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The BNO080 is a 9-axis System in Package (SiP) which enables rapid development of sensor-enabled Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), Robotics and IoT devices. Co-developed by Bosch and Hillcrest Labs, it features a high-performance accelerometer, magnetometer, and gyroscope with a low-power 32-bit ARM Cortex M0+ MCU in a small package. Hillcrest’s Freespace® sensor hub software pre-integrated on the BNO080 provides exceptional 9-Axis and 6-Axis motion tracking to enable exciting sensor applications in diverse consumer and IoT products.

The BNO080 provides application specific configurations, features, and performance in a small turn-key component that benefits OEMs through faster time-to-market, reductions in development time and BOM cost, and delivering the highest precision and quality.

AR & VR: The BNO080 provides both a head-tracking solution and a 3DoF controller solution for AR and VR products. Low power consumption and compact size (5.2mm x 3.8mm x 1.1mm) make the BNO080 ideal for head worn devices, where both power and space are limited. The BNO080 provides low latency, high sample rate, exceptional tracking accuracy and smooth orientation updates, yielding superior head tracking performance.

Robotics: The BNO080 is optimized for service robots such as cleaners that employ Simultaneous Localization And Mapping (SLAM) or other ‘intelligent’ navigation solutions. The combination of Hillcrest’s proprietary software and 9-axis sensors delivers superior heading performance even when the surface is not level.

With sensors and software pre-integrated, the BNO080 eases system integration, provides faster time to market and reduces development costs.

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Now Available!  Hillcrest’s BNO080 Development Kit is a demonstration and evaluation platform for the BNO080. The development kit contains the BNO080 Development Board (designed as a ‘shield ’board), a STM32 Nucleo Dev Platform, and Hillcrest’s MotionStudio 2 Evaluation Toolset.


  • Features
  • Specs
  • Documentation
  • Applications

MotionEngine™ 9-Axis and 6-Axis Sensor Fusion
Provides raw, calibrated and fused sensor orientation data with best in class accuracy and stability

Application Based Fusion
Sensor fusion is tuned for the specific needs of AR, VR and Robotics applications

Intelligent Power Management
Manages sensor states to conserve power without sacrificing quality of motion data

Supports both Dynamic and Nominal calibration to deliver the highest performance

Control via I2C, SPI or UART Interfaces
Freedom to optimize overall circuit design requirements

Secondary I2C interface
Allows attachment of additional environmental sensors

‘Always-on’ Capabilities
Includes software to enable low power, high accuracy step counter and gesture recognition

OS Independent
Provides support for sensors defined in Android 5.x and 6.0 or can be configured in an embedded solution making it independent of the chosen operating system or RTOS

BNO080 Specs

BNO080Technical Data
Size5.2mm x 3.8mm x 1.1mm
Sampling RateUp to 1KHz
Rotation Vector Accuracy3.0° - Dynamic
1.0° - Static
Long Term Bias Drift0.5°/min
Max Rate Angle± 2000°/sec


Product Brief Download: BNO080 Product Brief

Datasheet Download:  BNO080 Datasheet

Software Reference Manual Download:  SH-2 Reference Manual

Software Reference Manual Download:  SH-2 SHTP Reference Manual

Specification Download:  Sensor Hub Transport Protocol

App Note Download:  BNO080 Migration Guide

App Note Download:  BNO080 Sensor Calibration Procedure

App Note Download:  BNO080 Tare Function Usage Guide

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Head tracking for AR & VR devices used in consumer, commercial or industrial applications

3DoF motion controllers for AR, VR and gaming applications

Inertial navigation for robotics and drones

Precise motion tracking for various IoT and smart home applications