Atmel Delivers Complete, Easy-to-Use Capacitive Touch Development Suite for AVR Microcontrollers

11th November 2009
ES Admin
Atmel today announced the release of the Atmel QTouch Suite, a complete development suite for capacitive touch buttons, sliders and wheels using AVR® microcontrollers. The Atmel QTouch Suite is a bundle that includes the new QT600 development kit and QTouch Studio, AVR Studio® and free QTouch Library SW package for AVR microcontrollers.
Atmel's QT600 offers a powerful environment for the designer to evaluate and design touch-based solutions. The QT600's scalable design allows the designer to use their own touch sensor boards with various microcontroller boards or to connect QT600 sensor boards directly to their own application.

The Atmel QTouch Suite supports development and analysis of capacitive touch button, sliders and wheels in applications using 8- and 32-bit AVR microcontrollers. QTouch Studio supports both the QT600 development kit and the designer's own application. AVR Studio is the leading professional tool for development and code debugging for AVR microcontrollers with more then 150,000 users worldwide. With the QTouch Library 3.0, Atmel offers a free software library for embedding capacitive touch buttons, sliders and wheels onto any AVR microcontroller.

As consumers continue to demand touch capabilities in their everyday products, designers must find faster, easier ways to embed these functions, said Susie Inouye, Research Director, Principal Analyst of Databeans Inc. Atmel's new QTouch Suite is an ideal solution for designers using AVR-based microcontrollers. The easy-to-use, integrated package enables designers a quick, full featured solution.

With the Atmel QTouch Suite, we offer a complete solution for designers who want to add capacitive touch functionality to their AVR microcontroller applications, said Ingar Frederiksen, product marketing director of AVR microcontrollers for Atmel Corporation. This suite is extremely easy to use and supports the designers from creating an idea to a working solution.

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