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PSoC 6 Capacitive Sensing (CapSense®) | Cypress Semiconductor

PSoC 6 Capacitive Sensing (CapSense®)

Last Updated: 
Feb 26, 2020
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  • Offers best-in-class signal-to-noise ratio (SNR)
  • Supports Self-Capacitance (CSD) and Mutual-Capacitance (CSX) sensing methods
  • Features SmartSense™ auto-tuning technology for CSD sensing to avoid complex manual tuning process
  • Supports various Widgets, such as Buttons, Matrix Buttons, Sliders, Touchpads, and Proximity Sensors
  • Provides ultra-low power consumption and liquid-tolerant capacitive sensing technology
  • Contains integrated graphical tuner GUI tool for real-time tuning, testing, and debugging
  • Provides superior immunity against external noise and low-radiated emission
  • Offers best-in-class liquid tolerance
  • Contains built-in self-test (BIST) library for implementing Class-B requirements for CapSense
  • Supports one-finger and two-finger gestures
  • Supports single-slope ADC
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General Description

CapSense is a Cypress capacitive sensing solution. Capacitive sensing can be used in a variety of applications and products where conventional mechanical buttons can be replaced with sleek human interfaces to transform the way users interact with electronic systems. These include home appliances, automotive, IoT, and industrial applications. CapSense supports multiple interfaces (widgets) using both CSX and CSD sensing methods, with robust performance.