Atmel QTouch Library Now Supports AVR and AVR32 Microcontrollers
Atmel Corporation, announced the new release of the popular Atmel QTouch Library, a royalty free software library providing access to the industry-leading QTouch technology. Without the need for external devices, the QTouch Library adds capacitive touch capabilities to AVR and AVR32 microcontrollers. The new library consists of pre-compiled and object code binaries, which can be configured individually as touch keys, or combined in groups to form sliders, navigation wheels or combinations of all these. The QTouch Library allows full user customization and optimization of the touch function.
Atmel's complete Development Tools System, available now, makes it easy to develop a reliable high-performance touch application based on the AVR and AVR32 microcontrollers. With the market leading AVR and AVR32 microcontrollers, adding touch functionality to the application is done while still allowing the majority of the microcontroller resources to be used for the application software. "Adding touch capability to the user's application is a unique feature with the QTouch Library which Atmel offers due to the high performance of our microcontrollers. Other industry alternatives use all the microcontroller performance for the touch function, not allowing for any application software to run reliable simultaneously," said Ingar Fredriksen, Atmel's AVR Product Marketing Director.
"This extension of the QTouch Library allows Atmel to offer our superior touch technology for a full range of AVR and a selection of AVR32 UC3 devices. Atmel's customers can freely select one of our tinyAVR, megaAVR, XMega or AVR32 UC3A devices and add touch functionality to their design," continued Ingar Friedriksen. "We have received an overwhelmingly positive response to Atmel's QTouch Library, it is easy to use, and easily adds capacitive touch to users' applications. The reliable and high-performance QTouch technology inspires our users to create new and innovative user interfaces. This is an important step in our strategy to offer our QTouch solution to the entire range of Atmel's microcontrollers."