Cypress Rolls Out CapSense Express Capacitive Touch Sensing Solution

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE:CY) introduced the CapSense Express(tm) capacitive touch sensing solution for button and slider replacement. The CapSense Express solution enables designers to implement up to 10 buttons and/or sliders in as little as five minutes – with no coding. The PSoC Express(tm) visual embedded system design tool and CapSense Express configuration tool allow designers to monitor and tune the performance of the buttons and sliders in real time using a graphical user interface. Competing solutions require designers to program and test each adjustment, adding design time and cost.

Cypress is the worldwide leader in capacitive sensing. Its PSoC®-based CapSense devices have implemented over 2.5 billion buttons, sliders and other touch sensing interfaces in systems worldwide. The CapSense portfolio offers unmatched flexibility and integration, addressing a broad range of designs from complex, feature-rich applications to simple button replacement.

“Mechanical buttons and sliders are prone to wear and tear from prolonged usage and exposure to heat, moisture and other elements. In addition, they do not provide the clean, elegant styling preferred by today’s consumer,” said Robert Dunnigan, vice president of Cypress’s Non-Volatile and Mixed-Signal Business Unit. “The CapSense Express solution offers our customers an easy to use, cost-competitive solution to button replacement that enables innovative new products with the fast time-to-market needed to beat the competition.”

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