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CapSense & Magsense

gregparcel
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Hi, i have a few thousand boards to produce for an outdoor keypad exposed to rain under 7mm of glass. We used to use CY8CMBR3116-LQXI but it seems like it is either out of stock or incredibly expensive.

Is there an alternative that does the same job (low power 16 keys, rain OK) that is available and worth trying?

thanks in advance!

Greg

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Aashita_Raj
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Hi @gregparcel ,

With your mentioned list of specifications, CY3280- MBR3 CapSense MBR3 Evaluation kit is the best alternate you can get at the least price. The ICs are fairly cheaper ( https://www.cypress.com/cypress-franchised-distributors?part_number=CY8CMBR3116-LQXI&status=0&submit...)but the evaluation kits are priced at 25USD. We regret to inform that we do not have evaluation kits at lesser price than this.

Also, There are various CapSense enabled PSoCs which you can find listed here : https://www.cypress.com/products/capsense-controllers . PSoCs come up with more than 30 CapSense IOs and much powerful capabilities but they are on the sides of little higher price.

Please go through above and let us know if we can help you any better.

We would be happy to help.

Regards,

Aashita

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Aashita_Raj
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Hi @gregparcel ,

With your mentioned list of specifications, CY3280- MBR3 CapSense MBR3 Evaluation kit is the best alternate you can get at the least price. The ICs are fairly cheaper ( https://www.cypress.com/cypress-franchised-distributors?part_number=CY8CMBR3116-LQXI&status=0&submit...)but the evaluation kits are priced at 25USD. We regret to inform that we do not have evaluation kits at lesser price than this.

Also, There are various CapSense enabled PSoCs which you can find listed here : https://www.cypress.com/products/capsense-controllers . PSoCs come up with more than 30 CapSense IOs and much powerful capabilities but they are on the sides of little higher price.

Please go through above and let us know if we can help you any better.

We would be happy to help.

Regards,

Aashita

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gregparcel
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Thanks for the answer, we are currently looking for 16 digit substitute to CY8CMBR3116-LQXI with similar capabilities as this is not available before long.

Is there a specific product amongst the PSoCs, that you would advise us to consider?

thanks,

Greg

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Aashita_Raj
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Moderator

Hi @gregparcel ,

I see you can find CY3280- MBR3 CapSense MBR3 Evaluation kit  available in stock at our cypress web store here : https://www.cypress.com/documentation/development-kitsboards/cy3280-mbr3-capsense-mbr3-evaluation-ki... .

However, if you are ready to give your hands on our CapSense Enabled PSoCs , you can find the entire list of PSoC under the "CapSense enabled PSoCs" that would be able to meet your application here : https://www.cypress.com/products/capsense-controllers . Each of the PSoC is capable of supporting more than 30 Capsense I/Os . I think you can go for any cheaper PSoC to keep down your expense as well.

Hope this helps!

Best Regards,

Aashita

 

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