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The integrated circuit PCF8885 is a capacitive 8-channel touch and proximity sensor that
uses a patented (EDISEN) method to detect a change in capacitance on remote sensing
plates. Changes in the static capacitances (as opposed to dynamic capacitance changes)
are automatically compensated using continuous auto-calibration. Remote sensing plates
(for example, conductive foils) can be connected to the IC using coaxial cable. The eight
input channels operate independently of each other. There is also a built-in option for a
matrix arrangement of the sensors: interrupt generation only when two channels are
activated simultaneously, suppression of additional channel outputs when two channels
are already active.