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Applications Inductive touch buttons, Encoders/event counters, Metal proximity detection Number of input channels 4 Vs (Max) (V) 1.89 Vs (Min) (V) 1.71 Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 125 TI functional safety category Functional Safety-Capable
Applications Inductive touch buttons, Encoders/event counters, Metal proximity detection Number of input channels 4 Vs (Max) (V) 1.89 Vs (Min) (V) 1.71 Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 125 TI functional safety category Functional Safety-Capable
TSSOP (PW) 16 22 mm² 5 x 4.4
  • AEC-Q100 qualified with the following results:
    • Device temperature grade 1: –40°C to +125°C ambient operating temperature
    • Device HBM ESD classification level 2
    • Device CDM ESD classification level C4B
  • Functional Safety-Capable
  • Multiple modes of operation:
    • Raw data mode: access pre-processed inductance measurement data to enable advanced algorithms on MCU for linear sensing
    • Button mode: button press detection with baseline tracking and advanced on-chip post processing
    • Force level measurement of touch buttons
  • Pin and register compatible to LDC2114
  • Robust EMI performance allows for CISPR 22 and CISPR 24 compliance
  • Four independent channel operation
  • Configurable scan rates:
    • 0.625 SPS to 160 SPS
    • Continuous scanning option
  • Advanced button press detection algorithms:
    • Adjustable force threshold per button
    • Environmental shift compensation
    • Simultaneous button press detection
  • Low current consumption:
    • One button: 6 µA at 0.625 SPS
    • Two buttons: 72 µA at 20 SPS
  • Interface:
    • 1.8-V and 3.3-V compliant I2C and INTB
    • 1.8-V logic output per channel for buttons
  • AEC-Q100 qualified with the following results:
    • Device temperature grade 1: –40°C to +125°C ambient operating temperature
    • Device HBM ESD classification level 2
    • Device CDM ESD classification level C4B
  • Functional Safety-Capable
  • Multiple modes of operation:
    • Raw data mode: access pre-processed inductance measurement data to enable advanced algorithms on MCU for linear sensing
    • Button mode: button press detection with baseline tracking and advanced on-chip post processing
    • Force level measurement of touch buttons
  • Pin and register compatible to LDC2114
  • Robust EMI performance allows for CISPR 22 and CISPR 24 compliance
  • Four independent channel operation
  • Configurable scan rates:
    • 0.625 SPS to 160 SPS
    • Continuous scanning option
  • Advanced button press detection algorithms:
    • Adjustable force threshold per button
    • Environmental shift compensation
    • Simultaneous button press detection
  • Low current consumption:
    • One button: 6 µA at 0.625 SPS
    • Two buttons: 72 µA at 20 SPS
  • Interface:
    • 1.8-V and 3.3-V compliant I2C and INTB
    • 1.8-V logic output per channel for buttons

The LDC3114-Q1 is an inductive sensing device that enables touch button design for human machine interface (HMI) on a wide variety of materials by measuring small deflections of conductive targets using a coil that can be implemented on a small printed circuit board (PCB) located behind the panel. This technology can be used for precise linear position sensing of metal targets for automotive, consumer and industrial applications by allowing access to the raw data representing the inductance value. Inductive sensing solution is insensitive to humidity or non-conductive contaminants such as oil and dirt.

The button mode of LDC3114-Q1 is able to automatically correct for any deformation in the conductive targets. The LDC3114-Q1 offers well-matched channels, which allow for differential and ratiometric measurements which enable compensation of environmental and aging conditions such as temperature and mechanical drift. The LDC3114-Q1 includes an ultra-low power mode intended for power on/off buttons or position sensors in battery powered applications.

The LDC3114-Q1 is easily configured through an I2C interface. The LDC3114-Q1 is available in a 16-pin TSSOP package.

The LDC3114-Q1 is an inductive sensing device that enables touch button design for human machine interface (HMI) on a wide variety of materials by measuring small deflections of conductive targets using a coil that can be implemented on a small printed circuit board (PCB) located behind the panel. This technology can be used for precise linear position sensing of metal targets for automotive, consumer and industrial applications by allowing access to the raw data representing the inductance value. Inductive sensing solution is insensitive to humidity or non-conductive contaminants such as oil and dirt.

The button mode of LDC3114-Q1 is able to automatically correct for any deformation in the conductive targets. The LDC3114-Q1 offers well-matched channels, which allow for differential and ratiometric measurements which enable compensation of environmental and aging conditions such as temperature and mechanical drift. The LDC3114-Q1 includes an ultra-low power mode intended for power on/off buttons or position sensors in battery powered applications.

The LDC3114-Q1 is easily configured through an I2C interface. The LDC3114-Q1 is available in a 16-pin TSSOP package.

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* Data sheet LDC3114-Q1 4-Channel Hybrid Inductive Touch and Inductance to Digital Converter datasheet 13 Apr 2021
User guide BOOST-LDC3114EVM User's Guide (Rev. A) 17 Sep 2021
Application note Inductive Sensing for LDC3114 Metal Proximity Detection 06 Aug 2021
Application note Inductive Touch Buttons for HMIs (Rev. A) 20 Jul 2021
Application note Simulate Inductive Sensors Using FEMM (Finite Element Method Magnetics) (Rev. A) 16 Jun 2021
Application note LDC Target Design (Rev. B) 13 May 2021
Functional safety information LDC3114-Q1 Functional Safety, FIT Rate, Failure Mode Distribution and Pin FMA 08 Apr 2021
Application note EMI Considerations for Inductive Sensing 22 Feb 2017
Technical article Inductive sensing: target size matters 16 Nov 2015

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BOOST-LDC3114EVM — LDC3114 inductive sensing evaluation module

This EVM (evaluation module) is an easy-to-use platform for evaluating the main features and performance of the LDC3114. The EVM includes a graphical user interface (GUI) used to read and write registers as well as view and save measurement results. Also included is an integrated coil that can (...)

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