The highly integrated 9-axis absolute orientation sensor is a combination of a 3-axis acceleration sensor, a 3-axis gyroscope and a 3-axis geomagnetic sensor. The integrated components of this MEMS sensor can be accessed independently and it is fully supported by Bosch Sensortec’s FusionLib Software library. This sensor module can be found for example in the field of AR, Human-Machine Interface (HMI) and Location-Based Services.


The sensors



The BMX160 is a very small low power, low noise absolute orientation sensor designed for use in wearable devices like smart watches or augmented reality glasses. It comprises a 3-axis accelerometer, gyroscope and geomagnetic sensor in a 14-pin 2.5 × 3.0 × 0.95 mm³ LGA package. Its current consumption is typically 1580 μA, enabling always-on applications in battery driven devices.


The absolute orientation sensor BMX055 is a very small, 9-axis sensor with a small footprint of only 3 x 4.5 mm². The BMX055 integrates a multitude of features that facilitate its use especially in the area of motion detection applications, such as device orientation measurement, gaming, HMI and menu browser control.