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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Reference design overview and verified performance test data


Detailed schematic diagram for design layout and components


Complete listing of design components, reference designators, and manufacturers/part numbers


Detailed overview of design layout for component placement

TIDRPI4.ZIP (2026 K)

Files used for 3D models or 2D drawings of IC components

TIDCD32.ZIP (203 K)

Design file that contains information on physical board layer of design PCB

TIDRPI3.PDF (1124 K)

PCB layer plot file used for generating PCB design layout


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MSP430 microcontrollers

MSP430FR2633Capacitive Touch MCU with 16 touch IO (64 sensors), 16KB FRAM, 4KB SRAM, 19 IO, 10-bit ADC

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* Design guide Touch Remote Control Reference Design With CapTIvate Technology (Rev. A) Dec. 06, 2016
White paper Enabling Noise Tolerant Capacitive Touch HMIs With MSP CapTIvate™ Technology (Rev. B) Nov. 12, 2019
White paper Simplify smart speaker human machine interface with capacitive-touch technology Feb. 15, 2018
Technical article Touch it. Talk to it. Remote control solutions that will change how you interact w PDF | HTML Jun. 29, 2016
White paper MSP430™ FRAM Microcontrollers With CapTIvate™ Touch Technology Oct. 14, 2015

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CC2650EM-7ID-RD CC2650EM-7ID Reference Design

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