Development kit eases creation of 3D gesture systems

October 29, 2013 // By Graham Prophet
Microchip’s MGC3130 is an E-field-based 3D gesture controller; this reference system includes an MGC3130 Module, I2C-to-USB bridge module and reference electrode; other reference electrodes and the Aurea Graphical User Interface Software Development kit are also available

The MGC3130 Hillstar Development Kit for 3D gesturing systems provides designers with a step-by-step approach to develop 3D gesturing systems with Microchip’s MGC3130 and electrodes that meet their specific space requirements in different form factors.

The GestIC Technology enabled with the MGC3130 serves a wide range of applications in computing, such as laptops, keyboards, input devices; lighting applications including lighting switches and controls; consumer electronics such as audio docks, printers and copiers; and automotive markets for automotive interior controls, among others. The Hillstar Development Kit provides designers with the path to integrate Microchip’s technology in their applications in the shortest possible time.

The MGC3130 Hillstar Development Kit enables customers to integrate an advanced 3D hand position and gesturing user interface into virtually any electronic product using a modular approach with complete documentation, reference layouts, hardware and a software GUI.

The Hillstar Development Kit (DM160218) is priced at $179.00.