How To Get started with Nordic nRF5340 Project by Raytac MDBT53/MDBT53V Development Kit Demo Board

Edited by Jocelyn Tsai / Account Manager

Here provides thHere provides the easy introduction to the article of Hardware & Firmware Set up with step-by-step guideline for nRF5340 Module demo board MDBT53-DB-40/MDBT53V-DB-40.

  1. Hardware Set Up
  2. Software Kits Resource & Preparation
  3. To recognize your nRFConnect SDK version case by case

1. Hardware Set Up

  • 1 x Nordic nRF5340-DK Board: PCA10095(2.0.0)
  • 1 x MDBT53-DB-40 or 1x MDBT53V-DB-40
  • 1 x IDC Wire 
  • 1 x Power Micro USB
  • 1 x Power Mini USB

**Reminder: Both “Nordic nRF5340-DK” and “Raytac MDBT53/53V Demo BD” should be included into the working network for program development.

Where to buy MDBT53-DB-40 , MDBT53V-DB-40
MDBT53-DB-40 (nRF5340 Solution)
MDBT53V-DB-40 (nRF5340 Solution)

  • Using Nordic DK as J-Link ( nRF5340 DK ONLY) Connects with MDBT53/53V DB by IDC wire.
  • Powered up MDBT53/53V DB by Mini USB wire.
  • Powered up the nRF5340-DK by Micro USB wire.

 

2.Software Kits Resource & Preparation

Download nRF Connect For Desktop (Please Click Me)

Download nRF Command Line Tools (Please Click Me)

Preparation

a. Prepared with the latest version of nRF Connect for Desktop

Selected version 3.12.0 Windows 32-bit and 64-bit

nrfconnect-setup-3.12.0-ia32.exe

b. Prepared with the latest version of nRF Command Line Tools

Selected version 10.18.1 Windows X86 64

nrf-Command-Line-Tools-10.18.1-x64.exe

**Note: SEGGER J-LINK Upgrade message might pop up while you’re doing above download.

 If you’re initiating Segger Embedded Studio (SES) application, please check the guideline here

c. Locate all the necessary kits for programming in PC (Check Software/Application list)

 

 

3. To recognize your nRFConnect SDK version case by case

Intro: The preparation of nRF Connect SDK Vx.x.x(NCS SDK version, ) and Nordic Example code will help you get through the program code building and trace debug in VS Code IDE or Segger Embedded Studio IDE. Here’s the brief way to recognize your nRFConnect SDK version which suits your project development.

Step1.

  Activated your “nRF Connect for Desktop”  >> “Toolchain Manager” >> “Open” >> “Install”

(**Note: The development nRF Connect SDK(NCS) provides with free VS Code IDE and Segger Embedded Studio IDE as compiling system)

Step2.

To recognize your project is with or without Audio inquiry and download the “nRF Connect SDK(NCS)” by the following classification.

A.) Project with Non-Audio case

Option1. Go with NCS V1.9.1 (Included) and previous version.

There’re either “Open VS Code” or “Open Segger Embedded Studio” IDE options could be selected for program coding.

Option2. Go with NCS V2.0.0(included) and the later.

 There’s simply “Open VS Code” IDE that could be run for program coding.

B.) Project with “Audio” inquiry

You would only have option of NCS V2.0.0(included) and the later version working in “Open VS Code” IDE.

Step3.

 Please make sure the nRFConnect SDK is installed at same base directory with compiling system  (the root of Open VS Code)

(This is using D:\ncs-work base as example.)    

If the base is not directing to the same, do “Select directory’” to re-direct the route.

Step4.

nRFConnect SDK Vx.x.x Download ready

Regarding to “How To USE Nordic Connect SDK (NCS) Flashing Built Code into nRF5340 Module” , Please click this link! 

Raytac Corporation 勁達國際電子有限公司
A BT5.2 & BT5.1 & BT5 module maker based on Nordic nRF53 & nRF52 solution 
(nRF5340 & nRF52840 & nRF52833 & nRF52832 & nRF52820 & nRF52811 & nRF52810 & nRF52805)
www.raytac.com email: sales@raytac.com Tel: +886.2.3234.0208

Bluetooth Module UKCA Certification

“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. 

