Mouser Now Carries Bosch’s Tiny Accelerometers

Users can go micro with the new Bosch BMA530 and BMA580 MEMS accelerometers.

Rob Spiegel

July 6, 2024

2 Min Read
Bosch accelerometers through Mouser
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At a Glance

  • The accelerometers are designed for easy implementation without detailed application knowledge.
  • The BMA530 and BMA580 have a 76% smaller footprint, down from 0.95 mm to 0.55 mm.
  • To help speed customers’ designs, Mouser hosts an extensive library of technical resources.

Mouser Electronics is an authorized global distributor of electronic components and industrial automation products. Mouser now stocks the newly released BMA530 and BMA580 accelerometers from Bosch. The BMA530 and BMA580 are the world's smallest acceleration sensors for space-constrained applications like wearables and hearables.

The Bosch BMA530 and BMA580 accelerometers, available from Mouser, offer big performance in the industry's smallest package for design engineers requiring easy implementation without detailed application knowledge. Built-in features enable the BMA530 to track motion activities with a step counter that is especially suitable for wearables. At the same time, the BMA580 targets hearables with voice activity detection that features bone conduction. Typically, microphones consume a lot of power in hearables because they need to be "always-on" to listen for voice activity, but bone conduction detects the vibration of the user's voice to wake the device from sleep for increased power savings in a miniature sensor size.

Compared to Bosch's previous generation accelerometers, the BMA530 and BMA580 have a 76% smaller footprint (down from 0.95 mm to 0.55 mm.) in an innovative Wafer Level Chip Scale Package (WLCSP), making them easy to place on a PCB and integrate into portable products, while offering a flexible set of connectivity options, including an I3C® interface.

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The BMA530 and BMA580 accelerometers are supported by the BMA530 and BMA580 shuttle boards, available for order from Mouser. The shuttle boards, when used in conjunction with the Bosch Application board which is available to order, provide an example application circuit, allowing rapid prototyping when incorporated into existing designs.

Technical Resources Behind the Accelerometers

As a global authorized distributor, Mouser offers the widest selection of the newest semiconductors, electronic components and industrial automation products. Mouser’s customers can expect 100% certified, genuine products that are fully traceable from each of its manufacturer partners. To help speed customers’ designs, Mouser’s website hosts an extensive library of technical resources, including a Technical Resource Center, along with product data sheets, supplier-specific reference designs, application notes, technical design information, engineering tools and other helpful information.

Engineers can stay abreast of today’s exciting product, technology and application news through Mouser’s complimentary e-newsletter. Mouser’s email news and reference subscriptions are customizable to the unique and changing project needs of customers and subscribers. No other distributor gives engineers this much customization and control over the information they receive. Learn about emerging technologies, product trends and more by signing up today.

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Rob Spiegel

Rob Spiegel serves as a senior editor for Design News. He started with Design News in 2002 as a freelancer and hired on full-time in 2011. He covers automation, manufacturing, 3D printing, robotics, AI, and more.

Prior to Design News, he worked as a senior editor for Electronic News and Ecommerce Business. He has contributed to a wide range of industrial technology publications, including Automation World, Supply Chain Management Review, and Logistics Management. He is the author of six books.

Before covering technology, Rob spent 10 years as publisher and owner of Chile Pepper Magazine, a national consumer food publication.

As well as writing for Design News, Rob also participates in IME shows, webinars, and ebooks.

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