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Bosch Sensortec Launches 9-Axis Motion Sensor

The company states it is the industry's smallest motion sensor of its kind.

Bosch Sensortec has launched the BMX160, a 9-axis motion sensor that is suited for a wide range of applications such as smartphones, fitness trackers, smart jewelry and virtual reality devices. It is housed in a compact 2.5 x 3.0 x 0.95 mmpackage, making it the smallest 9-axis motion sensor in the industry, the company states.

By combining Bosch Sensortec’s advanced accelerometer, gyroscope and geomagnetic sensor technologies, the BMX160 is able to meet the increasingly more stringent low-power requirements demanded by wearable devices, according to a press release. The device reduces power consumption below 1.5 milliampere.

The accelerometer, gyroscope and magnetic technology in the BMX160 have been optimized for low offset, low noise and temperature stability.

“By combining Bosch Sensortec’s advanced sensor technologies into a single compact package, the BMX160 sets new industry benchmarks for high performance, tiny footprint and low power consumption.” said Jeanne Forget, vice president marketing, Bosch Sensortec. “This device finally overcomes today’s placement constraints in smartphones and directly addresses the demands of wearable devices, where PCB space and low power consumption are at an even greater premium.”

For more information, visit Bosch Sensortec.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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