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EVAL-ADIS2 Evaluation Software User Guide

The EVAL-ADIS2 has been superseded by the EVAL-ADIS-FX3 and is no longer supported.
This guide assumes that you've connected your vibration sensor to the EVAL-ADIS2, drivers were successfully installed on your PC, and you've downloaded the correct software for your sensor. We recommend reviewing the Hardware User Guide before continuing.

Software Downloads

Click here to download the latest version of the IMU Evaluation software.

Click here to download the latest drivers for the EVAL-ADIS2.

This application requires Microsoft .NET 3.5 to be installed and enabled on the host PCs running Windows 10. Additional information on enabling .NET 3.5 can be found here.

EVAL-ADIS2 IMU Evaluation Software Overview

The IMU Evaluation Software is a Microsoft Windows (.NET) application that works in conjunction with the EVAL-ADIS2, in order to provide users with a PC-Based interface to most ADIS16xxx products. This platform enables observation of basic sensor functions, read/write access to all user-accessible registers, and full-rate data acquisition, which is synchronous with data production of each ADIS16xxx.

This guide builds upon the EVAL-ADIS2 Hardware User Guide and assumes that you've installed the necessary drivers and software.

Using the EVAL-ADIS2 IMU Evaluation Software

Main Window

Once the IMU Evaluation software loads, you should be presented with a window similar to the image shown below.

The image below has been color-coded to illustrate the different parts of the IMU Evaluation Software. These colored sections will be referred to in the following sections.

The drop-down menus highlighted in orange list additional features and utilities that make up the core functionality of the evaluation software.

- The Devices menu provides a list of supported products. Selecting a product from this list will configure the IMU evaluation software register map. Each device has a unique register map that must be selected to ensure proper sensor operation. The green box shows the active device. In this example, the ADIS16448 is selected.

- The Register Access option calls a sub-menu that lists all user-configurable registers available from the part number selected in the “Devices” drop-down menu. It also provides read/write access to each register.

- The Data Capture option calls a sub-menu designed to enable synchronous data logging from the selected device.

- The Demos option calls a 3-D visualization tool. This feature is only supported for the ADIS16480 and ADIS16448 devices.

- The Tools option calls a sub-menu that displays USB diagnostic information.

- The About option provides more detailed software revision information.

The purple box shows the primary, inertial output registers for the selected device. These values are updated in real-time after pressing the Read button (identified by a red box).

The yellow box shows three waveform recorder windows. Each window allows for plotting the three primary sensor types (gyroscopes, accelerometers, and magnetometers [if supported]). The top subplot displays gyroscope data, the middle plot displays accelerometer data and the bottom plot displays magnetometer data. Each plot color corresponds to the colors displayed in the “Output Registers” window (highlighted in purple).

Register Access

The Register Access window provides read and write access to all user-accessible registers listed in the selected device's datasheet. The image below shows a screenshot of the window.

The color-coded image below is referenced in the following section.

The purple box sorts each set of registers into a standard category. The available categories are:

- Control/Status - General sensor configuration, alarm, and metadata registers

- Output - Inertial sensor output registers

- Calibration - User offset and misc. calibration registers

The calibration register section mentioned above is separate from the factory calibration registers and procedures!

The section highlighted by the red box lists all of the registers in the selected 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.

Registers must be written in hexadecimal format!

The Update Registers in Category button (shown in an orange box above) automatically reads all of the registers shown in the selected category (red box) and updates their contents in the GUI.

The section highlighted in yellow identifies provides a means of easily calling subroutines within the connected sensor. Clicking on a button is equivalent to writing a single-bit command to the respective register.

The Save Reg Settings to File programmatically reads and saves the contents of all of the registers in the current category into a *.csv (common-delimited) file. The Load Reg Settings from File button reads a target .csv file and attempts to write the saved values back into the sensor.

The Register Access form always writes to both the upper and lower bytes of a given register. When writing to a register, make sure to include the desired 16-bit value in hexadecimal format before clicking the Write Register button.

Data Capture

The Data Capture window only supports synchronous data acquisition and logging to a file on the host PC. Data samples are only read from the sensor when the data ready pin toggles, indicating that data is valid.

The color-coded image below is referenced in the following section.

