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Murata releases next generation 6DoF inertial sensor

Murata has unveiled the CH16T-K01, an inertial 6DoF XYZ-axis gyroscope and XYZ-axis accelerometer, that enables high precision machine control and positioning applications.

The device is the first launched product version from Murata's next generation SCH16T 6DoF family, with further variants upcoming in the future.

Murata’s 3D MEMS process has been updated and enhanced for the SCH16T product family. This sensor has been designed to meet the market need for better positioning solutions and delivers improved levels of performance, supported by several added time synchronisation features.

The sensor includes a sophisticated gyro with typical bias instability of 0.5dph and 0.3mdps/√Hz noise density. The accelerometer has a dynamic range of up to 26g, which provides resistance against saturation and vibration. The component exhibits excellent linearity and offset stability through the whole temperature range.

The component’s output is also internally cross-axis compensated, eliminating the need for extensive calibration at the user’s end. In addition, through the integration of these features, the SCH16T-K01 can deliver more accurate measurements in machine control and guidance without needing field calibrations.

The SCH16T-K01 is intended for industrial applications and use cases such as construction and agricultural machines, material handling equipment, and marine instrumentation.