• Product Description

    BMA222E (not for new design-ins)

    The BMA222E is an advanced, ultra-small, triaxial, low-g acceleration sensor with digital interfaces, aiming for low-power consumer electronics applications. Featuring 8 bit digital resolution, the BMA222E allows low-noise measurement of accelerations in 3 perpendicular axes.

    On top, the BMA222E with its 2 x 2 mm² footprint integrates a multitude of features that facilitate its use especially in the area of motion detection applications, such as device orientation detection, gaming, HMI and menu browser control. Featuring a full operation current consumption of only 130 μA the BMA222E is ideally suited for mobile consumer electronic devices.


    - Display profile switching (portrait/landscape, face-up/face-down switching)

    - Flat detection

    - Tap sensing function

    - Menu scrolling

    - Gaming

    - Advanced power management for mobile devices

    - Shock and free-fall detection

    - Step-counting


    Gaming Applications

    Gaming consoles are a normal part of many people's everyday lives. Soccer, dancing, tennis and a multitude of games utilise motion detection. Of course, many game applications use MEMS sensors, e.g. acceleration sensors detect motion to enhance the user's gaming experience. Sensing the particular movement of the user is converted into a motion-based interface for a game. This opens up a world of opportunities for simpler, more interactive user interfaces.

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  • Technical data
    Parameter Technical data
    Digital resolution 8 bit
    (in ±2g range)
    15.6 mg
    Measurement ranges
    ±2 g, ±4 g, ±8 g, ±16 g
    Sensitivity (calibrated) ±2 g: 64 LSB/g
    ±4 g: 32 LSB/g
    ±8 g: 16 LSB/g
    ±16 g: 8 LSB/g
    Zero-g offset (typ., over life-time) ±100 mg
    Bandwidths (programmable) 1000 Hz ... 8 Hz
    Digital inputs/outputs SPI & I²C, 2x digital interrupt pins
    Supply voltage (VDD) 1.62 V ... 3.6 V

    I/0 supply voltage (VDDIO)
    1.2 V ... 3.6 V
    Temperature range -40 … +85°C
    Current consumption
    - full operation
    - low-power mode
    130 μA (@ 2 kHz data rate)
    6.5 μA (@ 40 Hz data rate)
    LGA package 2 x 2 x 0.95 mm³
    Interrupts - Data-ready (e. g. for processor synchronization)
    - Any-motion (slope) detection (e. g. for wake-up)
    - Tap sensing (e. g. for tap-sensitive UI control)
    - Orientation change recognition (e. g. for portrait/landscape switching)
    - Flat detection (e. g. for position sensitive switching)
    - Low-g / high-g detection (e. g. for shock and free-fall detection)
    - No-motion (e.g. for power saving)
  • Downloads
    Type of document Download
    Flyer BST-BMA222E-FL000
    Datasheet BST-BMA222E-DS004
    Shipment & Packaging details BST-BMA222E-SP001
    Handling & Soldering instructions BST-MAS-HS000
    Shuttle board flyer BST-DHW-FL011
    Inline Calibration BST-MAS-AN030
    Driver BMA2x2 driver