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Sensing solutions for AR & VR

Augmented and virtual reality

From virtual reality (VR) to augmented reality (AR), to mixed reality, the world is awash with new applications: from 3D cinema headsets, to top-level sports training, to virtualized inventory management and virtual car showrooms, to instant sign translation for tourists, or interior design planning, to endless applications in advertising and promotion. Latest since the hype of "Pokémon GO", AR games have found their way into the hearts of many users worldwide. Although AR and VR are still predominantely used in gaming and entertainment, they also offer a multitude of applications in information and learning, maintenance, repair and assembly guidance as well as in orientation and navigation. Especially for VR, only complete immersion creates the desired user experience. In order to achieve immersion and avoid motion-sickness, AR and VR devices need to be highly accurate, capturing movements and gestures without delays. To counter these negative impacts on user experience, Bosch Sensortec's sensing solutions offer high stability and low latency to significantly reduce the motion sickness effect, ensuring a pleasant AR and VR experience.

Sensing solutions for AR & VR

Motion Sensors

BMM150
Magnetormeters

BMM150

BMM150

The low-power, low-noise BMM150 is a 3-axis digital geomagnetic sensor that perfectly matches the requirements of compass applications. By means of sensor data fusion software tailored to the hardware, the BMM150 provides absolute spatial orientation and motion vectors with high accuracy and dynamics. The BMM150 is also especially suited for supporting drones in accurate heading. The BMM150 can be used together with an inertial measurement unit consisting of a 3-axis accelerometer and a 3-axis gyroscope such as Bosch Sensortec’s BMI055.

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BMI263
IMUs

BMI263

BMI263

The ultra-low power BMI263 is Bosch Sensortec’s first IMU which is compliant with the latest I3C standard as defined by MIPI Alliance. This 6-axis sensor combines precise acceleration and angular rate measurement data with intelligent on-chip motion-triggered interrupt features. Based on the MIPI I3CSM serial interface with two signal lines (Data SDA & Clock SDC), the BMI263 shows reduced pin count, wiring complexity, signal paths and offers consequently high-speed data transfer at very low power levels compared to the traditional I2C or SPI interfaces.

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BMI085
IMUs

BMI085

BMI085

BMI085 is a high-performance IMU specifically designed for AR/VR applications. The 6-axis IMU combines a 16-bit tri-axial gyroscope and a 16-bit tri-axial accelerometer featuring low latency and high temperature stability. Providing accurate and reliable motion tracking data even under demanding conditions such as thermal effects like heating this sensor displays maximum performance in minimal size.

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BMX160
Absolute orientation sensors

BMX160

BMX160

The BMX160 is a very small low power, low noise absolute orientation sensor which has been designed for use in wearable devices. Typical use cases of the BMX160 include high-class applications such as virtual and augmented reality, advanced gesture recognition, immersive gaming, smart watches, wearable fitness trackers, smart remote controls, and quadcopters.

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Environmental Sensors

BMP390
Pressure sensors

BMP390

BMP390

The BMP390 is a very small, low-power and low-noise 24-bit absolute barometric pressure sensor. The digital, high-performance sensor is ideally suited for a wide range of altitude tracking applications. This new BMP390 pressure sensor offers outstanding design flexibility, providing a single package solution that customers can easily integrate into a multitude of existing and upcoming devices such as smartphones, GPS modules, wearables, hearables and drones.

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Smart Sensors

BHA260AB

BHA260AB

BHA260AB

The BHA260AB is a smart sensor, which is optimized for 24/7, always-on sensor processing at ultra-low power consumption. BHA260AB consists of the new custom programmable and powerful 32-bit microcontroller, a 3-axis accelerometer and a powerful software framework containing pre-installed sensor fusion and other sensor processing software. In combination with its wide connectivity and extendibility, the BHA260AB becomes a versatile and ideal solution when it comes to applications such as power management and wake-up control, 3D orientation, step counting or activity recognition in smartphones, wearables and other mobile devices.

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BNO055

BNO055

BNO055

The smart sensor BNO055 is a System in Package (SiP) solution that integrates a triaxial 14-bit accelerometer, an accurate close-loop triaxial 16-bit gyroscope, a triaxial geomagnetic sensor and a 32-bit microcontroller running the BSX3.0 FusionLib software. This smart sensor is significantly smaller than comparable solutions. By integrating sensors and sensor fusion in a single device, the BNO055 makes integration easy, avoids complex multivendor solutions and thus simplifies innovations, e.g. novel applications such as IoT hardware. The BNO055 is the perfect choice for AR, immersive gaming, personal health and fitness, indoor navigation and any other application requiring context awareness. It is ideally suited for demanding applications such as augmented reality, navigation, gaming, robotics, or industrial applications.

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BHI260AB

BHI260AB

BHI260AB

The BHI260AB is a smart sensor for advanced always-on sensor applications with significantly lower system power consumption of battery-powered devices. The sensor includes the new custom programmable and powerful 32-bit microcontroller, a state-of-the-art 6-axis IMU and a powerful software framework. The BHI260AB offers an open and flexible environment for developing sensor-based applications through a software development kit. In combination with its wide connectivity and extendibility, the BHI260AB is the versatile and ideal solution when it comes to 3D orientation, step counting, position tracking, activity recognition or context awareness in wearables, smartphones and other mobile devices.

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Software

BSX software

BSX software

BSX software

Bosch Sensortec’s sensor fusion software BSX is a complete 9-axis fusion solution which combines the measurements from 3-axis gyroscope, 3-axis geomagnetic sensor and a 3-axis accelerometer to provide a robust absolute orientation vector. The sensor fusion software BSX provides orientation information in form of quaternion or Euler angles.

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Motion sickness?

Have you ever experienced motion sickness when using a virtual reality headset? Often this issue is the result of incorrect heading information derived from imprecise inertial sensor data fusion. Bosch Sensortec has achieved higher accuracy for sensor data fusion than other comparable solutions available on the market. Explore the article to find out more.

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