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Capacitive touch controllers provide 5V operation and improved proximity performance for consumer and automotive applications

Mon, 11/25/2013 - 3:55pm

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Microchip Technology announced a new family of capacitive touch controllers—the CAP12XX Family. These turnkey capacitive touch controllers expand the CAP11XX RightTouch product portfolio, providing a wide variety of slider, button and proximity functionality. Additionally, the CAP12XX controllers make it easy for designers to add aesthetically pleasing, low-cost touch interfaces. This new six-member family is comprised of the CAP1203, CAP1293, CAP1206, CAP1296, CAP1208 and CAP1298, available in 8- to 16-pin packages.

The CAP12XX family serves a wide range of applications in the consumer-electronic (e.g., tablets, printers, audio players, small appliances and televisions) and automotive markets (e.g., automotive interior controls, central stack and overhead lights), among others. The family provides designers with improved proximity performance and 3.3V to 5V operation. It is also a lower-cost option, when integrated LED drivers are not required.

Development support

In support of the new devices, Microchip also introduced the CAP1298 Evaluation Board (part # DM160223, $89.99) and CAP1188 Evaluation Board (part # DM160222, $89.99), which are both available for purchase today.
Pricing & Availability

All six members of the CAP12XX family are available today for sampling and volume production, starting at $0.37 each in 10,000-unit quantities. The CAP1203 and CAP1293 are available in 2x3 mm, 8-pin TDFN packages. The CAP1206 and CAP1296 are available in 3x3 mm, 10-pin DFN packages. The CAP1208 and CAP1298 are available in 3x3 mm, 16-pin QFN packages.

For additional information, contact any Microchip sales representative or authorized worldwide distributor, or visit Microchip’s Web site at http://www.microchip.com/get/MHCC. See more at: http://www.microchip.com/pagehandler/en-us/press-release/microchip-expands-capacitive-t.html#sthash.sLKWhJI9.dpuf

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