point, click, zoom, scroll, free-space mouseover, and many
others. Designers can use this library to get to market
quickly and reduce development risks by simply matching
their system commands to Microchip's extensive set of
predetermined and proven gestures.
Additionally, the chip provides developers the flexibility
to utilize pre-filtered electrode signals for additional
functionality in their applications.
GestIC technology utilizes thin sensing electrodes made
of any conductive material — such as printed circuit board
(PCB) traces or a touch sensor's Indium Tin Oxide (ITO)
coating — to enable invisible integration behind the device's
housing. This allows for visually appealing industrial designs
at very low total system costs. Additionally, the technology
provides 100% surface coverage, eliminating "angle of view"
blind spots found in other technologies.
With a detection range of up to 15 cm, the MGC3130
is the ideal technology for products designed to be used in
close proximity for direct user-to-device interaction. With its
range of configurable smart features, the MGC3130
uniquely enables the next breakthrough in human-machine-interface design across various industries.
Example applications include keyboards that take
advantage of the advanced interface capabilities in the new
Windows® 8 operating system using hovering motions and
free-space gesture controls instead of reaching over to
touch a screen.
The MGC3130 provides a sophisticated, precise, and
robust 3D gesture-interface and hand-position tracking
solution with features such as:
• 150 DPI, mouse-like resolution, and a 200 Hz
sampling rate to sense even the fastest hand and
• Super-low-noise analog front end for high accuracy
interpretation of electrode sensor inputs.
• Configurable auto wake-up on approach at 150
Arno Kit for Arduinos
The Arno Kit from Olympia Circuits is an innovative new approach to learning and teaching about Arduino. The
Arno provides beginners with interesting circuits built right
into the board, so they can focus on learning the basics of
electronics and the Arduino language without needing to
assemble and troubleshoot circuits.
The kit consists of the Arno circuit board and a new
book that gives step-by-step instructions for more than 40
projects, without the need for external components and
wiring. The Arno board is based on an ATmega 32U4
processor from Atmel. The included book Learning Arduino
with the Arno gives all the information needed to move
into advanced projects. It is a thorough text to teach a wide
range of programming concepts.
The projects range from common beginner programs
microwatts current consumption, enabling always-on
gesture sensing in power-constrained mobile
• Automated self-calibration for continued high
accuracy over a product's lifetime.
• 32-bit digital signal processing, for real time
processing of X/Y/Z positional data and the Colibri
Suite gesture library.
• Integrated Flash memory for easy upgrading of
deployed products in the field.
• 70-130 kHz E-field with frequency hopping to
eliminate RF interference, and resistant to ambient
light and sound interference.
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like "blink," to more complex concepts using multiple inputs
and outputs. For further information, please contact:
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