In this Frank Talk about Sensors, Randy Frank talks to Raymond Wiley, of SUN-Tec America, about the use lamination technology for improved touch sensor manufacturing. To hear the discussion, click here. For more information about SUN-Tec America, click here.
Using its Quantum Tunneling Composite (QTC) material, Peratech has developed a sensor design sensitive enough to detect the pressure of a finger on the top of a 0.1-mm stainless steel or 0.5-mm glass sheet. Mounted behind the sheet, the QTC material’s resistance changes when pressure is applied to the top of the sheet. The QTC […]
The Embedded System Conference was held in conjunction with Sensors Expo 2011 in Chicago. Rob Ostafia, Group Leader Curriculum Development at Microchip Technology explains the company’s products for capacitive touch sensing through several demo boards. For more information about Microchip Technology touch sensing, click here. To watch the video, click here.
At Sensors Expo 2011, Randy Frank gets the scoop on the Industry’s first multi-touch controller for resistive touchscreens from Vijendra Kuroodi, principal systems architect at ROHM Semiconductor. With their ability to implement two-point operation and intuitive gesture control, the BU21023/BU21024 series is quite impressive. Since the controllers address resistive touch screens, they provide an alternative […]
At Convergence 2010 in Detroit Mich., Freescale Semiconductor’s Lydia Ziegler demonstrates how a software library controlled touch sensing can be used for slider and rotary switches in a vehicle’s center stack. The capacitive sensing uses simple metallic electrodes and the software completes the system. The software is an integral part of Freescale’s Xtrinsic touch sensing […]
At Convergence 2010, Atmel’s Toby Prescott demonstrates touch sensing in a remote keyless entry system. The capacitive touch sensing capability is provided by the ATA6617, a LIN system in package solution. Atmel’s QTouch Library enables a number of touch applications. Convergence has been the premier automotive electronics event since 1974. This year’s Convergence had a strong focus […]
Held in conjunction with Sensors Expo, I found an interesting sensor application in the exhibits at the 2010 Embedded Systems Conference Chicago. Cassandra Backus from Microchip Technology explained the company’s mTouch projected capacitive touch (PCT) screen sensing technology. With a higher resolution than resistive technology, the PCT approach has found its way into many of […]
Yet another application for touch sensing occurs in smart mirrors. At the Hospitality Design Expo, at the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas, May 19-21, Nicole Collins of Electric Mirror, a provider of mirrors that integrate a TV display, LED lighting, touch sensing, and more, demonstrates the functionality and elegance of touch sensing integrated into […]
Additional applications for touch sensing are in light dimmers and room thermostats. At the Hospitality Design Expo, at the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas, May 19-21, Justin Gardner of INNCOM, a provider of integrated room automation systems, demonstrates the functionality of these stylish examples. For more information about INNCOM and its energy management products, […]