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Endevco | Meggitt Sensing Systems

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Founded in 1947, Meggitt’s Endevco Corporation has grown from a small research and development firm to an international corporation, supporting customers with a global network of manufacturing and research facilities, sales offices and field engineers. For 60 years Meggitt’s Endevco has been providing the most trusted solutions for the world’s most challenging measurement applications.

Headquartered in Irvine, California, Meggitt’s Endevco is the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of dynamic instrumentation for vibration, shock and pressure measurements. Meggitt’s Endevco’s accelerometer and shock sensor product offering includes piezoelectric, IEPE, piezoresistive and variable capacitance type devices. Our pressure products include both piezoelectric and piezoresistive type transducers for use in dynamic, static and acoustic applications. All of these transducers are supported by a complete line of related signal conditioners, amplifiers, cables, measurement systems and accessories. Over the years Meggitt’s Endevco has earned a reputation for providing mission critical performance for the most challenging aerospace, automotive, defense, industrial, and medical applications where accurate and reliable data is absolutely vital. Examples of this include impact monitoring of NASA’s space shuttle, automotive crash and crush safety testing, in-flight gas turbine vibration monitoring, and activity monitoring in pacemakers.

In November 1994, Meggitt’s Endevco became ISO 9001 certified. Since then we have achieved ISO 14000 environmental standards certification, which demonstrates our commitment to raising quality standards in measurement technology.

Time after time customers have discovered that Meggitt’s Endevco products mean reliable data. Meggitt’s Endevco provides measurement solutions based on advanced technology, superior performance and total customer support, worldwide, with quality and delivery to fit your schedule. Join forces with a company you can count on.

Endevco MEMS

Meggitt’s Endevco is one of the early pioneers in the art and science of Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) design and manufacturing. Since the early 1960’s, we have been researching and fabricating these miniature high performance devices in the Silicon Valley. Our facility in Sunnyvale, California utilizes bulk micromachining of silicon to produce many different types of MEMS.

Meggitt’s Endevco was the first to manufacture a bossed silicon diaphragm for a pressure transducer. Our MEMS piezoresistive pressure sensors support ranges as lowas 1 psi and as high as 20 000 psi. Our flip chip pressure sensor offers extremely small size and exceptional output in a surface mountable configuration.

Meggitt’s Endevco manufactures many MEMS based piezoresistive accelerometers for a variety of applications. We innovated the first fully micromachined monolithic piezoresistive acceleration sensor, with operating ranges from 2000 to 200 000 g. Our accelerometers have been the standard for automotive crash testing for many years.

Our MEMS variable capacitance accelerometers have been used for over 10 years in the medical and aerospace industries with exceptional reliability. The newest addition to this family incorporates leading edge wafer level packaging to create a hermetic, surface mountable die with low height and a small footprint.

In 2006, Meggitt’s Endevco expanded both the size and technical capabilities of the Sunnyvale MEMS wafer fabrication facility. The focus of this expansion was to add controls and equipment to support advanced designs and enable future high temperature and harsh environment products. Some of the new tools are a deep reactive ion etcher which enables complex structures and a scanning electron microscope for metrology. With our new infrastructure and our focus on new product development, we are ready to support our customers’ most demanding applications.