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EVAL-ADIS2 Vibration 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The EVAL-ADIS2 has been superseded by the EVAL-ADIS-FX3 and is no longer supported.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 Vibration 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 Vibration Evaluation Software Overview

The Vibration 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 a subset of iSensor products designed specifically for machine health and vibration monitoring applications. The platform enables observation of basic sensor functions, read/write access to all user-accessible registers, and full-rate data acquisition.

Due to the specialized nature of the machine health monitoring portfolio, only a subset of sensors is supported by this software. These devices are shown below.

The ADIS16000AMLZ manages wireless communication between several ADIS16229AMLZ devices.


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 Vibration Evaluation Software

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


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.


v1.3.0 2/17/2014 See the Reported Issues & Solutions Table for list of issues being addressed
v1.2.0 1/25/2014 See the Reported Issues & Solutions Table for list of issues being addressed
v1.1.9 12/22/2013 See the Reported Issues & Solutions Table for list of issues being addressed
v1.1.8 N/A Internal test version, never published online
v1.1.7 12/10/2013 Added partial support for the ADIS16227 (Manual FFT mode only)
v1.1.6 11/1/2013 Extended the wait time to 4 seconds, for each sensor in the Network Scan
v1.1.5 N/A This version corrects a sizing problem in the main waveforms, along with a couple of bugs in other windows.
v1.1.4 N/A Updates for internal use only
v1.1.3 N/A Added delays to Periodic Mode Exit routine register writes.
v1.1.2 N/A Added a dialog box for a user to specify the Update Interval of the Network Periodic Mode.
v1.1.1 10/11/2013 Corrected the GUI to indicate “not busy” after a communication is canceled by the user.
Added exception handling routines to prevent a program crash and to show the Reconnect Dialog if the USB is disconnected.
Expanded the vertical axis range options on the FFT plots (Main Menu) to go down to 0.0001g
v1.1.0 N/A Added “Scan All Channels” option to find nodes that are on different frequency channels
Expanded the vertical axis range options on the FFT plots (Main Menu) to go down to 0.001g
v1.0.3 9/10/2013 Set the plot scale to +-2g for the first switch to time domain data. This ensures that data is visible on the plot. Subsequent plot mode changes set the scale to the previous user selected value for a particular mode.
Set the Mode combo-box to ‘Periodic’ or ‘Manual’ when a demonstration mode is selected. This ensures that the plot mode is appropriate for the data displayed during a demonstration loop.
v1.0.2 8/21/2013 Add sensor node selection tabs to Register Access and Alarm menus
NOTE: First version posted online at
v1.0.1 8/15/2013 Updated register names to match the ADIS16229 datasheet
Increased period mode sleep cycle time to 10 seconds
v1.0.0 8/1/2013 Initial Release


v1.3.1 01 7/29/14 CONFIRMED ADIS16228 Real-time mode does not work after executing an Auto-null command in the Register Access menu. Click here for more details After executing an Auto-null command, select Manual FFT mode first, then Real-time mode.
v1.3.0 01 2/24/14 CONFIRMED ADIS16228 Real-time only supports data collection at a rate of 1.26kSPS v1.4.0 will address this. For now, use AVG_CNT settings that are > 4 (Sample rate = 1260 SPS)
v1.2.0 04 2/12/14 CLOSED ADIS16000 Connection with ADIS16229 is hard to establish SPI Timing violation, click here for more details
v1.2.0 03 1/27/14 CONFIRMED ADIS16228 Time Domain mode in this package seems to translate into Manual Time Capture in the ADIS16228 datasheet. Can the software be consistent with the datasheet? v1.3.0 (or later), Not released yet
v1.2.0 02 1/27/14 CONFIRMED ADIS16228 The Data Capture function does not appear to work when using Time Domain mode v1.3.0 (or later), Not released yet
v1.2.0 01 1/27/14 CONFIRMED ADIS16228 When using the Data Capture function, when in Real-Time mode, can this produce one continuous file for the data samples? v1.3.0 (or later), Not released yet
v1.1.9 01 1/9/14 CLOSED ADIS16228 Add all of the FFT Header registers to the Data Capture file v1.2.0 (or later)
v1.1.7 06 12/17/13 CLOSED ADIS16228 There appear to be a few typos in the register names in Register Access menu, as they do not match the names given in the ADIS16228 datasheet v1.1.9 (or later)
v1.1.7 05 12/17/13 CLOSED ADIS16228 Exiting Periodic FFT mode causes the program to jump into the Main Screen > Tools > USB Menu. When closing that Window, it engages in a 10 second countdown while allowing no user input. v1.1.9 (or later).
v1.1.7 04 12/17/13 CLOSED ADIS16228 Changes in the Mode Selection drop-down menu, located in the Main Screen, do not seem to track the related register settings in the Register Access menu v1.1.9 (or later).
v1.1.7 03 12/13/13 CLOSED ADIS16228 Manual FFT only seems to support 20480 SPS sample rates. For more details, click on the following file: Problem Report Details v1.1.9 (or later).
v1.1.7 02 12/10/13 CLOSED ADIS16228 The Alarm Status Form does not correctly display alarm status. Click on this file for more details: Problem Report Details No issue found. Open this file for more details: Problem Resolution Details
v1.1.7 01 12/10/13 CLOSED ADIS16227 Periodic FFT appears to lock the software up and does not appear to produce FFT results v1.2.0 (or later)
v1.1.6 06 12/9/13 CONFIRMED ADIS16000 There appear to be a few typos in the register names in Register Access menu, as they do not match the names given in the ADIS16000 datasheet v1.1.10, release date estimate = 1/10/2014
v1.1.6 05 12/9/13 CLOSED ADIS16000 Not able to add ADIS16229 devices to pages 2-6 in the ADIS16000 No issue found, but this will be closely scrutinized in the next two versions: v1.1.10 and v1.2.0
ADI: This function was verified in earlier versions of the software. Re-test of this function is in the test queue.
v1.1.6 04 12/9/13 CONFIRMED ADIS16000 There are a number of cases where the software becomes non-responsive, with particular sensitivity observed when using Periodic FFT. v1.2.0, release date estimate = 1/24/2014. For present revision, use Manual FFT mode only.
ADI: Investigation has revealed that the present approach for simultaneous sensor monitoring and user input management is not stable. The solution to this will require substantial code changes, which are in progress.
v1.1.6 03 12/9/13 CLOSED ADIS16000 Sample rate settings in the AVG_CNT register do not seem to cause updates on the horizontal axis, of the x-axis data. Use version v1.1.9 or later.
v1.1.6 02 12/9/13 CONFIRMED ADIS16000 Real-time data logging is not working This was not part of the original plan for this package, but is under consideration for v1.4.0 or later.
v1.1.6 01 12/9/13 CLOSED ADIS16000 Waveforms updates do not always respond to Start button presses, in any mode. Use v1.2.0 or later
OPEN means that the issue observation has been received, but has not been independently confirmed by ADI
CONFIRMED means that the issue has been independently confirmed and ADI is working on a solution path.
CLOSED means that the issue has been resolved
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