Analog Devices Inc. ADIS16500 Precision Miniature MEMS IMU

Analog Devices Inc. ADIS16500 Precision, Miniature MEMS IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) includes a triaxial gyroscope and a triaxial accelerometer. Each inertial sensor combines with signal conditioning to optimize dynamic performance. The factory calibration characterizes each sensor for sensitivity, bias, alignment, linear acceleration (gyroscope bias), and point of percussion (accelerometer location). Each sensor has dynamic compensation formulas for accurate sensor measurements over a broad set of conditions.

The ADIS16500 is a cost-effective method for integrating accurate, multiaxis inertial sensing into industrial systems, especially when compared with the complexity and investment associated with discrete designs. All necessary motion testing and calibration are part of the production process at the factory, greatly reducing system integration time. Tight orthogonal alignment simplifies inertial frame alignment in navigation systems. The serial peripheral interface (SPI) and register structure provide a simple interface for data collection and configuration control. 

The ADIS16500 is available in a 100-ball, ball grid array (BGA) package that is approximately 15mm x 15mm × 5mm.


  • Tri axial, digital gyroscope
    • ±2000°/sec dynamic range
    • 8.1°/hr in-run bias stability
    • 0.29°/√hr angular random walk, x-axis and y-axis, 1σ
    • ±0.25° axis to axis misalignment error
  • Triaxial, digital accelerometer, ±392 m/sec2 dynamic range
    • 125μm/sec2 in-run bias stability
  • Triaxial, delta angle, and delta velocity outputs
  • Factory-calibrated sensitivity, bias, and axial alignment
    • Calibration temperature range: −10°C to +75°C
  • SPI-compatible data communications
  • Programmable operation and control
    • Automatic and manual bias correction controls
    • Data ready indicator for synchronous data acquisition
    • External sync modes: direct, scaled, and output
    • On-demand self-test of inertial sensors
    • On-demand self-test of flash memory
  • Single-supply operation (VDD) of 3.0V to 3.6V
  • 14,700m/sec2 mechanical shock survivability
  • Operating temperature range of -25°C to +85°C


  • Navigation, stabilization, and instrumentation
  • Unmanned and autonomous vehicles
  • Smart agriculture and construction machinery
  • Factory/industrial automation, robotics
  • Virtual/augmented reality
  • Internet of Moving Things

Block Diagram

Block Diagram - Analog Devices Inc. ADIS16500 Precision Miniature MEMS IMU

Package Outline

Mechanical Drawing - Analog Devices Inc. ADIS16500 Precision Miniature MEMS IMU


Published: 2019-12-09 | Updated: 2023-06-28