Atmel recently released a development kit that lets designers integrate touch technology into their embedded systems. The QTouch Suite eases the integration of capacitive touch buttons, sliders, and wheels using Atmel's AVR microcontrollers. The suite is a bundle that includes the QT600 development kit and QTouch Studio, AVR Studio, and free QTouch Library software package for AVR MCUs.
The QT600 environment lets designers evaluate and design touch-based solutions using their own touch sensor boards with various microcontroller boards or to connect QT600 sensor boards directly to their own application. The suite supports development and analysis of capacitive touch button, sliders and wheels in applications using 8- and 32-bit AVR MCUs. The Studio supports both the QT600 development kit and the designer's own application. With the QTouch Library 3.0, Atmel offers a free software library for embedding capacitive touch buttons, sliders, and wheels onto any AVR.
The Atmel QT600 development kit is available now for $199. For more information about the suite and free downloads, go to www.atmel.com/QTouchSuite.