• Product Description

    BMC056 (not for new design-ins)

    The BMC056 is a low power and low noise 6-axis digital compass. It measures the earth’s geomagnetic field as well as dynamic and static acceleration in all three dimensions and outputs tilt-compensated heading or orientation information.

    BMC056 is housed in a package with a footprint of 3 x 3 mm² and 0.95 mm height. The integrated accelerometer provides all functionalities of Bosch Sensortec’s leading-edge 12-bit digital accelerometer, including a 32 frame FIFO buffer storing acceleration data. Due to its advanced power management, BMC056 is ideally suited for virtual reality and navigation applications, motion tracking, shock and vibration detection in handhelds like mobile phones, tablets, notebooks, portable media players, man-machine interfaces and game controllers.


    - Augmented reality applications and locationbased services

    - Indoor and outdoor navigation, e.g. map rotation or step counting (pedometry)

    - Motion tracking

    - Gesture recognition e.g. tap and double tap sensing, Display profile switching

    - Gaming

    - Air mouse applications, pointing devices


    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.

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    Other sensors in the same category



    The 6-axis BMC156 is an small and low power digital compass with a footprint of merely 2.2 x 2.2 mm² and 0.95 mm height as well as a 12 bit digital resolution. Due to its pin-compatible pin-out it fits well on a 2x2 mm² standard accelerometer landing pattern (BMA).


    Housed in an LGA package with a footprint of 2.2 x 2.2 mm² and 0.95 mm height, BMC150 is an extremely small low power and low noise 6-axis digital compass with a 12 bit resolution.


    The BMC050 is a 6-axis, digital e-compass, it comes in a small LGA package with a footprint of 3 x 3 mm² and 0.95mm height with a 10 bit digital resolution.

  • Technical data
    Parameter Technical data
    Digital interfaces I²C, SPI (3/4wire)
    4 interrupt pins
    Current consumption
    - full operation
    - low-power mode
    540 μA @10 Hz
    190 μA @10 Hz
    Supply voltage (VDD) 1.62 V ... 3.6 V
    I/0 supply voltage (VDDIO) 1.20 V ... 3.6 V
    Temperature range -40 °C ... +85° C
    LGA package 3 x 3 x 0.95 mm³

    Geomagnetic sensor
    Measurement range ± 1000 μT (x-,y-axis)
    ± 2500 μT (z-axis)
    Resolution 0.3 μT

    Acceleration sensor
    Stand-alone operation supported
    Resolution 12 bit
    Programmable f-range ±2g / ±4g /
    ±8g / ±16g"
    Zero-g offset ±80 mg
    Sensitivity tolerance ±4 %

    Interrupt engine

    Accelerometer interrupts
    Orientation/ flat detection, any motion, tap/ double tap, sensing, low-/ high-g threshold, slow motion / no motion detection,
    data ready
    Magnetometer interrupts magnetic data ready, magnetic threshold detection
    Fifo data buffer accelerometer 32 sample depth
    for each axis
  • Downloads
    Type of document Download
    Flyer BST-BMC056-FL000
    Driver Combination of BMA2x2 + BMM050 APIs
    BMA2x2 driver
    BMM050 driver