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  • Product Description

    BHI160

    The BHI160 is a small, low-power smart-hub with an integrated three axis gyroscope plus an integrated three axis accelerometer plus a programmable microcontroller. Containing pre-installed software and specific algorithms for activity recognition it is specifically designed to enable always-on motion sensing. It perfectly matches the requirements of smartphones, wearables or any other application which demands highly accurate, real-time motion data at very low power consumption. The device integrates our best-in-class 6-axis IMU (BMI160) with an MCU – the new Bosch Sensortec Fuser core. It is bringing you the full Android sensor stack inside your devices – even without having an Android OS or an Android environment. Combining this with the built in computing power and the highly configurable on-board memory the BHI160 offers you a low power solution for motion sensing and data processing. Software included! Programmable! Extendable!

    Applications

    - Activity recognition of standing, walking, running, biking or in vehicle

    - Step-counting, Indoor navigation and PDR

    - HMI interfaces incl. gesture detection of motion, tilt, pickup, wake up, glance or other gestures for wearables

    - Augmented reality, immersive gaming and tilt-compensated eCcompass

    - Full 9DoF data fusion for highly accurate 3D orientation, quaternions, Euler angles, etc.

    Virtual reality to touch

    Manus Virtual reality gloves utilize BHI160 to integrate your hands with the virtual world

    More information about Manus VR

    Watch the video about the Manus VR application for astronauts

     
     

    Mobile Applications

    Would you like to check an altitude on a map and plan the the best route or check the local weather forecast for your next hike? Are you monitoring your daily sports acitivities with your smartphone? These and many more outdoor applications are enabled by MEMS sensors. These new and advanced devices will even help you to find your car in a public parking garage.

    discover the application

    watch the video

     
     



     

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    BHI260

    The BHI260 is a family of ultra-low power smart hubs consisting of Bosch Sensortec’s new, programmable 32-bit microcontroller (Fuser2), a state-of-the-art 6-axis IMU and a powerful software framework containing pre-installed sensor fusion and other sensor processing software within a small 44 pad LGA package.

    BHA260

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    BHA250

    The BHA250 is a small, low-power smart-hub with an integrated three axis accelerometer plus a programmable microcontroller. Containing pre-installed software and algorithms for activity recognition it is specifically designed to enable always-on motion sensing. It perfectly matches smartphones, wearables or any other application which requires highly accurate, real-time motion data at very low power consumption.

     
     
  • Technical details
    Technical data BHI160
    Package dimension 3.0 × 3.0 × 0.95 mm³
    Temperature ranges -40 °C ...+85 °C
    Supply voltage (VDDI0)
    Supply voltage (VDD)
    1.2 V … 3.6 V
    1.71 V ... 3.6 V
    Microcontroller
    Bosch Sensortec "Fuser Core"
    32-bit floating-point ARC EM4 MCU running at 10 MHz
    1.6 DMIPS/MHz performance, 3.41 CoreMarks/MHz
    96 kByte ROM, 48 kByte shared RAM for FIFO, features & extension
    optimized for ultra-low power sensor data fusion
    Typ. current consumption
    - Full 9DoF Fusion @100 Hz ODR1
    - Hub+IMU @100 Hz ODR
    - Hub+Gyro @100 Hz ODR
    - Hub+Acc @100 Hz ODR
    - Activity recognition
    - Significant motion
    - Step detector
    - Suspend mode

    1,6 mA
    1,2 mA
    1 mA
    310 μA
    150 μA
    128 μA
    131 μA
    11 μA
    Sensor Fusion Performance
    - Static accuracy
    - Dynamic accuracy
    - Calibration time1
    - Orientation stabilization time
    - Step counting error
    - Activity recognition accuracy

    [Head., Pitch, Roll] = 2, 2, 2, degrees
    [Head., Pitch, Roll] = 7, 2, 2, degrees
    <1 second
    0.2 seconds
    <5%3
    Precision: 85...97%4 Recall: 83...95%4
    Implemented Sensor Types2
    with integrated IMU only
    Accelerometer, Gravity, Linear acceleration,
    Gyroscope, Gyroscope uncalibrated, Game rotation vector, Step counter,
    Step detector, Significant motion, Tilt detector, Pickup gesture, Wake up gesture,
    Glance gesture, Activity recognition of standing, running, biking, in vehicle
    Implemented Sensor Types2 with attached
    magnetometer
    Geomagnetic field, Magnetic field uncalibrated, Orientation vector, Rotation vector, Geomagnetic
    rotation vector
     

    1 With attached Magnetometer

    2 Full Android sensor stack is supported by connecting additional sensors to the BHI160

    3 False positives <9 counts within 5 min while driving

    4 Dependent on activity

     
     
  • Downloads
    Type of document Download
    Flyer BST-BHI160-FL000
    Datasheet BST-BHI160(B)-DS000
    Handling, Soldering & Mounting Instructions BST-MHS-HS000
    Shuttle board flyer BST-DHW-FL023
    Shipment Packaging Details BST-BHI160B-SP000
    Driver, MCU solution & Code examples

    MCU Driver Porting Guide

    Interfacing Reference Code from Generic Driver
    Download Link

    BST-MHS-SD001

    BST-MHS-SD002
    Firmware

    Quickstart Guide
    Download Link

    BST-BHI160-AN002
       
    Reference Boards & Reference Designs  
    Microchip ULPDC; Ultra Low Power Connected Demonstrator

    Highlights: BTLC1000 MR110CA module,
    SAML21G18B, BHI160 & BME280 on board,
    ARM Cortex M0+ MCU, BLE, ULP in sensor
    fusion processing from BHI160 fuser core

    Target Markets: IoT, Wearables, Smart Home,
    Motion and Fitness tracking, Other low power
    motion based applications
    link

    Press release
    ADVANTECH M2.COM IoT Platform

    Highlights: Open standard sensor platform,
    BHI160 & BNO055 on board, ARM based embedded processing,
    Embracing MBED OS and open source SW platform for fast TTM,
    Driving for defining relevant standardized interfaces
    for ease of connectivity and interoperability

    Target Markets: IoT, Smart City
    link
     
     
  • Product FAQ

    This is a product specific FAQ for Sensor Hubs, the general Bosch Sensortec FAQ can be found here

     


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