Microchip introduces world’s first Development Platform with 2D Multi-touch and 3D Gestures

13 OCTOBER 2014

Microchip announces the expansion of its Human Interface Input Sensing Solutions portfolio with the introduction of the 3DTouchPad, a PC peripheral

and world’s first Development Platform for 2D multi-touch and 3D gestures.
The 3DTouchPad reinvents input sensing by adding free-space gesture recognition to projected-capacitive multi-touch as a compelling development platform and reference design. The 3DTouchPad is the first development platform that combines 2D multi-touch and 3D air gesture input focussed on the PC/peripheral market. The 3DTouchPad provides robust and innovative 3D gesture recognition utilising Microchip’s GestIC® technology that offers a detection range of up to 10 cm for 3D gestures, along with Microchip’s highly responsive projected-capacitive 2D multi-touch solution supporting up to 10 touch points and multi-finger surface gestures. The 2D multi-touch is enhanced by Microchip’s new capacitive touch-screen line driver, MTCH652, which was also announced today.
The new 3DTouchPad includes driverless, out-of-the-box features for Windows® 7/8.X and OS X®, 3D air gestures, advanced multi-touch performance including surface gestures, and a free downloadable GUI and SDK/API package tailored for developers. The possibilities for this technology also expand beyond the PC market and computer touch pads to include hands-free sanitary products, home automation, remote controls, game controllers, wearable devices and automotive applications.
The production-ready development kit includes free GUI and SDK to enable innovative 2D and 3D input devices for advanced human-interface designs. The 3DTouchPad (DM160225) is priced at $99.00 and is available to order today with free downloadable software under the Documentation & Software section at www.microchip.com/get/RL1J

Key Facts:
• PC peripheral and gesture development platform for applications and drivers
• Production-ready development kit with free GUI & SDK for advanced human-interface designs
• Driverless, out-of-the-box features for Windows® 7/8.X and MacOS®
• New capacitive touch-screen line driver, MTCH652, also announced

Microchip Technology

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