Mouser Electronics announces global distribution agreement with capacitive touch leader Cirque Corporation

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the industry’s leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor with the widest selection of semiconductors and electronic components, announces a global distribution agreement with Cirque Corporation to distribute Cirque’s GlidePoint circle trackpads. As one of the first developers of capacitive touch technology, Cirque is an experienced and innovative provider of touch input solutions for applications such as virtual and augmented reality controllers, game controllers, desktop keyboards, industrial controls, and medical devices.

Cirque’s high-precision GlidePoint circle trackpads, available from Mouser Electronics, are customisable modules that support different input modes and are configured to use either I2C or SPI host interface. The trackpads’ circular shape allows engineers to replace or supplement an analog stick or directional pad in new or existing designs. The trackpads are bolstered by Cirque’s proven capacitive touch controller system-on-chip, delivering a customisable, low-power solution that is easy to implement and ideal for battery-powered devices.

Cirque’s GlidePoint circle trackpads are available from Mouser in three sizes: the 40 × 40 mm TM040040, 35 × 35 mm TM035035, and 23 × 23 mm TM023023. Each module provides multiple overlay options; the TM023023 unit is available with no overlay or flat overlay, while the two larger units are available with no overlay, flat overlay, curved overlay, or adhesive overlay.

Cirque’s GlidePoint trackpads are supported by the Circle Trackpad Development Kit, available with either a curved or flat overlay. Featuring an Arduino-compatible Teensy 3.2 module and pre-mounted connectors for attachment to the circle trackpads, the development kit provides everything necessary to start a product design featuring GlidePoint trackpads.

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