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Capacitive Touch Technology

Thursday 24 February, 2022

The generation of Enhanced Mid-Range Family of PIC16 devices include mTouch™ Sensing technology. CCS demonstrates our uses for Capacitive Touch Development Board and compiler libraries in a fun hands-on application.

The CCS Capacitive Touch board uses the PIC16LF727 device for creating human touch applications and utilizing contact sensitive hardware. Instead of using mechanical switches or buttons that can break, the Capacitive Touch pads are activated by placing a human finger over the pad and the user's natural electrical properties generate the needed response or change.

Cut development time by utilizing specific Capacitive Touch functions built into the CCS C Compiler. The #USE TOUCH_PAD library reduces roughly 500 lines of assembly to 1 line of C code! A full version of the CCS C Compiler is available with the development kit.

The CCS Exercise tutorial contains 14 example programs that step the user through Capacitive Touch applications. Use the 16 on-board programmable capacitive pads and LCD to quickly develop "touch" applications. In addition, the board is equipped with *Tag Connect footprint for ICSP™ programming and a ICD-U64 that can be used with all Flash-supported PIC® MCU devices.

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