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Analog Devices ADIS16460 6-axis MEMS Inertial Sensor

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SP18414 Analog Devices ADIS16460 IMU Flyer cover

High precision 6-Axis Inertial Measurement Unit for industrial and harsh environments.

To develop robots, smart agriculture and drones, accurate motion capture sensors are central to success. The requirements for high precision, long mission life and high reliability are not provided by standard consumer solutions. Analog Devices has developed the ADIS16460 for these applications, which they call the Internet of Moving Things.

The ADIS16460 is a 22.4mm × 24.2mm × 9mm module targeted for applications such as platform control, navigation, robotics, and medical instrumentation. Mixing technologies developed for military use and harsh environments, the ADIS16460 is a 6-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) with ±100°/sec digital gyroscope sensing and a 5g accelerometer. It uses low-cost MEMS technology based on Analog Devices iMEMS® process, with a new cap sealing technology used for the gyroscope MEMS.

3 Gyroscope Package Cross Section

In order to produce a small and economical module, Analog Devices uses a very smart design and assembly process. This design allows ADI to reuse components from its portfolio and thus to optimize manufacturing cost.

The report contains a detailed physical analysis with process descriptions and manufacturing cost analysis. It also includes a full comparison between Sensonor’s STIM210 and the ADIS16136.


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Table of contents


> Executive Summary

> Reverse Costing Methodology



Company Profile

> Analog Devices ADIS16460 6-axis IMU

> Supply Chain

> Market Research



Physical Analysis

> Views and Dimensions of the System

> System Opening

> 3D Sensing 

> IMU Board

> ADXL203

- Package opening

- Die dimension

- Accelerometer

- Transistor

- CMOS/MEMS process

> ADXR290

- Package

- ASIC die

- MEMS die

- MEMS cross-section

- MEMS process

> Electronic Board Manufacturing Flow

> Comparison Sensonor STIM210 and ADI ADIS16163



















































Sensor Manufacturing Process 

> ADXL203

> ADXR290

> ADIS16460



Cost Analysis

> Accessing the BOM

> ADXL203

- Wafer cost

- Package cost

- Component cost

> ADXR290

- ASIC wafer cost

- ASIC die cost

- MEMS wafer cost

- MEMS process step cost

- MEMS die cost

- Package cost

- Component cost

> BOM Cost

> Material Cost Breakdown by Component Category

> Accessing the Added Value (AV) Cost

> Details of the Electronic Board AV Cost

> Details of the Housing AV Cost

> Manufacturing Cost Breakdown for 100k units



Selling Price


About the authors


System Plus Consulting specializes in the cost analysis of electronics, from semiconductor devices to electronic systems.

Created more than 20 years ago, System Plus Consulting has developed a complete range of services, costing tools and reports to deliver in-depth production cost studies and estimate the objective selling price of a product.

System Plus Consulting engineers are experts in:

  • Integrated Circuits 
  • Power Devices & Modules 
  • MEMS & Sensors
  • Photonics 
  • LED 
  • Imaging 
  • Display 
  • Packaging 
  • Electronic Boards & Systems.

Through hundreds of analyses performed each year, System Plus Consulting offers deep added-value reports to help its customers understand their production processes and determine production costs. Based on System Plus Consulting’s results, manufacturers are able to compare their production costs to those of competitors.

System Plus Consulting is a sister company of Yole Développement.

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  • Detailed photos

  • Precise measurements

  • Material analysis

  • Manufacturing process flow

  • Supply chain evaluation
  • Manufacturing cost analysis

  • Selling price estimation

  • Comparison with Sensonor STIM210 and ADI ADIS16136 industrial IMU