Augmented reality (AR), more immersive gaming, personal health and fitness, indoor navigation and other appliances requiring context awareness can take advantage of advanced motion sensing technology. At the 2013 International CES, several companies announced new products to address these applications.
Bosch Sensortec describes its BNO055 as the first in a family of Application Specific Sensor Nodes (ASSN) that implements an intelligent 9-axis “Absolute Orientation Sensor.” The system-in-package (SiP) design integrates 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 that runs the company’s BSX3.0 FusionLib software. The 5.0 x 4.5 mm2 footprint is significantly smaller than comparable discrete or system-on-board solutions.
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