Your guide to capacitive touch technology

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By Steve Baker | Feb 28, 2018
GMN's guide to capacitive touch technology

Does your device utilize mechanical buttons? Are you designing a new user interface device? Does your existing product’s interface need a facelift? No matter the question, capacitive touch technology is the answer. The arrival of smartphones and tablets has massively fueled the trend for capacitive touch. From our car dashboards, to industrial controllers, touch technology has truly invaded our lives. Unsurprisingly, more and more companies are steering towards incorporating sleek and non-tactile interfaces within their devices.

Compared to membrane switches and elastomer keypads, capacitive sensing technology offers several advantages including thinner stack ups, easy cleanability and improved durability. It brings together a blend of enhanced usability, modern aesthetics, and gives you the freedom to augment user experience by adding various visual and audio feedback mechanisms.

To jumpstart the development of your next user-interface, we have created the perfect guide for you to explore the essentials of capacitive touch. This guide sheds light on the many design possibilities you can adopt while integrating this dynamic technology in your device. It also talks about the potential applications of capacitive touch and provides you with important design considerations for performance optimization. 

To download the free guide, click here.