Question: Can I latch the CapSense input status so it can be read later on?
Yes. Set the output latch direction using PSoC Designer 5.0 or by writing to the STATUS_HOLD_MSK register. Reading the STATUS_PORTx (02h) register reads the latched CapSense input data and clears the register as shown below.
Refer to the Register Reference Guide for more information on these registers.