The kit includes a manual with a Quick- Start Guide, MPLAB Integrated Development Environment software, and a 30-day license for Hi- Tech’s PICC-Lite C compiler. It also includes source code for several sensing routines. Designers can customize algorithms to use with their existing application codes with no royalty agreement or feebased licensing costs.

Microchip Technology Inc., 2355 West Chandler Blvd., Chandler, Arizona, USA 85224, (480) 792-7200,

Free kit for adding touch-sensing user interfaces