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Capacitive Accelerometer Modules come in 8 different ranges.

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August 20, 2010 - Integrating 3 orthogonally mounted accelerometers in epoxy sealed anodized aluminum case, SDI 2460 series provides high-precision shock, vibration, and acceleration measurement in 3 orthogonal directions. On-board voltage regulation and internal voltage reference makes units relatively insensitive to temperature and voltage changes and eliminate need for external power amplification and regulation. Models can be mounted to test article or fixture via glue, epoxy, or 2 #8 or M4 screws.

Silicon Designs, Inc.

1445 N.W. Mall St., Issaquah, WA, 98027, USA

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Silicon Designs Announces Global Market Launch of Low Cost Universal Triaxial Capacitive Accelerometer Modules

Press release date: August 6, 2010

Issaquah, Washington, USA - Silicon Designs, Inc. (SDI) (www.SiliconDesigns.com), an international industry supplier of highly rugged industrial-grade capacitive MEMS-based accelerometer chips and modules, has announced the global market launch of the SDI 2460 series, a new family of easy-to-use universal triaxial capacitive accelerometer modules. Available in eight different g-ranges, these lower-cost sensors are designed to provide high-precision shock, vibration and acceleration measurement in three orthogonal directions across a broad range of automotive, aerospace, industrial, power generation, and test and measurement applications.

The SDI 2460 series combines three orthogonally mounted accelerometers in an epoxy sealed anodized aluminum case and is the triaxial version of the 2260, the company's best-selling single axis model. SDI's 100% in-house manufacturing and intense testing processes, along with the incorporation of additive micro machining and integrated circuit technology, produce a highly reliable and rugged capacitive sensor tailored for zero-to-medium frequency instrumentation applications. SDI's innovative technology design, using on-board voltage regulation and an internal voltage reference, make the units relatively insensitive to temperature and voltage changes and eliminate the need for external power amplification and regulation. All SDI modules are easily mounted to a test article or fixture via glue, epoxy, or two #8 or M4 screws.

Carefully regulated manufacturing processes ensure that each sensor is consistently made to be virtually identical, allowing users to swap out modules with little or no testing modifications, saving both time and resources. This also allows test engineers to provide a quick plug-and-play solution for most any application with total trust in the accuracy of SDI sensors when used within published specifications. For more information about the SDI 2460 series or other products available from Silicon Designs, visit www.SiliconDesigns.com.

About Silicon Designs, Inc. Based in Seattle, Washington, USA, Silicon Designs, Inc. (www.SiliconDesigns.com) specializes in industrial grade capacitive accelerometers with integrated amplification and an extremely rugged design. As the OEM of its own MEMS-based accelerometer chips and modules, SDI is able to ensure quality, offer custom design, and still keep prices highly competitive. SDI accelerometer models are available from 2 g to more than 20,000 g. Within the standard range (2 to 400 g), most of our accelerometers can continue in operation after sustained exposure of up to 10,000 g and limited temperature exposure to temperatures above +200°C. SDI's chips and modules are used in a wide range of equipment and applications, including crash event detection, missile launch, downhole vibration, automobile development, race car instrumentation, shipping monitoring, airplane flutter testing, turbine engine precession, and structural integrity monitoring of bridges, hydroelectric power generators, and wind farm turbines.

Technical: Mike Whiteman Application Sales Engineer Email: mike@silicondesigns.com Tel: +1 425 391 8329

Sales & Marketing: Kati Cole Director of Sales & Marketing Tel: +1 425 391 8329 Email: kati@silicondesigns.com

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