Texas Instruments announced the Audio Capacitive Touch BoosterPack, which is based on the C5000 ultra-low-power digital signal processor (DSP). The C5000 ultra-low-power DSP-based Audio Capacitive Touch BoosterPack is a plug-in board for the MSP430 LaunchPad development kit. The TI Audio Capacitive Touch BoosterPack is available now for a one-time promotional price of $30 USD for the next 30 days (normally priced at $34.99).
The Atmel QTouch Suite is a complete development suite for capacitive touch buttons, sliders, and wheels using AVR microcontrollers. The Atmel QTouch Suite is a bundle that includes the QT600 development kit, QTouch Studio, AVR Studio, and QTouch Library SW package for AVR microcontrollers. The Atmel QT600 development kit is available now with a suggested retail price of $199 USD. Atmel’s QTouch Suite is ideal for designers using AVR-based microcontrollers. The easy-to-use, integrated package enables designers a quick, full featured solution.