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Silicon Designs, Inc. - Everything in motion should have an accelerometer

Diving into the history of accelerometers with a focus on MEMS DC Accelerometers (read more)

Silicon Designs, Inc. - TEST & MEASUREMENT MEMS DC ACCELEROMETERS

INDUSTRIAL AND TEST & MEASUREMENT MEMS DC ACCELEROMETER MODULES

All SDI Industrial and Test & Measurement MEMS DC Accelerometer Modules incorporate the company's own highly rugged, low-noise surface mount accelerometer chips for precise and dependable full-scale measurements ranging from ±2g to ±400g. This feature makes the modules suitable for use in most lo... (read more)

Silicon Designs, Inc. - SURFACE MOUNT MEMS DC ACCELEROMETERS

INDUSTRIAL-GRADE SURFACE MOUNT MEMS DC ACCELEROMETERS

  • full scale ±2g to ±400g
  • -55 up to +175°C
  • noise as low as 7 μg/ÖHz
  • +5V DC, 5 mA power
  • +/- 4V analog output
  • (DC) to 4000+ Hz
  • hermetically sealed
  • RoHS compliant
  • design support available
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Silicon Designs, Inc. - MEMS DC Accelerometer- Transportation Applications

Silicon Designs MEMS DC accelerometers are well suited to support numerous applications within the Transportation industry, including Train Monitoring, Truck Stability Testing, and Tilt & Impact Detection.

  • High Shock Vehicle Navigation
  • Mining Vehicle Development
  • Off-Highway Vehicle and Heavy Truck Testing
  • Off-Highway Vehicle NVH
  • P
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Silicon Designs, Inc. - INERTIAL NAVIGATION & REFERENCE MEMS

Inertial-grade accelerometers for industrial applications (read more)

Silicon Designs, Inc. - MEMS For The Structural Health Industry

Silicon Designs MEMS DC accelerometers are well suited to support numerous applications within the Structural Health industry, including Bridge Monitoring, Roadway Evaluation, and Structural Impact Detection.

  • Bridge Monitoring Systems
  • Building Vibration Measurements
  • Civil Infrastructure Monitoring (Dams, Bridges)
  • Ea...
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Silicon Designs, Inc. - Technology helps manage the extremes of weather

Big Wind Day: A Gusty Commemoration

Big Wind Day, observed annually on April 12, commemorates a remarkable meteorological event that unfolded exactly 90 years ago. On that blustery day in 1934, atop the Mount Washington Observatory in New Hampshire’s White Mountains, the wind reached an astonishing speed of 231 miles per hour. This f... (read more)

Silicon Designs, Inc. - Celebrating the evolution of the pedometer!

Originating in 18th century in Japan, early pedometers were basic pendulum mechanisms. Thanks to advancements in MEMS DC capacitive accelerometer technology, pedometers have transformed into advanced tools, offering detailed insights into our physical activity.

Once only used in aerospace and military applications, MEMS accelerometers were rapidly embraced by the electronics indus... (read more)

Silicon Designs, Inc. - Why does the accelerometer read zero G's?

Why does the accelerometer read zero G's when it's in free fall?

All accelerometers are used to measure increasing or decreasing acceleration, and they can detect vibration because it is a change in acceleration between multiple directions. Free fall, by definition, is a static acceleration, which means the object may be moving, but its acceleration is not changing at all.... (read more)

Silicon Designs, Inc. - MEMS DC accelerometers for Alternative Energy

SDI's MEMS DC accelerometers are well suited to support numerous applications within the Energy industry, including MWD for Oil & Gas, Pipeline Monitoring, and many Alternative Energy & Environmental uses.

  • Deep Sea Pipelines
  • Directional & Downhole Drilling
  • Downhole Equipment Shock Monitoring
  • Drillstring & Downhole Vibration M...
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Silicon Designs, Inc. - INERTIAL MEMS DC ACCELEROMETERS - Made in the USA

MAKING ACCELEROMETERS EASY SINCE 1984 SDI's industrial and inertial MEMS DC accelerometers are quick to set up, simple to use, and highly accurate, sensitive, & dependable to keep you successful for years. (read more)

Silicon Designs, Inc. - WHY USE A SILICON DESIGNS MEMS DC ACCELEROMETER?

