Murata Americas announced the availability of the SCA3300 series high performance 3 axis MEMS accelerometers aimed at a broad range of industrial and automotive applications.
Functions for the SCA3300 include leveling and alignment systems, inertia measurement units for heavy machinery, navigation systems, automatic guided vehicles (AGV) and construction and surveying tools. It is also well suited for high accuracy automotive inertia sensing. Specific examples include autonomous driving (ADAS) and intelligent transmission control that can be enabled by sensors.
This product is packaged in a pre-molded dual flat lead SMD housing, operates from a 3.3 VDC supply, and consumes only 1 mA during normal operation. These benefits make it suitable for battery powered applications. For example, in its low power mode, consumption drops to about 0.5 mA. Communication with the host application is via an industry standard SPI interface.
The SCA3300 also meets the automotive AEC-Q100 quality standard. Further, it provides unique, continuous failsafe functions and flags for diagnostics. These include monitoring internal reference signals, techniques for verifying communication, signal saturation, and over range monitoring.
“Murata constantly strives to develop solutions that enable the industrial and automotive to reach new levels. The SCA3300 series demonstrates our technological, material, and design expertise,” stated Deryl Kimbro, General Manager – Sensor Products, Murata Americas.