Microchip has added to its capacitive touch-sensing solutions with mTouch inductive technology. Designed to work through plastic, stainless steel or aluminium, or on surfaces that contain liquids, the technology facilitates a sealed, modern-looking design.
Applications include front panels for appliances, industrial equipment and even automotive applications, where the technology is said to reduce accidental touch triggers.
Implementation details are available to download free on-line, along with user manuals, a quick-start guide for inductive touch-sensing applications and application notes covering hardware and software.
Also available on-line are graphical user interface software tools for design analysis, source code for a variety of sensing routines and frequently asked questions.