Murata's SCH16T-K01: Next Generation 6DoF Inertial Sensor with Digital SPI Interface Designed for High Precision Machine Control and Positioning Applications

Published  January 12, 2024   0
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SCH16T-K01 Inertial Sensor

Murata has introduced the new SCH16T-K01 inertial sensor in the realm of inertial 6DoF XYZ-axis sensors, incorporating both gyroscope and accelerometer functionalities. The initial release from the SCH16T 6DoF family utilized the 3D MEMS process. The SCH16T-K01 boasts unparalleled precision, the gyro component exhibits a typical bias instability of 0.5dph and a noise density as low as 0.3mdps/√Hz. The accelerometer covers a dynamic range of up to 26g, providing resilience against saturation and vibration. Across the entire temperature spectrum, this component maintains excellent linearity and offset stability. Coupled with diverse time synchronization capabilities, this feature guarantees precise measurements in machine control and guidance applications, eliminating the need for field calibrations. 

Primarily designed for industrial applications, the SCH16T-K01 finds utility in sectors such as construction, agriculture, material handling, and marine instrumentation. The SCH16T sensor family accommodates advanced users with design options for redundancy and built-in adjustable dual output channels. The SCH16T-K01 features a ±300°/s angular rate measurement range, ±8g acceleration measurement range, and a redundant digital accelerometer channel with a dynamic range of up to ±26g. It boasts a gyro bias instability as low as 0.5°/h, with a noise density level down to 0.3m°/s/√Hz. Operating in a temperature range of −40 to 110°C, the device has a supply voltage between 3.0 and 3.6V and utilizes a SafeSPI v2.0 interface.

Applications for the SCH16T series encompass inertial measurement units (IMUs), inertial navigation and positioning, machine control and guidance, dynamic inclination measurement, as well as robotic control and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The SCH16T series delivers exceptional linearity and offset stability for centimeter-level accuracy in diverse environments.