Silicon Designs (Kirkland, WA) offers industrial-grade MEMS variable capacitive accelerometer chips and modules for zero- to medium-frequency instrumentation applications. Onboard voltage regulation and an internal reference minimize temperature and voltage changes while eliminating additional external power regulation requirements. Each sensor is made to be virtually identical, allowing users to swap out parts in the same g range with few to no testing modifications. This also provides a plug-and-play solution for almost any application.

Standard MEMS variable capacitive accelerometers are available in ranges from 2 g up to >20,000 g. Within the standard range (2 to 400 g), most MEMS accelerometers can continue to operate after sustained exposures of up to 10,000 g and limited exposure to temperatures above 200 °C.

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