2011 finished very suddenly for me, I have so much work going on that February has just started and I still feel that 2011 has just ended. Either way, it did end in December and it ended quite nicely, with an interview done to me being published on December 29th on the EEWeb site, about which I have previously written here. Many of you have probably already read the interview if you follow my twitter account, EEWeb’s twitter account or even Freescale’s twitter account and many others who tweeted about it, thank you so much to everyone and to EEWeb. If you didn’t read it and you’d like to know so many more things about me and my passion for engineering, read it here.
I’m having trouble starting to write for my blog this year, it’s just so much exciting work that I wish I could tell you about…I’ll probably tell you in little snippets when my company (Freescale Semiconductor) releases stuff that I’ve worked on.
One example is the Xtrinsic Touch Sensing Software (TSS). I have been working with this library for some time now. I’m do not write the source code for the library, but I do help with definition of requirements, enablement (the demos and code that show it working), support, etc. It’s a fun thing to work on, as it has many of the elements I like: software, analog, weird noise-related issues (all touch sensing applications deal with noise issues). Because touch sensing is now an important part of many HMI (human-machine interfaces), I get sent questions from customers around the world, so I get to learn about many interesting applications. The latest version of the library has been announced and should be released in March. Among other things, it supports our first family of 8-bit microcontroller with a hardware touch interface, the S08PT family. For further information check out the TSS fact sheet.
I’ve also written a paper for a German conference on display technology. The conference is on display technology, my paper is on touch sensing, it goes hand in hand because displays need input devices to interact with the external world. It’ll be published soon, I’ll let you know 😉