Tiny MEMS motion sensors are all around us. They make consumer products easier to use and improve how our smartphones and other gadgets interact with us. These sensors are precise, compact and power-efficient, however, until now, they have been overly complex for basic applications. To address this issue, Bosch Sensortec has launched the BMI323, an affordable Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) with excellent performance and integrated features enabling a shorter development time.

The BMI323 is a general-purpose, low-power IMU that combines precise acceleration and angular rate (gyroscopic) measurement with intelligent integrated features that are triggered by motion. The 6-axis BMI323 has a self-calibrating 16-bit triaxial gyroscope, a 16-bit triaxial accelerometer, and a 16-bit digital temperature sensor housed in a miniature 2.5 x 3.0 x 0.83mm3 (14-pin) LGA package. 

The BMI323’s combination of simplicity, low price, and high performance will open up new applications for IMUs, including consumer products, such as toys, gaming controllers, remote controls, wearables, fitness trackers, smartwatches, tablets, and laptops.