We are developing an Autonomous Mobile Robot. As per our design, an IMU sensor is placed between two motors that are in a differential drive setup.
The IMU sensor that we are presently using is heavily affected by EMF interference generated by the two motors that are present on either sides.
We are contemplating on testing with "BOOSTXL-SENSORS" from Texas Instruments which uses IMU: BMI160. How will this module behave under such EMF interference?
Thanks for your inquiry.
BMI160 is not available for new designs. Please use the new BMI323 IMU at https://www.bosch-sensortec.com/products/motion-sensors/imus/bmi323/ to replace BMI160. BMI323 is pin-to-pin compatible with BMI160 and it is a direct replacement for BMI160.
BMI160 and BMI323 are not sensitive to EMF interference. Only the vibration generated by the two motors will affect IMU accel and gyro measurements.