Raytac’s BT5 certified nRF52840 USB dongle, MDBT50Q-RX, eliminating the need for RF design expertise, and speeding time to market for complex M2M IoT applications. The Dongle built by Raytac’s MDBT50Q-P1M module with FCC/IC/CE/Telec/KC/SRRC/NCC/RCM/WPC certification.
To enhance the accessibility to Raytac BLE module sample for evaluation and development, Raytac has put effort to corporate with several channels.
Differ channels may carry various items, we encourage developers firstly visiting Raytac official site. The easy link options listed in each product may help customers to select the friendly channel to approach.
With over 1,000 exhibitors gathering in Nuremberg, Germany on 26 Feb.~29 Feb., 2019 , Embedded World has become one of the biggest trade fair among the IoT Technologies.
Raytac released nRF52840 USB Dongle which deployed MDBT50Q-P1M module offers a Bluetooth 5 specification granted, FCC/IC/Telec(MIC)/KC/SRRC/NCC/WPC pre-certified, and CE/RCM compliant solution.
After setup been done, here comes the next question: How to program the firmware in to the module. We are using some simple instruction in below for reader’s quick reference.
You will need a Nordic nRF5X DK or a Segger J-link as programmer to load the firmware. To use Nordic nRF5X DK to debug the SoC as well, you will need to order corresponding nRF5X DK to match the SoC number. For example, order nRF52840 DK to debug nRF52840 SoC or order nRF52 DK to debug nRF52832/52810 SoC. But if you are only using it as programmer, any version of nRF5X DK will work as we only use the J-link on this board.
Please download Nordic nRFGo Studio for programming. Remember to install nRF5X Command Line Tools if the board was not detected by nRFGo Studio. Once they are all connected, you can then start programming. Please make sure to “erase all” every time before programming.
SoftDevice + Application
- Erase all first. Then program Softdevice and follow by Application code.
- Or you may combine code as stated in above. Erase all and follow by programing the combined code.
SoftDevice + Bootloader+ Application
- Either Erase all first. Program the Softdevice and follow by Bootloader. and then use DFU to update the application code.
- Or suggested having a combined code (SofDevice+Application+Bootloader) for program. Simply erase all and follow by programming the combined code.
Bootloader is needed for DFU (OTA) Function.
SDK 11 (included) and before – a legacy DFU method, which is simple but less security
SDK 12 (Included) and after – a latest DFU method, which has higher security.
To easy customer’s IoT device mass production, Raytac provide code pre-program service into module before shipment. There are requirements listed in below for customers who need the service!
- A single, combined hex file is required. Please combine softdevice and application or/and bootloader (depending on your firmware design) together before programming. This will shorten programming time and help to manage your code easier. If you are not familiar with merging firmware, please download the instruction from the link: https://mega.nz/#!Qg5UBJTQ!POWmmNNdapGqefHpB10YjpcuExLWwXnxDfBzcVrsTOw
- Need a simple method to check programming status. The easiest way is to check the device name if device will broadcast device name after programming is done; or use I/O to trigger LED and its behavior. This does not aim to test any or full function of your device, only a simple method for the operator to know programming status.
Raytac Corporation, a recommended 3rd-party module maker by Nordic Semiconductor, announced that MDBT42Q series module now provide a Reel Package option for customers’ selection.
Setting up Nordic’s IDE (Integrated Development Environment) is the first step into Bluetooth product development, and it’s also where most developers need support.
In order for developers to be able to smoothly set up their IDE, Raytac hereby provide you with a few easy steps.
First and foremost – In terms of IDEs, there are currently four different ones that are all viable; Segger Embedded Studio (SES), Keil C, IAR and GCC. Among these, SES and GCC are IDEs free of charge while Keil C and IAR both require the developer to pay a license fee to their respective company.
We at Raytac generally recommend SES, as it is an IDE brought forth by both Nordic and Segger together and it uses Segger J-Link. Although GCC is a free IDE, it only builds code and is impractical editting make file or debugging firmware. Thus, it’s not our primary choice.
