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Lecture by Dr. Hans Klein: “Advanced Capacitive Sensing for Consumer, Industrial, and Automotive Applications”

Date: December 6th, 2018


“Advanced Capacitive Sensing for Consumer, Industrial, and Automotive Applications”

Dr. Hans Klein, Analog CTO, Cypress Semiconductor Corp., San Jose

Event Organized By:

Circuits and Systems Society (CASS) of the IEEE Santa Clara Valley Section



6:00 – 6:30 PM Networking & Refreshments
6:30 – 7:45 PM Talk
7:45 – 8:00 PM Q&A/Adjourn

Watch the lecture live on Zoom from your home and anywhere around the world! Register now and you will be sent details one day before the event.

Registration Link:

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This presentation reviews basic and advanced capacitive sensing for a variety of consumer, industrial, and automotive applications. Examples include “single-pixel” buttons, sliders, touch screens, and “kilo-pixel” fingerprint readers. To enable this, advanced embedded capacitance-sensing technology handles signals from the pF range all the way to fractions of an aF. In this context, challenges and solutions for sensors, architectures, algorithms, and circuit technology are discussed.


Hans received a Ph.D. for his contributions in the Analog Circuit domain from the Technical University of Aachen, Germany, in 1983. In ‘84 he joined the founding-team of the Institute for Microelectronics, Stuttgart, Germany, where he developed a number of mixed-signal ICs for audio, sensing, and control applications.

In ‘88 he joined IMP Inc. in San Jose, CA, where he focused on structured analog Design-Methodology and low-noise mixed-signal CMOS design, including the world’s lowest-noise CMOS Read-Channel IC.

He then served at Lattice Semiconductor as Director of Design, where he developed the “PAC” family of programmable analog products. And in 2004 he joined start-up GTronix as VP-Eng, focusing on microWatt analog signal-processing technology using floating-gate CMOS.

In 2009 Hans joined Cypress Semiconductor as Analog CTO, driving a new generation of embedded programmable analog subsystems and driving research in Cap-Sense, Touchscreen, and Fingerprint-sensing technology. Now a Sr. VP Fellow, he also manages the corporate Innovation Program. Hans has over 50 patents.


Cypress Semiconductor Corporation, Main Auditorium in Building 6, 198 Champion Ct, San Jose, CA 95134

Convenient VTA light rail access from Mountain View and downtown San Jose.

Live Broadcast:

Lecture will be broadcast live on Zoom. Registrants will be sent the conference details one day before the event.

Admission Fee:

Open to all to attend
Online registration is recommended to guarantee seating.

You do not need to be an IEEE member to attend.

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