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Company Overview of Bosch Sensortec GmbH
Bosch Sensortec GmbH offers micro mechanical sensors, application, and foundry services for consumer electronics, security systems, and logistics markets. The company offers acceleration sensors; pressure sensors for mobile applications; pressure sensors for GPS navigation enhancement, in-and outdoor navigation, weather forecast, vertical velocity indication, and fan power control, as well as leisure, sports, and health monitoring; mechanical gyroscope sensors for automotive applications; and angular rate sensors for navigation, image stabilization, and gaming applications. It offers its products for use in applications, such as mobile phones and PDAs, portable music players, toys and gaming...
Founded in 2005
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Bosch Sensortec GmbH Key Developments
Bosch Sensortec Announces the BHI160 and BHA250, Two Sensor Devices with Integrated Sensor Hub
Mar 10 15
Bosch Sensortec announced the BHI160 and BHA250, two sensor devices with integrated sensor hub. By offloading sensor processing to the BHI160 or BHA250, as well as buffering sensor data locally on the devices, system designers can ensure the main application processor is never woken up just to process sensor data. This significantly reduces system power consumption, and thus extends battery life - a major competitive advantage for phone manufacturers. The new devices integrate a best-in-class 3- or 6-axis MEMS sensor with the new Bosch Sensortec DSP ‘Fuser Core’. The BHI160 and BHA250 are specifically designed for applications in Android smart phones - implementing the full Android Lollipop sensor stack inside the devices where they provide a flexible, low power solution for motion sensing and sensor data processing. The new devices implement the full Android Lollipop sensor stack and can be updated with new software features to support future releases. The BHI160 is the industry's lowest-power solution that is fully compatible with Lollipop, using less than 1.55 mA for a complete 9-axis solution including the Fuser Core, the integrated accelerometer and gyroscope and an external magnetometer. The sensor hub devices are a full turnkey solution, reducing integration work and hence cutting time-to-market for OEMs. The Fuser Core is a 32-bit microcontroller that is optimized to execute Bosch Sensortec's sensor fusion and activity-recognition algorithms with ultra-low power consumption. It uses significantly less power than standard microcontrollers, with a saving of up to 95% compared to Cortex M0 and up to 90% compared to Cortex M4 based devices. The BHI160 and BHA250 both offer identical functionality except that the BHI160 integrates a 6-axis inertial measurement unit (IMU), consisting of a 3-axis gyroscope and 3-axis accelerometer, while the BHA250 omits the gyroscope. This makes it a smaller and lower-cost device, and gives OEMs the flexibility to use it in eCompass applications where a gyroscope is not required. The BHI160 is available in a 3.0 x 3.0 x 0.95 mm³ LGA package, while the BHA250 is provided in a 2.2 x 2.2 x 0.95 mm³ LGA package. These packages are the same size as competitive sensor-only devices without an integrated DSP. Integrating the sensor hub reduces the bill of material, and saves on valuable PCB space compared to solutions based on standard microcontrollers. Both new devices are fully pin- and footprint-compatible with Bosch's sensor-only variants from Bosch Sensortec, giving OEMs the flexibility to support multiple different smart phone devices on one platform, and to make decisions later in the design cycle. Samples are scheduled to be available to selected customers in the second quarter of 2015.
Hillcrest Labs and Bosch Sensortec Collaborate on Sensor Hub Solution for Head-Mounted Displays and Wearable Devices
Mar 6 14
Hillcrest Labs and Bosch Sensortec announced a partnership to launch a new sensor solution for head-mounted displays (HMDs). The BNO070 solution includes Hillcrest's SH-1 sensor hub software running on Bosch Sensortec's 9-axis system in package (SiP), which features an accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, and a 32-bit microcontroller in a single package. The solution is optimized for the HMD market, and can be customized for other wearable computing applications. Hillcrest and Bosch Sensortec will begin sampling the new BNO070 to key development partners in mid-2014. The BNO070 will enable motion control, pedometer, compass, gesture recognition, and context awareness for augmented reality, virtual reality, gaming, and navigation applications on HMDs. The low power consumption and compact size -- 5.2 x 3.8 x 1.1 mm(3) -- make the BNO070 ideal for wearable devices, where both power and space are limited. The pre-integrated solution eases system integration, provides faster time to market, and reduces customer development costs for adding advanced sensor-based functionality to a wide array of devices.
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