Digital barometric pressure sensor for drones and weather forecasting offered by Mouser

MANSFIELD, Texas – Electronics parts distributor Mouser Electronics Inc. in Mansfield, Texas, is stocking the BMP388 digital barometric pressure sensor from Bosch Sensortec GmbH in Kusterdingen, Germany, for consumer drones, weather forecasting, augmented and virtual reality, enhanced GPS systems, and vertical velocity indication.

Jun 19th, 2018
By Intelligent Aerospace staff
By Intelligent Aerospace staff

MANSFIELD, Texas – Electronics parts distributor Mouser Electronics Inc. in Mansfield, Texas, is stocking the BMP388 digital barometric pressure sensor from Bosch Sensortec GmbH in Kusterdingen, Germany, for consumer drones, weather forecasting, augmented and virtual reality, enhanced GPS systems, and vertical velocity indication.

The compact device is for altitude stabilization in consumer drones, Internet of Things applications, vertical velocity indication, weather forecasting, health care applications, augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) devices, and enhanced GPS accuracy.

Featuring a temperature coefficient offset (TCO) between 20 and 65 degrees Celsius, the small, low-power, low-noise BMP388 sensor delivers accurate altitude measurement over a broad temperature range.

The Bosch BMP388 digital barometric pressure sensor, available from Mouser Electronics, uses sensing principles to provide pressure and temperature measurements.

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The 24-bit device covers a measurement range of 300 hPa to 1250 hPa while consuming just 3.4 microamps at 1 Hz. The BMP388 sensor features a raw interrupt functionality for easy access to storage and data, while a built-in infinite impulse response (IIR) filter minimizes short-term disturbances like those caused by slamming doors or windows.

Bosch's BMP388 digital barometric pressure sensor is housed in a 10-pin, 2-by-2-by 0.75-millimeter LGA metal-lid package and offers FIFO functionality that reduces power consumption while improving ease of use.

The compact device also is for altitude stabilization in Internet of Things applications, vertical velocity indication, and health care applications. For more information contact Mouser Electronics online at www.mouser.com.

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