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    Syncronize two bmi088 units

    ali55
    Occasional Visitor

    Syncronize two bmi088 units

    Hi Dear

    How two BMI units can be syncronized?

    the sync of Accel and Gyro data is explained in the datasheet, but is it possible to set one of INT as input pin to sync two BMI units together.

    Thanks.

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    FAE_CA1
    Community Moderator

    Re: Syncronize two bmi088 units

    Hi,

    Thanks for your inquiry.

    BMI088 doesn't accept external signal to trigger the measurements so that multiple BMI088s can be synchronized. And in theory it not possible to synchronize two IMUs by any means, because each IMU has its own internal clock and signal path. Even if they can be synchronized, the MCU also needs time to read their data one by one which will have delay between two IMUs' measurements.

    So the possible solution could be increase the BMI088 ODR. For example if your MCU needs to read two IMUs' data at 100Hz, you can configure two IMUs to run at 800Hz ODR (output data rate). Therefore, whenever your MCU reads two IMUs' data they are pretty much close to each other in time which means they are almost synchronized.

    Thanks.

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