Silicon Designs Introduces Industry-Exclusive Low-Cost Best-in-Class MEMS Inertial Accelerometer

Kirkland, WA – Silicon Designs, Inc. introduces the Model 1525 Series, a low-cost, integral inertial accelerometer family, now available for immediate customer shipment.

Offering industry best-in-class low-noise performance, the nitrogen damped and hermetically sealed SDI Model 1525 Series is expressly designed for tactical navigation, seismic, and other zero-to-medium frequency instrumentation applications that require high-repeatability, low noise, and maximum stability. Each miniature, hermetically sealed package combines a MEMS variable capacitive sense element and a custom integrated circuit that includes both a sense amplifier and ±4.0V differential output stage. Units are available in six unique full-scale ranges from ±2 g to ±100 g, with reliable performance over a standard operating temperature range of -40° C to +85° C. Series units are also relatively insensitive to wide temperature changes and gradients.

Each device is marked with a serial number on its top and bottom surfaces for traceability. A calibration test sheet is supplied with each unit, showing measured bias, scale factor, linearity, operating current, and frequency response. With their low cost, high-performance, and industry best-in-class performance, the SDI 1525 Series is ideal for commercial and tactical guidance, navigation and control (GN&C) applications, including Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGV), Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV) and Robotic Control systems, as well as agricultural, oil and gas drilling, photography, and meteorological drones.

Silicon Designs MEMS sensing technologies also support a wide range of additional equipment and applications, including crash event detection, downhole vibration, automotive testing, motorsport, shipping container monitoring, airplane flutter testing, turbine engine precession, and the structural integrity monitoring of bridges, hydroelectric power generators, and wind farm turbines. All SDI products are 100% made in the USA at the company's Kirkland, Washington corporate headquarters and are further supported by an extensive global sales and distribution network.

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