Inertial measurement sensors is robust for drones and robotics

Distributor, Mouser Electronics, is now stocking the Bosch Sensortec BMI088 inertial measurement unit (IMU). It has a low-noise, six-axis inertial sensor, designed for industrial and harsh environments and applications in drones and robotics.

The Bosch BMI088 IMU incorporates a 16-bit digital, triaxial accelerometer and a 16-bit digital, triaxial gyroscope to measure orientation and detect motion along three orthogonal axes. The device offers acceleration ranges of ±3g to ±24g and gyroscopic slew rates up to ±2,000 degrees per second. The high speed of the BMI088 enables it to suppress vibrations, which can help ensure smoother navigation and avoid crashes in applications such as drones, explains Mouser. It also has 16-bit accuracy for low drift maximum bias drift of two degrees per hour.

Robust and stable even under sudden temperature fluctuations, the BMI088 is claimed to enhance steering and navigation accuracy even in naturally high-vibration environments. The device is compatible with other Bosch sensors, to simplify integration into existing designs. It is supplied factory calibrated and in a 3.0 x 4.5 x 0.95mm package.

A BMI088 shuttle board enables designers to gain easy access to the sensor’s pins via a simple socket. All Bosch Sensortec sensor shuttle boards have identical footprints, so can interface with the company’s other development tools.

Mouser claims to stock the world’s widest selection of the latest semiconductors and electronic components. Its website is continually updated and offers advanced search methods to help customers quickly locate inventory. also houses data sheets, supplier-specific reference designs, application notes, technical design information, and engineering tools.

Bosch Sensortec has been providing micro mechanical sensors and application services for the consumer electronics market since 2005.

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