Developing Next-Generation Human Interfaces Using Capacitive and Infrared Proximity Sensing

By Steve Gerber, Silicon Laboratories, Inc. “High tech/high touch” took on new meaning with the advent of touchscreens. Adding IR proximity sensing takes it to the next level. Next-generation human interfaces, based on capacitive and infrared proximity sensing technology, can provide dramatic improvements in the end-user experience while increasing system reliability and reducing total cost. In addition to making electronic …