Atmel launched the Atmel QTouch Studio 4.3--the industry's first touch design software tool to support the complete touch design flow. Another first is the Touch Validation Wizard, a feature in the Atmel QTouch Studio 4.3 to help assess design quality by reporting capacitance, noise and reference levels, as well as notifying the user of design marginalities. The software tool is so easy to use that design engineers do not need an expert level of understanding of touch technologies to quickly and effectively integrate touch functionality into their applications.
With Atmel QTouch Studio 4.3, designers can quickly enhance their designs with touch functionality while bringing their products to market faster, thereby reducing the overall engineering workload and accelerating their time to revenue. This software tool supports real-time tuning of the touch sensors, permanent storage of the tuned configuration data into the flash memory, design validation, and debug of the touch interface. Engineers can now easily expand their sensor and manufacturing supply chain by qualifying their systems for multiple material suppliers or contract manufacturers, while testing the performance of the touch interface during development or in production.
The Atmel QTouch Studio 4.3 supports Atmel AVR® 8- and 32-bit and ARM® microcontroller devices. This software tool can also be used with the Atmel touch evaluation and development kits, including the QT600.
Atmel is committed to making it easy for design engineers to implement touch in their designs, said Steve Berry, marketing director for touch technologies at Atmel Corporation. QTouch Studio 4.3 enables engineers in any market to integrate touch functionality into their system designs. The Touch Validation Wizard that we've added in this release is the first of its kind to provide quantitative and qualitative data back to the user, informing the user if any of the touch design rules have been violated.
The Atmel QTouch Studio 4.3 is a free software application that provides real-time tuning, validation, debug, and visualization of touch interfaces. This software is supported by Microsoft Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7.