A MEMS DC accelerometer provides several benefits when compared to the piezoelectric and piezoresistive technologies used in many of today’s accelerometers.

There is no lower frequency limit to the sensor’s measurement range. Piezoelectric type accelerometers require a dynamic input of some minimum frequency to generate a response, and below this thresho... (read more)

Silicon Designs, Inc. - Enhanced temperature performance MEMS Sensor

The Model 1522 is an industrial-grade surface mount MEMS DC accelerometer with enhanced temperature performance and a low-cost design. Like the SDI Model 1521, it is designed for use between -55°C and +125°C, however, the Model 1522 has only half the bias and scale-factor temperature coefficients of the Model 1521. Each nitrogen-damped, hermetically sealed Model 1522 acceleromete... (read more)

Silicon Designs, Inc. - Tactical-grade inertial measurement accelerometer

SDI 1527 TACTICAL-GRADE INERTIAL SURFACE MOUNT ACCELEROMETERS

ECCN 7A994

Featuring an average bias repeatability better than 2 mg, the 1527 is SDI’s tactical-grade inertial measurement accelerometer. Years of exhaustive R&D have generated an exceptional MEMS accelerometer with superb Allan Variance, long term bias repeatability, scale factor stability, axis misali... (read more)

Silicon Designs, Inc. - Low-cost, stand-alone data acquisition system

SDI's Model 3340 G-Logger® is a low-cost, stand-alone portable data acquisition systems with the same powerful monitoring, FFT analysis, and display capabilities typically found in much more expensive systems. The 3340 gives users a quick, powerful, and comprehensive real-time data stream with fast setup at a very affordable price. (read more)

Silicon Designs, Inc. - Inertial-Grade & Reference MEMS DC Accelerometers

SDI Model 2290 High-Precision MEMS DC Calibration Reference Accelerometers deliver inertial grade stability. (read more)

Silicon Designs, Inc. - G-Logger Data Acquisition Systems

Silicon Designs built its Models 3330 and 3340 G-Logger Data Acquisition Systems for seamless compatibility with the company's own MEMS DC accelerometer product lines. (read more)

Silicon Designs, Inc. - Surface mount accelerometers for military and R&D

DEFENSE APPLICATIONS

For over 35 years, SDI has designed and manufactured industrial-grade surface mount accelerometers for military, inertial, defense, industrial, and R&D applications. SDI began with an SBIR award in the mid-1980s for a Star Wars program radiation-hardened accelerometer and went on to develop the industrial-grade MEMS DC accelerometers preferred by most defe... (read more)

Silicon Designs, Inc. - Accelerometers for automotive testing applications

AUTOMOTIVE APPLICATIONS

Silicon Designs MEMS DC accelerometers are well-suited for a variety of automotive and motorsport testing applications, including crash event detection, vehicle dynamics, NVH, RLDA, and braking & steering systems development.

AUTOMOTIVE APPLICATIONS

Silicon Designs MEMS DC accelerometers are well-suited for a variety of automotive and moto... (read more)

Silicon Designs, Inc. - Simple to use MEMS DC Accelerometers

The 2225 is a low-mass, low-power module, electrically and mechanically compatible with fixtures and equipment designed for industry-standard quartz accelerometers and intended for use in inertial and tilt applications requiring zero to medium frequency response excellent long-term bias and scale factor repeatability, and low noise. The Model 2225 module combines a high-temperature, open... (read more)

Silicon Designs, Inc. - MEMS DC Accelerometers For The Energy Industry

SDI's MEMS DC accelerometers are well suited to support numerous applications within the Energy industry, including MWD for Oil & Gas, Pipeline Monitoring, and many Alternative Energy & Environmental uses.

Oil & Gas

  • Deep Sea Pipelines
  • Directional & Downhole Drilling
  • Downhole Equipment Shock Monitoring
  • Drillstring &...
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Silicon Designs, Inc. - WHAT IS A MEMS VARIABLE CAPACITANCE ACCELEROMETER?

The term "MEMS" stands for Micro Electro Mechanical System, which is a miniature machine that has both mechanical and electronic components. Each Silicon Designs industrial- and inertial-grade MEMS DC accelerometer chip consists of a sense element (i.e., the MEMS) and an electronics chip called an “ASIC”, which stands for Application Specific Integrated Circuit.

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