Azoteq Announces the IQS525-TP43 Low Cost Trackpad Controller

Azoteq’s multi-touch trackpad offers trackpad with tactile feedback.

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IQS525-TP43 Module

"The Azoteq family of controllers with the best in class performance and power consumption, also offers support for snap domes or keys over the trackpad area," said Jean Viljoen, Azoteq’s marketing manager for Europe and Asia.

Austin, TX (PRWEB) August 21, 2013

Azoteq, the world leader in capacitive proximity sensing, today announced the IQS525-TP43 multi-touch trackpad module to complement the unique IQS550 capacitive trackpad controller family.

The family of trackpad controllers consists of the IQS550 and the IQS525. The family will be expanded with the release of the IQS572 and lower cost IQS360 in Q4, 2013.

“The Azoteq family of controllers with the best in class performance and power consumption, also offers support for snap domes or keys over the trackpad area,” said Jean Viljoen, Azoteq’s marketing manager for Europe and Asia. “This feature allows simultaneous use of a trackpad and keyboard in compact applications.”

The IQS525-TP43 module is available as qualified module, for direct integration into existing applications, or for use as a reference design. The module communicates through an I2C interface with a host controller. Azoteq provides a driver for quick integration into an existing system. In addition, Azoteq provides the CT210 I2C to USB adapter and the IQS5xx GUI for debugging on a PC. The IQS525-TP43 features a unique proximity mode, which allows < 10 uA current in standby while still sensing proximity.

The flagship IQS550 controller offers 150 channels to implement a full QWERTY keyboard with trackpad functionality on the same real estate as the keyboard.

IQS525-TP43 Module features

  •     Supplied as qualified PCB module – optimized layout
  •     600 DPI, up to 330 Hz report rate
  •     Optional overlay available
o    Smooth
o    Five snap keys
o    Navigation key
  •     Multi-finger touch
  •     ZIF-type connector – interface to FFC cable
  •     Low lower: <10 µA standby
  •     I2C interface

Applications

  •     Remote control: Navigation keys or trackpad
  •     Wireless keyboard and media center controllers
  •     Touch mouse
  •     Laptop and tablet docking station
  •     Substitute for motion-based input device

Pricing
The IQS525-TP43 module is priced at $8.00 up to 1k quantities and at $4.00 for volume orders exceeding 1k units. The IQS525-TP43 and IQS525-TP43-HID kit are available from Mouser Electronics for immediate shipment.

About Azoteq
Azoteq (Pty) Ltd (http://www.azoteq.com) is the world leader in capacitive proximity solutions. An extensive portfolio of controllers is offered for touch keys, sliders, scroll wheels and touch screens in consumer and industrial applications. Azoteq has design and manufacturing centers in South Africa and China. Azoteq has sales offices and distributors in South Africa, Asia, Europe and the USA.

Azoteq’s novel technology is protected by numerous patents, both issued and pending. A list of patents is available at http://www.azoteq.com/capacitive-proximity-touch/capacitive-touch-sensor.html .

IQ Switch®, ProxSense®, LightSenseTM, AirButton®, DYCALTM and the IQ logo are trademarks of Azoteq (Pty) Ltd.


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