Analog Devices is proud to introduce the ADIS16470 IMU for FRC, new for 2019. This next-generation IMU is designed for demanding, high-impact applications like those seen in FRC, and is recommended for any team looking to get involved with IMUs on their robot. It plugs directly into the SPI port on the RoboRIO, and supporting libraries are available in all three major FRC programming languages. If you’re comfortable with installing external libraries, you should be able to get up and running quickly with the ADIS16470. This IMU gives your robot the ability to calculate its position in 3D space. This IMU packs a next-generation 3-axis accelerometer and 3-axis gyroscope. The board has two mounting holes to secure the board to the RoboRIO, so you don't have to worry about vibration or losing your sensor in the middle of a match. This sensor has the lowest drift of any ADI board for FRC, giving your team industry-level performance.
The ADIS16470 is a 6-Degree-of-Freedom calibrated IMU module. It was designed to be a lower-cost robust IMU for drone stability feedback and precise land-based navigation and location tracking when used with GPS. This IMU is one of the newest in the Analog Devices iSensor product line, known in the industry as best-in-class when reliability and precision are critical. All iSensor IMU modules are individually calibrated over temperature in the factory and include embedded gravity compensation and advanced user filters.