Analog Devices’ MEMS Wireless Vibration Sensing System Enables Remote Monitoring of Industrial Machine Health

  Analog Devices’ MEMS Wireless Vibration Sensing System Enables Remote
  Monitoring of Industrial Machine Health

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NORWOOD, Mass. -- June 4, 2013

Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) today introduced a wireless vibration sensing
system that allows industrial systems operators to remotely monitor production
equipment health, improve system performance, and reduce maintenance costs.
The new networked system includes the ADIS16229 iSensor® wireless vibration
sensor node, which combines dual-axis digital MEMs (micro-electro mechanical
systems) acceleration sensing with advanced frequency-domain and time-domain
signal processing. The sensing system also includes the ADIS16000 gateway
node, which supports up to six ADIS16229 sensors at one time using a
proprietary wireless protocol, managed through an SPI interface compatible
with most embedded processor platforms. The wireless function enables the
remote monitoring of equipment in hard to reach or dangerous locations, while
the vibration sensing and detection node is easy to install into existing
infrastructure and allows continual monitoring that can be used to evaluate
equipment performance and schedule predictive maintenance.

“The primary driver of predictive maintenance is the reduction of factory
system downtime, which currently relies on periodic off-line performance trend
analysis,” said Bob Scannell, iSensor business development manager,
MEMS/Sensors Group, Analog Devices. “With MEMS-based vibration sensors that
continuously monitor machine tools, turbines, pumps, conveyors, compressors,
engines and other equipment, factory operators receive real-time statistical
performance data and process control feedback that allow them to prevent
costly system shut-downs.”

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More About the ADIS16229 and ADIS16000

The ADIS16229 is a complete sensor node featuring a MEMs vibration sensor, an
RF transceiver, and embedded frequency and time domain signal processing. The
device captures shifts in equipment performance through direct analysis and
reporting of the frequency-domain signature using a 512-point, real-valued FFT
(fast Fourier transform), FFT magnitude averaging, and programmable spectral
alarms. An FFT record storage system offers users the ability to track changes
over time and capture FFTs with multiple decimation filter settings.

The ADIS16000 gateway node wirelessly connects with up to six sensor nodes,
and then interfaces with most embedded processor platforms, through a standard
SPI interface.

ADIS16229 and ADIS16000 Key Features

  *MEMS wireless vibration system: 862 MHz to 928 MHz
  *Sensor node (ADIS16229)

       *Dual-axis, ±18g MEMS accelerometer
       *5.5k-Hz resonant frequency
       *Sample rate up to 20 kSPS
       *Programmable wake-up capture, update cycle times
       *FFT, 512-point, real valued; programmable averaging/storage
       *Programmable alarms, 6 spectral bands, 2 levels
       *Internal self-test, with status flags
       *Single-supply operation: 3.0 V to 3.6 V

  *Gateway node (ADIS16000)

       *SPI to RF function
       *Manage up to 6 sensor nodes

Pricing and Availability

                                   Operating         Price
Product      Availability    Temperature    Each       Packaging
                                   Range             Per
                                                                   47.0mm x
                                   -40° C to                       37.6mm x
ADIS16229    Now             +85° C         $189.00    22.6
                                                                   mm PCB with
ADIS16000    Now             -40° C to      $139.00    antenna
                                   +85° C                          interface

About Analog Devices

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Analog Devices has built one of the longest standing, highest growth companies
within the technology sector. Acknowledged industry-wide as the world leader
in data conversion and signal conditioning technology, Analog Devices serves
over 60,000 customers, representing virtually all types of electronic
equipment. Analog Devices is headquartered in Norwood, Massachusetts, with
design and manufacturing facilities throughout the world. Analog Devices is
included in the S&P 500 Index.

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