Bluetooth Project: How to get your firmware development started!

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.

  1. Where to download SES?

https://www.segger.com/downloads/embedded-studio/

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  1. Where to Nordic SDK ( Use SDK v15.0.0 as an example)

https://developer.nordicsemi.com/nRF5_SDK/nRF5_SDK_v15.x.x/

  1. Install SES V3.34 and unzip SDK v15.0.0
After SES installed, you may find “Non-Commercial License” 

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  1. SES License Key? http://license.segger.com/Nordic.cgi
  2. 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.

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  1. Copy the license key from mail

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  1. Execute SES and find out the “License Manager” in “Tools” option

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  1. Select “Activate Embedded Studio”, Paste the “License Key”, Click “Install License”

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  1. When completed, click”Manage Activation”,shown “License key” well installed.

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CMSIS Configuration Wizard,

  1. Select “Open Solution” in SES’s File option to open SDK v15.0.0 project

..\examples\ble_peripheral\ble_app_uart\pca10040\s132\ses\ble_app_uart_pca10040_s132.emProject 

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  1. 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)

https://infocenter.nordicsemi.com/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.nordic.infocenter.sdk5.v15.0.0%2Fsdk_config.html&cp=4_0_0_1_6

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  1. Please save the “tools.xml”. Afterward, developers may able start over build code and debug works.

Build Code & Debug

 

Raytac Corporation
A BT4.1 & BT4.2 & BT5 module maker based on Nordic nRF51 & nRF52 solution 
(nRF51822 & nRF51422 & nRF52832 & nR52810 & nRF52840)
www.raytac.com          email: cs@raytac.com          Tel: +886.2.3234.0208

Raytac MDBT40 Series Module (Nordic nRF51 Solution) BT4.2 Certification Granted

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).

Bluetooth SIG Announces Deprecation and Withdraw of Legacy Bluetooth Core Spec Version


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!     

D042310
Raytac nRF51822 BLE Module
Raytac Nordic Module Line
Raytac Corporation
A BT4.1 & BT4.2 & BT5 module maker based on Nordic nRF51 & nRF52 solution 
(nRF51822 & nRF51422 & nRF52832 & nR52810 & nRF52840)
www.raytac.com          email: cs@raytac.com          Tel: +886.2.3234.0208

Bluetooth SIG Announces Deprecation and Withdraw of Legacy Bluetooth Core Spec Version

Bluetooth SIG announced the deprecation and withdrawal of older versions of the Bluetooth Core Specification.

Bluetooth SIG has policy in place to introduce the deprecation and withdraw process for older testing specification, listing procedure and core specification.

For core specification placed into withdrawn status, it will not be allowed to use the withdrawn version anymore. Any product wishes to qualify the Bluetooth Design under this deprecated version must pay additional deprecation fee.


Please refer to the revised plan and schedule summarized as below,

1.Withdrawal of the following on January 1, 2019:

Bluetooth Specification Version 2.0 + EDR


2.Deprecation of the following on January 1, 2019 and withdrawal on July 1, 2020:

Bluetooth Specification Version 2.1 + EDR

Bluetooth Core Specification Addendum 1

Bluetooth Specification Version 3.0 + HS

Bluetooth Specification Version 4.0

Bluetooth Core Specification Addendum 2

Bluetooth Core Specification Addendum 3 revision 2

Bluetooth Core Specification Addendum 4

Bluetooth Specification Version 4.1

Bluetooth SIG Announces Deprecation and Withdraw of Legacy Bluetooth Core Spec version
Raytac Corporation
A BT4.1 & BT4.2 & BT5 module maker based on Nordic nRF51 & nRF52 solution 
(nRF51822 & nRF51422 & nRF52832 & nR52810 & nRF52840)
www.raytac.com          email: cs@raytac.com          Tel: +886.2.3234.0208

RaytacモジュールがChip1Stopでご購入頂けるようになりました

Raytac BT5/BT4.2モジュールと開発キットは、より開発者様へお手軽にご購入頂けるように、

この度Chip1Stop(母体:アロー・エレクトロニクス)にて取扱を開始してもらう事になりました。

IoTやBluetooth low energyに興味がある方は

是非下記リンクより覗いてみてください。

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Raytac(台湾)はNordicにおける最も重要なサードパーティーモジュールメーカーの一つとして紹介されており、

世界各国へ数多くのBLEモジュールを供給しているあなたのパートナーです。

Raytacチームの情熱が作り出した認証付モジュールがお客様へ利益の最大化をもたらします。

Bluetooth QDID 取得済みモジュール:

BT4.1:  MDBT40 シリーズ

BT5 & BT4.2: MDBT42Q / MDBT42 / MDBT42V

各国電波安全認証関係

FCC (USA)

IC (Canada)

CE (EU)

MIC Telec (Japan)

KC (Korea)

SRRC (China)

NCC (Taiwan)

Raytacの最大のミッションはお客様の開発負担の軽減、プロジェクトの加速、プラグ&プレイのような簡単に搭載できるモジュールを作り続けることです。

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Raytac Corporation
A BT4.1 & BT4.2 & BT5 module maker based on Nordic nRF51 & nRF52 solution 
(nRF51822 & nRF51422 & nRF52832 & nR52810 & nRF52840)
www.raytac.com          email: cs@raytac.com          Tel: +886.2.3234.0208

Raytac Module Now Is Available in Chip 1 Stop

To provide developers a quick access of Raytac BT5 / BT4.2 modules, Raytac announced the corporation with OneChipStop, an Arrow company, have modules and development kit listed.

