The TCA8418E is a keypad scan device with integrated ESD protection. It can operate from
1.65 V to 3.6 V and has 18 general purpose inputs/outputs (GPIO) that can be used to support up to
80 keys via the I2C interface.
The TCA8418E saves power and bandwidths since it handles the keypad scanning algorithms.
The TCA8418E is also ideal for usage with processors that have limited GPIOs.
The key controller debounces inputs and maintains a 10 byte FIFO of key-press and release
events which can store up to 10 keys with overflow wrap capability. An interrupt
(INT) output can be configured to alert key presses and releases either as
they occur, or at maximum rate. A CAD_INT pin is included to indicate the
detection of CTRL-ALT-DEL (essentially, 1, 11, 21) key press action.
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