Capacitive Touch Controllers Integrate Haptic Effects
Wed, 05/04/2011 - 5:22am
Atmel Corporation has integrated haptics capability to its QTouch capacitive touch controllers to support buttons, sliders and wheels (BSWs). This integration allows our customers to have a richer experience with touch and haptics feedback when using Atmel QTouch capacitive touch controllers. Leveraging Immersion’s TouchSense haptics technology, the Atmel AT42QT1085 (eight-touch button) provides haptics support for BSWs for 14 unique haptic effects. Haptics enables design engineers the ability to add tactile feedback to enhance the user experience for applications such as mobile phones, game consoles, navigation devices, cameras, Netbooks, appliances and PCs. Haptics is a technology that provides physical feedback through the sense of touch. Immersion’s TouchSense haptics technology incorporates numerous proprietary mechanical, electrical, software, and firmware technologies to make the user experience with digital devices more efficient, intuitive, safer and more accurate.