High-Accuracy Industrial-Grade MEMS Capacitive Accelerometers

Silicon Designs specializes in the design and manufacture of highly accurate and rugged industrial-grade capacitive MEMS accelerometers with integrated amplification. Sensors are offered in eight standard ranges of 2 g to 400 g with a wide range of full-scale sensitivities.

In addition, as the OEM of our own MEMS accelerometer chips and modules, Silicon Designs is able to ensure quality, custom design capabilities and highly competitive pricing. Silicon Designs can provide higher g accelerometers up to 20,000 g on request. Silicon Designs can also provide specialized devices that continue to operate after sustained exposures of up to 10,000 g shock and with limited exposure to temperatures above +200°C.


With their overall versatility and performance, Silicon Designs sensors and chips are used in a wide variety of applications and markets, including:

Silicon Designs, Inc. - Single Axis, Surface Mount Accelerometers
Silicon Designs, Inc. - Single Axis, Surface Mount Accelerometers

Military (non-ITAR)
Impact Survival Tests
Time & Distance
Drop Tanks & Payload Testing

Rail-Car Sensing
Shipping Monitoring
Dynamic Design
Professional Motorsports

Testing & Simulations
Air Bag Safety Performance
Crash Test Event Detection
Drivetrain & Powertrain
NVH & Dynamics Design
Vehicle Suspension & Handling

Wind Farm Instrumentation
Downhole Drilling
Oil & Gas Pipeline Monitoring

Aircraft Vibration Monitoring
Simulator Controls
Distance & Position Calculation
Flight & Flutter
High-Impact Landing Gear Assembly

Consumer Product R&D
Machinery Health Monitoring
Package Integrity
Mechanical Impact Testing

SDI Capacitive MEMS Accelerometer Spec Summary

  • Standard ranges from 2 g to 200 g
  • Available full-scale sensitivities from 2 g to 20,000 g 
  • DC & Dynamic Acceleration Response
  • Operating temperature ranges from -55°C to +125°C
  • Limited temperature survivability in exposures above +200°C
  • Accelerometer Outputs:
    • Digital: 100 to 1000 kHz Clock Frequency
    • Analog: ±4V Differential or 0.5 to 4.5V Single Ended or ±5V Single Ended
  • ± 0.5% Operational Linearity
  •  Units rugged to to 10,000 g

All of Silicon Designs, Inc.'s products are Made in America.


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