A BT5.3 & BT5.2 & BT5.1 module maker based on Nordic nRF53 & nRF52 solution 
(nRF5340 & nRF52840 & nRF52833 & nRF52832 & nRF52820 & nRF52811 & nRF52810 & nRF52805 & nRF51822)
www.raytac.com. email: sales@raytac.com. Tel: +886.2.3234.0208

Nordic nRF52820 Module By Raytac

Raytac released MDBT50 series module which deployed Nordic latest nRF52 member, nRF52820 solution. nRF52820’s specification looks similar to nRF51822, but offer superior features than ever.

MDBT40 (nRF51822) VS. MDBT50 (nRF52820)

The nRF52820 features an Arm Cortex-M4 processor, 256 KB Flash and 32 KB RAM and offer I2C/SPI/UART but also full speed USB 2.0 interface which provide the maximum flexibility for commercial and industrial applications.

MDBT50 employed nRF52820 can be supplied with a voltage from 1.7 to 5.5 V, -40°C~105 industrial operation temperature. Features Upto +8 dBm output power and supports BT5.2 Direction Finding, high-throughput 2 Mbps, Long Range. Multiprotocol radio provides, Thread and Zigbee and Bluetooth mesh protocols. 

MDBT50 series modules covers both nRF52833 and nRF52820 solutions and provide both chip and PCB antenna for customer’s selection. Developers are encouraged to visit Raytac website for more information.

Nordic nRF52 Module Family by Raytac

Raytac Corporation 勁達國際電子有限公司
A BT5.2 & BT5.1 & BT5 module maker based on Nordic nRF52 & nRF51 solution 
(nRF5340 & nRF52840 & nRF52833 & nRF52832 & nRF52820 & nRF52811 & nRF52810 & nRF52805 & nRF51822)
www.raytac.com service@raytac.com Tel: +886.2.3234.0208

Some One Like It Hot !

 Stay Safe, Stay 105!

To ensure the Module is capable to work under 105°C, Raytac’s conducted a 72 hrs non-stop connection reliability test. The significant result shows there is no any single packet lost over 252,979,200 bytes (244 bytes/Packet).


Raytac Corporation 勁達國際電子有限公司
A BT5.2 & BT5.1 & BT5 module maker based on Nordic nRF52 & nRF51 solution 
(nRF5340 & nRF52840 & nRF52833 & nRF52832 & nRF52820 & nRF52811 & nRF52810 & nRF52805 & nRF51822)
www.raytac.com service@raytac.com Tel: +886.2.3234.0208


Bluetooth Low Energy Beacon helps users wherever they need lower power sensors or location identifiers

    Raytac today introduces that Bangalore, India based partner and solution provider, Atoll Solutions Pvt Ltd., has released a BLE beacon feathers way-finding, tour-guide, environment sensing, motion sensing and asset tracking.    

Atoll’s BLE beacon deploy Raytac’s MDBT42Q series of modules which employ Nordic nRF52X deliver the ideal platform to for building low-power & long-life BLE beacons. The beacons are available for B2B customers in a variety of form factors e.g. lanyard hook and tile. The beacons are built to be robust, and have been tested as a part of the Atoll Kinesis indoor location tracking platform.

    “Raytac Bluetooth module provides an optimal and stable RF efficiency which easy the hardware design resource Atoll need. The compact size, stable quality and pre-certified modules also offer an advantage to speed up time to market efficiency and minimal the BOM cost.” says Jithu Niruthambath, Co-Founder & CEO at Atoll Solutions. 

Atoll Solutions Pvt Ltd. #229, 2nd Floor, 2A Main, 5th Cross, New Thippaasandra, HAL 3rd Stage, Bangalore, 560-075, India Mail: sales@atollsolutions.com    Tel: +91.80.4094.4502

Even Under Extreme, Raytac Stays Working

 SoC qualified for 105°C; so do our Modules

Soon after nRF52833 and nRF52820 operating temperature extended to 105°C. Raytac immediately investigated BOM to ensure the module is capable to work under the extreme environment.

