In a trend-setting move for the consumer electronics industry, Bosch Sensortec has integrated two 3-axis MEMS sensors into a single package. The combination of an acceleration sensor and a gyroscope within this IMU is designed to meet the requirements of advanced consumer electronics applications such as game consoles or gaming applications in smartphones.


The sensors



The BMI160 is an ultra-small, low power, low noise 16 bit inertial measurement unit designed for mobile applications like Augmented Reality applications or indoor navigation which require highly accurate, real-time sensor data. This MEMS sensor is available in a compact 14-pin 2.5 x 3.0 x 0.8 mm³ LGA package.


The BMI055 is an small, 6-axis inertial MEMS sensor, consisting of a digital, 3-axis, 12 bit acceleration sensor and a digital, 3-axis, 16 bit gyroscope with a footprint of only 3 x 4.5 mm².