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.
When you start developing your firmware for your Nordic nRF52832 solution-based Raytac BLE module, you will (like on most other projects) bump into some difficulties.
The other day, we had yet another case where a simple thing caused major difficulties for even some of the brightest people – a customer couldn’t get their GPIO direction bit to work.
Although not too difficult to solve, it’s a common error that most customers end up having on our modules and that is because Pin 0.09 & 0.10 are set to NFC per Nordic’s default settings. In order to be able to use these pins as normal GPIOs, you will have to change those settings.
The two pins I am talking about are the ones linked to the NFC-part to the far left in the circuit example below:
So, to convert these two pins to normal GPIOs, here’s what you need to do:
In SES, you’ll need to add CONFIG_NFCT_PINS_AS_GPIOS.
Check out the link below for a reference example on Nordic’s DevZone.
Reference link: Nordic DevZone – NFC pins into GPIOs
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
Tel: +7 (499) 500-56-40 / Телефон/Факс: +7 (499) 500-56-40
Fax: +7 (495) 937-13-27
Address: Andronovskoe Roadway, 26, Moscow 111024 Russia
111024 г. Москва, Андроновское шоссе 26
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Raytac would like to announce MDBT50Q series Bluetooth Module which deployed Nordic nRF52840 solution have WPC (India) certificate granted.
We believed it will help Indian customers breakthrough to Bluetooth world with Raytac WPC certified nRF52840 modules.
After Nordic released nRF52840, the confusion raised what the difference between nRF52832. Raytac provided an easy comparison chart based on module solution hopes to provide a quick understanding in between.
Bluetooth 5, aka BT5, supports below features
4 x Longer Range
2 x Higher Speed
800% Broadcasting Capacity
Following Raytac’s Easy Employ Policy (EE), we are glad to announce that Raytac’s nRF52840 modules, MDBT50Q series have completed not only Bluetooth BQB certified, but also most popular countries’s safety regulation granted.
With the effort to provide a most coverage of the regulation compliance, developers who build up the IoT project by Raytac modules can be easier to develop without worry for product testing and manage the budget of development.
With over 3,800 exhibitors gathering in Hong Kong, Global Sources has become one of the largest specialized sourcing trade fair around electronics.
We are excited to announce that Raytac will be in attendance over there to present our latest products:
1. Nordic nRF52840 Solution Module: MDBT50Q Series
2. Nordic nRF52810 Solution AT Command Module
3. Nordic nRF52832 Solution AT Command Module
4. Osram Laser Solution: Ultra Low Power Direct Green Laser Module
5. Bluetooth Application
To know more about Raytac, why not come over to have a chat!
Looking forward to seeing you in Hong Kong!
Raytac’s EE policy (Easy Employee) core is to provide the pre-certified modules.
Benefits from this policy, products built by Raytac’s module may save or reduce the procedure in certification application process which successfully improved Time To Market efficiency and Cost Effective for all customers.
Raytac’s latest module, MDBT50Q series module employed Nordic nRF52840 solution has developed 3 lines with different antenna type.
MDBT50Q-1M: Chip Antenna
MDBT50Q-P1M: PCB Antenna
MDBT50Q-U1M: u.FL connector with external Antenna.
We are glad to announce that MDBT50Q series modules have FCC Part 15 C Regulation Certificated granted with FCC ID: SH6MDBT50Q.
FCC Category: Portable Device
Product Name: Bluetooth Low Energy & IEEE802.15.4 Combo Module
Certified Protocol : BT5 & IEEE 802.15.4
MDBT50Q-1M (Chip Antenna Version)
MDBT50Q-P1M (PCB Antenna Version)