According to the latest thermal shock reliability test report, Raytac’s modules recorded NO DATA LOST” out of 252,979,200 bytes transmission under -40°C~105°C. 

Find Raytac if you are looking for a reliable module partner!

This remarkable test result prove Raytac modules are the most ideal device for any commercial and industrial application.

Raytac Corporation 勁達國際電子有限公司

A BT5.2 & BT5.1 & BT5 module maker based on Nordic nRF52 & nRF51 solution 
(nRF5340 & nRF52840 & nRF52833 & nRF52832 & nRF52820 & nRF52811 & nRF52810 & nRF52805 & nRF51822)

www.raytac.com service@raytac.com Tel: +886.2.3234.0208

Head’s Up~ nRF52805 Compact Modules Now Here~

Looking for the best nRF52805 modules partner?

Here comes Raytac’s nRF52805 compact size module lines which are small enough for most applications. 

Why waste time keep looking around!


Raytac Corporation 勁達國際電子有限公司

A BT5.2 & BT5.1 & BT5 module maker based on Nordic nRF52 & nRF51 solution 
(nRF5340 & nRF52840 & nRF52833 & nRF52832 & nRF52820 & nRF52811 & nRF52810 & nRF52805 & nRF51822)

Welcome nRF52805 & nRF52820 module on board

It figures, Raytac launched nRF52820 & nRF52805 modules soon after Nordic released the SoC. As usual, all modules by Raytac are Bluetooth qualified and regulation pre-certified by FCC/IC/CE/SRRC/Telec/KC/SRRC/NCC.
With both modules added on the list, whole nRF52 series module road map now has become comprehensive and completed.


#nRF52805 Solution
MDBT42T series designed for highly cost constrained. 

MDBT42T-P192K (Click me for more information)

MDBT42T-192K (Click me for more information)

MDBT42TV series designed for highly size constrained.

MDBT42TV-P192K (Expected in Oct. 2020)

MDBT42TV-192K (Expected in Oct. 2020)

#nRF52820 SolutionMDBT50 series designed for long range connectivity and USB interface.

MDBT50-P256R (Click me for more information)

MDBT50-256R (Click me for more information)

Raytac Corporation 勁達國際電子有限公司

A BT5.2 & BT5.1 & BT5 module maker based on Nordic nRF52 & nRF51 solution 
(nRF5340 & nRF52840 & nRF52833 & nRF52832 & nRF52820 & nRF52811 & nRF52810 & nRF52805 & nRF51822)

Nordic nRF52 Module by Raytac (Base Line Series)

Bluetooth applications not always tough and complicated.

Most cases, Bluetooth applications are brief and require simple bridge functionality only such as UART service for Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) or SPP for Classic Bluetooth (BT3 or BT2). Raytac adopted Nordic nRF52 base line solutions (nRF52805 / nRF52810 / nRF52811 / nRF52820) offer a series of base line modules with different form factor and antenna options for selection.

nRF52805: GPIO: 10 / Flash: 192K / RAM: 24K

nRF52810: GPIO: 32 / Flash: 192K / RAM: 24K

nRF52811: GPIO: 32 / Flash: 192K / RAM: 24K

nRF52820:GPIO: 18 / Flash: 256K / RAM: 32K

Excepting modules,  Raytac even developed a firmware pre-loaded modules for base line solution which is called as AT command module series. AT command module collected a list of most common command that transparent transmission may need. A well developed firmware pre-loaded modules bring developers or customer a quick access to Bluetooth. Simply deploy the module onto applications and projects can be benefited with the maximum flexibility, design free, time saving advantage.

AT Command Module (Peripheral)

AT Command Module (Central)

AT Command Module (Central+Peripheral) & Long Range

Raytac Corporation 勁達國際電子有限公司

A BT5.2 & BT5.1 & BT5 module maker based on Nordic nRF52 & nRF51 solution 
(nRF5340 & nRF52840 & nRF52833 & nRF52832 & nRF52820 & nRF52811 & nRF52810 & nRF52805 & nRF51822)

www.raytac.comemail: cs@raytac.comTel: +886.2.3234.0208