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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.

Sensor requirements for smartphones and tablets

Power consumption is one of the most critical aspects of smartphone and tablet applications in order to enhance the battery life of the device. MEMS sensors have a signficant impact on the overall power consumption of the system. Hence, Bosch Sensortec is offering a broad range of ultra-low power sensors specifically designed for smartphones and tablets, with intelligent power management features such as motion and no-motion, interrupts, wake-up functions and low-power step counter. In addition, our sensors include a broad range of features such as full Android compliance, indoor SLAM and support for sensor synchronization as well as motionless Component Retrimming (CRT) feature for built-in gyroscope self-calibration. Our sensors further enable for example image stabilization, tilt detection and always-on gesture and activity recognition through innovative algorithms and measurements as well as precise data processing. A broad range of integrated features promises to significantly accelerate testing and manufacturing processes to further reduce cost and time-to-market for device manufacturers.

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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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Reference designs

Bosch Sensortec is partnering with established and emerging companies to provide the most comprehensive and leading-edge reference designs to the market.

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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.

Applicaiton boards

Application boards

The Bosch Sensortec application board is a versatile demonstration and evaluation environment for sensors from Bosch Sensortec.

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Documents

Documents

Find out more about our sensors and how to use them. We provide further information and guides to you in our application notes.

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Drivers

Drivers

All relevant drivers are uploaded and free for download via the Bosch Sensortec GitHub channel.

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

BSEC license agreement

You will soon receive an e-mail with the download link.