Nordic nF5340 is the first wireless SoC with dual core processors which aimed to optimized the performance of complex IoT applications and LE audios. The dual core contains a 1MB Flash / 512K RAM M4F MCU for application processor and another 256K Flash / 64K RAM for network. This structure remarkable optimized the performance also low power efficiency.
Raytac released 5 modules with 2 form factors, MDBT53 and MDBT53V, with different antenna options for selection. The modules deployed nRF53 SoC supports high-speed SPI, QSPI, USB, I2C, I2S, and NFC interface and 105°C industrial temperature specification. BT5.3 pre-qualified, FCC/IC/CE/Telec (MIC)/KC/SRRC/NCC pre-certified is a MUST for all Raytac modules.
MDBT53V is designated for the application which has a space constraint design. A 7.8mm x 12.4mm with 25 GPIO is small enough to offer the opportunity of employing nRF5340 modules in the project. MDBT53V provides 2 options of antenna, Chip and PCB, for developers’ selection which is capable of optimizing the project plan in terms of performance and budgetary. MDBT53V-1M (Chip Antenna)MDBT53V-P1M (PCB Antenna)
Raytac would like to announce Product Change Notice (PCN-22042502) for below modules, the change active from shipment effected after 2022/7/1.
1. MDBT53V-1M / MDBT53V-P1M
2. MDBT50-512K / MDBT50-P512K
3. MDBT50-256R / MDBT50-P256R
4. MDBT42-512K / MDBT42-P512K
The major description of this PCN is refer to improve the tray strength. Apart from the SMT tray feeder program may need to re-setup and MOQ will changed from 88pcs/tray to 120pc/tray, there is no further function, quality or safety regulation is affected.
The major description of this PCN is refer to improve the tray strength. Apart from the SMT tray feeder program may need to re-setup, there is no further function, quality or safety regulation is affected.
The nRF5340 is the world’s first wireless SoC with two Arm® Cortex®-M33 processors. The architecture is including an “Application Processor” which deployed a 1M Flash 512K RAM; and a “Network Processor’ which deployed a 256K Flash and 64K RAM. With the IoT applications has become more and more complex nowadays, nRF5340 is exact the solution to meet higher specification demand of technology and provide an easier and quick path toward project success.
Raytac deployed nRF5340 SoC to built up 2 series of module which are MDBT53 & MDBT53V . Both modules now have been completed BT5.2 qualification; FCC/IC/CE/Telec/KC/SRRC/NCC pre-certified. Quoted from Nordic Blog: First nRF5340 modules eliminate processor trade-off for developers, Raytac offer a range of qualified and certified modules based on Nordic technology which can immediately save the cost, time and complex process of the testing works. Shorten the Time to Market and Get the thing done quickly and effectively is what the advantage Raytac module can bring over to you.
“The UKCA marking came into effect on 1 January 2021. However, to allow businesses time to adjust to the new requirements, you will still be able to use the CE marking until 1 January 2023 in most cases” according to British Government’s announcement.
The UKCA (UK Conformity Assessed) marking has been an issue for brands since Brexit effected which regulate for goods, products been placed, used, sold in Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland). It covers most goods which previously required the CE marking.
Bluetooth module provides wireless communication by using radio wave to connect over distances are requited to meet compliance with local standard. As the worldwide key Nordic solution module manufacturer, Raytac will continue to fulfill every major local government’s guidance of regulation compliance such as FCC, IC, CE, MIC, ….and UKCA for sure.
Does the end products need to perform certification test again if using Wirepas Massive software on a Pre-certified Bluetooth module? The Answer is “No”!
Local wireless regulation is the obligation for all devices need to follow. Raytac recently have received several queries from customers asking about if products built by Raytac’s Bluetooth modules need to perform FCC testing again if loaded Wirepas Massive software (aka Wirepas Mesh)?
Wireless regulation by countries may simply divided into 2 categories which are modular policy and non-modular policy. Countries like USA (FCC), Canada (IC), Japan (MIC/Telec)…etc. are following modular policy which means end products do not need to perform wireless testing and allow to use certified module ID on end products directly without further testing required. For non-modular policy countries like Europe (CE), the end products can only reference part of module testing report but still need perform the testing based on product base.
