ec7nsa300a-LMicrochip Technology, Inc. announced its mTouch system that provides a method for adding a touch sensing user interface to applications using PIC microcontrollers. The free kit is available for download from, and it provides full access to the source code so that designers can customize the algorithms and integrate them into their main application. Touch sensing is an alternative to traditional push-button user interfaces because it requires no mechanical movement, and it enables a completely sealed and modern-looking design in medical, industrial and automotive applications for aesthetics, maintenance, cost and cleanliness.  Engineers can add this user interface to their designs without the cost of fee-based licensing and royalty agreements.

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