China alternative ADIS16488BMLZ solution – IMU16488

ADIS16488BMLZ ADIS16488A replace alternative IMU16488 China ADIS16488

ADIS16488BMLZ is a motion sensor – IMUs (Inertial Measurement Units), includes accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, 9 Axis Sensor SPI Output, manufactured by Analog Devices Inc. It is a tactical grade, ten degrees of freedom inertial sensor.

Product Attributes

Category Sensors, Transducers

Motion Sensors – IMUs (Inertial Measurement Units)

Mfr Analog Devices Inc.
Series iMEMS®, iSensor™
Package Tray
Part Status Active
Sensor Type Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Magnetometer, 9 Axis
Output Type SPI
Operating Temperature -40°C ~ 85°C (TA)

-40°C ~ 85°C (TA)

-40°C ~ 85°C (TA)

Package / Case Module
Supplier Device Package Module
Mounting Type Chassis Mount
Base Product Number ADIS16488

China alternative ADIS16488BMLZ –
High-Performance Inertial Measurement Unit

ASID16488BMLZ replacement

Different from quartz accelerometer and fiber optic gyroscope composed of IMU/INS, IMU16488 Inertial Measurement Unit is a high-performance tactical grade MEMS Inertial Measurement Unit, it is composed of 2°/h (Allan) bias stability MEMS gyroscope and 0.1mg (Allan) bias stability MEMS accelerometer, which can output precise 3-axis outputs of angular rate, 3 axis acceleration data, 3 axis magnetometer data, and barometer data, etc. 

IMU16488 IMU adopts the latest capacitive technology and advanced MEMS components, which reduces the cost deeply. The system enjoys small size and lightweight, it features Mil-Standard reliability and is housed in an ultra-durable and compact aluminum housing.

The IMU16488 is packaged in a module that is approximately 47mm × 44mm × 14mm and includes a standard connector interface, totally the same size as the original ADIS16488BMLZ.

Main Features

– Precision 6 DoF MEMS Inertial Measurement Unit
– Compatible with ADIS16488 Interface and Protocol
– Dynamic Range: Gyro ±450°/s, Acc ±5g (±16g) – Bias Stability: Gyro: 2°/h, Acc 0.1mg (Allan)
– Ability to Access with GNSS, Aerospace Reliability
– Full Temperature Range Accuracy: Built-in High
– Performance Temperature Calibration and Compensation Algorithm


Ideal for size constrained applications

What steps we did to prove it replace the original ADIS16488BMLZ directly?

1-Technical specification
2-PIN Definition
3-Dimension & Package
4-Coordinate System Definition
5-Communication Protocol – SPI
6-Communication Protocol – UART
7-Evaluation Board for further confirmation

Fully match ADI’s EVAL-ADIS evaluation board 

The evaluation board can collect the raw data of IMU16488, and the supported operating systems include Win10 and Win7. For details, please refer to “EVAL-ADIS User Guides.pdf”. The main steps are as follows:

1) Install Evaluation Board Driver SDPDrivers_2.exe;
2) Install the IMU16488 on the evaluation board;
3) The power jumper on the evaluation board is selected to be 3.3V;
4) Connect the evaluation board and the computer with USB, LED2 lights first, indicating that the evaluation board is powered normally, and LED1 lights up after about 5~10s, indicating that the USB port of the evaluation board is successfully connected to the PC;
5) Open the evaluation board test software IMU_Evaluation.exe;
6) Select ADIS16488B in the Devices;
7) Click on the Read to read the data and display it on the interface.

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Product characteristics

1) Triaxial digital gyroscope:

  1. a) ±450º/s dynamic measurement range;
  2. b) Biasstability: 6º/h(Allan variance);
  3. c) Random walk: 5º/√h。

2)  Triaxial digital accelerometer:

  1. a) ±16g dynamic measurement range;
  2. b) Biasstability: 60ug(Allan variance);
  3. c) Random walk: 02m/s√h.

