Patent Number: 8,878,811

Title: Integrated normal sensing and proximity sensing on a multi-dimensional sensor array

Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for coupling a group of sensor elements together in one mode to collectively measure a capacitance on the group of sensor elements, in addition to individually measuring a capacitance on each of the sensor elements in another mode. The apparatus may include a processing device, and a plurality of sensor elements that are individually coupled in a first mode for normal sensing and collectively coupled in a second mode for proximity sensing.

Inventors: Baumbach; Jason G. (Campbell, CA)

Assignee: Cypress Semiconductor Corporation

International Classification: G06F 3/045 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-04 0:00:00