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ADIS16201:  Programmable Dual-Axis Inclinometer / Accelerometer

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The ADIS16201 is a complete, dual-axis acceleration and inclination angle measurement system available in a single compact package enabled by ADI’s iSensorTM integration. By enhancing ADI's iMEMS® sensor technology with an embedded signal processing solution, the ADIS16201 provides factory calibrated and tunable digital sensor data in a convenient format that can be accessed using a simple SPI serial interface. The SPI interface provides access to measurements of the following parameters: dual-axis linear acceleration, dual-axis linear inclination angle, temperature, power supply and one auxiliary analog input. Easy access to calibrated digital sensor data provides developers with a system-ready device, reducing development time, cost and program risk.

Unique characteristics of the end system can be easily accommodated via several built-in features including an auto-zero recalibration via a single register command, as well as configurable sample rate and frequency response.

The ADIS16201 also offers a comprehensive set of features which can be used to further reduce the hardware complexity of system designs. These integrated features include a configurable alarm function, auxiliary 12-bit ADC, auxiliary 12-bit DAC, configurable digital I/O port, and a digital self test function. The ADIS16201 offers two different power management features that can be enabled via the SPI port; a programmable duty cycle sleep mode for systmes that do not require continuous operation and a low power mode for systems that can trade reduced sample rates for more efficient power operation.

The ADIS16201 is available in a 9.2mm x 9.2mm x 4mm Land Grid Array (LGA) package with a temperature range of -40°C to +125°C.

  • Platform Stabilization and Leveling
  • Tilt Sensing, Inclinometers
  • Motion / Position Measurement
  • Monitor / Alarm Devices (Security, Medical, Safety)


  • Dual-axis inclinometer/accelerometer measurements
  • ±90° inclinometer measurement range, linear output
  • 12-bit digital temperature sensor output
  • Digitally controlled sensitivity and bias calibration
  • Digitally controlled sample rate
  • Digitally controlled frequency response
  • Dual alarm settings with rate/threshold limits
  • Digitally activated self test
  • Digitally activated low power mode
  • SPI®-compatible serial interface
  • Auxiliary 12-bit ADC input and DAC output
  • Single-supply operation:3.0 V to +3.6 V

Functional Block Diagram for ADIS16201

NI LabVIEW Driver for ADIS16201
NOTE: This link is for the ADIS16209, but is a great starting point for the ADIS16201.


Title Content Type File Type
ADIS16201: Programmable Dual-Axis Inclinometer/Accelerometer Data Sheet (Rev C, 08/2013) (pdf, 765 kB) Data Sheets PDF
UG-363: ADISUSB User Guide  (pdf, 671 kB) User Guides PDF
iSensor Intelligent Sensor/ADIS16201
Best Product Winner: Electronics -- Design News, March 20, 2006
Technical Articles HTML
Accelerometer Specifications - Quick Definitions Technical Documentation HTML
Product Families Made for High-voltage Apps
(eeProductCenter, 10/10/2005)
Product Reviews HTML
Smart Sensors, Converters, and Amps Target Industrial Applications
(EDN, 10/10/2005)
Product Reviews HTML
Basic MEMS Terminology  (pdf, 40 kB) Overview PDF
Product Highlight: ADIS16201 and ADIS16250  (pdf, 1620 kB) Overview PDF
FAQ: ADIS162xx LGA Assembly Guidelines FAQs/RAQs HTML
What are the shock ratings or limits for the MEMS devices? FAQs/RAQs HTML
What are the moisture absorption specifications or considerations for the iSensor products? FAQs/RAQs HTML
What are some of the mechanical stress considerations when mounting iSensor devices? FAQs/RAQs HTML
What is an inertial sensor? FAQs/RAQs HTML
What is an accelerometer and a gyroscope, and how do they differ? FAQs/RAQs HTML
Where would you use an accelerometer? FAQs/RAQs HTML
Where would you use a gyroscope? FAQs/RAQs HTML
What are the major error sources for inertial sensors? FAQs/RAQs HTML
What is the limit of resolution of an inertial sensor? FAQs/RAQs HTML
I need finer resolution. What do I do? FAQs/RAQs HTML
MEMS Accelerometer Applications, what's Fantasy and what's Reality? FAQs/RAQs HTML
RAQs index Rarely Asked Questions HTML
Glossary of EE Terms Glossary HTML

Design Tools,Models,Drivers & Software

Title Content Type File Type
ADIS16201 IIO Dual-Axis Digital Inclinometer and Accelerometer Linux Driver (Wiki Site) Device Drivers HTML

Evaluation Kits & Symbols & Footprints

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ADISUSB Evaluation System
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ADISUSBZ Status: Production Evaluation Board $274.00 Yes -
ADIS16201/PCB Breakout Board
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ADIS16201/PCBZ Status: Production Evaluation Board $99.00 E -

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