Semtech Corporation announces Teralytic sensor

Semtech Corporation, New York, a supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, announced that Teralytic, a manufacturer of wireless soil sensors, implemented a device and wireless radio frequency technology in its wireless sensor to detect nitrogen, phosphate and potassium levels in soil to help farmers reduce waste and to improve crop yields. During growing season, manual soil tests fail to provide the data growers need causing farmers to either over fertilize or under fertilize, harming profits and/or the environment. The Teralytic sensor is a battery-powered, meter long device that farmers stick into the ground. Packed inside are 26 different sensors that measure the surrounding soil’s NPK levels, pH levels, soil moisture, temperature and aeration, as well as the temperature and humidity above ground. For more information see a representative or visit