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.
Headache about how to make your device going wirelessly? Want to have Bluetooth connectivity implement but worried about there is no resource to support firmware code developing ? Raytac AT command modules is the best ideal solution to enable the project having a breakthrough achievement quickly without writing a line of code or building up a design of RF hardware.
AT command stands for Attention Command, which is the most ordinary, easy and widely applied protocol to connect and bridge between IoT devices. Learning from Bluetooth Classic Serial Port Profile (aka SPP) experience, Raytac has been using UART service (ask NUS, Nordic UART service) since 2016 to assist customers proceed the Bluetooth project development. With full experience accumulated from projects, Raytac released the fist AT command module in 2018. Until now, Raytac AT command modules have been widely applying in different applications and successfully easier the project development and shorten the schedule.
Raytac keep improving to meet your demand now and future. When IoT device goes smaller become a trend of fashion, Raytac headed for it. Today, Raytac is happy to announce there are 2 new AT command modules released which are MDBT42T & MDBT42TV, which will have 2 kinds of antenna option available for each model. The modules are smaller than ever which benefit for the applications with space constraints design, also an optimized hardware module design to enable the module not only small but low cost. Raytac keep striving to make it better.
MDBT42T Series – AT Command Module & Development Kit Demo Board