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Murata announces the SCH16T-K01, a next generation 6DoF inertial sensor


The SCH16T-K01 is 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, which has further variants upcoming in the future.

Murata’s industry-proven 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 an unmatched level of performance, supported by several added time synchronization features.

The SCH16T-K01 includes a sophisticated gyro with typical bias instability of 0.5dph and up to 0.3mdps/√Hz noise density. The accelerometer has a dynamic range of up to 26g, which provides resistance against saturation and vibration. Overall, 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 incredibly accurate measurements in machine control and guidance without needing field calibrations.

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


SCH16T sensor family offers more flexibility for advanced customers with design options for redundancy and built-in adjustable dual output channels.

  • ±300°/s angular rate measurement range

  • ±8g acceleration measurement range

  • Redundant digital accelerometer channel with up to ±26g dynamic range

  • Gyro bias instability down to 0.5°/h, noise density level down to 0.3m°/s/√Hz

  • Options for output interpolation and decimation

  • Data Ready output, timestamp index and SYNC input functions for clock domain synchronization

  • −40 ... 110°C operating temperature range

  • 3.0 ... 3.6V supply voltage, 1.7 ... 3.6V I/O supply

  • SafeSPI v2.0 interface

  • 20bit and 16bit output data, selectable via SPI frame

  • Extensive self-diagnostic features

  • 12mm × 14mm × 3mm (l × w × h) SOIC-24 inverted housing with <170mm² footprint on PCB

  • RoHS compliant robust SOIC plastic package suitable for lead free soldering process and SMD mounting

  • Proven capacitive 3D-MEMS technology


The SCH16T sensor is the only single package 6DoF component with this level of performance and features. The sensor has excellent linearity and offset stability over full temperature and measurement range, allowing centimeter-level accuracy in machine dynamics and position sensing even in harsh environments.


SCH16T series is targeted for applications demanding high stability with tough environmental requirements.

Typical applications include:

  • Inertial Measurement Units (IMUs)

  • Inertial Navigation and positioning

  • Machine control and guidance

  • Dynamic inclination

  • Robotic control and UAVs

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