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UPDATE NOTICE: This Wiki Guide covers the use of evaluation tools (ADIS16228/PCBZ and EVAL-ADISZ) that are no longer available for purchase, but it remains online to support those who already have these tools. For all new ADIS16228 users, please go to the ADIS16228's product page, then click on Evaluation Kits and then click on the See All tab to review a listing of the most current ADIS16228 evaluation tools. Thank you!

The Vibration Evaluation Program enables PC-based evaluation of the ADIS16228CMLZ, using the following hardware: ADIS16228/PCBZ breakout board and EVAL-ADIS evaluation system. Please the following picture for an example of how to use these two devices together for this purpose.


Click here to start the online ordering process for the following two parts, or contact your ADI distributor to place the order.




Vibration Evaluation Software installation only requires two simple step:

1. Download, unzip and install the EVAL-ADIS USB Driver (click here to see the download link)

2. Download, unzip and copy the Vibration*.exe file to the desired location on the test PC (click here to see the download link)


Windows XP, Vista, 7

.NET Framework 3.5

NOTE: Newer versions of the .NET framework do not currently support the Vibration Evaluation Program.


The ADIS16228/PCBZ kit comes with the following materials: (1) ADIS16228CMLZ, (1) interface PCB and (10) M2x0.4x6mm machine screws.

Installing the ADIS16228CMLZ onto the interface PCB requires two simple steps:

Step #1

Insert the ADIS16228CMLZ's flex connector into the mating connector on the interface board, then close the clasp to secure the connection. For more details on this process, please click here to see a video demonstration

Step #2

Secure the ADIS16228CMLZ to the interface board, using the M2x0.4x6mm machine screws.


Use the following two steps to configure the EVAL-ADISZ for use with the ADIS16228/PCBZ:

Step #1

Connect J1 on the EVAL-ADISZ to J1 on the ADIS16228/PCBZ.

NOTE: The ribbon cable in this example is not included with the EVAL-ADIS or ADIS16228/PCBZ. For more information on where to acquire these types of cables, Click here for more information.

Step #2

Set JP1 to +3.3V


After downloading the EVAL-ADIS USB Driver file, extract the SDPDrivers.exe file from the zip file, into a convenient location and then double click on it to start the process.

When the setup wizard opens, click on Next to start the installation process

Click on Next to accept the default driver location.

The process will involve at least two progress bars that look like the following:

If you encounter this type of message during the process, click on Install to continue with the installation.

Once the installation has completed, click on Finish to complete the process.


This section provides a basic description of the functions in the Vibration Evaluation Software package. For a list of ADIS16228-specific tutorials that provided detailed, step-by-step instructions for the most common ADIS16228 evaluation functions, please click here.


Plug the EVAL-ADIS (with ADIS16xxx/PCBZ device installed) and wait for both LED1 and LED2 to illuminate on the EVAL-ADIS. After LED1 and LED2 illuminate, double click on the *.exe file to launch the Vibration Evaluation Program and access the Main Menu.

You might see the appearance of a Window that indicates a search for an SDP device (USB), but this will disappear quickly. If this error message appears, click OK to proceed to the Main Screen.


The follow sections provide a basic description of each function inside of the Vibration Evaluation Program.

Click here to access a list of ADIS16228 Tutorials with the Vibration Evaluation Program

Device Selection

Click on Device, located on the left hand side of the Menu bar, at the top of the Main Screen, to select the appropriate DUT (Device Under Test). In this example, the ADIS16228 is in use. Note that some of the Menu bar options appear in a lighter gray color, to indicate that they are not associated with a particular device. For example, all of the Network options presently only apply to the ADIS16229 at this time, so they will appear in the lighter gray color when either ADIS16227 or ADIS16228 options are in use.

Register Access

The Register Access option on the Menu Bar provides direct read and write access to all of the user-accessible registers in DUT.

Register Access Window Appearance

Here is an example of the Register Access window that illustrates the ADIS16228.

Reading Register Contents

Select a specific register to read the contents.

Writing Data to Registers

Use the following two steps to write a value to the register. 1. Enter the hex code for the register.

2. Click on Write

NOTE: Clicking on Write causes the Vibration Evaluation Program to write to both upper and lower bytes

Single-Command Options

The vibration sensor products often come with registers that support “Global Commands.” While these commands are associated with specific bits, located in user-accessible registers, the right side of the Register Access Window provides access to them through a drop down menu that offers each related register and a series of Write buttons.


The Alarm > Alarm Settings option on the Menu Bar provides a more convenient method for configuring the Spectral Alarm functions. This provides a more convenient method for tuning this function, in comparison with the single-register access method associated with Register Access window.

Selecting Alarms > Alarm Settings will cause the following window to open:

Select boxes in the matrix and enter values that are associated with the magnitude of the output data and FFT bin numbers.

Click on Write to DUT to update all registers that are associated with these entries.

Close this window, then go back in. The values will not appear automatically. Click on Read from DUT to make sure the settings are still in place.

The Alarms > Alarm Status Form option provides a convenient monitor for the conditions. The dashes will change to green (no alarm), yellow (“warning” alarm, associated with Level 1) or red (“critical” alarm, associated with Level 2), depending on the conditions, after a data capture event completes.

Data Capture

The Data Capture window provides user inputs for file location, base file name and for resetting the file count.

When this function is active (See the Enable Data Capture checkbox, located in the Main Screen), each trigger will cause the creation of a new file that contains the FFT result and FFT Header information. Notice the increments in the file count, after three clicks on the Start button.

This counter is also in the Data Capture Window


The Tools option in the Menu Bar offers two options: USB and SPI.

Use the USB option to manually connect or disconnect to the USB port on the EVAL-ADIS.

Use the SPI option to adjust the timing in between the EVAL-ADIS and the DUT. this should not be required for normal operation but the “typical” settings are offered in the following picture:


Visit the ADIS16229 Vibration Demo Wiki Guide for more details on this function.


This option offers the revision and some codes that might be useful when seeking technical support.

Data Collection Mode

The ADIS16227, ADIS16228 and ADIS16229 all have four basic modes of data collection: Manual FFT, Automatic FFT, Manual Time (Time Domain) and Real-Time. Inside of these products, these modes are typically related to the settings in the REC_CTRL1 register. The Main Screen offers a drop-down selection menu for these modes, along with a Start button to begin operation.

Waveform Display

The Waveform Display enables quick access to sensor data.

Enable Data Capture

Checking the box next to Enable Data Capture results in every capture of data being copied into a data file, according to the configuration settings in the Data Capture Window.


Click on the following links to view quick demonstrations of many ADIS16228 functions in the Vibration Evaluation Program.


1) May need to adjust volume up, on the first few on this list.

2) Internet Explorer users may need to disable Protected Mode to access these videos. Starting at the Menu Bar, located in the Menu Bar, use the following click path to access the checkbox for enabling and disabling this function: Tools>Internet Options>Security. Remember to click on Apply, then click on OK to make sure that these changes take effect, before you try to access these videos.


Writing to Registers Register read and write examples, using Register Access menu.
Manual FFT Mode Demonstration Manual FFT mode example that uses the Main Window drop-down selector and illustrates the resulting register (REC_CTRL1) changes in the Register Access menu.
Automatic FFT Mode Demonstration
Sample Rate Control Demonstration
Automated Offset Correction Demonstration
Manual FFT/Multi-Record Demonstration
Automatic FFT/Multi-Record Demonstration
Alarm Demonstration
Data Capture Demonstration & FFT Header Explanation
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