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    Touch and Gesture Solutions

    Microchip offers a solution for every touch use case – from a single button to touch pads and touch screens, to proximity detection and 3D gesture control for every market. Microchip’s industry-leading touch solutions are based on our deep knowledge and experience in touch, working with market leaders in automotive, home appliance, industrial and consumer markets. Regardless if you choose a touch turnkey product or a touch library for a microcontroller – you will benefit from our decades of touch experience. 


    Buttons, Sliders, Proximity

    • Water-tolerant touch buttons, wheels and sliders for automotive, industrial and consumer applications
    • Touch on metal (waterproof)
    • Touch libraries for PIC®, AVR® and SAM microcontrollers
    • IEC 60730/60355 Class B certified safety touch
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    Touch Pads and Touch Screens

    • Multi-touch screens for automotive and industrial applications
    • Low-power touch pads
    • Surface gesture detection on chip
    Learn More

    Gesture Control

    • 3D hand gesture recognition for automotive, industrial and consumer applications
    • Proximity detection and spatial detection for automotive touch screens
    Learn More

    Why create your touch-based application with Microchip?

    Save Time and Money in Touch Development

    Shortening the time to market is essential for your revenue stream. Microchip offers easy-to-use tools for you to accelerate development of your touch-enabled products.

    Touch Technology

    Noise Robustness
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    Noise, also known as conducted noise, is a common challenge for touch implementations. 

    Microchip provides state-of-the-art software and hardware filters to overcome noise. Noise-avoidance technologies, such as frequency hopping are used.

    • High Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR)
    • IEC61000, EFT and BCI tested
    Low(est) Power
    Requirements for low power are not limited to wearable devices - it’s a welcome addition in all markets. 

    Dedicated hardware on PIC, AVR and SAM devices enable the lowest-power touch with capacitive sensing below 5 μA.

    Water-Tolerant Touch
    Water-tolerant touch is a key feature that Microchip has integrated into turnkey and MCU-based touch solutions. 

    Users expect their touch interfaces to work well in a range of conditions (including wet surfaces) without the need to clean their hands or wipe them dry every time they use their devices.

    Safety-Certified Touch Sensing
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    Functional safety, Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA), is a market driver for touch.

    For the market of appliances, Microchip offers products (turnkey and libraries) certified according to IEC/UL 60730 Safety Class-B standards. Certificates are published on Microchip’s website at www.jiehua.icu/touch.


    Microchip touch solutions support automotive functional safety requirements. Please contact Microchip for details to get your next design safely on the road.

    Touch on Metal - Waterproof Touch

    Microchip offers Metal-over-Capacitive (MoC) technology enabling touch applications across many conditions, including:

    • Metal surfaces, stainless steel or aluminum
    • Sense through any thickness of gloves
    • Waterproof designs
    • Braille-enabled interfaces

    Metal-over-capacitive technology is compatible with all turnkey and MCU-based touch products.

    High Button Count Support - Mutual Touch Sensing
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    Microchip has refined and enhanced the method to scan a large number of buttons as a matrix. Mutual touch enables costs - savings in many aspects:

    • Reduced amount of feeding lines to slim connecting (flexPCB) tails
    • Reduces pin count required for touch to enable cost-efficient small-footprint parts
    • Dramatically reduced development time by Microchip’s unique inherent feeding line length compensation