The section highlighted in red lists all of the registers that are eligible for data capture. Checking the box next to each register indicates that the specified register values should be recorded once the data stream begins.

The section highlighted in green allows for customizing the file name and location of the resultant .csv files.

The section highlighted in yellow identifies the data stream configuration options.

- Record Length - The total number of samples to be captured. A sample is defined as a single “data valid” period as signaled by the data ready pin on the sensor

- Sample Rate - The instantaneous data ready rate as measured by the evaluation board

- Capture Time - The estimated data capture time in DD:HH:MM:SS format calculated based upon the instantaneous sample rate

- Add File Header - Selects whether a header displaying the contents of each column should be appended to the beginning of the .csv file

- Use Scaled Data - Signals to the software to convert the 16-bit values read from the sensor into a sign-adjusted (two's complement) scaled number. For example, when this option is enabled, be in units of degrees/second

Software Revision History

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v1.14.3 8/5/15 Adjust ADIS16210 registers to match recent datasheet updates
v1.14.2 TBD Internal update
v1.14.1 TBD Internal update
v1.14.0 3/2/15 Internal update
v1.13.0 Internal update
v1.12.0 Internal update
v1.11.1 4/9/14 Updated Magnetometer recorder in the Main Menu for consistency across the ADIS16405, ADIS16407, ADIS16448 and ADIS16488
v1.10.1 12/9/13 Address reported issue with SYS_E_FLAG register missing from ADIS16485 and ADIS16488 Register Access Menu
v1.10.0 11/1/13 Add support for the ADIS16137
Fix register access (GPIO_CTRL) in ADIS16209
v1.9.8 8/27/2013 Corrected a number of register definition issues on the ADIS16480
v1.9.7 8/21/2013 Corrected scale factors associated with GYRO_OUT/GYRO_OUT2 registers in the ADIS16133/5
v1.9.6 N/A Extended Precision Auto Null Wait time to 30 seconds on ADIS1636x/40x
NOTE: This version was not posted online, but these updates are in current versions
v1.9.5 N/A Corrected scale factors and offset factors associated with xTEMP_OUT on the ADIS16445
Corrected scale factors and offset factors associated with xTEMP_OUT and xMAGN_OUT registers in the ADIS16448
NOTE: This version was not posted online, but these updates are in current versions
v1.9.4 N/A Enabled support for using an external clock on the ADIS16405
NOTE: This version was not posted online, but these updates are in current versions
v1.9.3 3/18/2013 Added support for the ADIS16400 and ADIS16405
v1.9.2 2/18/2013 Changed the separation “de-limit” in the data captures file from a comma to a semicolon
v1.9.0 1/16/2013 Added support for the ADIS16209 and ADIS16210
Corrected scale factors associated with the xDELTVEL_xxx registers in the ADIS16480/5
v1.8.1 12/18/2013 Corrected a data capture error, which was observed in the ADIS16448, but could have impacted other products
v1.8.0 11/8/2013 Added support for external clock use
Added support for the ADIS16266
v1.7.0 10/1/12 Added support for the ADIS16360, ADIS16362, ADIS16364, ADIS16365, and ADIS16367
Corrected a scaling issue for those who use “Turkey” as their regional setting.
NOTE: Some sensitivity was still observed; some users in Turkey may need to change the regional setting to fully address.
v1.6.0 9/3/12 Added support for the ADIS16300 and ADIS16305
v1.5.0 8/22/12 Added support for the ADIS16445
v1.4.0 7/18/12 Added support for the ADIS1613, ADIS16135, ADIS16136 and ADIS16334
v1.3.0 N/A Internal updates
NOTE: This version was not posted online, but these updates are in current versions
v1.2.0 5/28/2012 Added support for the ADIS16480
Added 3-D viewer for ADIS16480 demonstration
v1.1.1 5/4/2012 Updated register names for ADIS16448/ADIS16485 to match datasheet names
Data Capture: changed “Cancel” button to “Stop”
v1.1.0 4/6/2012 Added support for the ADIS16485
Improvements to Waveform Recorder appearance
v1.0.1 3/27/2012 Addressed issue to enable correct register values in the Register Access menu
v1.0.0 3/24/2012 Initial Release
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