3-axis MEMS accelerometer measures only 1.2x1.5x0.8mm

January 08, 2013 // By Julien Happich
Bosch Sensortec has unveiled the BMA355 as being the industry's smallest 3-axis MEMS accelerometer for space-constrained applications.

Featuring wafer-level chip scale package with a size of just 1.2x1.5x0.8mm3, the BMA355 is the 3-axis MEMS accelerometer enables designers to embed accelerometer functionality with alow power consumption, 12-bit digital resolution and a flexible integrated interrupt engine. The BMA355 is well suited for applications requiring extremely small form factors, such as power management for hearing aids and sensor nodes in ubiquitous sensor networks (USN) for the Internet of Things. The BMA355 supports motion detection, portrait-landscape orientation-switching, flat detection, tap/double-tap sensing, shock detection and free-fall protection as well as advanced power management for mobile devices.

The company has also released BSX3.0, its third generation FusionLib sensor-fusion software that fuses raw data from multiple sensors for optimal performance. The FusionLib software supports 9-axis and 6-axis implementations and can be scaled to run optimally on both embedded microcontroller and application processors, thus, supporting both Android and Microsoft Windows 8 operating systems today. The software’s scalable architecture also means that it can be easily adapted for other operating systems. The FusionLib software provides a ready-to-use advanced sensor-fusion system that reduces the complexity for OEMs and helps in the rapid development of advanced sensor applications, such as AR, image stabilization, pedestrian tracking and gesture recognition.

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