Microchip Technology introduced the MGC3130 Hillstar Development Kit for 3D gesturing systems. The MGC3130 Hillstar Development Kit enables engineers to integrate an advanced 3D hand-position and gesturing user interface to virtually any electronic product. The Hillstar Development Kit (part #DM160218) is available for now for $179. The MGC3130 Configurable 3D Gesture Controller is shipping in production volumes.
Microchip Technology introduced their configurable MGC3130 electrical-field based 3D gesture controller. The device features patented GestIC technology. GestIC enables the next dimension in intuitive, gesture-based, non-contact user interfaces for a broad range of end products. The configurable MGC3130 E-field IC offers low-power, precise, fast and robust hand position tracking with free-space gesture recognition. Samples of the MGC3130 are available now in a 5×5 mm 28-pin QFN package. Volume production is expected in April 2013. Prices start at $2.26 each in high volumes.