Bosch Sensortec has launched the BMF055, a compact 9-axis motion sensor that is easy to program for any particular application. The BMF055 is suited for customers developing advanced application-specific sensor fusion algorithms, adding sophisticated motion sensing capabilities and replacing multiple discrete components with a single package, the company states.
Target market segments include robotics, gaming, remote controls, navigation systems, drones and human interface devices for Internet of Things (IoT) projects.
“The BMF055 sensor from the ASSN family is ideal for applications such as robotics, drones, gaming and navigation systems, which need a customized system-in-package solution,” said Stefan Finkbeiner, CEO and general manager, Bosch Sensortec. “By providing a comprehensive software development package, we are enabling our customers to create highly customized sensor systems that meet their exact application requirements.”
The new sensor from Bosch Sensortec’s Application-Specific Sensor Node (ASSN) family combines an accelerometer, a gyroscope and a magnetometer with a Cortex M0+ processor from Atmel’s SAMD20 microcontroller family. In a compact single 5.2×3.8×1.1 mm3 package, it provides this high level functionality in a “one stop shop” solution, making integration easier for the customers, the company states.
With the BMF055, Bosch Sensortec provides a Software Development Package that includes a precompiled BSX Lite fusion library with integration guidelines, API source files for individual sensors and example projects as a plugin for Atmel Studio.
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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.