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[How to] configure Charge Phase in Capacitive Sensing
  One of the parameters that engineers have to know in order to properly configure the controller is called Charge Phase. Tuning the Charge Phase parameter can be done in...
Monday, 16 December 2019 - 16:26
[How to] Touch sensor validation and circuit analysis
The process of designing and validating a touch sensor depends on the level of experience and expertise of the designer. However, no matter the case, a design begins from the...
Friday, 1 November 2019 - 16:18
[How to] Simulate a real life capacitive touch button
  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...
Wednesday, 25 September 2019 - 14:46
Chapter 2: Operational principles and types of capacitive touch sensors​
Operational principles and types of capacitive touch sensors   Touch detection in a capacitive touch sensing system   Before diving into the basic principles of each...
Tuesday, 27 August 2019 - 09:06
Chapter 1: Fundamentals of electrostatics and capacitance & an introduction to capacitive touch sensors
Capacitive sensing can be overwhelming for a newcomer. The nature of the underlying electromagnetic phenomena is complex. That’s why many newcomers tend to cut corners. They tend...
Friday, 2 August 2019 - 14:55
[How to] From Mechanical to Capacitive controls (Button with sharp edges and 2mm clearance, 2 layer pcb with cover glass (50x70mm))
  Everything you need to know to get started on Capacitive Controls   Even though most of you may be relatively familiar with the various types of mechanical controls,...
Friday, 24 May 2019 - 15:00
Controller Tuning Parameters (Drive Signal Time,Drive Voltage,Sense Signal) & Level Controller Properties (Detection Capabilities,Noise Robustness & SNR,Liquid Tolerance,Power Consumption)
What does a controller do?     The touch sensor emits an analogue signal that changes whenever a user is interacting with the device. Also, this analogue signal does not...
Monday, 6 May 2019 - 10:31
[How to] 5 Electrode Materials for Capacitive Touch Sensors (ITO,Metal Mesh,Silver Nanowires,Carbon Nanotubes,PEDOT:PSS)
Electrode behavior heavily depends on the material they are made off. To know if emerging materials can potentially be used as electrodes in touch sensors, we must first describe...
Thursday, 14 February 2019 - 16:16
Bezel-less design Problems: How traces affect the design of mutual p-cap touch sensors
An introduction to bezel-less design   Electronics such as tablet and smartphones are increasingly moving toward a bezel-less design. Bezel is a term used to describe the...
Friday, 18 January 2019 - 12:07
[How to] The Ultimate Touch Sensor StackUp Guide (part 2)
The touch sensor industry can seem a bit overwhelming and confusing to a newcomer. A lot of different types of sensor configurations, many materials used and tons of jargon. With...
Tuesday, 8 January 2019 - 09:15
The Ultimate Touch Sensor StackUp Guide
The Ultimate Touch Sensor StackUp Guide   With capacitive sensing undergoing such a rapid growth and penetrating more and more industries, it attracts the interest of many...
Wednesday, 2 January 2019 - 14:43
[How to] 9 Things to Consider When Selecting a Cover Glass for your Capacitive Touch Sensor
This article discusses the main considerations of a touch sensor designer when choosing the sensor’s cover glass.   First, we focus on common mechanical and...
Tuesday, 18 December 2018 - 12:43

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