Machine Manufacturing

ADI Debuts Wireless Vibration Sensing System

June 5, 2013

The MEMS technology enables industrial systems operators to remotely monitor production equipment health, improve system performance, and reduce maintenance costs.

NORWOOD, MA /BUSINESS WIRE/ -- Analog Devices Inc. (ADI) introduced a wireless vibration sensing system that allows industrial systems operators to remotely monitor production equipment health, improve system performance, and reduce maintenance costs. The new networked system includes the ADIS16229 iSensor wireless vibration sensor node, which combines dual-axis digital MEMs acceleration sensing with advanced frequency-domain and time-domain signal processing. The sensing system also includes the ADIS16000 gateway node, which supports up to six ADIS16229 sensors at one time, using a proprietary wireless protocol, managed through an SPI interface compatible with most embedded processor platforms. The wireless function enables the remote monitoring of equipment in hard to reach or dangerous locations, while the vibration sensing and detection node is easy to install into existing infrastructure and allows continual monitoring that can be used to evaluate equipment performance and schedule predictive maintenance.

"The primary driver of predictive maintenance is the reduction of factory system downtime, which currently relies on periodic off-line performance trend analysis," said Bob Scannell, iSensor business development manager, MEMS/Sensors Group, Analog Devices. "With MEMS-based vibration sensors that continuously monitor machine tools, turbines, pumps, conveyors, compressors, engines, and other equipment, factory operators receive real-time statistical performance data and process control feedback that allow them to prevent costly system shutdowns."

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More About the ADIS16229 and ADIS16000
The ADIS16229 is a complete sensor node, featuring a MEMs vibration sensor, an RF transceiver, and embedded frequency and time domain signal processing. The device captures shifts in equipment performance through direct analysis and reporting of the frequency-domain signature, using a 512-point, real-valued FFT, FFT magnitude averaging, and programmable spectral alarms. An FFT record storage system offers users the ability to track changes over time and capture FFTs with multiple decimation filter settings.

The ADIS16000 gateway node wirelessly connects with as many as six sensor nodes, and then interfaces with most embedded processor platforms through a standard SPI interface.

ADIS16229 and ADIS16000 Key Features

  • MEMS wireless vibration system: 862–928 MHz
  • Sensor node (ADIS16229)
    • Dual-axis, ±18g MEMS accelerometer
    • 5.5 kHz resonant frequency
    • Sample rate as high as 20 Ksps
    • Programmable wake-up capture, update cycle times
    • FFT, 512-point, real valued; programmable averaging/storage
    • Programmable alarms, 6 spectral bands, 2 levels
    • Internal self-test, with status flags
    • Single-supply operation: 3.0–3.6 V
    • Gateway node (ADIS16000)
    • SPI to RF function
    • Manage up to 6 sensor nodes

Pricing and Availability

Product Availability Operating
Temperature Range
Price Each
Per 1000
ADIS16229 Now –40°C to 85°C $189.00 47.0 mm by 37.6 mm by 22.6 mm PCB with SMA Antenna interface
ADIS16000 Now –40°C to 85°C $139.00 47.0 mm by 37.6 mm by 22.6 mm PCB with SMA Antenna interface


About ADI
Innovation, performance, and excellence are the cultural pillars on which Analog Devices Inc. (ADI) has built one of the longest standing, highest growth companies within the technology sector. Acknowledged industrywide as a world leader in data conversion and signal conditioning technology, ADI serves over 60,000 customers, representing virtually all types of electronic equipment. ADI is headquartered in Norwood, MA, with design and manufacturing facilities throughout the world.

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