Model 1527 Series Tactical-Grade MEMS Inertial Accelerometers

Jan. 19, 2022
Silicon Designs' Model 1527 Series is particularly well-suited for spacecraft electronics testing applications.

A family of miniature, radiation-tested, tactical-grade MEMS inertial accelerometers, the Model 1527 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, good in-run bias stability, and zero cross-coupling by design make the 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 -67 to +257°F (-55 to +125°C) environments, and performance reliability under intermittent radiation exposures.


The rugged design 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. Its compact and lightweight footprint allows for ease of accelerometer installation within space-constrained environments, as well as the minimization of mass loading effects.

  • Small bias and SF temperature coefficients
  • Zero cross coupling by design
  • Low power +5 VDC, 6.5 mA
  • -67 to +257°F (-55 to +125°C)
  • Internal temperature sensor
  • Nitrogen damped & hermetically sealed