Custom programmable 9-axis motion sensor integrates ARM core

October 09, 2015 // By Graham Prophet
Bosch Sensortec’s BMF055 is a compact 9-axis motion sensor designed for ease of programming for a particular application. It includes accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer and 32 bit Cortex M0+ core in a single package: a software development package enables easy customisation

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.

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