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Controls & Sensors: Touch Sensors Spread Out

Last Updated: 
Sep 23, 2008

With all the recent excitement about capacitive sensing in portable media players, laptop PCs and mobile handsets, it is easy to forget that such interface technologies have been actively designed into major appliances applications for years. Significant improvements in sensing algorithms and control circuitry have expanded the suite of applications in which the technology can be implemented. Designers are seeing the value of capacitive sensing as a replacement for mechanical buttons and membrane switches, as well as discovering new, exciting applications such as touchscreens and proximity sensors.  To read more on this topic, view the full article on