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CapSense for Automotive non-infotainment applications | Cypress

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Design Considerations

When designing capacitive touch sense technology into automotive, one needs to keep in mind that the CapSense device exists within a larger framework. Careful attention to every level of detail from PCB layout to user interface to end-use operating environment will lead to robust and reliable system performance. For more in-depth information, refer Getting Started with CapSense

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Product

Cypress's PSoC-based CapSense technology provides a flexible, efficient means for implementing highly differentiated and reliable capacitive sensing & proximity detection. CapSense allows for “cool” designs by replacing mechanical buttons with a sleeker, more refined interface for various applications in automotive including non- infotainment systems inside the car. Our devices also come equipped with industry standard protocols like LIN which make acceptance of these devices into automotive all the more easier.

As market leader, Cypress makes it easy for designers to merge new features with pre-existing mechanical platforms for functionality enhancement and vastly improved touch based interfaces.
Our fully programmable CapSensing solution means full flexibility for the designers and the GUI that comes with our devices guarantees ease of development.
 
Cypress Capacitive solutions ensure:

  • Superior noise immunity and low radiated noise,
  • Best in class CapSense performance with superior water proofing(on CSD),
  • Ease of development and full programmability,
  • Enabling integration through additional analog and digital peripherals on the same chip.

Typical applications include (but not limited to):
Sunroof control, Key fob, Doors and windows control, Side mirror control, Keyed entry systems, dome light of the car

Recommended MPNs: CY8C20234-12LKXA, CY8C20236A-24LKXA, CY8C21334-12PVXE, CY8C21334-24PVXA, CY8C21534-12PVXE, CY8C21534-24PVXA, CY8C24894-24LFXA, CY8C21345-12PVXE, CY8C21345-24PVXA, CY8C22345-12PVXE, CY8C22345-24PVXA, CY8C22345H-24PVXA, CY8C21645-12PVXE, CY8C21645-24PVXA, CY8C22645-12PVXE, CY8C22645-24PVXA, CY8C21312-24PVXA, CY8C21512-24PVXA

The Complete automotive portfolio can be found in the  Automotive Product Selector Guide

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Software and Drivers

  • PSoC Creator

    PSoC Creator is a state-of-the-art software development IDE combined with a revolutionary graphical design editor to form a uniquely powerful hardware/software co-design environment.

  • PSoC Designer

    PSoC Designer is the revolutionary Integrated Design Environment (IDE) that you can use to customize PSoC to meet your specific application requirements. PSoC Designer software accelerates system bring-up and time-to-market.