3-AXIS ACCELEROMETER DIGITAL I/F

BMA250

Manufacturer Part NumberBMA250
Description3-AXIS ACCELEROMETER DIGITAL I/F
ManufacturerBosch Sensortec
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Specifications of BMA250

Featured ProductBMA250 - Digital, Triaxial Acceleration SensorAxisX, Y, Z
Acceleration Range±2g, 4g, 8g, 16gSensitivity256LSB/g, 128LSB/g, 64LSB/g, 16LSB/g
Voltage - Supply1.62 V ~ 3.6 VOutput TypeI²C™, SPI™
Bandwidth8Hz ~ 1kHzInterfaceI²C, SPI
Mounting TypeSurface MountPackage / Case12-VQFN
Lead Free Status / Rohs StatusLead free / RoHS CompliantFor Use With828-1024 - BMA250 DAUGHTERCARD FOR DEV KIT
Other names828-1023-2  
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The threshold is set with the value of register (0x28) slope_th. 1 LSB of (0x28) slope_th
corresponds to 1 LSB of acceleration data. Therefore, an increment of (0x28) slope_th is 3.91
mg in 2g-range (7.81 mg in 4g-range, 15.6 mg in 8g-range and 31.3 mg in 16g-range). And the
maximum value is 996 mg in 2g-range (1.99g in 4g-range, 3.98g in 8g-range and 7.97g in 16g-
range).
The time difference between the successive acceleration signals depends on the selected
bandwidth and equates to 1/(2*bandwidth) (Δt=1/(2*bw)). In order to suppress failure signals,
the interrupt is only generated (cleared) if a certain number N of consecutive slope data points is
larger (smaller) than the slope threshold given by (0x28) slope_th. This number is set by the
(0x27) slope_dur bits. It is N = (0x27) slope_dur + 1 for (0x27).
Example: (0x27) slope_dur = 00b, …, 11b = 1decimal, …, 4decimal
4.8.5.1 Enabling (disabling) for each axis
Any-motion detection can be enabled (disabled) for each axis separately by writing ´1´ (´0´) to
bits (0x16) slope_en_x, (0x16) slope_en_y, (0x16) slope_en_z. The criteria for any-motion
detection are fulfilled and the slope interrupt is generated if the slope of any of the enabled axes
exceeds the threshold (0x28) slope_th for [(0x27) slope_dur +1] consecutive times. As soon as
the slopes of all enabled axes fall or stay below this threshold for [(0x27) slope_dur +1]
consecutive times the interrupt is cleared unless interrupt signal is latched.
4.8.5.2 Axis and sign information of any motion interrupt
The interrupt status is stored in bit (0x09) slope_int. The any-motion interrupt supplies additional
information about the detected slope. The axis which triggered the interrupt is given by that one
of bits (0x0B) slope_first_x, (0x0B) slope_first_y, (0x0B) slope_first_z that contains a ´1´. The
sign of the triggering slope is held in bit (0x0B) slope_sign. If (0x0B) slope_sign = ´0´ (´1´), the
sign is positive (negative).
4.8.5.3 Serial interface and dedicated wake-up mode
When serial interface is active, any-motion detection logic is enabled if any of the axis specific
(0x16) slope_en_... register bits are set. To disable the any-motion interrupt, clear all the axis
specific (0x16) slope_en_... bits.
In the dedicated wake-up mode (see chapter 4.2.2), all three axes are enabled for any-motion
detection whether the individual axis enable bits are set or not.
4.8.6 Tap sensing
Tap sensing has a functional similarity with a common laptop touch-pad or clicking keys of a
computer mouse. A tap event is detected if a pre-defined slope of the acceleration of at least
one axis is exceeded. Two different tap events are distinguished: A ‘single tap’ is a single event
within a certain time, followed by a certain quiet time. A ‘double tap’ consists of a first such
event followed by a second event within a defined time frame.
Only one of the tap interrupts can be enabled at the same time. Single tap interrupt is enabled
(disabled) by writing ´1´ (´0´) to bit (0x16) s_tap_en. Double tap interrupt is enabled (disabled)
by writing ´1´ (´0´) to bit (0x16) d_tap_en. If one tries to enable both interrupts by writing ´1´ to
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