Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE:CY) is offering a webcast about capacitive touch-sensing. The webinar gives a detailed overview of designing capacitive touch-sensing interfaces. The presentation will show system designers the basics of replacing mechanical buttons and sliders with sleek, touch-sensing interfaces, as well as sophisticated techniques for efficient, effective designs. The 60-minute online seminar is titled “Capacitive Touch-Sensing Design Best Practices” and will be presented on Wednesday, December 10 at 9:00 a.m. PST.
Capacitive Touch-Sensing Design Best Practices
- Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Layout Guidelines
- Signal-to-Noise-Ratio (SNR) Management
- Filtering Techniques
- Water-Tolerant Techniques
Touch-sensing is changing the way humans interact with products such as cell phones, PCs, consumer electronics, white goods, and automotive systems. Understanding and incorporating design best practices are critical to adding elegant capacitive touch-sensing interfaces to any system. The webcast will present topics such as printed circuit board layout guidelines, signal-to-noise-ratio management, filtering techniques, water-tolerant techniques, and design-for-manufacture. The presenters leverage expertise gained via design with Cypress’s CapSense touch-sensing solution.
Capacitive touch-sensing is fast becoming the solution of choice for front-panel display and media control applications. Increased durability, decreased bill of materials (BOM) and a clean, minimalist appearance make this elegant interface attractive to a wide range of designs. With Cypress’s CapSense interface, a finger on the interface forms an electrical connection with embedded sensors, which work with the PSoC device to translate data about the finger’s presence into various system control functions. The sensor itself is only a copper pad on the PCB, not an actual component.
More info: Cypress Touch-Sensing Design Webcast