|[November 27, 2012]
Microchip's PIC32 GUI Development Board With Projected-Capacitive Touch Facilitates Cost-Effective Multitouch Displays
CHANDLER, Ariz. --(Business Wire)--
Microchip Technology (News - Alert) Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP), a leading provider of
microcontroller, analog, mixed-signal and Flash-IP solutions, today
announced the PIC32
GUI Development Board With Projected Capacitive Touch (part # DM320015).
This tool makes it easy for designers to add the combination of
multitouch projected-capacitive interfaces and high-quality 16-bit color
graphics to WQVGA displays in any application. Additionally, with its
industry-leading performance, Microchip's 32-bit PIC32 microcontroller
can directly drive LCDs, eliminating the cost and complexity of an
external graphics controller. Microchip's onboard MTCH6301 is a turnkey
projected-capacitive touch controller that simplifies the integration of
popular multitouch and gestures with greatly reduced design time and
risk. In combination with Microchip's free graphics and multitouch
software, this board enables rich, modern user interfaces for
cost-sensitive designs in a broad range of markets, such as consumer,
industrial and medical.
Following the proliferation of smartphones, users now expect similar
touch and graphics interfaces in everything they use. However, the cost
structure of most products can't support the BOM of a typical
smartphone, nor do designers have the time or desire to become
user-interface experts. Microchip makes it easy and cost-effective to
add rich user interfaces to nearly any product, by providing what is
essentially a "GUI in a box" that can be inserted-as-is-into most
designs. In fact, the "PIC32 GUI Development Board With Projected
Capacitive Touch" enables bezel mounting and connections between LCD
displays and most of the PIC32's on-chip peripherals. The board also
provides ready-to-use PCB pads for common serial and analog connections.
Additionally, the PIC32 has processing power to spare for additional
tasks, such as communication, control and audio.
"Microchip simplifies the creation of high-impact graphical displays
with advanced multitouch and gesture interfaces," said Sumit Mitra, vice
president of Microchip's MCU32 Division. "With our turnkey touch
controllers, high-performance PIC32 microcontrollers and free software,
Microchip reduces total system cost, speeds development and increases
The MTCH6301 controller's sophisticated combination of Self and Mutual
capacitive scanning for XY touchscreens and touchpads enables a host of
features, including: single and dual-touch drawing, the reporting of 11
single-finger gestures and the detection of up to 10 touches.
Additionally, the MTCH6301 supports sensor designs with up to 13 x 18
channels and cover lenses up to 5 mm.
Pricing and Availability
GUI Development Board With Projected Capacitive Touch (part # DM320015)
is available today for $249. Microchip's Graphics Library and Graphics
Display Designer Utility are both available today via free download from http://www.microchip.com/get/4ED5.
The turnkey touch controller MTCH6301 and supporting software is
available today at: http://www.microchip.com/get/PWSD.
For additional information, contact any Microchip sales representative
or authorized worldwide distributor, or visit Microchip's Web site at http://www.microchip.com/get/N4C5.
To purchase products mentioned in this press release, go to microchipDIRECT
or contact one of Microchip's authorized distribution partners.
High-res Board Photo Available Through Flickr or Editorial Contact (feel
free to publish): http://www.microchip.com/get/F3L1
About Microchip Technology
Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP) is a leading provider of
microcontroller, analog, mixed-signal and Flash-IP solutions, providing
low-risk product development, lower total system cost and faster time to
market for thousands of diverse customer applications worldwide.
Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, Microchip offers outstanding
technical support along with dependable delivery and quality. For more
information, visit the Microchip website at http://www.microchip.com/get/1X5R.
Note: The Microchip name and logo, and PIC are registered
trademarks of Microchip Technology Incorporated in the U.S.A. and other
countries. mTouch is a trademark of Microchip Technology Inc. in
the U.S.A. and other countries. All other trademarks mentioned
herein are the property of their respective companies.
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