Microchip Makes Developing 3D Gesture Systems Easy with Hillstar Development Kit

2013-10-29 12:00 929

Eases the development of solutions with Microchip's MGC3130, the world's first e-field-based 3D gesture controller

BANGKOK, Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Microchip Technology Inc. [NASDAQ: MCHP], a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, announced the new MGC3130 Hillstar Development Kit for 3D gesturing systems. The kit provides designers with an easy, step-by-step approach to develop 3D gesturing systems with Microchip's MGC3130 and electrodes that meet their specific space requirements. The MGC3130 is the world's first single-chip 3D gesture/free space position tracking solution. The MGC3130 Hillstar Development Kit is a complete MGC3130 reference system, consisting of a MGC3130 Module and one example reference electrode. With several additional reference electrode designs, the Aurea Graphical User Interface Software, and an I2C™ to USB Bridge Module, the MGC3130 Hillstar Development Kit enables an easy design-in of the MGC3130 into several different form factors.

Microchip MGC3130 Hillstar Single Zone Development Kit
Microchip MGC3130 Hillstar Single Zone Development Kit

The GestIC® Technology enabled with the MGC3130 serves a wide range of applications in the computing (e.g., laptops, keyboards, input devices); lighting (e.g., lighting switches and controls); consumer-electronics (e.g., audio docks, printers and copiers); and automotive markets (e.g., automotive interior controls), among others. The Hillstar Development Kit provides designers with a path to integrate Microchip's industry-leading 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," said Steve Drehobl, vice president of Microchip's MCU8 Division. "The modular approach, with complete documentation, reference layouts, hardware and a software GUI, follows Microchip's philosophy of providing world-class tools for the broad engineering community."


The Hillstar Development Kit  (part # DM160218) is available for purchase today. The MGC3130 Configurable 3D Gesture Controller is shipping in production volumes. For additional information, contact any Microchip sales representative or authorised worldwide distributor, or visit Microchip's website at To purchase products mentioned in this press release, go to microchipDIRECT or contact one of Microchip's authorised distribution partners.


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