Silicon Designs (Kirkland, WA) has announced the global market introduction of its model 1521 surface mount accelerometer series. The distinguishing feature of this series is its extremely durable design, which incorporates Silicon Designs own proprietary MEMS chip development and fabrication, for an “industry best in class” MEMS variable capacitance accelerometer with up to 2,000 hours of measurement stability, in temperatures as high as +175°C. Features include:

  • 6,000 g shock survivability and zero signal degradation.
  • Non-ferrous construction and a highly durable nitrogen-damped MEMS sensing element, housed within a miniature hermetically sealed gold ceramic 20-pin LCC or JLCC package.
  • Custom integrated circuit with onboard sending amplifier and differential output stage, with a 0.5 to 4.5V single-ended or ±4V differential output, proportional to the amount of measured acceleration.

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