Montreal, Canada – June 25, 2014 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, releases an etech ALERT featuring the CapSense Solution from Cypress.
Cypress has raised the bar for capacitive touch sensing, with new easy-to-use CapSense controllers, available now from Future Electronics.
These low cost devices require no coding, enabling designers to quickly implement sleek, reliable user interfaces, and delivering best-in-class noise immunity, proximity sensing and water tolerance.
The CY8CMBR3x controllers are part of Cypress’s Mechanical Button Replacement (MBR) family, which leverages Cypress’s SmartSense™ Auto-tuning algorithm to completely eliminate the requirement for manual system tuning. SmartSense Auto-tuning enables automatic tuning of more than 10 parameters to achieve optimal touch sensing performance. The CY8CMBR3x devices are supported by Cypress’ EZ-Click™ software tool, which combines GUI-based configuration, product debug and production-line testing with no firmware development required. The CY3280-MBR3 kit allows engineers to evaluate the family’s advanced features. The kit also provides additional debug and test options, including the ability to vary trace lengths, add parasitic capacitance and change overlay thickness.
“With more than 1 billion CapSense controllers shipped and 5 billion mechanical buttons replaced, our customers know they can count on Cypress for powerful capacitive-sensing solutions with advanced performance and features that are easy to design in,” said John Weil, senior director of marketing and applications for PSoC and CapSense at Cypress. “Our new CY8CMBR3x controllers redefine capacitive sensing. Customers no longer have to make a choice between cost and performance, but instead can use low-cost devices with advanced features and proven reliability from the market leader.”
The CY8CMBR3x controllers are ideal for applications in a broad range of markets, including consumer, automotive, home appliance, industrial, medical and fitness. The controllers can implement up to 16 capacitive buttons or up to 8 capacitive buttons while driving 8 LEDs. Designers can leverage the devices to add up to two proximity sensors with a 30-cm sensing distance for wake-on-approach applications. Additionally, the CY8CMBR3x controllers feature Flanking Sensor Suppression (FSS) that eliminates false touches when buttons are closely spaced.
Devices in the CapSense MBR family deliver robust sensing in noisy environments using Cypress’s patented CapSense Sigma-Delta (CSD) sensing method, ensuring superior immunity to conducted and radiated noise with a signal-to-noise ratio of greater than 100:1. Operating from 1.71V to 5.5V, the devices are ideal for a wide range of regulated and unregulated battery applications, including single coin cell battery operation. The controllers also feature an integrated voltage regulator to address power supply noise, as well as filters for any spurious noise.
The CapSense portfolio, the industry’s broadest and most integrated, enhances industrial design and reliability with the most noise-immune and water tolerant capacitive touch-sensing interfaces, including proximity sensing where direct touch is not required. CapSense proximity sensing can provide power savings by activating an interface only when needed while further enhancing industrial designs by only exposing interfaces when necessary.
To purchase product(s) or for more information about Cypress or CapSense, as well as access to the world’s largest available-to-sell inventory, visit www.FutureElectronics.com/Cypress or if you are interested in the products and would like to register to qualify for a Free Sample click here.
Cypress delivers high-performance, mixed-signal, programmable solutions that provide customers with rapid time-to-market and exceptional system value. Cypress offerings include the flagship PSoC® 1, PSoC 3, PSoC 4, and PSoC 5LP programmable system-on-chip families. Cypress is the world leader in capacitive user interface solutions including CapSense touch sensing, TrueTouch® touchscreens, and trackpad solutions for notebook PCs and peripherals. Cypress is a world leader in USB controllers, which enhance connectivity and performance in a wide range of consumer and industrial products. Cypress is also the world leader in SRAM and nonvolatile RAM memories. Cypress serves numerous major markets, including consumer, mobile handsets, computation, data communications, automotive, industrial, and military.
About Future Electronics
Future Electronics is a global leader in electronics distribution, ranking 3rd in component sales worldwide, with an impressive reputation for developing efficient, comprehensive global supply chain solutions. Founded in 1968, the company has established itself as one of the most innovative organizations in the industry today, with 5,000 employees in 169 offices in 44 countries around the world. Future Electronics is globally integrated, with one worldwide IT infrastructure providing real-time inventory availability and access, while enabling full integration of its operations, sales and marketing worldwide. Offering the highest level of service, the most advanced engineering capabilities and technical solutions through all stages of the design-production cycle, and the largest available-to-sell inventory in the world, Future’s mission is always to Delight the Customer®. For more information, visit www.FutureElectronics.com.
Martin H. Gordon
Director, Corporate Communications
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