Touch Sensors

A touch sensor is a type of device that captures and records physical touch or embrace on a device and/or object. It enables a device or object to detect touch or near proximity, typically by a human user or operator. Touch sensing input devices offer numerous possibilities for novel interaction techniques and it reliably replaces mechanical buttons and switches to eliminate mechanical wear and tear. These can be configured into simple sliders, rotary wheels, or touch pads for intuitive user interfaces.


A touch sensor primarily works when an object or individual gets in physical contact with it. Touch sensors are also called as tactile sensors and are sensitive to touch, force or pressure. It can be implemented using Capacitive or Resistive sensing technology.


Capacitive sensing is a technology based on capacitive coupling that can detect and measure anything that is conductive or has a dielectric difference from air. Capacitive touch screens distinguish and sense specific touch location based on the electrical impulses in a human body, typically the fingertip. This enables capacitive touch screens to not require any actual force to be applied to the screen’s surface.


Capacitive touch screen technology is a popular and durable technology that is used in a wide range of applications. Capacitive touchscreens are very clear, offering up to 90 percent transparency. Due to its higher clarity than resistive technology it is used in smartphones.


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CY3280-MBR3
CY3280-MBR3 - Evaluation Board, Sensing, Proximity, Capacitive Controller, Arduino Compatible Shield

46X1379

Evaluation Board, Sensing, Proximity, Capacitive Controller, Arduino Compatible Shield

CYPRESS SEMICONDUCTOR

EVALUATION BOARD, CAPACITIVE TOUCH; Kit Application Type:Sensing - Touch, Proximity; Silicon Manufacturer:Cypress; Silicon Core Number:CY8CMBR3116; Application Sub Type:Capacitive Touch; Product Range:- RoHS Compliant: No

11 in stock

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AT42QT1010-TSHR
AT42QT1010-TSHR - Capacitive Touch Sensor, QTouch, 1.8 V, 5.5 V, SOT-23, 6 Pins, -40 °C

68T4653

Capacitive Touch Sensor, QTouch, 1.8 V, 5.5 V, SOT-23, 6 Pins, -40 °C

MICROCHIP

TOUCH SENSOR, SINGLE KEY, SOT-23-6; IC Interface Type:-; Supply Voltage Min:1.8V; Supply Voltage Max:5.5V; Sensor Case Style:SOT-23; No. of Pins:6Pins; Operating Temperature Min:-40°C; Operating Temperature Max:85°C; Product Range:- RoHS Compliant: Yes

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AT42QT1011-TSHR
AT42QT1011-TSHR - Capacitive Touch Sensor, One-Channel, 1.8 V, 5.5 V, SOT-23, 6 Pins, -40 °C

68T4655

Capacitive Touch Sensor, One-Channel, 1.8 V, 5.5 V, SOT-23, 6 Pins, -40 °C

MICROCHIP

TOUCH SENSE, 6-SOT-23; IC Interface Type:-; Supply Voltage Min:1.8V; Supply Voltage Max:5.5V; Sensor Case Style:SOT-23; No. of Pins:6Pins; Operating Temperature Min:-40°C; Operating Temperature Max:85°C; Product Range:-; MSL:- RoHS Compliant: Yes

28 in stock

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BRKT-STBC-AGM01
BRKT-STBC-AGM01 - BREAKOUT BOARD, FREEDOM INERTIAL SENSOR

30Y6196

BREAKOUT BOARD, FREEDOM INERTIAL SENSOR

NXP

BREAKOUT BOARD, FREEDOM INERTIAL SENSOR; Silicon Manufacturer:NXP; Core Architecture:ARM; Core Sub-Architecture:Cortex-M4; Silicon Core Number:FXAS21002C, FXOS8700CQ; Silicon Family Name:-; Product Range:- RoHS Compliant: Yes

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AT42QT1040-MMH
AT42QT1040-MMH - Capacitive Touch Sensor, 1.8 V, 5.5 V, QFN, 20 Pins, -40 °C

68T4658

Capacitive Touch Sensor, 1.8 V, 5.5 V, QFN, 20 Pins, -40 °C

MICROCHIP

TOUCH SENSE, 20-QFN; IC Interface Type:-; Supply Voltage Min:1.8V; Supply Voltage Max:5.5V; Sensor Case Style:QFN; No. of Pins:20Pins; Operating Temperature Min:-40°C; Operating Temperature Max:85°C; Product Range:- RoHS Compliant: Yes

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SENSOR-PUCK
SENSOR-PUCK - DEMO BRD, ENVIRONMENTAL/BIOMETRIC SENSOR

45Y7702

DEMO BRD, ENVIRONMENTAL/BIOMETRIC SENSOR

SILICON LABS

DEMO BRD, ENVIRONMENTAL/BIOMETRIC SENSOR; Kit Application Type:Sensor; Silicon Manufacturer:Silicon Laboratories; Silicon Core Number:EFM32G210F128, Si7021, Si1147-M01; Application Sub Type:Optical Sensor; Kit Contents:Demo Board RoHS Compliant: Yes

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INEMO-M1
INEMO-M1 - MEMS Module, Tri-Axis Gyroscope, Tri-Axis Accelerometer, Tri-Axis Magnetometer RoHS Compliant: Yes

85X0983

MEMS Module, Tri-Axis Gyroscope, Tri-Axis Accelerometer, Tri-Axis Magnetometer RoHS Compliant: Yes

STMICROELECTRONICS

MEMS Module, Tri-Axis Gyroscope, Tri-Axis Accelerometer, Tri-Axis Magnetometer RoHS Compliant: Yes

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EVAL-ADISZ
EVAL-ADISZ - ISENSOR, PC USB EVALUATION, EVAL KIT

83T2723

ISENSOR, PC USB EVALUATION, EVAL KIT

ANALOG DEVICES

ISENSOR, PC USB EVALUATION, EVAL KIT; Kit Application Type:Sensor; Silicon Manufacturer:Analog Devices; Silicon Core Number:-; Application Sub Type:Triaxial Inertial Sensor; Kit Contents:EVAL ADIS Circuit Board, 16 Pin Ribbon RoHS Compliant: Yes

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