mTouch™ Development Kit and 8-Bit MCU

Microchip’s mTouch technology for flexible, royal-free solutions with GUI-based tools

Image of Microchip Technology's mTouch™ Development Kit and 8-Bit MCU Microchip's mTouch™ projected capacitive touch-screen sensing technology is the first in a series of patent-pending releases supporting projected capacitive touch-screen solutions. Microchip has also added the mTouch projected capacitive development kit, as well as the PIC16F707 8-bit microcontroller (MCU), which features two 16-channel capacitive sensing modules (CSMs) that can run in parallel for increased sampling speed.

mTouch projected capacitive touch-screen technology enables designers to quickly develop and implement robust glass-front user interfaces that simplify user interaction via features such as gestures. Typical applications include global positioning systems, thermostats, mobile handheld units, and other devices that use smaller displays with a finger input.

Building upon the mTouch capacitive touch-sensing technology, this royalty-free, robust technology now works through gloves and on surfaces that contain liquids. It also enables Braille to be used on capacitive touch-sensing interfaces. Designers can integrate mTouch capacitive touch-sensing functionality with their existing application code in an 8, 16 or 32-bit PIC® MCU, thus reducing total system costs.


  • mTouch™ Projected Capacitive Development Kit - The mTouch projected capacitive development kit includes a 3.5-inch sensor mounted on a sensor board, a projected-capacitive board with the PIC16F707 MCU, and fully functional firmware. The kit enables users to connect sensors to up to 24 channels without modifying the firmware. The open source code supports sensors with up to 32 channels, and the kit includes a graphical user interface (GUI) tool that enables users to easily adjust key parameters that are important to their designs.
  • PIC16F707 Microcontroller - In addition to two CSMs, the low-power PIC16F707 8-bit MCU has a wide operating voltage range of 1.8 – 5.5 V with a typical projected-capacitive sensor application operating current of approximately 1.5 mA at 5 V.

Related Product Information

mTouch™ Development Kit and 8-Bit MCU

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionAvailable Quantity
PIC16F707-I/PT datasheet linkIC MCU 8BIT 14KB FLASH 44TQFPPIC16F707-I/PTIC MCU 8BIT 14KB FLASH 44TQFP208 - Immediate
PIC16F707-I/PT product page link
PIC16F707-I/ML datasheet linkIC MCU 8BIT 14KB FLASH 44QFNPIC16F707-I/MLIC MCU 8BIT 14KB FLASH 44QFN50 - Immediate
PIC16F707-I/ML product page link
PIC16F707-I/P datasheet linkIC MCU 8BIT 14KB FLASH 40PDIPPIC16F707-I/PIC MCU 8BIT 14KB FLASH 40PDIP12 - Immediate
PIC16F707-I/P product page link
DM160211 datasheet linkKIT DEV MTOUCH PROJ CAPACITIVEDM160211KIT DEV MTOUCH PROJ CAPACITIVE0DM160211 product page link
Published: 2010-09-27