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2463 S. 3850 W.
Salt Lake City, UT 84120
USA

(800) 454-3375

Cirque Corporation, the inventor and original developer of capacitive trackpad technology, continues to lead as the premier supplier of capacitive trackpads for the computer market. Cirque has expanded to offer specialized input solutions in markets like security, point of sale, industrial, automotive and more. 

GlidePoint TM040040 Trackpad

GlidePoint TM040040 Trackpad

The GlidePoint TM040040 is a unique round trackpad designed by Cirque for use in game controllers, remote controllers and other devices requiring a unique and versatile interface. 

The TM040040's circle shape can replace or supplement a traditional analog stick or directional pad. Because its a true trackpad (not simply a gesture pad), the TM040040 is completely customizable and can dynamically support different input modes. Set it as a d-pad replacement for quick scrolling through menus, or a precision tracking device for sniper mode. 

The TM040040 uses a proven Cirque's capacitive touch controller system-on-chip for an easy to implement solution with extremely low power consumption, ideal for battery powered devices. 

APPLICATIONS

  • Virtual reality controllers
  • PC and console game controllers
  • Remote controls
  • Headphones
  • Wireless keyboards
  • Industrial control panels
  • Medical instruments

FEATURES

  • High precision touch tracking.
  • Best in class low power consumption.
  • Compatible with flat or curved plastic overlays.
  • Compatible with Alps HAPTIC™ Reactor force feedback devices.
  • Documentation and reference code provided for easy development. 
  • No maintenance required – no moving parts and immune to dust and abuse.

Custom designed circle sensors are also possible.  The hardware and firmware of the TM040040 is easily scalable enabling a wide range of circle sensor sizes. Contact Cirque for more information about customer solutions. 

GlidePoint TM040040 Specifications
Touch Controller IC Cirque Custom SoC "Pinnacle" 1CA027
(p/n: 10-020040-000)
Interface SPI or I2C with 12-pin FFC connector
Part Number (I2C) TM040040-2023-200
Part Number (SPI) TM040040-2024-200
Power Supply 2.5 - 3.6V
Power Consumption Active: 2.9 mA
Idle: 1.7 mA
Sleep: 40 µA
Shutdown: 0.23 µA
X/Y Position Sensing Resolution
2048x1536
Physical Parameters Diameter: 40.00 mm
Circumference: 125.6 mm
Thickness: 5.61 mm with all components
Operating Temperature (IC) -40 to 85° Celsius
Operating Humidity 5% to 95% relative humidity (non-condensing)
Storage Temperature (IC) -40 to 125° Celsius
ESD 15 kV when properly mounted in bezel
Environmental EMI tolerant and manufactured RoHS compliant

Developer Support

Sample Code

An Arduino-based sample project is available for capturing touch data from the TM040040 module. This project utilizes the Teensy 3.2 Arduino development board. An adaptor module is available from Cirque that includes the Teensy 3.2 and allows for easy connection to the TM040040.

Reference Designs

Curved Overlay

A reference plastic overlay design is available that can be used to add a curved top surface to the trackpad. Design files in various formats can be found below. For samples please contact Cirque. 

 

Additional documentation and examples  will be coming soon. In the meantime, please contact Cirque for any technical inquires.