GlidePoint® Circle Trackpads
The GlidePoint circle pads are unique round trackpads designed by Cirque for use in game controllers, remote controllers and other devices requiring custom and versatile interfaces.
The circle shape can replace or supplement a traditional analog stick or directional pad. Because its a true trackpad (not simply a gesture pad), these modules are 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.
These GlidePoint trackpads use 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.
- Virtual reality controllers
- PC and console game controllers
- Remote controls
- Wireless keyboards
- Industrial control panels
- Medical instruments
- 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.
|Touch Controller IC||Cirque Custom SoC "Pinnacle" 1CA027 (p/n: 10-020040-000)|
|Interface||SPI or I2C with 12-pin FFC connector|
|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
||X Axis: Max 0-2048
Y Axis: Max: 0-1536
("Active" based on sensor active area)
|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|
|TM040040 Trackpad (Video Link)|
|Part Number (I2C)||TM040040-2023-300|
|Part Number (SPI)||TM040040-2024-300|
|TM035035 Trackpad (Video Link)|
|Part Number (I2C)||TM035035-2023-000|
|Part Number (SPI)||TM035035-2024-000|
|TM023023 Trackpad (Video Link)|
|Part Number (I2C)||TM023023-2023-000|
|Part Number (SPI)||TM023023-2024-000|
Development Kits Available
Schematics and Specifications
Sample Code and Development Hardware
Arduino-based development hardware and sample code is available for interacting with the circle trackpad modules.
These trackpads utilize the Cirque Pinnacle touch controller. For information about Pinnacle and details on the developer interface, visit the Pinnacle resource page.
A reference plastic overlay design is available that can be used to add a curved top surface to the circle trackpads. Design files in various formats can be found below. For samples please contact Cirque.
- TM040040 Curved Overlay Mechanical Drawing (PDF)
- TM040040 Curved Overlay 3D Design (IGS)
- TM040040 Curved Overlay 3D Design (STEP)
Additional documentation and examples will be coming soon. In the meantime, please contact Cirque for any technical inquires.