industry news
Subscribe Now

New Radiation Tested, Tactical-Grade MEMS Inertial Accelerometers for Spacecraft Electronics Testing

January 17, 2022, Kirkland, Washington, USA – Silicon Designs, Inc., today announced the global market launch of the Model 1527 Series, a family of miniature, radiation-tested, tactical-grade MEMS inertial accelerometers.
Offered in three standard full-scale acceleration ranges, of ±10 g, ±25 g, and ±50 g, respectively, the Series is expressly designed to support a variety of critical space electronics testing requirements, including those of spacecraft, satellites, and CubeSats. In addition, their small bias and scale factor temperature coefficients, excellent in-run bias stability, and zero cross-coupling by design make the Model 1527 Series particularly well-suited for those spacecraft electronics testing applications requiring low power consumption (+5 VDC, 6.5 mA), low noise, long-term measurement stability in -55°C to +125°C environments, and performance reliability under intermittent radiation exposures. (Please contact the factory for Model 1527 Series radiation test report data, as generated during internal qualification testing.)
The rugged design of the Model 1527 Series combines a premium performance, tactical-grade MEMS inertial sense element, together with a custom integrated circuit, internal temperature sensor, onboard sense amplifier and ±4V differential analog output stage. Both the MEMS inertial sense element and internal components are housed together within a lightweight, hermetically sealed, Nitrogen damped, miniature, RoHS compliant, J-lead LCC-20 surface mount ceramic package (U.S. Export Classification ECCN 7A994), weighing just 0.68 gram. Its compact and lightweight footprint allows for ease of accelerometer installation within space-constrained environments, as well as the minimization of mass loading effects. Each Model 1527 Series accelerometer is also marked with a serial number for traceability on both its top and bottom surfaces.
In addition, all Silicon Designs’ Model 1527 Series tactical-grade MEMS inertial accelerometers are designed, manufactured, performance-verified, and calibrated in-house at the company’s own global corporate headquarters and R&D center, located just outside of Seattle, Washington, USA. Product performance documentation is also supplied at the time of shipment, including residuals, thermal sensor model, acceleration model, bias, scale factor, linearity, operating current, and frequency response data.
Since 1983, Silicon Designs has served as renowned global industry experts in the design, development, and manufacture of commercial- and inertial-grade MEMS DC accelerometer modules and chips with integral amplification for zero-to-medium frequency instrumentation requirements. By serving as the OEM of its own accelerometer chips and modules, Silicon Designs is able to ensure that each model in a particular series is made to be virtually identical, and thereby allowing for seamless customer performance upgrades. It further allows the company to ensure that its products can remain of consistently high quality, may be easily modified to customer exacting standards, and yet are still offered with highly competitive lead times and pricing.
From the company’s earliest days, of developing classified components under a U.S. Small Business Administration Small Business Innovation and Research (SBIR) grant, to its later Tibbetts Award and induction into the Space Technology Hall of Fame, the team at Silicon Designs applies nearly four decades of acquired know-now, valued-added R&D innovation, and applications engineering expertise into all of its finished product designs. Silicon Designs is also a 100% US-based, veteran- and family-owned small business, and with its quality management systems certified to ISO9001:2015. For detailed specifications, pricing, or additional information about the Model 1527 Series, or other MEMS inertial accelerometers offered by Silicon Designs, please visit www.silicondesigns.com.
 

Leave a Reply

featured blogs
May 18, 2022
Learn how award-winning ARC processor IP powers automotive functional safety tech, from automotive sensors to embedded vision systems, alongside AI algorithms. The post Award-Winning Processors Drive Greater Intelligence and Safety into Autonomous Automotive Systems appeared...
May 18, 2022
The Virtuoso Education Kit has just been released and now there is already a new kit available: The Organic Printed Electronics PDK Education Kit ! This kit also uses Virtuoso as the main Cadence... ...
May 12, 2022
By Shelly Stalnaker Every year, the editors of Elektronik in Germany compile a list of the most interesting and innovative… ...
Apr 29, 2022
What do you do if someone starts waving furiously at you, seemingly delighted to see you, but you fear they are being overenthusiastic?...

featured video

Increasing Semiconductor Predictability in an Unpredictable World

Sponsored by Synopsys

SLM presents significant value-driven opportunities for assessing the reliability and resilience of silicon devices, from data gathered during design, manufacture, test, and in-field. Silicon data driven analytics provide new actionable insights to address the challenges posed to large scale silicon designs.

Learn More

featured paper

Reduce EV cost and improve drive range by integrating powertrain systems

Sponsored by Texas Instruments

When you can create automotive applications that do more with fewer parts, you’ll reduce both weight and cost and improve reliability. That’s the idea behind integrating electric vehicle (EV) and hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) designs.

Click to read more

featured chalk talk

Faster, More Predictable Path to Multi-Chiplet Design Closure

Sponsored by Cadence Design Systems

The challenges for 3D IC design are greater than standard chip design - but they are not insurmountable. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Vinay Patwardhan from Cadence Design Systems about the variety of challenges faced by 3D IC designers today and how Cadence’s integrated, high-capacity Integrity 3D IC Platform, with its 3D design planning and implementation cockpit, flow manager and co-design capabilities will not only help you with your next 3D IC design.

Click here for more information about Integrity 3D-IC Platform from Cadence Design Systems