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Brands: SENSORS: MEMS (Accelerometer, Inclinometer, Gyro & Combo), AMR Switches, TMR, Pyro Infrared, Ultrasonic, Thermistors, Barometric Pressure, CO2, Soil. | WIRELESS MODULES: Embedded Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth®
Murata has introduced a highly accurate three-in-one soil sensor for data-driven sustainable agriculture. By simultaneously monitoring the electrical conductivity (EC), water content and temperature of the soil, the sensor enables farmers to maximize the yield and quality of crops while minimizing resources such as water and fertilizers.
The tip of the soil sensor contains a grid of 9 extra-sensitive electrodes that provide consistent measurements of the soil’s EC. Using unique algorithms, these electrodes help measure and compare the EC of pore water, which is the water in between the soil particles, to the volume of the soil’s natural nutrients and added fertilizers. These EC measurements are not affected by soil moisture content, thereby eliminating uncertainty in the soil and contributing to improving crop quality and yield by optimizing fertilizers.
Knowing the water content of the soil also enables the grower to irrigate the soil in an accurate and timely manner, saving water. As well as monitoring soil conditions, the robust and reliable sensor can monitor the water quality of rivers and lakes.
“We have conducted demonstration tests using our soil sensors on a variety of fields and crops to verify their effectiveness,” says Yoshiyuki Oba, developer, Murata. “By using data for management and control, the soil sensors contribute to labor-saving in agricultural work and reduce waste of valuable resources such as water and fertilizer. They also contribute to achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), such as environmental problems like salt damage and the accompanying food problems caused by global climate change.”
Protected to IP68 equivalent for dust and water, including rust proofing for use in harsh environments, these high-performing and energy-efficient soil sensors can run on three AA batteries for over half a year if the measurement interval is once every 30 minutes. The multi-interface sensors also support UART, RS232E, RS485, SDI-12, and RS485 MODBUS, making them compatible with existing crop management systems.
For more information, please visit product details site.
Murata has developed a new MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) inclinometer, which has best in class stability and offset performance over its lifetime and temperature. The new SCL3400 provides two measurement axis and digital SPI communication interface. The sensor offers user-selectable measurement modes of ±30° with 10 Hz measurement bandwidth and ±90° with 40 Hz measurement bandwidth and excellent offset stability (Typical offset drift over lifetime ≤ 0.12°). The unique New MEMS structures have been developed for this product and the double-differential structure with multiple moving masses compensates many non-ideal error sources. It is an ideal sensor for the industrial equipment markets. This product is under development and mass production starts in June 2022, samples are already available.
The sensor was developed also to replace our industry proven one-axis analog high performance inclinometer (SCA103T) which has provided precise angle information around the globe for various applications. The SCL3400 sensor element and ASIC are packaged into 12 pin pre-moulded plastic housing (measuring 8.6 × 7.6 × 3.3 mm) that guarantees reliable operation over product's entire lifetime. The SCL3400 sensor consumes only 2mA during operation which makes it also an excellent choice for battery powered applications. The SCL3400 complements Murata’s sensor portfolio and it is fully pin compatible with our SCA3300 accelerometer and SCL3300 inclinometer. Replacing or combining sensors with existing PCB design is easy and opens possibilities for different use cases with e.g. wider measurement ranges.
- High Stability - offering best in class offset drift over lifetime and temperature range
- Extensive self-diagnostics
- Proven reliable Murata 3D MEMS design
The SCL3400 is suitable for various industrial applications requiring high stability, accuracy and reliable inclination information. Thanks to the minimal offset drift over lifetime (≤ 0.12°) it is possible to use the sensor in isolated locations and in many cases, it is practically maintenance free, as it does not need re-calibration to maintain its accuracy performance. The SCL3400 is an excellent choice for Structural Health Monitoring where changes to the material and geometric properties of engineering structures - such as bridges, tunnels and buildings - are measured and monitored over a long period of time, and often also in harsh outdoor environments. It also is an excellent choice for construction tools and systems, such as rotating lasers, digital bubble levels and various surveying instruments, where high stability is a must to ensure accurate tilt sensing.
Typical applications include:
- Tilt sensing
- Structural Health Monitoring
- Inertial measurement units (IMUs)
- Positioning and guidance systems
For more information about the product, please visit: product details site.