on metal (waterproof)
                        • Touch libraries for PIC®, AVR® and SAM microcontrollers
                        • IEC 60730/60355 Class B certified safety touch
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                        Touch Pads and Touch Screens

                        • Multi-touch screens for automotive and industrial applications
                        • Low-power touch pads
                        • Surface gesture detection on chip
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                        Gesture Control

                        • 3D hand gesture recognition for automotive, industrial and consumer applications
                        • Proximity detection and spatial detection for automotive touch screens
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                        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.

                        Touch Technology

                        Noise Robustness
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                        Noise, also known as conducted noise, is a common challenge for touch implementations. 

                        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
                        Low(est) Power
                        Requirements for low power are not limited to wearable devices - it’s a welcome addition in all markets. 

                        Dedicated hardware on PIC, AVR and SAM devices enable the lowest-power touch with capacitive sensing below 5 μA.

                        Water-Tolerant Touch
                        Water-tolerant touch is a key feature that Microchip has integrated into turnkey and MCU-based touch solutions. 

                        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.

                        Safety-Certified Touch Sensing
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                        Functional safety, Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA), is a market driver for touch.

                        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.zhijia41.icu/touch.


                        Microchip touch solutions support automotive functional safety requirements. Please contact Microchip for details to get your next design safely on the road.

                        Touch on Metal - Waterproof Touch

                        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.

                        High Button Count Support - Mutual Touch Sensing
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                        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