Touch-Sensing Technologies

Cypress' CapSense® capacitive-sensing and MagSense™ inductive-sensing provides sensing solutions for numerous applications

Image of Cypress Semiconductor Touch-Sensing TechnologiesCypress' cutting-edge sensing technologies have enabled them to be an industry leader in capacitive- and inductive-sensing applications. With CapSense capacitive-sensing and MagSense inductive-sensing, Cypress provides sensing solutions that "just work" and deliver the robustness and intelligence that consumer, industrial, automotive, and Internet of Things (IoT) applications need for current and future applications.

CapSense: Capacitive Sensing Technology

CapSense capacitive-sensing can be used for applications that require touch buttons, sliders, wheels, trackpads, and touchscreens. Capacitive touch sensing technology measure changes in the capacitance between a plate (the sensor) and its environment to detect the presence of a finger on or near a touch surface. Cypress’ CapSense enables features such as proximity sensing, hover and glove touch, liquid tolerance, and liquid-level sensing. In addition, CapSense provides an intelligent SmartSense® algorithm that compensates for environmental and manufacturing variations.

MagSense: Inductive-Sensing Technology

Inductive-sensing is a low-cost, robust solution that seamlessly integrates with existing user interfaces, and is also used to detect the presence of metallic or conductive objects. Applications that require detection through high-quality metal overlays, water-proofing, rotary and linear encoder functionality, and proximity sensing can be designed using inductive sensing with Cypress’ MagSense technology.

PSoC® 6 MCU Dev Kits featuring CapSense

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionTypeFor Use With/Related ProductsSupplied ContentsAvailable QuantityView Details
PSOC6 BLE PIONEER EVAL BOARDCY8CKIT-062-BLEPSOC6 BLE PIONEER EVAL BOARDTransceiver; Bluetooth® 5PSoC® 6 BLEBoard(s)46 - ImmediateView Details
PSOC 6 WIFI-BT EVALCY8CPROTO-062-4343WPSOC 6 WIFI-BT EVALTransceiver; 802.11 b/g/n (Wi-Fi, WiFi, WLAN), Bluetooth® Smart 4.x Low Energy (BLE)CYW4343W, PSoC 6Board(s), Cable(s)48 - ImmediateView Details

PSoC® 4 MCU Dev Kits featuring CapSense

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionPlatformUtilized IC / PartAvailable QuantityView Details
PSOC 4100S PLUS PROTOTYPING KITCY8CKIT-149PSOC 4100S PLUS PROTOTYPING KITPSoC 4100S Plus Prototyping KitPSoC 4100S Plus198 - ImmediateView Details
PSOC 4100S PLUS PROTOTYPING KITCY8CKIT-149PSOC 4100S PLUS PROTOTYPING KITPSoC 4100S Plus Prototyping KitPSoC 4100S Plus34 - ImmediateView Details
PSOC 4100S PIONEER KIT EVAL BRDCY8CKIT-041-41XXPSOC 4100S PIONEER KIT EVAL BRDPSoC 4100S Pioneer KitPSoC 4100S17 - ImmediateView Details
PSOC 4 S-SERIES PROTOTYPING KITCY8CKIT-145-40XXPSOC 4 S-SERIES PROTOTYPING KITPSoC 4 S-Series Prototyping KitPSoC 4000S48 - ImmediateView Details

PSoC® 4 MCU Dev Kit featuring MagSense

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionSensor TypeInterfaceVoltage - SupplyAvailable QuantityView Details
INDUCTIVE SENSING EVALUATIONCY8CKIT-148INDUCTIVE SENSING EVALUATIONProximity, InductiveUSB5V, USB11 - ImmediateView Details

PSoC® 4 Expansion Kits for CapSense and MagSense

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionSensor TypeAvailable QuantityView Details
DEV KIT PROXIMITY SHIELD PSOC 4CY8CKIT-024DEV KIT PROXIMITY SHIELD PSOC 4Proximity0View Details
DEV KIT PROXIMITY SHIELD PSOC 4CY8CKIT-024DEV KIT PROXIMITY SHIELD PSOC 4Proximity7 - ImmediateView Details
KIT LIQUID LEVEL SENSINGCY8CKIT-022KIT LIQUID LEVEL SENSINGLiquid Level0View Details
BOARD EVAL CAPSENSE EXPRESSCY3280-MBR3BOARD EVAL CAPSENSE EXPRESSTouch, Capacitive40 - ImmediateView Details
BOARD EVAL CAPSENSE EXPRESSCY3280-MBR3BOARD EVAL CAPSENSE EXPRESSTouch, Capacitive54 - ImmediateView Details
Published: 2019-05-14