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The Art of Capacitive Touch Sensing | Cypress Semiconductor

The Art of Capacitive Touch Sensing

Last Updated: 
Jan 06, 2013

Touch sensors have been around for years, but recent advances in mixed signal programmable devices are making capacitance-based touch sensors a practical and value-added alternative to mechanical switches in a wide range of consumer products. This article walks through a design example of a touch-sensitive button that can be actuated through a thick glass overlay.  To read more on this topic, click the download link above or view the full article on

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