The BMF055 is aimed at designs using advanced application-specific sensor fusion algorithms, adding sophisticated motion sensing capabilities, and replacing multiple discrete components with a single package. Target market segments include robotics, gaming, remote controls, navigation systems, drones, and human interface devices for Internet of Things (IoT) projects.
The 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 single 5.2 x 3.8 x 1.1 mm package, it provides this high level functionality in one solution, making integration easier.
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. The Atmel toolchain can be downloaded from Atmel’s website . This software development package will enable customers to develop their own application-specific firmware for the BMF055 sensor without requiring an additional application processor.
Bosch Sensortec; www.bosch-sensortec.com