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

  • Headphones

  • 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.


Technical Details

General Specifications
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
Active: 128-1920
Y Axis: Max: 0-1536
Active: 64-1472
("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

Available Modules

TM040040 Trackpad (Video Link)
Diameter 40mm
Part Number (I2C) TM040040-2023-300
Part Number (SPI) TM040040-2024-300
TM035035 Trackpad (Video Link)
Diameter 35mm
Part Number (I2C) TM035035-2023-000
Part Number (SPI) TM035035-2024-000
TM023023 Trackpad (Video Link)
Diameter 23mm
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

Reference Designs

Curved Overlay

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. 


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