3) Ability to receive externally provided GNSS information, implement inertial/satellite integrated navigation functions, and output information such as heading, pitch, roll, 3D speed, and 3D position;

4) High reliability: MTBF>20000h;

5) Guaranteed accuracy in the full temperature range (-40℃~75℃): Built-in high-performance temperature calibration and compensation algorithm;

6) Support UAV application: suitable for high vibration environment of UAV, when GNSS fails, the product automatically enters the vertical gyro mode, and the heading accuracy can be maintained for a long time;

7) Support surveying and mapping applications: support RTK, positioning accuracy reaches centimeter-level;

8) High-precision MEMS inertial navigation, GPS/BD dual-mode, integrated navigation, AHRS, vertical gyro, and other multi-working modes;

9) Support dynamic fast alignment, high bandwidth, 400Hz combination mode data update rate, support multiple external sensor combinations (odometer/DVL);

10) Support stable platform application: full parameter measurement, measurement bandwidth>200Hz;

11) The interface includes 1 SPI and 1 UART.

ASID16488BMLZ replacement 16488 China solution

Main technical indicators

Parameter Test Condition Value Unit
Min Typical Max
Dynamic Range 450 °/s
Bias Stability Allan variance, Z-axis 1.6 °/h
Allan variance, X-axis and Y-axis 3.2 °/h
10s average (-40~+70°C, fixed temperature), Z-axis 6 °/h
10s average (-40~+70°C, fixed temperature), X-axis and Y-axis 12 °/h
Bias Bias range, Z axis ±0.14 °/s
Bias range, X-axis and Y-axis ±0.4 °/s
Bias range in full temperature range, Z-axis (temperature change rate≤1℃/min, temperature range: -40~+70°C ) ±0.04 °/s
Bias range in full temperature range, X-axis and Y-axis (temperature change rate≤1℃/min, temperature range: -40~+70°C ) ±0.12 °/s
Startup time by time repeatability, Z-axis 0.004 °/s
Startup time by time repeatability, X, Y-axis 0.012 °/s
Startup day by day repeatability, Z-axis 0.006 °/s
Startup day by day repeatability, X, Y-axis 0.018 °/s
Linear Acceleration Effect on Bias 0.004 °/s/g
Vibration effect on bias, change between before and after (vibration condition: 20~2000Hz, 6.06g) 0.004 °/s/g
Vibration effect on bias, change between before and in-run (vibration condition: 20~2000Hz, 6.06g) 0.004 °/s/g
Scale Factor Scale factor accuracy, Z-axis 0.6 %
Scale factor accuracy, X-axis and Y-axis 1.2 %
Scale factor nonlinearity, Z-axis 0.02 %FS
Scale factor nonlinearity, X-axis and Y-axis 0.04 %FS
Random Walk 0.5 º/√h
Resolution 3.052×10−7 º/s/LSB
Bandwidth 200 Hz
Parameter Test Condition Value Unit
Min Typical Max
Dynamic Range 16 g
Bias Stability Allan variance 0.06 mg
10s average (-40~+70°C, fixed temperature) 0.4 mg
Bias Bias range 16 30 mg
Bias range in full temperature range,   peak-peak value (temperature change rate≤1℃/min, temperature range: – 40~+70°C ) 10 20 mg
Bias repeatability 1.0 mg
Bias Temperature Coefficient 0.1 0.2 mg/°C
Scale Factor Scale factor accuracy 4 %
Scale factor nonlinearity 0.2 %FS
Resolution 1.221×10−8 g/LSB
Bandwidth 200 Hz
Communication Interface
1 Channel SPI Baud rate 15 MHz
1 Channel UART Baud rate 230.4 Kbps
1 Channel CAN Baud rate 1 MHz
Sampling Rate SPI 200 Hz
UART 200 Hz
CAN 200 Hz


Parameter Test Condition Value Unit
Min Typical Max
Electronic Characteristics
Voltage 3.0 3.3 3.6 V
Power Consumption 1.5 W
Ripple Wave P-P 100 mV
Physical Characteristics
Dimension 47*44*14 mm
Weight 50 grams
Working Environment
Working Temperature -40 70 °C
Storage Temperature -45 75 °C
Vibration Resistance 20~2000Hz, 6.06g
Shock Resistance 1000g,


MTBF 20000 h
Continuous Working Time 120 h


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