Renesas adds touch sensor to MCU, available from Rutronik UK

For consumer and industrial applications, the Renesas Electronics RX130 microcontroller (MCU) series with integrated capacitive touch sensor, is available from Rutronik UK.

The RX130 MCUs are for use in wet environments such as kitchens and bathrooms. The integrated capacitive touch sensor operates in wet conditions and its responsiveness enables the use of touch keys in wet environments and on non-traditional materials, such as wood.

Equipped with an RX v2 core, the 38 new RX130 MCUs promise more performance with less power usage than previous models. Hardware features include an improved code flash memory, embedded security features, HMI support, and a large user memory. The maximum supply voltage is 5.5V. The RX130 MCUs are fully compatible with Renesas’ RX231/RX230 touch MCUs.

The RX130 MCU group complies with safety standard IEC/UL60730 for consumer electronics and can be used for household appliances with touch panels and also for projects in the industrial sector.

There are two kits for the MCUs. The starter kit enables full evaluation of the controller and features a self-contained E2 on-chip debugger with capacitive touch sliders and keys. The capacitive touch evaluation system enables the precise evaluation of various touch functions, for example the testing of buttons, sliders, wheels, matrix keys, and proximity sensors. The kit can be used as a reference tool when developing boards or software and enables simple prototyping.

Rutronik now stocks the RX130 MCUs in 48, 64, 80, and 100-pin packages with up to 512kbyte on-chip flash memory.

Rutronik UK operates as an independent company with a team of qualified UK employees, experienced in the electronics industry. Parent company Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemente GmbH is one of the leading broadline distributors for semiconductors, passive and electromechanical components in addition to storage technologies, displays and boards and wireless products. Rutronik primarily targets include automotive, medical, industrial, home appliance, energy and lighting markets. Support in product development and design, as well as individual logistics and supply chain management are also available.

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