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Renesas, Quantum partner on capacitive touch sensing

Posted: 20 Sep 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:capacitive touch sensing? Quantum QProx technology? Renesas microcontrollers?

Renesas Technology Corp. and Quantum Research Group (QRG) have announced they are collaborating on capacitive touch sensing solutions using QRG's QProx technology on Renesas MCUs.

With no moving parts and the ability to implement sealed surfaces, capacitive touch sensing makes products more reliable and easier to manufacture than the electromechanical controls it replaces, the companies' announcement said, as well as allowing more innovative product designs.

Capacitive touch sensing allows designers the freedom to create compelling user interfaces that would otherwise not be possible. Examples include buttons, wheels and sliders on curved control surfaces, and touchscreens or panels that enhance product functionality and appeal. Demand for touch controls is growing rapidly in a wide range of applications, including mobile phones, white goods and automotive systems.

Under the agreement, QRG will work with end customers to create compelling user interfaces, selecting the most appropriate device based on the application and market segment needs. Renesas will provide the silicon and the supply chain management.

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