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Motion sensors

For a life in motion: motion sensors

Bosch Sensortec has more than ten years of experience in motion sensing for consumer electronics applications. Our expertise and 100 percent in-house design of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) sensors results in compact, ultra-low power, high-performance and highly integrated motion sensors. Our portfolio comprises 3-axis accelerometers, gyroscopes and magnetometers, 6-axis inertial measurement units and 9-axis absolute orientation sensors. Motion sensors enable for various applications such as smartphones, wearables, robots, drones, AR & VR, gaming and smart home.

Accelerometers

Accelerometers

The 3-axis accelerometer family is specifically designed for low-power applications optimized for devices such as smartphones and wearables. Accelerometers measure the change of linear motion by applying the sensing principle of capacitive detection.

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Gyroscopes

Gyroscopes

Our low-drift gyroscopes measure the angular velocity at low noise, meaning how quickly an object turns in three perpendicular axes.

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Magnetometers

Magnetometers

The magnetometer is an extremely small, robust triaxial sensor measuring the terrestrial magnetic field at low power for heading calculation.

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Intertial measurement units (IMUS)

Inertial measurement units (IMUs)

Bosch Sensortec’s IMUs combine an accelerometer and a gyroscope in a small package for low-power and low-noise motion sensing in smartphones, wearables, hearables, drones, robots, AR, VR and gaming applications.

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Absolute orientation sensors

Absolute orientation sensors

The 9-axis absolute orientation sensors combine an accelerometer, gyroscope and a magnetometer in one single, small package for wearables, AR, VR, robots and gaming applications.

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Experience our motion sensors in action

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How MEMS sensors work

MEMS sensors make phones smart, virtual reality more real and turn wearables into daily companions. These small superheroes endow objects with sensory perceptions and teach electronic systems how to see, feel, and smell. Watch the video to learn about how MEMS sensors work.

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Sensing solutions

Have you ever wondered how smartphones stabilize your pictures or drones their altitude? Or how your vacuum cleaner robot finds its way through your apartment? Explore how our sensing solutions can improve your well‐being and lifestyle.

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Community

Discover our Bosch Sensortec Community to learn about sensing solutions and to accelerate the development of innovative IoT applications. The Community provides useful information, best practice advice and allows developers to share their experience.

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