Capacitive Touch Remote Control Reference Design With CapTIvate™ Technology
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The touch remote control enabled with CapTIvate™ technology demonstrates a capacitive-touch solution based on a single MSP430™ microcontroller (MCU) with CapTIvate technology. This design uses self- and mutual-capacitance technology to enable a multifunctional, capacitive-touch panel (buttons, slider, gesture pad, grip sensor and proximity sensor) for smart TV, settop box, and sound system remote applications for future application extensions with various communication interfaces available. The design allows operators to extend the battery life by the low-power active and standby modes.

  • CapTIvate Capacitive Touch Functions with Eight-Touch Buttons, One Touch Slider for Volume Control, One Gesture Pad for Slide and Tap Gestures and One Proximity Sensor for Grip Detection
  • Two LEDs to Indicate Power Status and Touch Operation
  • Wake-On Grip Detection With Ultra-Low-Power Standby Mode
  • PC GUI for Demonstration of Remote Control Capabilities
  • Bluetooth® Connectivity to PC Through Bluetooth EVM CC2650EM-7ID as well as other I2C and UART Communication Interface

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Part Number Name Product Family Sample & Buy Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
DRV2605L  Haptic driver for ERM/LRA with 2-V operation, waveform library & auto-resonance tracking  Actuator drivers  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
MSP430FR2633  Capacitive Touch MCU with 16 touch IO (64 sensors), 16KB FRAM, 4KB SRAM, 19 IO, 10-bit ADC  Microcontrollers (MCUs)  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules

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Datasheet (1)
Title Type Size (KB) Date
PDF 4147 09 Dec 2019
User guide (1)
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PDF 2599 06 Dec 2016
White paper (3)
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PDF 840 12 Nov 2019
PDF 869 15 Feb 2018
PDF 1156 14 Oct 2015
Design files (6)
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ZIP 203 03 Jan 2017
ZIP 2026 03 Jan 2017
PDF 1124 03 Jan 2017
PDF 479 03 Jan 2017
PDF 53 03 Jan 2017
PDF 578 03 Jan 2017
More literature (1)
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ZIP 347 03 Jan 2017
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Reference Designs (1)

Name Part Number Tool Type
CC2650EM-7ID Reference Design  CC2650EM-7ID-RD  Reference design 

Software development (1)

Name Part Number Software Type
CapTIvate™ Design Center GUI for MSP430™ Capacitive Sensing MCUs  MSPCAPTDSNCTR  Application software & framework 

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