Microchip makes developing 3D gesture systems easy with Hillstar Development Kit



Microchip announced the 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 reference system consisting of an 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 easy design-in of the MGC3130 into several different form factors.

The GestIC® Technology enabled with the MGC3130 serves a wide range of applications in computing, such as laptops, keyboards, input devices; lighting applications including lighting switches and controls; consumer electronics such as audio docks, printers and copiers; and automotive markets for automotive interior controls, among others. The Hillstar Development Kit provides designers with the 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 using a modular approach with complete documentation, reference layouts, hardware and a software GUI.

The Hillstar Development Kit (DM160218), priced at $179.00, is available for purchase today. The MGC3130 Configurable 3D Gesture Controller is shipping in production.