We encourage customers who is interested in IoT and Bluetooth Low Energy may visit below link for more information.

Raytac is one of the most important 3rd party module maker listed in Nordic’s list located in Taiwan,  also the one of the biggest module supplier all over the world.

With the passion Raytac’s team possessed, the effort is aimed to create the maximum benefits contributes by pre-certified modules.

Bluetooth QDID Granted:

BT4.1:  MDBT40 Series

BT5 & BT4.2: MDBT42Q / MDBT42 / MDBT42V

Regional RF Safety Regulation

FCC (USA)

IC (Canada)

CE (EU)

MIC Telec (Japan)

KC (Korea)

SRRC (China)

NCC (Taiwan)

To easy developers’s work, speed up the project schedule, lower down the total budget by deploy the module built in products just like a plug and play components is always the ultimate mission Raytac would like to dedicate to all developers.

Raytac QR Code-BLE&Laser-Landscape

Raytac Corporation
A BT4.1 & BT4.2 & BT5 module maker based on Nordic nRF51 & nRF52 solution 
(nRF51822 & nRF51422 & nRF52832 & nR52810 & nRF52840)
www.raytac.com          email: cs@raytac.com          Tel: +886.2.3234.0208

Raytac Modules All Made In Taiwan ~ The Best Way To Escape From Trade War

All Raytac’s modules are designed, manufactured, and shipped from Taiwan, which is the best shelter from the trade war.

The emerging trade brawl between the United States and China has raised most customers’ worry. The trade standoff has become more heated in recent days by raising tariff imposed by US government.

Most US customers now are really worried about the current business is highly risk exposure under the conflict.

Raytac Corporation, unlike other modules suppliers has factory or OEM or shipped from China, but ALL Raytac’s modules are Made In Taiwan and Shipped from Taiwan!

Raytac provides all series of Nordic nRF51 & nRF52 solution with different form factor pre-certified modules. With a strong and professional wireless technology background, Raytac has drew the highest attention and reputation in IoT field among Bluetooth Low Energy (Aka BT5, BT4.2. BT4.1 & BT4.0) and IEEE 802.15.3.

Are you still worried about the ramping up trade war in terms of tariff damages the competitive advantage of your company and products?

Why not take a look of Raytac’s module to escape from the business risk!

Raytac Module Spec Sheet Summary

http://raytaccorp.blogspot.tw/2017/07/raytac-bluetooth-module-line.html

Raytac Nordic Module Line

 

Raytac Corporation
A BT4.1 & BT4.2 & BT5 module maker based on Nordic nRF51 & nRF52 solution 
(nRF51822 & nRF51422 & nRF52832 & nR52810 & nRF52840)
www.raytac.com          email: cs@raytac.com          Tel: +886.2.3234.0208

Meet Up Raytac in CES 2018!

Coming up to CES?
Welcome to stop by Raytac to grab the image about Nordic all series BLE modules bulit by nRF51822, nRF52810, nRF52832, and nRF52840.
Bluetooth Specification: BT5.0, BT4.2, BT4.1, BT4.0
Nordic nRF52832 Module-Raytac CES
Raytac Corporation
A BT4.1 & BT4.2 & BT5 module maker based on Nordic nRF51 & nRF52 solution 
(nRF51822 & nRF51422 & nRF52832 & nR52810 & nRF52840)
www.raytac.com            Tel: +886.2.3234.0208
email: service@raytac.com

Nordic nRF51822 VS. nRF52832 VS. nRF52810 BLE Solution Specification Comparison Chart

Nordic Semiconductor, a BLE solution leading provider, has released different solutions to fulfill IOT various implements. However, Raytac acknowledged there are still a lots of developers are still confused about the difference among nRF51822, nRF52832, nRF52810.
Raytac would like to contribute the comparison chart in below in order to provide a speedy understanding in between solutions.
nRF51 VS nRF52

Raytac Nordic nRF51 & nRF52 BLE Module Introduction

Raytac Corporation
A BT4.1 & BT4.2 & BT5 module maker based on Nordic nRF51 & nRF52 solution 
(nRF51822 & nRF51422 & nRF52832 & nR52810 & nRF52840)
www.raytac.com            Tel: +886.2.3234.0208
email: service@raytac.com

New Distributor Announcement (Australia & New Zealand) – GLYN Ltd.

Raytac Corporation is glad to announce that we has expanded our distributor network to south sphere. GLYN Ltd. has signed with Raytac, and is representation in Australia & New Zealand.

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Glyn Ltd.
David Newman
david@glyn.co.nz
Ph: +64 9 415 9150     Mob: +64 21 764 445
Skype: dave.glyn       www.glyn.co.nz