Bluetooth modules loaded Wirepas software would not change the wireless characteristics and features in term of frequency, channels, modulation, transmit power and antenna from original. Therefore, the original module certification and testing report can be referenced, used and leveraged.
Wirepas, an IoT software provider offers a flexible, scalable, and high reliability connectivity solution has been significantly reducing the cost and complexity over projects. The long-standing partnership between Raytac and Wirepas framed a combined hardware and software solution, has built up an ecosystem by providing a per-certified module and ready-to-use software successfully shorten time-to-market for system integrations and accelerate business.
Reliability test is the measure which helps to predict future behavior during a period of usage of the product, component or material. In combination with the measurement of relevant parameters and the use of appropriate test methods, reliability test helps to ensure the function and qualify of the product or feature can perform as designated.
Nowadays, Bluetooth module has become the most important key part within whole IoT system, It is not only controlling the connection but also computing. Raytac understood how critical the module need to perform in the system no matter commercial or industrial applications. Therefore, Raytac conduct the reliability testing plans for all series modules in order to ensure all the module‘s duration can meet design request.
The Reliability test is following JASO D001-94, Clause 5.12, and testings are under below 3 environments.
Low temperature maintain test under -40℃ and last for 72hr
High temperature maintain test under 105℃ and last for 72hr
Thermal shock testing under -40℃~105℃
Raytac’s modules have been recorded No data loss over Total 252,979,200 bytes communication during the test. The perfect result proof not only IC but also all components in the module are qualified to work for you!
Bluetooth technology has been developing over decades, Nordic nRF5340 no doubt is the most important edge cutting wireless evolution released in 2020 since then. Throughout the common either audio or data Bluetooth transmission to advanced data & audio connection between devices, IoT applications now have already been derived from past simple purpose toward contemporary comprehensive and complex implements in either commercial or industrial fields.
MDBT53 is a System-on-Module (aka SoM) with a good size of 9.3mm x 14.3mm and 48 GPIO which is an ideal dimension to fit in most applications. MDBT53 provides 3 antenna options, Chip antenna; PCB antenna; and u.FL connector for external antenna which deliver a maximum feasibility for most IoT projects.
MDBT53V is designated for the application which has a space constraint design. A 7.8mm x 12.4mm with 25 GPIO is small enough to offer the opportunity of employing nRF5340 modules in the project. In addition, the module offers an extended working temperature of up to +105°C enabling the module to become the most reliable connectivity source for industrial applications. MDBT53V provides 2 options of antenna, Chip and PCB, for developers’ selection which is capable of optimizing the project plan in terms of performance and budgetary.
Over the past few years, Raytac experienced the fast changing of Bluetooth technology from BT2 all the way to latest BT5.2; from heavy power consumption to advanced Low Energy. Raytac is determined in its the mission to provide better module service in the aspects of quality, coverage, and stable pipeline to all partners. MDBT53 & MDBT53V, nRF5340 solution modules, an epochal Bluetooth technology which significantly improves the connectivity ability from data transmission toward audio broadcasting which would be the best model to provide technology that could benefit and contribute to people’s lives.
nRF51422 is the first solution supports both Bluetooth and ANT+, different from pure Bluetooth Low Energy BLE solution, nRF51822 released earlier. The edge cutting technology enable nRF51422 suporting multiprotocol concurrency capable for both Bluetooth Low Energy and ANT+. At the same time Nordic released SDK S310 for nRF51422 which is a combined peripheral BLE and ANT+ protocol stack that supports concurrent operation and all ANT+ features.
When Nordic moved to nRF52, started from nRF52832, the game changed. Even nF52832 still supports ANT+, the technology support such as SDK releasing or developers’ forums, has moved to direct supported by ANT+ Wireless (formerly Dynastream Innovations). Since then, Raytac suggest developers who is interested in ANT+ product still able to select the modules based on core specification and form factor, but access the firmware development support from ANT+ directly. Developers who are interested to know more about ANT+ is encouraged visit ANT+ FAQ support page first for more information about membership, development, resource and certification.
All Nordic nRF52 solutions supports ANT+ feature, developers may refer to below Raytac module map and find what the protocol supports by the symbol stated besides the Nordic solution indication.