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Introduction

The DigiTacts patented capacitive tactile sensing technology is the highest performance embedded tactile sensing technology from PPS for giving the “sense of touch” to products in the fields of medical devices, robotics, automotive, and consumer electronics.

Designed for product designers and engineers who wish to embed tactile sensor into their products, Digitacts sensors feature embedded digital output ideal for OEM integration. These sensors comprise of multiple sensing pads, each typically with 12-24 sensing elements, which can be placed on any location of choosing in the sensor active area. Data from sensors is transferred via I²C or SPI digital interfaces, enabling product designers and engineers to easily integrate Digitacts sensors into their products.

Select DigiTacts sensors with embedded microcontrollers can function either as intelligent peripherals or control. Depending on their configuration, they are sensitive enough to capture pulse waveforms or rugged enough for use as process monitors in a mass production environment. Multiple sensors can be combined to cover larger areas with denser spatial resolution.

PPS offers the DigiTacts Full Systems primarily as development kits intended for developers who wish to incorporate PPS’s DigiTacts sensors into the design of their product.  DigiTacts Full Systems comprise of two DigiTacts sensors of chosen design coupled with the rechargeable D710 interface electronics with Bluetooth connectivity that attaches the sensors to a computer. The system runs PPS’s Chameleon Tactile Visualization and Acquisition software.  This industry-leading software is fully featured which means it can export replay, save test data, and perform analysis functions.  Chameleon can also record and playback video with your data results for even greater insight and analysis.

Licensing and manufacturing arrangements for Digitacts embedded sensors and relevant software are negotiated independently of the purchase of the DigiTacts Full Systems.


All DigiTacts Full Systems….

Feature sensitive tactile sensors with stable and repeatable sensor output that can be used virtually any geometry, so testing is not constrained by surface design.

Deliver high performance capacitive sensing technology that saves time and improves results by significantly reducing recalibration and repeated tests allowing developers to resolve problems and answer questions faster. Twice the repeatability, 100x better minimum pressure detection, and 50% better pressure sensing resolution compared to typical resistive tactile sensor technologies.

Provide the ability to measure low to high pressures to support a broad range of applications.

Include a compact wireless Bluetooth electronics that provides simple and easy to use set up with minimal wires to encumber use.

Run Chameleon Visualization Software that provides intuitive, easy to use, high-quality visualization and easy access to data for analysis and export to other applications. The software is fully featured which means export, replay, save, and analysis functions are included with every system, unlike competitors who require a paid upgrade for these features.

 

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