I'm reading the specs of an IC (Cypress 5LP SoC) and it says it's available in 30 k g shock resistance configuration. The fastest acceleration I heard of so far was hitting a golf ball hard, which would be around 1000 g. Does anyone have an example of a mechanical impact of 30 000 g (300 000 m$\cdot$s$^2$), applicable to electronics devices?

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    $\begingroup$ I've always loved the Orders of magnitude articles on wikipedia. There is one for acceleration too $\endgroup$ – wnrph May 16 '13 at 12:35
  • $\begingroup$ @StevenVH - you might find this interesting: physics.stackexchange.com/questions/3334/… $\endgroup$ – Johannes May 16 '13 at 15:04
  • $\begingroup$ I am guessing that the manufacturer has a test rig that can go up to 30 k g... in fact, there is an article here describing several such methods including a drop test that produces 30k g. The key is to make the impact "short" (30 s drop, 1 ms stop = 30 k g if $F\Delta t$ is to be believed. With a "shock amplifier", the drop can be less). $\endgroup$ – Floris Aug 4 '15 at 3:32

I've always loved the Orders of magnitude articles on wikipedia. They list examples for the whole range of magnitudes for many physical quantities. There is one for acceleration too.

Among them: Rating of electronics built into military artillery shells: 15 500 G

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