ESP8266 and BMI160 sensor example

The BMI160 is a small, low power, low noise 16-bit inertial measurement unit designed for use in mobile applications like augmented reality or indoor navigation which require highly accurate, real-time sensor data.

In full operation mode, with both the accelerometer and gyroscope enabled, the current consumption is typically 950 μA, enabling always-on applications in battery driven devices. It is available in a compact 14-pin 2.5 x 3.0 x 0.8 mm³ LGA package.

Features

Parameter Technical data
Digital resolution Accelerometer (A): 16 bit
Gyroscope (G): 16bit
Measurement ranges
(programmable)
(A): ± 2 g, ± 4 g, ± 8 g, ± 16 g
(G): ± 125°/s, ± 250°/s, ± 500°/s, ± 1000°/s, ± 2000°/s
Sensitivity (calibrated) (A): ±2g: 16384LSB/g
±4g: 8192LSB/g
±8g: 4096LSB/g
±16g: 2048LSB/g
(G): ±125°/s: 262.4 LSB/°/s
±250°/s: 131.2 LSB/°/s
±500°/s: 65.6 LSB/°/s
±1000°/s: 32.8 LSB/°/s
±2000°/s: 16.4 LSB/°/s
Zero-g offset (typ., over life-time) (A): ±40mg (G): ± 10°/s
Noise density (typ.) (A): 180 μg/√Hz
(G): 0.008 °/s/√Hz
Bandwidths (programmable) 1600 Hz … 25/32 Hz
Digital inputs/outputs SPI, I²C, 4x digital
interrupts
Supply voltage (VDD) 1.71 … 3.6 V
I/0 supply voltage (VDDIO) 1.2 … 3.6 V
Temperature range -40 … +85°C
Current consumption
– full operation
– low-power mode
950 μA
3 μA
FIFO data buffer 1024 byte
LGA package 2.5 × 3.0 × 0.8 mm³
Shock resistance 10,000 g x 200 μs

Connection

 

Wemos pin Module Pin
3v3 3v3
Gnd Gnd
SDA/D2 SDA
SCL/D1 SCL

Code

This example used the following library – https://github.com/hanyazou/BMI160-Arduino

#include <BMI160Gen.h>
 
const int select_pin = 10;
const int i2c_addr = 0x69;
 
void setup() {
  Serial.begin(9600); // initialize Serial communication
  while (!Serial);    // wait for the serial port to open
 
  // initialize device
  //BMI160.begin(BMI160GenClass::SPI_MODE, select_pin);
  BMI160.begin(BMI160GenClass::I2C_MODE, i2c_addr);
}
 
void loop() {
  int gx, gy, gz;         // raw gyro values
 
  // read raw gyro measurements from device
  BMI160.readGyro(gx, gy, gz);
 
  // display tab-separated gyro x/y/z values
  Serial.print("g:\t");
  Serial.print(gx);
  Serial.print("\t");
  Serial.print(gy);
  Serial.print("\t");
  Serial.print(gz);
  Serial.println();
 
  delay(500);
}

Output

Open the serial monitor

g: 90 86 9
g: 69 69 40
g: 35 97 -9
g: -7370 3961 -1786
g: -31829 -2652 32767
g: -3221 25109 32767
g: 26020 31878 -26125
g: -20332 -21698 -15712
g: -7297 3463 -1723
g: -1137 1521 420
g: -203 305 96
g: 144 -102 54
g: 77 116 35

 

Links

https://ae-bst.resource.bosch.com/media/_tech/media/datasheets/BST-BMI160-DS000-07.pdf
CJMCU-160I BMI160 latest inertial measurement sensor attitude module 6DOF

2 COMMENTS

  1. Hello!

    I need some help/
    I’ve tried to use your code and got only “Wire.endTransmission() failed.” error.
    What is the problem?

  2. Thank you for the useful library everything works great. It looks like it take about 900us to read the sensor. Is it the expected duration or can it be made faster? If someone can answer the question would reallly appreciate.

    Thank you,

    Galip

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