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

Nordic nRF5340 Module MDBT53 and MDBT53V By Raytac Corporation

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.

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. MDBT53-1M (Chip Antenna) MDBT53-P1M (PCB Antenna) MDBT53-U1M (u.FL Connector for External Antenna)

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 Corporation 勁達國際電子有限公司
A BT5.3 & BT5.2 & BT5.1 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

Raytac nRF53 Module BT5.2 Qualified, FCC/IC/CE/Telec/KC Pre-Certified

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.

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

Wireless Certification For Wirepas Massive On Pre-Certified Module

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.

Raytac Corporation 勁達國際電子有限公司
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

Raytac Corporation Factory Tour

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.

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. email: cs@raytac.com. Tel: +886.2.3234.0208

Nordic nRF52833 Module by Raytac

 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.

Nordic nRF52833 module by Raytac MDBT50Q & MDBT50

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.

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. email: cs@raytac.com. Tel: +886.2.3234.0208

Nordic nRF52805 module, MDBT42TV

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.

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

Raytac nRF52833 Series Module MDBT50Q & Demo Board Now Are Available

Just right at the start of 2020, we are happy to announce nRF52833 modules are now available!

Raytac’s nRF52833 series modules are introduced in 3 kinds of antenna options (Chip Ceramic / PCB / u.FL connector for external antenna) brings the best usability to meet different implements.

Chip Antenna Version: MDBT50Q-512K

PCB Antenna Version: MDBT50Q-P512K

u.FL Connector Version: MDBT50Q-U512K

Nordic nRF52833 Module Series.jpg

MDBT50Q-RX, a nRF52840 USB Dongle, delivers an easy implement for M2M IoT application

Raytac's MDBT50Q-RX, a Nordic nRF52840 USB Dongle

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.

Raytac's MDBT50Q-RX, a Nordic nRF52840 USB Dongle
Raytac’s MDBT50Q-RX, a Nordic nRF52840 USB Dongle

nRF52832 Module MDBT42Q Reel Package Now Is Available!

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.

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