Atmel adds motion sensor to touch controller


Atmel has introduced a range of touch controllers that integrate motion sensor functionality.

The maXTouch controllers incorporate the company’s maXFusion sensor technology which combines inputs from multiple sensors that detect motion, including accelerometers, magnetometers and gyroscopes, to provide real-time direction, orientation and inclination data.Atmel said the controller can be used with pre-qualified sensors from various manufacturers, including AKM, Aichi Steel, Bosch, InvenSense, Intersil and Kionix.

The UC3L sensor hub devices are available with customisable firmware.