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Sensing solutions for smartphones & tablets

Smartphones and tablets

Smartphones and tablets have become daily companions to millions of users worldwide. They are an integral part of people’s life and need to adapt to the changing usage behavior of their end users: People tend to spend more time on their smartphones and hence are more focusing on battery life. To minimize charging times our sensors are developed to reduce power consumption to a minimum, which signficantly extends charging intervals for the users. Moreover, people increasingly use their smartphones for image applications such as taking pictures and videos instead of using an extra digital camera. One key aspect for pin-sharp pictures and stable videos is optical image stabilization (OIS) and electronic image stabilization (EIS), enabled by MEMS sensors. Bosch Sensortec image sensor solutions provide highly precise sensor data as well as algorithms to enable pin-sharp pictures and stable videos. Low latency, minimal group delays, and high-precision time stamps substantially improve photo and video quality for end users. Finally, a broad set of features and innovative functions are key to offering value for the user.

Sensing solutions for smartphone & tablets

Motion Sensors

BMA422
Accelerometers

BMA422

BMA422

The triaxial BMA422 is an ultra-small, low-g acceleration sensor with digital interfaces, especially aiming for low-power consumer electronics applications. Accordingly, the BMA422 accelerator is the perfect match for various use cases such as gesture recognition, advanced power management or shock and freefall detection. BMA422 is able to detect significant motion, tilt and enables plug ’n’ play step counting in smartphones and wearable devices. Furthermore, the BMA422 is optimized to fulfill Android M low-power accelerometer requirements.

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BMA400
Accelerometers

BMA400

BMA400

Bosch Sensortec´s triaxial BMA400 is the first real ultra-low power acceleration sensor. Accordingly, the BMA400 is especially suited for wearable devices, which need a long-lasting battery lifetime. Further, it is the ideal solution for smart home applications e.g. smart indoor climate systems and smart home security systems. By distinguishing between critical situations and false signals, the new acceleration sensor avoids false alarms.

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BMM150
Magnetometers

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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BMI260
IMUs

BMI260

BMI260

The ultra-low power BMI260 is an IMU consisting of a 16-bit tri-axial gyroscope and a 16-bit tri-axial accelerometer combining precise acceleration, angular rate measurement and intelligent on-chip motion-triggered interrupt features. This next-generation IMU provides fast, exact inertial sensing in smartphones and HMI applications. It provides highly accurate step counting, motion detection and is pin-to-pin compatible with the BMI160. Its industry’s first self-calibrating gyroscope with motionless CRT functionality compensates MEMS typical soldering drifts, ensuring post-soldering sensitivity errors down to ± 0.4%.

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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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BME688
Gas sensors

BME688

BME688

The BME688 is the first gas sensor with Artificial Intelligence (AI) and integrated high-linearity and high-accuracy pressure, humidity and temperature sensors. It is housed in a robust yet compact 3.0 x 3.0 x 0.9 mm³ package and especially developed for mobile & connected applications where size and low power consumption are critical requirements. The gas sensor can detect Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), volatile sulfur compounds (VSCs) and other gases such as carbon monoxide and hydrogen in the part per billion (ppb) range.

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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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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

While smartphones offer immense possibilities to its users, it is essential that sensor data fusion dynamically adapts to users’ context and optimizes the power and performance for the same. Thanks to its long-standing experience in sensors and sensor data fusion for smartphones, Bosch Sensortec offers Android™ compliant Context Hub Runtime nano apps including an optimized sensor data fusion, and motion sensing gestures to help smartphone and platform makers build their unique user experience and reduce time to market while delivering a highly reliable experience.

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Everlasting Moments

Make those unforgettable moments last forever: You take the photo and the sensor will do the rest. Experience how our sensing solutions stabilize your photo and video shots. When a device makes uncontrolled movements, this is instantly corrected with the help of our MEMS sensors.

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Smart calibration

Today’s users expect smartphones and tablets to behave as commanded, to smoothly and accurately adapt to their changing surrounding environments. Smart calibration of inertial sensors in end devices greatly improves the end-user experience. In the following article about Sensor data fusion you can find out more.

The BSEC software is only available for download after accepting the software license agreement:

BSEC license agreement
  

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