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.
Your Demand Matters; Raytac Always Prepares One Step Ahead!
An anxious procurement officer is yelling over the phone around the corner and asking for immediate support. “We Need the Modules ASAP!!! “Sounds familiar? It’s the daily office scene in 2021 and may likely last to 2022.
Chip shortage has become a global issue over the industries. The situation spread out from MCU/IC, across active and passive components. Not only all components price has been driven to reach historic sky high in spot market now, the worst situation is even you are willing to pay but still got nothing to supply.
Raytac, as a major Nordic solution Bluetooth module vendor all over the world, understood the distress our partners are facing.
Therefore, we carry out routine evaluation program since 2018. The program is proceeding based on future 6 months (2 quarters) sales forecast and 9 months (3 quarters) components stock level check to predict the potential component demand gap and aimed to develop a fast reaction to recover immediately.
1. make advanced preparation for all components at least 3 quarters ahead in order to minimized the impact bring to customers.
2. To have quick response for this fast changing and fluctuating market situation, a monthly cross-function review has been held by Sales and Procurement departments in order provide a quick and immediate reaction to adjust the strategy.
With the effort we have done and stock we prepared advanced, Raytac has successfully built up a smooth and stable module supply pipeline to all our partners. The continuously evaluation program we conducted also has significantly reduced the future possible impact or risk that sudden components shortage may bring to customers. Therefore, Raytac’s glad to tell all our partners that our module lead-time mostly still can be remained and secured as usual.
Customer who would like to know more about module lead-time are welcome to reach out to us for more information updated.
Many Customers are interested about Raytac’s facility, reliability and capacity. Here, Raytac would like to invite customers having a quick tour and know more about Raytac’s factory.
Raytac’s factory is located in New Taipei City where is located in north of Taiwan. The factory scales 4600 M2 with 180 man power. A completed in house SMT equipment and inspection facility provide a reliable and speedy module production line with over 600,000 pcs monthly capacity.
nRF52833 is a powerful solution which supports multiprotocol such as Bluetooth, Zigbee, and Thread but also qualified for industrial operation at an extended temperature range of -40°C to 105°C.
Raytac’s MDBT50Q and MDBT50 module employed nRF52833 solution offering 2 kinds of form factor with either 48 or 18 GPIO option for selection. 3 antenna options helps developers to find the best balance between performance and budgetary for projects.
MDBT50Q and MDBT50 modules are BT5.2 qualified supports direction finding and Bluetooth long range feature. Both are built around 128K RAM, 512K Flash memory with I2C, SPI, I2S, UART, NFC, USB interface. A 1.7V to 5.5V supply voltage range enables powering the device from rechargeable batteries or over USB and +8dBm output power has significantly enhance the bluetooth long range coverage which is suitable for outdoor or smart home applications.
The modules are FCC/IC/CE/Telec/KC/SRRC/NCC/RCM pre-certified and in mass production for volume shipment. EVK demo board is also available for quick debug and evaluation. Developers who are interested in nRF52833 module MDBT50Q and MDBT50 are welcome get in touch with Raytac for immediate service support.
Developers love to use smaller module in order to fit in maximum kinds of implement and applications.
Nordic’s nRF52805 is a BT5.2 solution features an ARM Cortex M4 MCU with 24KB RAM and 192K Flash Memory, an idea solution to fulfill the applications which only need simple Bluetooth function but cost constrained budgetary.
Raytac has developed 2 module lines, MDBT42T & MDBT42TV, employed nRF52805 with different antenna options for customer election. All the modules have Bluetooth BT5.2 qualification granted, FCC/IC/CE/Telec/KC/SRRC/NCC pre-certified. A well RF designed module with completed coverage of certification offer an advantage to speed up time to market efficiency and minimal the BOM cost.
The MDBT53 series deployed Nordic nRF5340 solution which includes dual Arm® Cortex®-M33 processor cores with integrated a 1M flash and 512K RAM Memory; and 256K flash and 64K RAM Memory provides an advanced, powerful ability for applications demand a quick response but ultra low power consumption.
MDBT53 brings a bluetooth new era with below feature brief:
*Bluetooth low energy audio
*Bluetooth Direction Finding, such as Angle-of-Arrival and Angle-of-Departure
*Advanced security level
*Max temperature extended to 105°C
Differ from nRF52 series solution, nRF5340 series module is using nRF Connect SDK (NCS) as the software development kit. It integrates the Zephyr RTOS, protocol stacks, application samples and hardware drivers.
MDBT53 is a small, stand-alone BT5.2 module comes with an integrated Chip or PCB antenna for selection. The u,FL connector version sill soon released to meet the demand for applications which an external antenna for installation or long range transmission is needed.
Raytac MDBT53 series modules provides an optimal and stable RF efficiency which easy the hardware design resource developers’ need. The compact size, stable quality and pre-certified modules offer an advantage to speed up time to market efficiency and minimal the BOM cost.
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.
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.
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 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.