• Product Description

    BMG160 (not for new design-ins)

    The BMG160 is an ultra-small, digital 3-axis angular rate sensor with a measurement range up to 2000°/s and a digital resolution of 16 bit for consumer electronics applications. The BMG160 allows low-noise measurement of angular rates in 3 perpendicular axes and is designed for use in cellular phones, handhelds, computer peripherals, man-machine interfaces, virtual reality features, remote and game controllers.

    With its small footprint of only 3 x 3 mm² the BMG160 is unique in the class of low-noise consumer electronics gyroscopes. The zero-rate offset and offset stability over temperature of the BMG160 are outstanding.


    - Gaming

    - Navigation systems

    - Motion and activity measurement

    - Optical image stabilization


    Imaging Applications

    Make those unforgettable moments last forever: You take the photo and the sensor will do the rest. Today, not it's not only smartphones that are equipped with cameras; drones, for instance, are increasingly becoming important tools in the hands of foreward-thinking photographers. When a device makes uncontrolled movements, this is instantly corrected with the help of MEMS sensors.

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    With its small housing of only 2.5 x 3.0 x 0.83 mm³ and a current consumption of 850μA in full operation mode, the BMG250 is unique in the class of standalone UI MEMS gyroscopes.

  • Technical data
    Parameter Technical data
    Digital resolution 16 bit
    Measurement ranges
    ± 125 °/s, ± 250 °/s,
    ± 500 °/s, ± 1000 °/s,
    ± 2000 °/s
    Sensitivity (calibrated) ± 125°/s: 262.4 LSB/°/s
    ± 250°/s: 131.2 LSB/°/s
    ± 500°/s: 65.5 LSB/°/s
    ± 1000°/s: 32.8 LSB/°/s
    ± 2000°/s: 16.4 LSB/°/s
    Zero-g offset (typ., over life-time) ± 1 °/s
    Zero-rate offset over temperature 0.015 °/s/K
    Noise density (typ.) 0.014 °/s/√Hz
    Low-pass filter bandwiths (progr.) 230, 116, 64, 47, 32,
    23, 12 Hz
    Date rates (programmable) 2000, 1000,
    400, 200, 100 Hz
    Digital inputs/outputs SPI, I²C,
    2x digital interrupts
    Supply voltage (VDD) 2.4 … 3.6 V
    I/0 supply voltage (VDDIO) 1.2 … 3.6 V
    Temperature range -40 … +85 °C
    Current consumption
    - full operation
    - low-power mode
    5.0 mA
    2.5 mA
    FIFO data buffer 100 samples depth
    (each axis)
    LGA package 3 x 3 x 0.95 mm³
    Shock resistance 10,000 g x 200 μs
  • Downloads
    Type of document Download
    Flyer BST-BMG160-FL000
    Datasheet BST-BMG160-DS000
    Shipment & Packaging details BST-BMG160-SP000
    Handling, Soldering & Mounting instructions BST-MGS-HS000
    Shuttle board flyer BST-DHW-FL015
    Driver BMG160 driver