This version (17 Feb 2021 21:08) was approved by Juan Chong.

ADISUSB Hardware User Guide

The ADISUSB has been superseded by the EVAL-ADIS-FX3 and is no longer supported. The ADISUSB has been obsoleted and is no longer available for purchase.

Overview and User Guide

The iSensor® family of products provides a convenient interface that bridges SPI-based sensors to a host PC using USB. The ADISUSB user guide is available for download here.

ADISUSB Compatibility Matrix

The table below shows a list of current, active products supported by the ADISUSB.

The software linked below may also support additional, obsoleted products.
This is legacy software! Windows 10 is not supported!

Downloading and Installing the Software

Click the software download link for your target device and save the archive somewhere convenient (like your desktop). Once extracted, the download file will contain three separate files: The CAB file (, the setup file (setup.exe), and the setup list.

The instructions shown below reference the ADIS1613x device, but are applicable to all legacy iSensor products.

Navigate to the folder where the files were saved and double-click the setup.exe file. The Welcome screen will appear. Click OK to continue.

Choose a directory for the software application to extract the files or use the default settings (recommended) and click the computer icon button to go to the next step.

Choose a program group or use the default settings (recommended) and click Continue.

USB Driver Installation

The .cab file contains USB drivers that are compatible with both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows systems. The drivers are unpacked at the same time the software application is loaded by double-clicking the setup.exe file. The first time the ADISUSB board is plugged into the computer (using the included USB mini cable) the hardware will be recognized and loaded. The Windows Hardware Wizard will find and install the drivers by following the steps below.

The following pictures show the final steps for the USB driver install. Click on Next then click on Finish completing the installation.

For those who are using Windows XP, Service Pack 3, additional steps are required for completing the driver installation. Please see page 8, on the ADISUSB User Guide (UG-363) for additional information on these steps.

After the USB driver installation is complete, connect the ADISUSB USB connector to the PC, using the USB Mini cable, from the ADISUSB kit. D2 will illuminate as soon as this connection is made. This indicates that the ADISUSB has power and is going through its start-up/initialization process. During the initialization process, several messages may appear on the screen. They are related to updating the ADISUSB firmware and establishing communication between the PC and the ADISUSB. After the updates are finished click on the shortcut created in the “Start” menu to launch the software application.

The instructions shown below reference the ADIS1613x software, so your software may appear a bit different.

Main Window

Once the Evaluation Software starts-up, the Main Window will appear and look like the following picture. The second picture provides color-coded boxes to support further discussion of each function in this screen.

- The orange box identifies the drop-down menus, which provide a number of useful features. The Devices option provides a list of products for ADIS1613x Evaluation, click on Devices and then select ADIS16133/5/6.

- The green box shows the current device selection, which in this case, identifies the ADIS16133 as the current selection.

- The Registers option provides a listing of user-configurable registers in the ADIS1613x and also provides read/write access to each one of these registers.

- The Datalog option provides the core data collection function.

- The purple box identifies the output registers, which update, real-time, after pressing the Read button (see the red box for the location of the Read button).

- The yellow box identifies the waveform recorder window. The window contains the gyroscope output.

Register Access

The purpose of the Register Access window is to provide both read and write access to the user registers in the ADIS1613x. The following picture shows the appearance of this window.

The color-coded boxes illustrate the different functions that this window provides.

- The purple box identifies the register category. In addition to the Control/Status, this drop-down control offers access to Output and Calibration registers.

- The red box identifies all of the registers that are in the current category. Click on the register name to select a register for individual read/write access.

- The green box identifies the read/write control options for the current register selection. Use the hexadecimal format when writing commands to a particular register.

- The yellow box updates all the registers in the current category.

- The Update Flash command saves writable user register data.

The Register Access screen writes to user control registers, inside of the ADIS1613x, two bytes at a time. So, when configuring a register, make sure to include the hexadecimal number for all 16-bits, before pressing the Write Register button. When using an embedded processor to write to user control registers, inside of the ADIS1613x, each command (16-bits) writes to one byte at a time.

Data Capture Menu

The Data Capture function supports synchronous data acquisition, based on the data-ready signal from the ADIS1613x. The following picture represents the Data Capture window, right after opening it from the Main Window and the second picture provides color-coded boxes, in order to support further discussion of each function that is associated with this screen.

- The red box identifies all of the registers that are eligible for inclusion in the next acquisition process. Click on each box to include a register in the next data acquisition sequence. The box will have a checkmark when it has been selected.

- The green box identifies the configuration box for the name and location of the data storage file.

- The yellow box identifies a number of configuration options for the data acquisition process. The Samples per File is a user input for the total number of samples in a data record. Note that all selected registers will have this number of samples in the data record file after the acquisition process completes. After each update to the Record Length box, the software calculates then displays the total Capture Time. The Numeric Data Only…No File Header option allows the user to add or remove the header in the data storage file. The No Scale LSB's Only causes the software to convert the decimal, twos complement number into its representative value. For example, when enabling No Scale LSB's Only, the gyroscope outputs will be in units of degrees/second.

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