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Motion of position sensor defies its function

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ELAN Microelectronics Corp. Smart-3D ForseSensor position sensor provides a 3D (XYZ axis) user interface, with 360-degrees of force proportional motion control. Product adds the third dimention of force to the traditional 2D capacitive osition sensor. A complete solution is available in 8 or 24mm diameters. The type of motion on the disc defines the function. Applications include any device that requires an analogue-like input device for cursor control, scrolling through lists, panning and zooming across maps or photographs and control of 3-D style GUI’s. The complete package combines the mechanical sensor with the drive and sense IC, firmware, and interface protocol to interface with most common processors and operating systems.



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