Bosch Sensortec, Akustica

CES 2016 (January 6 to 9), Las Vegas New generation of motion sensors Bosch Sensortec announces intelligent accelerometers and high performance gyroscopes at CES 2016 Embedded intelligence enables next generation of smart phones and wearables

  • Intelligent features improve user experience and extend battery life time
  • Meeting every requirement, from always-on step counting to demanding optical image stabilization (OIS)
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Las Vegas, Nevada – Bosch Sensortec today announces new generations of intelligent accelerometers and high performance gyroscopes at the 2016 International CES in Las Vegas.

Aimed at smart phones, tablets and wearables, the new devices cover a wide range of requirements, from low power consumption for always-on applications such as step counting, to high performance optical image stabilization (OIS).

Intelligent three-axis accelerometers – BMA422 and BMA455
Today's applications running on modern mobile devices place many demands on motion sensors. These sensors are required to continuously sense motion, such as for step counting operations, while at the same time delivering a high level of performance without compromising battery lifetime.

To meet these challenges, the new sensors from Bosch Sensortec are the first to integrate embedded intelligence functionality into standalone accelerometers. Adding intelligent features to an accelerometer enables innovative applications, while minimizing power consumption by eliminating the need to wake up an application processor or an additional discrete sensor hub. Overall system power management and user experience can be improved by the accelerometer detecting and processing motions such as glance, pick-up and tilt.

Current consumption of the new accelerometers is kept very low to extend battery life time and the integrated Android 6.0 “Marshmallow” features minimize programming effort for customers. Each device delivers outstanding accelerometer performance, most importantly, low offset, low temperature coefficient offset (TCO) and low noise levels.

Two new accelerometers are being launched: the BMA422 "all-rounder" is ideally suited for standard applications, the BMA455 provides high performance for areas such as gaming and immersive activity-tracking. In addition the high level of performance enables the most demanding applications covering augmented reality, virtual reality, image stabilization and industrial measurement applications such as spirit leveling and inclination measurement.

High performance gyroscopes – BMG250 and BMG280
Mobile devices require gyroscopes for many applications, including gaming, augmented reality, virtual reality and OIS. To provide the necessary performance, Bosch Sensortec's new gyroscopes combine the most important parameters in a single device: low noise, low TCO and high bias stability.

Although delivering high performance, they do both feature the lowest power consumption of any standalone gyroscope in the market, thus helping to extend battery lifetime in mobile devices.

Today's announcement includes two three-axis gyroscopes: the BMG250 provides low noise, low TCO and high bias stability, while the BMG280 delivers ultra-low noise optimized for OIS and includes a secondary interface for OIS, making it fit for use in camera modules. The BMG280's secondary interface can be used in parallel with the primary user application interface, for example for simultaneous panorama creation and OIS.

Packages and availability
The new devices are all provided in small packages. The BMA422 measures 2.0 x 2.0 x 0.95 mm³, while the BMA455 is 2.0 x 2.0 x 0.65 mm³. The BMG250 and BMG280 gyroscopes both measure 3.0 x 2.5 x 0.83 mm³.

Samples of the all sensors are available now, with mass production of the gyroscopes to commence in Q1 2016 and mass production of the accelerometers starting in mid-2016. For pricing, please contact Bosch Sensortec.

Press Contact
Press who would like to meet with Bosch Sensortec may contact embedded PR, Anja-Maria Hastenrath, phone: +49 89 64913634-11, email: ah@embedded-pr.de.

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Contact:
Tina Horstmann,
phone: +49 7121 35-35924

Contact person for press inquiries:
Christian Hoenicke,
phone: +49 711 811-6285

Simply.Connected.
Visit Bosch at CES 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA:

Tuesday, January 5, 2016 (all times local)
  • 8:00 to 8:45 a.m.
    Press conference
    with Dr. Volkmar Denner, chairman of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH, at Mandalay Bay Hotel, South Convention Center, Level 3, Banyan Rooms A-D.
Thursday, January 7, 2016
  • 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
    Keynote panel
    "Beyond Smart Cities: The Future of Urban Mobility"
    Dr. Volkmar Denner, chairman of the board of management of
    Robert Bosch GmbH, Westgate Theater. Other panelists to include U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx.
  • 2:15 to 3:15 p.m.
    Conference track:
    The Internet of MEMS and Sensors
    Panel: "Technology Trends for the IoT"; Dr. Stefan Finkbeiner, CEO and general manager, Bosch Sensortec, Venetian, Level 4, Marcello 4404
Friday, January 8, 2016Wednesday, January 6 through Saturday, January 9, 2016 – Bosch booths
  • Focus on smart homes, smart cities, and Industry 4.0 in the Smart Home Marketplace, Sands Expo Center, booth #71517
  • Focus on connected mobility in the North Hall, booth #2302
Follow the Bosch CES 2016 highlights on Twitter: #BoschCES

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 IoT (Internet of Things) 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 6 billion MEMS sensors.

For more information, go to www.bosch-sensortec.com.

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.”

Further information is available online at www.bosch.com and www.bosch-press.com, http://twitter.com/BoschPresse.

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