I'm reviewing IoT device with BMA456 and checking feasibility of tilt sensing solution.
I have a question about BMA456 tilt resolution for my project condition as below and pls give me your tips.
of course I'll test it in real environment but I need your advice in advance.
Do BMA456 having 16bit (0.06mg/0.005deg) can detect 3 cases resolution (0.1/0.5/1.0degrees)?
Thank you for your support in advance.
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Thanks for your inquiry.
BMA456 has noise density of 120ug/rt(Hz). If you choose 25Hz output data rate (ODR) for example, then the bandwidth will be 10.12Hz. Then the noise level (1-sigma) = noise density * sqrt(1.22 * BW), where 1.22 is the coefficient of the internal low pass filter = 120ug/rt(Hz) * sqrt(1.22 * 10.12Hz) = 0.42mg. Then 3-sigma noise level = 3 * 0.42mg = 1.26mg = 0.00126g with 99.7% confidence range. So the BMA456 tilt resolution = arcsine(0.00126g/1g) = 0.07degrees.
Therefore, BMA456 can detect 3 cases resolution (0.1/0.5/1.0degrees). If you choose 12.5Hz ODR with 5.06Hz bandwidth, then the tilt resolution will be even better.