Bosch Sensortec, Akustica

Bosch Sensortec completes its product line BMG160 digital triaxial gyroscope for smartphone and gaming applications Sensor for sophisticated mobile applications

  • The world’s smallest triaxial gyroscope
  • High functionality in a 3 x 3 mm package
  • Comprehensive sensor concepts and associated software from a single source
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  • January 09, 2012
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With its BMG160, Bosch Sensortec has launched the world’s smallest triaxial gyroscope. Thanks to its space-saving footprint of only 3 x 3 x 0.95 mm, low power consumption and low noise, the BMG160 triaxial gyoscope meets even the extreme requirements of the consumer electronics industry. Engineers designed the BMG160 specifically for applications in smartphones, gaming, and other mobile devices. Its very compact design underscores Bosch Sensortec’s leading position in the MEMS sensor market for consumer electronics and sets a new standard.

All technologies from a single source
The triaxial gyroscope completes Bosch Sensortec’s product line for the consumer electronics industry. The Bosch portfolio also comprises acceleration and pressure sensors as well as electronic compass solutions. Thanks to the sophisticated fusion of sensor data from existing acceleration sensors, eCompass products, and gyroscope, direction and movement in three-dimensional space can be precisely recognized. Sensor data fusion is indispensable for future navigation and gaming applications in smartphones and tablet PCs. Bosch Sensortec develops and supplies software modules with six or nine Degrees of Freedom (DoF).

Bosch Sensortec’s newly expanded and perfectly harmonized product line is an industry first: all of the currently relevant sensors and associated software for the latest generation of smartphones are now available from a single source.

Bosch Sensortec not only offers a complete portfolio of sensors, it also holds all patents associated to this technology. Moreover, the company has the manufacturing expertise and capacity for the large-scale series production of complex sensors. In the future, these will be decisive factors for consumer device manufacturers. Their competitiveness in a market characterized by ever faster product cycles will depend highly on reliable supply and delivery.

Bosch Sensortec GmbH is a fully owned subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH that is dedicated to delivering a complete portfolio of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) sensors and solutions that enable consumer electronics to be connected. Bosch Sensortec develops and markets a wide portfolio of MEMS sensors and solutions tailored for smartphones, tablets, wearable devices and IoT (Internet of Things) applications.

The product portfolio includes 3-axis acceleration, gyroscope and geomagnetic sensors, integrated 6- and 9-axis sensors, environmental sensors, and a comprehensive software portfolio. Since its foundation in 2005, Bosch Sensortec has emerged as the MEMS technology leader in the markets it addresses. Bosch has been both a pioneer and a global market leader in the MEMS sensor segment since 1995 and has, to date, sold more than 7 billion MEMS sensors. Bosch sensors can be found in three out of four smartphones worldwide.

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The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 375,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2015). The company generated sales of 70.6 billion euros in 2015. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing and sales network covers some 150 countries. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. Bosch employs 55,800 associates in research and development at 118 locations across the globe. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”

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