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Microchip Partners with Silicon Integrated Systems to Design 3D Gesture Interface Modules

By CIOReview | Thursday, January 7, 2016

CHANDLER, AZ: Microchip Technology, a provider of microcontroller announces partnership with Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS) to meet the growing demands of 3D control displays in automation industries and IoT markets. The strategic partnership integrates GestIC technology with multi-touch 2D PCAP (projected-capacitive touch) controllers to design 3D gesture interface modules.

The main features of the integrated module include: hand tracking range of up to20 cm from the display, constructed with standard materials and production methods and easy to learn modules.

GestIC technology detects the gesture of the users and tracks the movement such as a wave of a hand to enable simple interactions with any of the devices. This technology has no blind spot detection, no ambient influences and very low power design. The PCAP touchscreen enables a touch to be sensed through a customized outer glass layer with a specialized sensor and a controller chip. The touchscreen is easy to maintain & clean, multi-touch, requires low activation force, high optical transparency, visibility and durability.

The new integration module offers superior sensitivity, accuracy to automation industries and IoT markets thereby aiming to fulfill the vision of digital life.

“Microchip is committed to furthering the innovation in human-interface technologies, and SiS’s modules will ultimately allow our customers to integrate these two interface technologies into their applications faster. With this partnership, the next dimension of intuitive, gesture-based user interfaces is now available for a broad range of end products.” says Dr. Roland Aubauer, director of Microchip’s Human-Machine Interface Division.