Bosch Sensortec


Programmable smart sensor combining accelerometer, gyroscope and fusion software

The BHI260AB is a smart sensor for advanced always-on sensor applications with significantly lower system power consumption of battery-powered devices. The sensor includes the new custom programmable and powerful 32-bit microcontroller, a state-of-the-art 6-axis IMU and a powerful software framework. The BHI260AB offers an open and flexible environment for developing sensor-based applications through a software development kit. In combination with its wide connectivity and extendibility, the BHI260AB is the versatile and ideal solution when it comes to 3D orientation, step counting, position tracking, activity recognition or context awareness in wearables, smartphones and other mobile devices.

Technical data

Parameter Technical data
Operating voltage
Technical data
1.8 V
Current consumption
Fuser2 (running CoreMark)
– Long Run mode (20 MHz)
– Turbo mode (50 MHz)

Sensor fusion (Hub+IMU) operation (calculating game rotation vector)
– 800 Hz ODR
– 100 Hz ODR

Standby current
Technical data

950 µA
2.8 mA

1.2 mA
1.0 mA

8 µA
Sensor fusion performance
– Static accuracy (head., pitch, roll)
– Dynamic accuracy (head., pitch, roll)
– Calibration time
– Orientation stabilization time
Technical data

2, 2, 2 degrees
7, 2, 2 degrees
<1 second
0.2 seconds




Woman standing outside using VR glasses


AR and VR technologies can support gaming, learning, navigation and maintenance. Crucial requirements for a pleasant AR and VR experience are real-time motion detection, head movement tracking and precise sensor data fusion, which are enabled by our sensing solutions.

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Wearables & hearables

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

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