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  • Basics of Capacitive Sensing and Applications
    Capacitive sensing is becoming a popular technology to replace optical detection methods and mechanical designs for applications like proximity/gesture detection, material analysis, and liquid level sensing. The main advantages that capacitive sensing has over other detection approaches
  • Introduction to Capacitive Sensing
    AN1101 Introduction to Capacitive Sensing A SHORT HISTORY Author: Tom Perme Microchip Technology Inc. While capacitive sensing has been around for more than 50 years, it is becoming increasingly easier to implement and more popular. A classic example of a INTRODUCTION capacitive switch is the Touch
  • Software Handling for Capacitive Sensing
    AN1103 Software Handling for Capacitive Sensing Initialization Author: Tom Perme Microchip Technology Inc. To begin, the hardware must be properly initialized. A detailed depiction of the proper settings for the PIC16F88X family is shown in Appendix A: "Register INTRODUCTION Settings
  • Capacitive Multibutton Configurations
    AN1104 Capacitive Multibutton Configurations inputs. The third approach creates an expandable Author: Keith Curtis system, which relies on multiplexing additional Microchip Technology Inc. sensors through an external analog multiplexer. Tom Perme Microchip Technology Inc. USING DEFAULT CAPACITY (R
  • Comparing Capacitive and Eddy-Current Sensors
    Noncontact sensors using capacitive and eddy-current technologies each represent a unique blend of advantages and disadvantages for a variety of applications. This comparison of the two technologies' strengths will help you select the best technology for your application.
  • Sensor Sense: Capacitive Touch Sensors
    Many people mistake the growth in capacitive touch sensors as the adoption of new technology. But the fact is advances in mixed-signal programmable devices, those that combine analog and digital into a single package, have brought back this quite old technology and given it new life. The commercial
  • How to Design Capacitive Touch & Proximity Sensing Technology into Your Application (.pdf)
    Interface Design Complexity, Human Interface Process Flow, Methods for Measuring Capacitance, and Why Incorporate Capacitive Sensors in Human Interface Design at All.
  • Layout and Physical Design Guidelines for Capacitive Sensing
    AN1102 Layout and Physical Design Guidelines for Capacitive Sensing FIGURE 1: EXAMPLE PAD SIZES AND Author: Tom Perme SHAPE Microchip Technology Inc. 0.500 x 0.500 INTRODUCTION (12,7 x 12,7) This application note describes the layout and physical design guidelines used for the capacitive sensing

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