|[October 28, 2013]
Microchip Makes Developing 3D Gesture Systems Easy With Hillstar Development Kit
CHANDLER, Ariz. --(Business Wire)--
Microchip Technology (News - Alert) Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP), a leading provider of
microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, today
announced the new MGC3130
Hillstar Development Kit for 3D gesturing systems. The kit
provides designers with an easy, step-by-step approach to develop 3D
gesturing systems with Microchip's MGC3130
and electrodes that meet their specific space requirements. The MGC3130
is the world's first single-chip 3D gesture/free space position tracking
solution. The MGC3130 Hillstar Development Kit is a complete MGC3130
reference system, consisting of a MGC3130 Module and one example
reference electrode. With several additional reference electrode
designs, the Aurea Graphical User Interface Software, and an I2C™
to USB Bridge Module, the MGC3130 Hillstar Development Kit enables an
easy design-in of the MGC3130 into several different form factors.
The GestIC® Technology enabled with the MGC3130
serves a wide range of applications in the computing (e.g., laptops,
keyboards, input devices); lighting (e.g., lighting switches and
controls); consumer-electronic (e.g., audio docks, printers and
copiers); and automotive markets (e.g., automotive interior controls),
among others. The Hillstar Development Kit provides designers with the
path to integrate Microchip's industry-leading technology in their
applications, in the shortest possible time.
"The MGC3130 Hillstar Development Kit enables customers to integrate an
advanced 3D hand-position and gesturing user interface to virtually any
electronic product," said Steve Drehobl, vice president of Microchip's
MCU8 Division. "The modular approach, with complete documentation,
reference layouts, hardware and a software GUI, follows Microchip's
philosophy of providing world-class tools for the broad engineering
Pricing & Availability
Development Kit (part # DM160218, $179.00) is available for
purchase today. The MGC3130 Configurable 3D Gesture Controller is
shipping in production volumes. For additional information, contact any
Microchip sales representative or authorized worldwide distributor, or
visit Microchip's website at http://www.microchip.com/get/E0AA.
To purchase products mentioned in this press release, go to microchipDIRECT
or contact one of Microchip's authorized distribution partners.
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About Microchip Technology
Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP) is a leading provider of
microcontroller, mixed-signal analog and Flash-IP solutions, providing
low-risk product development, lower total system cost and faster time to
market for thousands of diverse customer applications worldwide.
Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, Microchip offers outstanding
technical support along with dependable delivery and quality. For more
information, visit the Microchip website at http://www.microchip.com/get/TGQ2.
Note: The Microchip name and logo, and GestIC are registered
trademarks of Microchip Technology Incorporated in the U.S.A. and other
countries. All other trademarks mentioned herein are the property
of their respective companies.
Tags / Keywords: 3D
Tracking and Positioning, E-field
User Interface Development
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