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, […]
Touch sensing is finding many applications in the hospitality industry. In this first of three videos from the Hospitality Design Expo, touch sensing provides access through a backlit and simulated push-button display for a high-tech door. For the video demonstration from the Hospitality Design Expo, click the quick play button below.
Companies that want to give their products a distinctive look and feel are turning to touch sensing as an alternative to traditional push buttons. The simple flat surface is also easier to maintain and keep clean. As a result, a variety of medical, industrial, automotive and hospitality industry applications are appearing. One of the newest […]
Housed in a tiny 8-pin package, the STM8T141 touch-sensor controller from STMicroelectronics can improve the performance and styling of products, such as mobile phones, portable consumer products, and appliances. The IC allows the replacement of conventional buttons with a touch sensor for main power-on/off or to trigger wake-up from battery-saving sleep modes. The STM8T141 draws […]