The difficulty of implementing capacitive sensing capabilities in a product is often overlooked. Those of you that have worked in a project involving capacitive sensing know that there are several hurdles to overcome in order to successfully execute such a project.
- There is no standardized development process for systems with capacitive touch capabilities. Even starting a capacitive touch project can be overwhelming for newcomers.
- Translating requirements from the end-customers to schematic diagrams or physical layouts is very demanding.
- There are many capacitive touch vendors to choose from, but not enough time to evaluate all the options, mainly because configuring a capacitive touch controller takes too much time.
- Finally, even if you manage to verify that the capacitive touch system end-product behaves well in test-conditions, there is no guarantee that it will not fail in real-world scenarios, or that the behavior of mass-products will be the same.
Thanks to Fieldscale SENSE Cloud, Elbis managed to overcome these difficulties and design a capacitive touch switch that incorporates a plywood overlay decreasing the time to spot product’s deficiencies and saving a great amount of material and labor cost required to verify the design.