|[March 26, 2014]
Microchip Announces Industry's Lowest Power Projected-Capacitive Touch Controllers
CHANDLER, Ariz. --(Business Wire)--
Microchip Technology (News - Alert) Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP), a leading provider of
microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, today
announced a new family of projected-capacitive touch controllers-the MTCH6102
with industry-leading low-power performance. These turnkey
projected-capacitive controllers make it easy for designers to add
contemporary touch and gesture interface designs to cost-sensitive
This MTCH6102 facilitates design integration of capacitive scanning for
touchscreens and touchpads including 11 single-finger gestures to swipe,
scroll or double tap. The MTCH6102 enables flexible, scalable solutions
to support PCB, ITO or FPC sensors up to 15 channels. It supports cover
lenses up to 3 mm plastic and 5 mm glass and configurable sleep/idle
frame rates to optimize for most power budgets with active mode as low
as 12 �A. Microchip offers its free Configuration Utility to allow
designers to make fast customizations. Microchip also provides designers
with the firmware library for further optimization and control if needed.
The MTCH6102 family serves a wide range of applications in the
consumer-electronic (e.g., remote controls, gaming devices, wearable
devices such as headphones, watches, fitness wristbands, and track
pads), and automotive markets (e.g., automotive interior controls and
control panels), among others.
"Microchip's turnkey, low-cost controller offers the lowest power
projected-capacitive touch solution in the industry to maximize battery
life in cost-sensitive applications," said Fanie Duvenhage, director of
Microchip's Human-Machine Interface Division. "The MTCH6102 provides
developers with a flexible touch-sensing solution for smaller touch
areas to optimize common constraints of size, power and cost that are
critical to applications such as wearable devices, remote controls,
gaming devices and track pads."
The MTCH6102 is supported by Microchip's Low-Power
Projected-Capacitive Touch Pad Development Kit (part #
DM160219, $49.00), and is available to order today.
Pricing & Availability
Pricing for the MTCH6102 starts at $0.96 each, in 10,000-unit quantities
and is available for production orders today.
For additional information, contact any Microchip sales representative
or authorized worldwide distributor, or visit Microchip's Web site at http://www.microchip.com/get/TU7M.
To purchase products mentioned in this press release, go to microchipDIRECT
or contact one of Microchip's authorized distribution partners.
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About Microchip Technology
Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP) is a leading provider of
microcontroller, mixed-signal analog 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/GBLW.
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