Atmel Corporation - Touch Solutions Overview

By: Meshnetics  09-12-2011
Keywords: Capacitive Touch

Tap. Drag. Zoom. Pan. Rotate. Flip. Innovate.

The Atmel® touch technologies give human interfaces that uniquely personal feel that sparks success in the marketplace. With Atmel touch technology for touchscreens and application specific buttons, sliders, and wheels, users experience unparalleled performance and sensitivity without draining batteries. Designers can take full advantage of advanced features such as Atmel maXTouch™ unlimited touch capability and support for large screens — all implemented in a small package requiring a minimal amount of external components. Generous configuration options make the chips simple to implement in all kinds of applications. Atmel also offers the QTouch® Library for implementing buttons, sliders, and wheels on Atmel microcontrollers.

Transform the User Experience with Atmel Touch Solutions

For the user, touch technology is all about sensitivity, speed, and accuracy. Users want an interface that senses their touches precisely and reliably, in the blink of an eye. And they want the interface to respond exactly as they expect it to, whether the function is invoked with a single touch (such as pushing a "soft" button) or multiple gestural touches (such as pinching to zoom or rotate a view).

Atmel is a global leader in capacitive touch technology, with more than 15 years of experience. Atmel transformative touch innovations offer superior performance and response times in robust, noise-resistant integrated circuits (ICs) designed to conserving power and save space. Atmel touch ICs are the first choice of product developers who want to go to market quickly with advanced technology that simplifies the design process, keeps component costs down, and meets the rigorous expectations of today’s user communities.

Device designers have the option of combining Atmel touch technology with leading-edge Atmel AT91SAM and AVR® microcontrollers. The QTouch Suite provides tools for implementing Atmel buttons, sliders, and wheels technology into a variety of applications.

Typical Applications for Atmel Touch Solutions

Buttons, Sliders & Wheels

Keywords: Capacitive Touch

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