The ADIS16488 is a Micro Electromechanical System (MEMS) Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) from Analog Devices. It features low noise gyros and accelerometers in a small, light weight and rugged, environmentally sealed enclosure. The ADIS16488 enables precision measurements for applications that require low cost, high performance and rugged durability in a very small form factor.


  • Low noise commercial grade gyros and accelerometers
  • Small size and light weight
  • 10-30 VDC power input
  • 200 Hz data rate 
  • Long MTBF
  • SPAN INS functionality


  • Economical
  • Non-ITAR IMU
  • Ideal for size constrained applications
  • Easy to integrate with SPAN GNSS receivers

About SPAN: World-Leading GNSS + INS Technology

SPAN technology brings together two different but complementary technologies: Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) positioning and Inertial Navigation Systems (INS). The absolute accuracy of GNSS positioning and the stability of IMU measurements combine to provide an exceptional 3D navigation and attitude solution that is stable and continuously available, even through periods when satellite signals are blocked.

Combining SPAN and MEMS Technology

A proprietary NovAtel MEMS Interface Card (MIC) couples the ADIS16488 with SPAN receivers, offering a unique, powerful GNSS/INS system for weight and size constrained applications. Designed as a board stack configuration for ease of integration, the MIC interfaces directly with NovAtel’s small form factor OEM615 SPAN receiver.

Require Higher Accuracy?

NovAtel’s AdVance® RTK or SBAS can be used to improve real-time performance and accuracy. For more demanding applications, Inertial Explorer® post-processing software from our Waypoint® Products Group offers the highest level of accuracy.

Supporting Products

Other product categories which are required with this product to create a complete system.


GNSS receiver performance is dependent on your choice of antenna. We offer high performance, compact, low cost and ground reference station antennas. Our anti-jam antenna is available for military or homeland security applications

MEMS Interface Card

The compact, lightweight MIC supports power and communication functions of our SPAN MEMS solutions.

SPAN Receivers

SPAN capable GNSS receivers including board level and board + enclosure products

Alternate Products

Other similar products which could be used instead of the product, depending on application.


Stand-alone OEM IMU based on NovAtel’s SPAN-CPT. Comprised of fiber-optic gyros and MEMS accelerometers


Tactical grade, low noise OEM IMU from iMAR GmbH


Gyro-based MEMS IMU manufactured by Honeywell. Economical, robust and small in size, the low power HG1900 provides high end tactical grade performance for commercial and military guidance and navigation applications


Small, low cost MEMS IMU manufactured by Honeywell. Provides tactical grade performance for unmanned vehicles and other commercial and/or military guidance applications


Economical, tactical grade OEM IMUs from Honeywell


Economical, tactical grade OEM IMUs from Honeywell


Tactical grade, low noise OEM IMU from Northrop Grumman.

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Tactical Grade, Low Noise IMU Combines with NovAt el’s GNSS Technology to Provide 3D Position, Velocity and Attitude Solution

Optional Products

Optional products can be added to a system to add or enhance functionality.

Inertial Explorer

Expands on the powerful features of GrafNav by adding support for loosely coupled and tightly coupled GNSS/Inertial processing

MEMS Interface Card (MIC)

NovAtel’s MIC is the interface between our SPAN® supporting GNSS receivers and our Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) sensors.