Bosch Sensortec


IMU combining accelerometer and gyroscope.

The small, low power BMI160 is a low noise 16-bit IMU designed for mobile applications such as AR or indoor navigation, providing highly accurate sensor data and real-time sensor data. The low current consumption of BMI160 enables always-on applications in battery-driven devices. This sensor features a configurable on-chip interrupt engine which provides motion-based gesture recognition and context awareness as always-on background functions. The BMI160 is compatible with the Qeexo FingerSense application.

Technical data

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Package dimensions
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Temperature range
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-40...+85 °C
Supply voltage VDDIO
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1.2... 3.6 V
Supply voltage VDD
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1.71... 3.6 V
Ty. current consumption
- Gyro. @full operation
- Gyro. + Acc. @full oper.
- Gyro. @fast start-up
- Acc. @full operation
- Suspend mode
- Significant motion
- Step detector
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850 μA
925 μA
500 μA
180 μA
3 μA
20 μA
20 μA
Sensitivity (typ.) Acc.
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±2g: 16384 LSB/g
±4g: 8192 LSB/g
±8g: 4096 LSB/g
±16g: 2048 LSB/g
Sensitivity (typ.) Gyro.
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±125 °/s: 262.4 LSB/°/s
±250 °/s: 131.2 LSB/°/s
±500 °/s: 65.6 LSB/°/s
±1000 °/s: 32.8 LSB/°/s
±2000 °/s: 16.4 LSB/°/s
TCS (typ.)
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(A): ±0.03 %/K
(G): ±0.02 %/K
Nonlinearity (typ.)
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(A): 0.5 %FS
(G): 0.1 %FS
Offset (typ.)
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(A): ±40 mg
(G): ± 3 °/s
TCO (typ.)
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(A): ±1.0 mg/K
(G): 0.05 °/s/K
Noise density (typ.)
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(A): 180 μg/√Hz
(G): 0.007 °/s/√Hz
FIFO size
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1024 byte


For new designs we recommend to use BMI270.




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