Swept frequency capacitive sensors is a technology which infuse touch and gesture sensitivity into different digital and analog devices. Swept frequency capacitive sensors have ability to recognize the complex configuration of hands and touch events. Devices which are having swept frequency sensing are compact in size, consume low power and safe in use. Swept frequency capacitive sensing is a technology that works on electrostatic charge properties. As the finger approaches the screen surface, there is a change in capacitance or electric charge, and this unusual difference of charge makes capacitive sensor function. Different types of swept frequency capacitive sensing devices are used for finding different types of touch such as hold, slide, grasp, finger tap, and so on. Swept frequency has applications such a drivers’ safety and finger print detection. Improvements in capacitive sensing in miniaturization and simplification have boosted the capacitive sensing market in recent years. With the development of the electronics industry, the applications of swept frequency sensing market are expanding. For instance, electronic instruments that are played by musicians were not touch-based devices earlier. However, today all musical instruments comprise capacitive sensors and help to produce more melodious sounds. Advancements in technology have enabled the use of swept frequency sensors for security access. Moreover, they are used in banks, organizations, and government and defense sectors for physical access. Nowadays, they are also used for home security, where based on the type of touch or the combination of touch, the door will grant access. Healthcare is trending market for the use of swept frequency capacitive sensors where companies are trying to embed SFCS in devices such as vital patch for monitoring skin temperature, body posture and wristband for monitoring heartbeat, calories and blood pressure level.
Major factors driving the swept frequency capacitive sensors market are increase in demand for consumer electronics devices such as mobile phones, laptops, and wearable devices. The demand for a touch interface in consumer electronics products is very high. This is significantly contributing to the growth of the swept frequency capacitive sensor market.
A rise in the application of swept frequency capacitive sensors in industries such as automotive, industrial manufacturing, health care, and aerospace & defense are expected to offer attractive opportunities to the swept frequency capacitive sensors market. In the automotive industry, swept frequency capacitive sensors are used for safety and security purposes. Additionally, developments in technology have enabled the use of multitouch sensing devices in various consumer electronic products. This is expected to offer lucrative opportunities to the market in the near future. Major technology companies manufacturing swept frequency capacitor sensors are developing touch sensor devices for human-machine interface. Therefore, companies can leverage advanced technology and embed it in various devices.
Key restraints of the swept frequency capacitive sensors market are high cost of components and failure of detection in harsh environments. The maintenance costs of swept frequency capacitive sensors are high, which is expected to hinder the market.
The swept frequency capacitive sensors market can be segmented based on type, application, and region. Based on type, the market can be classified into projected capacitance, surface capacitance, mutual capacitance, and self-capacitance. In terms of application, the swept frequency sensor market can be categorized into tablets, laptops, smartphones, interactive monitors, wearable devices, and others.
Based on region, the swept frequency capacitive sensors market can be segmented into North America, South America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Middle East & Africa. Asia pacific is expected to offer strong potential to the swept frequency sensor market due to an increase in disposable income, changing economies, rapid urbanization, and increase in demand for electronic products.
Key players operating in the swept frequency capacitive sensors market are Cypress Semiconductor Corp, Synaptics, Texas Instruments, Analog Devices, Inc., Renesas Electronics Corp., Infineon Technologies, ST Microelectronics, and NXP Semiconductors,
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