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, dedicated to the consumer electronics world offering a complete portfolio of micro-electro mechanical systems (MEMS) sensors and solutions that enable mobile devices to feel and sense the world around them. Bosch Sensortec develops and markets a wide portfolio of MEMS sensors and solutions for smart phones, tablets, wearable devices and IoTS (Internet of Things & Services) applications.

The product portfolio includes 3-axis acceleration, gyroscope and geomagnetic sensors, integrated 6- and 9-axis as well as environmental sensors and a comprehensive software portfolio. Since its foundation in 2005 Bosch Sensortec emerged as the technology leader in the addressed markets. The Bosch Group has been the global market leader for MEMS sensors since 1998 and has to date sold more than 4 billion MEMS sensors.

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The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In 2013, its roughly 281,000 associates generated sales of 46.1 billion euros. (NB: Due to a change in accounting policies, the 2013 figures can only be compared to a limited extent with the 2012 figures). 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 360 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 50 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. In 2013, the Bosch Group invested some 4.5 billion euros in research and development and applied for some 5,000 patents. This is an average of 20 patents per day. The Bosch Group's products and services are designed to fascinate, and to improve the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial. In this way, the company offers technology worldwide that is “Invented for life.”

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