ST joins Fieldscale to develop touch-sensitive controls

10 February 2020

Touch-sensitive controls

STMicroelectronics and Fieldscale, an ST Authorized Partner and provider of simulation software, have joined forces to simplify the development of touch-enabled user interfaces for smart devices containing ST’s STM32 microcontrollers (MCUs).

Touch-sensitive controls are convenient and attractive for end-users, and can enhance product reliability, ingress protection, and cost-effectiveness. On the other hand, development can be challenging. Using a conventional iterative design approach, optimizing to eliminate unwanted effects and ensure consistent responses for touch sensing in all operating conditions can involve building multiple prototypes.

ST and Fieldscale now enable STM32 customers to take a faster and more efficient route to market by introducing support for ST’s Arm® Cortex®-based 32-bit MCUs to Fieldscale’s SENSE development platform.

Fieldscale SENSE is an end-to-end solution for the design, schematic capture, and system-level simulation of capacitive touch sensors. The latest version lets STM32 users quickly design the touch sensor and PCB layout for virtual system simulation purposes.