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Bosch highlights sensors innovations at MEMS Executive Congress

3rd November 2015
Nat Bowers

At the upcoming MEMS Executive Congress, Bosch will be showing how customers benefit when a group of companies, all under one umbrella, share their deep technical expertise in tiny MEMS sensors as well as in larger, more complex systems. The latest MEMS products from Bosch demonstrate how its 20 years of high volume MEMS production experience is keeping the company at the forefront of MEMS innovation.

At the MEMS Executive Congress, 4th and 5th November in California, Bosch will highlight:

  • The BMF055 MEMS sensor from Bosch Sensortec is the industry’s first custom, programmable 9-axis motion sensor with accompanying software which provides customers with a simplified method of integrating sophisticated sensor fusion functionality.
  • The AKU151 and AKU350 ultra high performance MEMS microphones from Akustica combine new ASIC design elements, a new MEMS architecture and fabrication process, and new and innovative packaging technologies into two microphones with industry-leading performance for mobile and wearable applications.
  • The new SMA130 from Bosch, which leverages packaging technology initially designed by Bosch for consumer applications, is the world’s smallest triaxial acceleration sensor for automotive applications.

Each of these new MEMS sensors is a testament to the unique advantage of being a part of Bosch, where each individual company can leverage the full depth and breadth of overall Group‘s expertise in MEMS modelling, design and manufacturing. This allows all Bosch units to quickly respond to their own customer's requirements by using newly developed technology and adapting older technology to deliver new and innovative MEMS products for diverse end markets.

Decades of technological innovation in MEMS and sensors at Bosch also reach to other Bosch units who focus on integrating sensors into more complex systems. As an example, Bosch eBike Systems has integrated a Bosch microprocessor and three sensors which measure a bicyclist’s torque, cadence and wheel speed 1,000 times per second. These precision sensors combined with sophisticated algorithms that calculate the optimal electric assist for the rider are what makes the eBike experience feel smooth and completely natural. Bosch eBike Systems is a finalist in the MEMS and Sensors Technology Showcase which will be held on Wednesday, November 4th and Congress attendees will also have an opportunity to experience these features for themselves on this day.

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