New MEMS-Based Inertial Sensor is Suitable for Used in Safety-Critical Applications

Press Release Summary:

  • Features digital SPI interface, enabling engineers to deliver industrial equipment with robust and reliable
  • Offers user-selectable filter settings of 13/20/46/300 Hz, and self-diagnostics
  • Provides low acceleration linearity error that ensures high accuracy machine control and guidance

Original Press Release:

6-DoF XYZ-Axis MEMS-Based Inertial Sensor from Murata with Digital SPI Interface for High-Precision Industrial Machine Control and GNSS Positioning Support

Hoofddorp, Netherlands: Murata announces the introduction of a 6-DoF (Degrees of Freedom) MEMS-based XYZ-axis inertial sensor for high-precision machine control and GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) positioning support. The SCHA63T features a digital SPI interface, enabling engineers to deliver industrial equipment with robust and reliable, centimetre-level positioning accuracy, even in environments where there is high mechanical shock and vibration. Target industrial applications are diverse and include IMUs (Inertial Measurement Units), machine control and guidance equipment, navigation and positioning systems, dynamic inclination, robotic control, and UAVs.

The high-performance parameters of the SCHA63T sensor, such as gyro bias instability, which is down to the 1°/h level, and gyro noise density of 0.0015°/s/√Hz, enable the device to achieve best in class performance. The low acceleration linearity error ensures high accuracy machine control and guidance. Cross-axis calibration enables better than 0.14° orthogonality error, saving system integrators valuable development time and money on performing this process themselves. Additional features include user-selectable filter settings of 13/20/46/300 Hz, and the extensive self-diagnostics enables it to be used in safety-critical applications.

The SCHA63T 6-DoF XYZ-axis inertial sensor is currently in mass production, with product samples available upon request. For more information, please visit:

About Murata
Murata is a leading manufacturer of electronic components, modules, and devices. The complete range includes ceramic capacitors, resistors/thermistors, inductors/chokes, timing devices, buzzers, sensors and EMI suppression filters. Whilst the company is known as a global ceramic capacitor manufacturer, it is also a world leader in Bluetooth® & WiFi™ Modules, board-mount DC-DC converters and is a key manufacturer of standard and custom AC-DC power supplies.

Established in 1944, Murata is headquartered in Japan and has European offices in Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and the UK.

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For further information and reader enquiries:
Dunya Kamil, Murata Electronics Europe B.V., Wegalaan 2, 2132 JC, Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
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