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2010-04-13 Touch sensor ICs come with integrated LED drivers
Semtech Corp. has launched the SX864x platform of capacitive sensing ICs that come in eight- and 12-channel models and feature integrated LED drivers
2007-07-05 ST fields capacitive sensor to simplify user interfaces
Making room for itself in the already maturing capacitive sensing market, STMicroelectronics launched the QST108, its first device under its QST portfolio of touch sensors
2005-06-29 New capacitive touch sensor interface
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. introduced CapSense technology, a new capacitive touch sensor interface based on its Programmable System-on-Chip (PSoC) mixed-signal arrays.
2010-03-24 Implementing a driven shield on STM8T and STM8TS capacitive sensors
The STM8T and STM8TS capacitive sensors open up a new dimension to capacitive sensing by detecting user's proximity up to 30cm
2011-05-23 Zytronic extends capabilities of touch sensor tech
Zytronic has developed a new range of sensors that employs deposited tracks of transparent ITO as the sensing medium to complement the present product sensor range which uses copper strand electrodes
2009-05-27 Zero-drift instrumentation amplifier (IA) takes the strain out of sensor measurements
This article examines the use of instrumentation amplifiers (IAs) for sensor applications. It highlights system challenges and implementation choices, describes new architectures for IC IAs, and outlines applications such as ratiometric bridges and low-side current sensing
2009-09-10 Water-resistant capacitive sensing
This application note describes a new hardware sensing method that is resilient to water drops appearing on the surface of the touch sensing area.
2011-10-18 VTI buy expands Murata's sensor portfolio
According to Murata, its acquisition of VTI Technologies will expand its sensor business as VTI has a strong presence in automotive and medical applications MEMS
2010-03-26 Understanding key specs in reliable capacitive touchscreens
This article explores key touchscreen performance parameters, critical touchscreen design features, significant design trade-offs and key issues product designers must consider when choosing their touchscreen.
2006-11-06 Touch sensor chips detect finger through 50mm panels
Quantum Research Group has announced new touch sensor chips that can sense the touch of a finger through panels 50mm or more in thickness when used with a scanned X-Y passive matrix
2006-07-17 The art of capacitive touch sensing
Touch sensors have been around for years. But recent advances in mixed-signal programmable devices are making capacitance-based touch sensors a practical and value-added alternative to mechanical switches in many consumer products.
2007-07-02 Tap capacitive sensor UI in next-gen CE devices
A more efficient and reliable alternative to resistive touchscreens is a thin, transparent, capacitive sensor touchscreen that embedded users can place over any viewable surface for input and navigation.
2002-03-20 Synaptics, Zytronic develop capacitive touchscreen system
Claimed to be resistant to moisture, heat, and vandalism, the TouchScreen capacitive touchscreen sensor system is designed for use in ATMs, Web phones, gaming machines, ticket dispensers, medical displays, industrial displays, and gas pump displays.
2007-07-09 ST touch sensors use ATLabs capacitive technology
STMicroelectronics unveils a new family of ultralow-power touch-sensor chips, following the signing of a technology-licensing agreement with the Korea's ATLab Inc
2007-06-15 Slim accelerometer eyes consumer sensor designs
By slimming down the MEMS chip to just 0.8mm and adding smart recognition functions, Freescale hopes its slim accelerometer wins design slots in a range of consumer gear.
2011-05-18 Single-layer sensor delivers lower-cost capacitive touchscreens
Cypress has created proprietary algorithms that interface with a true single-layer sensor without bridges to deliver two-layer performance, enabling mobile device makers to save 30 percent on sensor costs
2011-03-02 Signal conditioner ups capacitive sensor accuracy
ZMD AG's ZSSC3122 cLite device delivers 14-bit resolution and 0.25 percent full-scale-output accuracy, making it suitable for low-power battery applications in industrial and rugged environments.
2011-11-03 Sensor tech to simplify capacitive displays
Reduction in sensor substrate layers will enable simpler, thinner and lighter touch panels
2007-03-22 Sensor interface offers six user-configurable I/O channels
Targeting fusion-sensing applications, Sensor Platforms Inc.'s SSP1401 multi-channel LRC sensor interface chip has six user-configurable I/O channels that can drive most types of sensor elements
2005-08-05 Sensor IC packs 8051 core
As a 'smart sensor' conditioner, the SSP1492 from Sensor Platforms gives any sensor the ability for self-identification
2012-07-26 Semtech launches SX9300 proximity sensor
SX9300 device delivers capacitive sensing with proximity feature and human body detection versus inert object discrimination
2006-08-30 Quantum unrolls 'breakthrough' touch sensor IC
Quantum Research Group has released the QT1106, a complete control IC that combines the functionality of a touch slider or wheel with seven additional keys.
2013-09-10 Proximity sensor market gains from gesture-based UI
IHS forecasted that revenue for proximity-based gesture sensors will reach $123 million this year, up from just $42,000 in 2012.
2010-03-25 Principles of capacitive touch and proximity sensing technology
This application note aims to present the principles of capacitive sensing and charge transfer used in STMicroelectronics STM8T and STM8TS capacitive sensors
2015-08-14 Pressure sensor market to log 5.9% CAGR from 2015-2020
MarketsandMarkets forecasted that the market, valued at $6.7 billion in 2014, is expected to hit $9.48 billion by 2020, driven by industries such as automotive and industrial application.
2013-09-24 Passive stylus for large capacitive touchscreens
Know the challenges for passive stylus developers to meet the performance requirements for using capacitive sensing technology on larger touchscreens
2008-08-27 MSP430 capacitive single-touch sensor design guide
This TI application note discusses the design of RC-type capacitive single-touch sensors using the MSP430 MCU
2003-05-26 Motorola unveils low-power tire sensor
Motorola rolled out an automotive tire pressure sensor which it claims to consume about one-tenth as much power as competing sensors
2007-07-09 Mobile handset taps capacitive-touch sensing
While the capacitive sensor can be viewed as a drop-in replacement for handset buttons, this technology has more to offer than just being a stand-in for dome switches.
2009-02-10 Microchip CTMU for capacitive touch applications
The purpose of this application note is to inform prospective users of the CTMU for capacitive touch on general usage guidelines, CTMU setup and software algorithms, hardware and layout considerations, and advanced capacitive touch applications, such as matrix keys, sliders and multiple press keys
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