Bosch “Fusion” 9-axis orientation sensor available in distribution

January 23, 2014 // By Graham Prophet
The BNO055 from Bosch is the first in a family of Application Specific Sensor Nodes (ASSN) implementing an intelligent 9-axis "Absolute Orientation Sensor", which includes sensors and sensor fusion in a single package; it is available from distributor Rutronik.

The BNO055 is a System in a Package (SiP), integrating a triaxial 12-bit accelerometer, a triaxial 16-bit gyroscope with a range of ±2000 degrees per second, a triaxial geomagnetic sensor and a 32-bit microcontroller running the company’’s BSX3.0 FusionLib software. At 5.2 x 3.8 x 1.1 mm, it is significantly smaller than comparable discrete or system-on-board solutions.

The hard- and software co-design enables high performance with low power consumption. Its Quaternion communication is 10 times more efficient than raw data and the integrated sensor fusion software reduces customer development costs and time. All components in one package leads to simplified system integration and faster time to market.

Bosch’’s BNO055 is intended for augmented reality, more immersive gaming, personal health, fitness and well-being, indoor navigation and any other application requiring context awareness.