• Product Description

    BMC150 (not for new design-ins)

    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. 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. The integrated accelerometer provides all functionalities of Bosch Sensortec’s leading-edge 12bit digital accelerometer, including a 32 frame FIFO buffer storing acceleration data.

    Due to its small package size and its advanced power management, BMC150 is ideally suited for virtual reality and navigation applications or motion tracking in handhelds like mobile phones, tablet PCs, notebooks, portable media players, man-machine interfaces and game controllers. With an increased magnetic measurement range, BMC150 offers high PCB placement flexibility to the developer of handheld devices.


    - Augmented reality applications and location based 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


    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 interfaces I²C, SPI (3/4wire)
    1 interrupt pin (accel), 1 data ready pin (magnet)
    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 2.2 x 2.2 x 0.95 mm³

    Geomagnetic sensor
    Measurement range ± 1300 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-BMC150-FL000
    Datasheet BST-BMC150-DS000
    Shuttle board flyer BST-DHW-FL019
    Driver Combination of BMA2x2 + BMM050 APIs
    BMA2x2 driver
    BMM050 driver