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Silicon Designs was founded in 1983 just outside of Seattle, Washington, USA, with the goal of improving existing accelerometer design standards. At the time, industrial-grade accelerometers were typically bulky, fragile, and expensive. Silicon Designs set out to develop a more compact, sensitive, rugged, effective, and reasonably priced accelerometer using MEMS technology that would provide accuracy down to zero Hz.

Silicon Designs invests heavily in the research and development of its sensor fabrication and packaging, and these efforts continuously and directly drive improvement in the quality, reliability and performance of its accelerometers.

With engineering, product development, MEMS sense element fabrication, accelerometer production, testing and calibration all located in the same building, along with its internal sales team, SDI has leveraged the synergies that emerge from the close collaboration of these business units. It's not unheard of for product evolution to happen constantly and organically in excited, idea-filled conversations held in hallways and break rooms, directly derived from customer feedback.

Since 1983, SDI has continued to improve upon its products, year after year, using this same customer-centric approach to R&D. The results of these efforts can be found within each new successful release of SDI industrial and inertial-grade MEMS DC accelerometer modules and chips, as well as in the companyĆ¢??s continued growth and development.

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Analog Surface Mount Accelerometer (Vibration and Acceleration Sensing) The Model 1521 is a low-cost, general-purpose integrated MEMS accelerometer for use in zero to medium frequency industrial applications that require extremely low noise and reliable long-term... (View Full Article)
Data Acquisition System (Data Acquisition Products) Data can be collected live or recorded for playback later. Modifying the horizontal scale expands or contracts the period of time displayed on the screen from 100ms up to 2 minutes. Each axis is one... (View Full Article)