New MEMS Vibration Monitor System Offers Automatic Vibration Profiling

Analog Devices, Inc. (NYSE: ADI) is helping industrial equipment designers improve system performance and maintenance costs through vibration detection/isolation/correction.

With today’s announcement of the new ADIS16227 iSensor® vibration monitor, equipment designers have a fully integrated vibration analysis solution capable of autonomous operation. This enables the earliest detection, identification, and isolation of possible vibration sources from equipment and bearing wear that can lead to less precise operation or equipment downtime. By embedding these small vibration monitors, applications ranging from wind turbines to precision factory automation and assembly equipment will benefit from automatic vibration profiling.

New Compact, High Performance iSensor(R) IMUs

MEMS accelerometers are well suited for vibration monitoring, but are typically at a low level of integration. With decades of integrated sensor processing experience, Analog Devices transformed a MEMS accelerometer into a 3-axis vibration analyzer with programmable embedded processing. The ADIS16227 iSensor vibration monitor eliminates the complexity and risk of developing with multiple components and enables a much wider application base.

“For the first time, industrial equipment designers have an easy-to-use, affordable and complete sugar-cube sized vibration analyzer,” said Bob Scannell, iSensor business development manager, MEMS/Sensors Group, Analog Devices. “With the ADIS16227, developers have access to proven 4th-generation vibration sensing capability with frequency domain processing programmability and tuning that greatly improves the ability to isolate the vibration source quickly.”

Key High-Performance Features and Benefits:

  • Embedded frequency domain processing, 512-point real value FFT, and on-board storage provides the ability to identify and classify individual sources of vibration, monitor their changes over time and react to programmable threshold levels.
  • Configurable spectral alarm bands and windowing options allow analysis of the full frequency spectrum with the configuration of 6 bands, Alarm1 (warning threshold) and Alarm2 (fault threshold) for earlier and more accurate detection of problems.
  • Compact 15-mm cube, fully embedded and programmable, enables placement close to vibration source and early detection of small signals in a repeatable way, avoiding data discrepancies due to differences in location/coupling from measurement-to-measurement using handheld devices.
  • Configurable input range (dynamic range) with four range options (0-1g, 0-5g, 0-20g, 0-70g) allows easy programming to support multiple operational scenarios, improves precision of FFT and aids in observing lower-level signals.
  • Tri-axis wide-bandwidth (22-kHz resonance) acceleration sensing with configurable sample rate (up to 100 kHz) and averaging/decimation options allows more accurate assessment of even subtle vibration profile changes.



Please use one of the following formats to cite this article in your essay, paper or report:

  • APA

    Analog Devices. (2019, February 13). New MEMS Vibration Monitor System Offers Automatic Vibration Profiling. AZoNano. Retrieved on May 21, 2024 from

  • MLA

    Analog Devices. "New MEMS Vibration Monitor System Offers Automatic Vibration Profiling". AZoNano. 21 May 2024. <>.

  • Chicago

    Analog Devices. "New MEMS Vibration Monitor System Offers Automatic Vibration Profiling". AZoNano. (accessed May 21, 2024).

  • Harvard

    Analog Devices. 2019. New MEMS Vibration Monitor System Offers Automatic Vibration Profiling. AZoNano, viewed 21 May 2024,

Tell Us What You Think

Do you have a review, update or anything you would like to add to this news story?

Leave your feedback
Your comment type

While we only use edited and approved content for Azthena answers, it may on occasions provide incorrect responses. Please confirm any data provided with the related suppliers or authors. We do not provide medical advice, if you search for medical information you must always consult a medical professional before acting on any information provided.

Your questions, but not your email details will be shared with OpenAI and retained for 30 days in accordance with their privacy principles.

Please do not ask questions that use sensitive or confidential information.

Read the full Terms & Conditions.