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Acceleration sensor BMA530

Smallest size. Integrated feature set. Highly flexible.

BMA530

Accelerometer with advanced feature set

Stylish and minimalistic wearables offer little space for powerful components. The next-generation accelerometer with an advanced feature set is world’s smallest acceleration sensor (1.2 x 0.8 x 0.55 mm³). It is especially designed for compact devices such as wearables and toys requiring less sensor size, especially lower height. BMA530 includes integrated functionalities like step-counter and generic interrupts for easy use.

BMA530 & BMA580 - A new dimension of acceleration

Technical data

Parameter Technical data
Parameter
Package dimensions (typ.)
Technical data
1.2 x 0.8 x 0.55 mm³
Wafer level chip scale package
Parameter
Digital Resolution
Technical data
16 bit
Parameter
Measurement ranges
Technical data
±2, ±4, ±8, ±16 g
Parameter
Output data rate
Technical data
~1.56 Hz … 6.4 kHz
Parameter
Offset soldered, over life
Technical data
±75 mg
Parameter
TCO
Technical data
±0.75 mg/K
Parameter
Sensitivity Error
Technical data
1%
Parameter
Noise density
Technical data
120 µg/√Hz
Parameter
Current consumption (high perf, continuous measurement)
Technical data
125 µA
Parameter
Current consumption (low power@ 100 Hz)
Technical data
18 µA
Parameter
Current consumption (suspend mode, data retention)
Technical data
4.75 µA
Parameter
Interface
Technical data
I³C, I²C and SPI
2 Interrupt Pins (I²C, I³C)
1 Interrupt Pin (3-wire SPI)
Parameter
Power modes
Technical data
High perf. mode, Low power mode (LPM)
Self-wake-up: LPM to High perf. mode
Parameter
FIFO
Technical data
1 KB (incl. FIFO full, FIFO watermark interrupt)
Parameter
Interrupts
Technical data
Data Ready interrupt
3 generic interrupts, incl. Any-/No-motion
Step Counter
Android Features

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Software

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Applications and solutions

Woman doing sports using hearables and smartwatch

Wearables

Smartwatches, wristbands and smart clothes: whether supporting your fitness through calorie counting or helping you orient yourself though navigation, our accurate and ultra-low power sensing solutions turn a regular wearable into your daily companion!

Smartphones & Tablets

Smartphones & Tablets

Did you know that you most likely have a Bosch MEMS sensor in your pocket? Bosch Sensortec is a leading sensor provider for smartphones and tablet applications. Bosch MEMS sensors stabilize images, detect gestures and activities, and count your steps.

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