Alternative Option for Bosch Sensortec BMI260

We have had a number of requests for BMI260 by Bosch Sensortec. Digi-Key carries BMI270 which is the latest revision which provides a 6-axis solution versus the tri-axis BMI260.

https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/bosch-sensortec/BMI270/828-1091-1-ND/9974488

The following are the manufacturer descriptions of each item respectively.

The ultra-low power BMI260 is an IMU consisting of a 16-bit tri-axial gyroscope and a 16-bit tri-axial accelerometer combining precise acceleration, angular rate measurement and intelligent on-chip motion-triggered interrupt features. This next-generation IMU provides fast, exact inertial sensing in smartphones and HMI applications. It provides highly accurate step counting, motion detection and is pin-to-pin compatible with the BMI160. Its industry’s first self-calibrating gyroscope with motionless CRT functionality compensates MEMS typical soldering drifts, ensuring post-soldering sensitivity errors down to ± 0.4%.

The ultra-low power BMI270 is an IMU optimized for wearables providing precise acceleration, angular rate measurement and intelligent on-chip motion-triggered interrupt features.

The 6-axis sensor combines a 16-bit tri-axial gyroscope and a 16-bit tri-axial accelerometer featuring Bosch’s automotive-proven gyroscope technology. BMI270 includes several functionalities such as an integrated plug-and-play step counter/detector for wrist-worn devices. Moreover, the IMU is suitable for hearables, smart clothes, smart shoes, smart glasses and ankle bands.