DitchFlow’s Land Irrigation Sensor uses Nordic nRF9160 SiP to Relay Sensor Data via LTE-M/NB-IoT IoT Connectivity to the Cloud

DitchFlow’s Land Irrigation Sensor

DitchFlow has recently launched a land irrigation monitoring solution that allows irrigators to reduce labor without sacrificing on the quality of irrigation, according to the company. The ‘Land Irrigation Sensor’ is designed for farmers that flood irrigate their fields within borders. This device employs the computational power of the Nordic nRF9160 SiP’s 64 MHz Arm Cortex-M33 application processor to oversee the sensor. The SiP’s multimode LTE-M/NB-IoT modem with integrated RF Front End (RFFE) enables the data to be securely transmitted to the Cloud over a cellular IoT network.

By placing the sensor in the irrigated land, users can remotely receive email/text notifications when the water reaches a specific point. Irrigators can then decide when to make water changes (by moving water from one area to the next). The irrigation sensor can notify up to six different people every time it is triggered.


Key Features of Nordic nRF9160 SiP

  • Fully integrated SiP for cellular IoT
  • Multimode LTE-M/NB-IoT modem with GNSS
  • 700-2200 MHz LTE band support
  • Certified for global operation
  • Dedicated application processor and memory
  • 64 MHz Arm Cortex-M33
  • 1 MB flash + 256 KB RAM
  • Arm TrustZone + Arm CryptoCell