About Bosch Sensortec
Bosch Sensortec specializes in microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) sensors and solutions within the technology sector. The company offers a range of sensors for motion detection, environmental monitoring, and smart sensor systems, as well as display and acoustic solutions for various applications. These products serve a diverse set of industries including consumer electronics, automotive, industrial, and IoT. It was founded in 2005 and is based in Reutlingen, Germany.
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Jan 10, 2024
Bosch Sensortec says it has launched the world’s smallest MEMS accelerometers – the BMA530 and BMA580. BMA530 tracks activities with its step counter and is suitable for wearables, and BMA580 targets hearables with voice activity detection. Compared to Bosch’s current generation accelerometer (BMA253), the BMA530 and BMA580 have a 76 percent smaller footprint and have been reduced in height from 0.95 mm to 0.55 mm. This size reduction is achieved with a Wafer Level Chip Scale Package (WLCSP). (Foto: BOSCH / Jan Potente) “The demand for tiny sensors with ever-increasing performance is growing as the industry moves towards more stylish and minimalist designs that require smaller sensors,” said Stefan Finkbeiner, General Manager and CEO of Bosch Sensortec. “The new BMA530 and BMA580 provide an ultra-compact, fully-featured solution to meet this demand.” The BMA580 provides voice activity detection and an advanced feature set for hearable devices. Typically, microphones in hearables consume a lot of power because they need to be always-on to listen for voice activity. Instead, the BMA580 uses bone conduction to detect the vibration of the user’s voice and then wakes the microphone from sleep – for an overall power saving. No other sensor on the market combines bone conduction with this miniature sensor size, claims Bosch. The BMA580 enables user interaction with a hearable in response to the user tapping the device, for example to answer or end a call. The sensor’s software includes an algorithm that can distinguish between single, double and triple taps. In addition to wearables, the new BMA530 acceleration sensor is ideal for gesture recognition in toys, fall detection in laptops and other devices, and power management functions such as putting a smartphone to sleep when it is not moved. The new accelerometers offer multiple power modes and automatically switch from low-power to high-power modes to extend battery life. They offer a flexible set of connectivity options, including an I3C interface. The devices can be ordered from distributors from Q1 2024 onwards. BMA530:
Bosch Sensortec Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
When was Bosch Sensortec founded?
Bosch Sensortec was founded in 2005.
Where is Bosch Sensortec's headquarters?
Bosch Sensortec's headquarters is located at Gerhard-Kindler-Strabe 9, Reutlingen.