Therefore, we will hereby provide you a step-by-step guide on how to set up your IDE when using SES.
- Where to download SES?
- Where to Nordic SDK ( Use SDK v15.0.0 as an example)
- Install SES V3.34 and unzip SDK v15.0.0
- SES License Key? http://license.segger.com/Nordic.cgi
- How to get free License Key?
Key in Name, Company name, Address and PC’s MAC address. Then press “Request License”, the “License key” will send to your mail box automatically.
Tips: How look up PC’s Mac address: Pls enter DOS mode,
Key in ipconfig/all,
The Mac address will be found in Ethernet card.
- Copy the license key from mail
- Execute SES and find out the “License Manager” in “Tools” option
- Select “Activate Embedded Studio”, Paste the “License Key”, Click “Install License”
- When completed, click”Manage Activation”,shown “License key” well installed.
CMSIS Configuration Wizard,
- Select “Open Solution” in SES’s File option to open SDK v15.0.0 project
- Select “Open Studio Folder” in SES’s File option, then select “External Tools Configuration”. You may find the display as below screen shot. Pls paste the below command. (The command can also be found in below link)
- Please save the “tools.xml”. Afterward, developers may able start over build code and debug works.
Build Code & Debug
Raytac is glad to announce that we has expanded our distributor network to CIS Countries (Russia), Ukraine, Latvia, Lithuania. The distribution agreement covers sales, marketing, and support for Raytac Corporation’s full range of Modules lines, including Nordic’s proven nRF51 Series, nRF52 Series, and nRF52840 in the territory.
PR Electronics is a Distributor of Electronic components and Modules
with offices in Russia and Belarus. The company now has 51 employees and 4 sales offices.
Key market segments: Automation, POS terminals and vending systems, Telecommunications, Security systems, Medical, Navigation.
- Management: ISO 9001:2015 qualified
- Stock maintenance: Reliability and flexibility
- Add-on financial logistics
- Experienced sales team with technical background
- Quick technical support through trained FAEs
With recent solid demand and positive feedback receiving from market, we strongly believe that IoT is the future to enhance people’s life.
With PR Electronics’s join of Raytac’s module distribution network, we truly expect he complementary of network portfolio can bring the opportunity and competitive advantage along with a speedy and convenient accessibility for developers.
Contact: Pavel Lyashenko
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спецификации Bluetooth Core под версией 5
спецификации Bluetooth Core под версией 4.2
спецификации Bluetooth Core под версией 4.1
With coming depreciation and withdraw of Legacy Bluetooth Core Specification Version, BT4.1/BT4.0 has been defined to be withdraw in 1 July, 2020, which covered Nordic’s nRF51 series solution (Raytac MDBT40 series module).
To resolve this issue, Raytac has updated the MDBT40’s Bluetooth specification to BT4.2 with DID: D042310. Raytac MDBT40/MDBT40-P/MDBT40-n designed based on Nordic nRF51xxx SoC with integrated Bluetooth 4.2, Bluetooth 4.1, and Bluetooth 4.0 stack. MDBT40/MDBT40-P/MDBT40-n module incorporates: GPIO, UART, SPI, I2C, and ADC interfaces for connecting peripherals and sensors. The modules are all FCC/IC/Telec/CE/KC/SRRC/NCC/ANATEL/RCM pre-certified (MDBT40-P includes CNC/IFETEL), which can speed up customers’ easy hardware design, reduce BOM cost, and enhance Time-To-Market efficiency
The granted BT4.2 DID includes not only basic GATT, RF PHY and Link Layer, but also a completed coverage of BLE software stack: Proximity Profile; Heart Rate Profile; Health Thermometer Profile; Blood Pressure Profile; Running Speed & Cadence Profile; HID Over GATT Profile; Alert Notification Profile; Glucose Profile; Cycling Speed & Cadence Profile ; Mesh Profile which fully support customers to suit the needs of any application!