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I just read Atmel have brought Quantum, they must have read my mind i am just starting to look at changing our locks to use capacitive touch. Hopefully this will hurry the AVR with built in capacitive touch to production it would make my job so much easier.

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They didn't "buy" Quantum, if that's what you were saying. They just licensed the various forms of capacitive touch technologies from Quantum. They're gonna include support in AVR devices sometime in Q1 of this year.

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Since we are now in or close to Q2, could it be Q1 of the fiscal year? Q1 of 2009?

Jim

Jim Wagner Oregon Research Electronics, Consulting Div. Tangent, OR, USA http://www.orelectronics.net

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*shrug* press release said 2008, but then when was the last time something came right on time as promised =)

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But, of course!

I noticed recently that some brand-P chips have capacitive sensing interfaces built in.

Jim

Jim Wagner Oregon Research Electronics, Consulting Div. Tangent, OR, USA http://www.orelectronics.net

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Cypress has been doing capacitive touch for a while in it's PSoC chips. Maybe Atmel wants to keep their edge sharp. Hope so as the PSoC's are a pain in the ass

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clpalmer wrote:
They didn't "buy" Quantum, if that's what you were saying. They just licensed the various forms of capacitive touch technologies from Quantum. They're gonna include support in AVR devices sometime in Q1 of this year.

"Atmel acquires Quantum Research Group"
http://www.tradingmarkets.com/.s...

and quote from another article:
"Following the completion of the transaction, Quantum will become part of Atmel's microcontroller business unit."

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Well sheet... So they did =) I apologize and retract the comment!

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clpalmer, thats fine i too was told they just had the license, till i saw the "Atmel acquires Quantum Research Group" article. This should I hope speed up the built in capacitive touch within AVR's. Looking into it though there are problems at Quantum as many of there die were based on Microchips so there prices have shot up hopefully this will get sorted quickly.