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Capsense Multimedia Board

Last Updated: 
Jan 20, 2010

In the consumer electronics world, “cool” design is an important factor in a product’s success. PSoC Capsense allows for “cool” designs by replacing mechanical buttons with a sleeker, more refined interface. One application for PSoC Capsense that is rapidly growing is multimedia boards for laptops.

The majority of today’s laptops include multimedia capabilities. Access to these functions as well as general-purpose functions are often located on a multimedia strip near the laptop’s keyboard.

With PSoC’s capacitive sensing technologies, these functions can be implemented without mechanical buttons resulting in a sleeker look. This element describes a reference design for a PSoC Capsense multimedia board.