1 Reply Latest reply on Sep 24, 2015 11:02 PM by rameshb_96

    Capsense SmartSense over 10pF range?

    dillona27_1402786

      Hello,

         

       

         

      I'm trying to measure a capacitive 'button' that changes by around 10pF between no-touch and full-contact scenarios.  I would like to be able to quantify intermediate values as well (so being able to measure 25%, 50% or 75% of full-contact by reading capacitance values between the no-touch and the touch limits).

         

       

         

      My issue is that I would like to use the SmartSense to do this because the manual settings seem to be less reliable; however, I can't get a large enough range in SmartSense mode.  Even with the sensitivity at 10, I easily saturate the sensor when changing from no-touch to touch. 

         

       

         

      Is there any way to lower the sensitivity (increase the range) even more in the SmartSense mode?  I would like to have the full-contact at around 80% of the max sensor value (around 200 for 8-bit sensor).

         

       

         

      Thanks,

         

      Dillon