GestIC® Technology (world’s first electrical near–field (E-field) 3D gesture controllers) by Microchip

Written by Mike Benson

March 30, 2020

Overview

The MGC3030, MGC3130 and MGC3140 are the world’s first electrical near–field (E-field) 3D gesture controllers. Based on Microchip’s patented GestIC® technology, they enable user gesture detection and motion tracking. Interaction with devices is as simple and intuitive as a wave of the hand. The MGC controller family enables single-chip gesture solutions, with no host processing needed for embedded applications.

GestIC Technology Benefits:

  • True single-chip gesture solution for embedded usage
  • From 0 (touch) to 20 cm detection range
  • Very low–power design
  • No detection blind spots
  • No ambient influences (light/sound)
  • Usage of thin, low-cost sensing electrodes, e.g. standard PCB
  • Requires no openings in the housing
  • Highest gesture detection reliability
  • Active noise handling
  • 44-100 kHz carrier frequency no RF interference
MGC3030 ⁄ MGC3130 ⁄ MGC3140 Features:
Typical Applications:

  • Automotive
  • Notebooks/PC peripherals (e.g. the 3DTouchPad from Microchip)
  • Audio products
  • White goods/appliances/air conditioning control
  • Home automation
  • Light switches
  • Industrial/medical switches
  • Electronic readers
  • Game controllers

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