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.
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 SolutionMDBT42T series designed for highly cost constrained.
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.
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.
Nordic announced their 6th multi-protocol solution of nRF52 series with nRF52820, which supports Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), Bluetooth mesh, Thread, Zigbee and 2.4GHz proprietary wireless connectivity.
Like other nRF52 siblings, nRF52820 highlights a powerful 64MHz 32bit Arm Cortex-M4 processor, includes 256Kb Flash Memory and 32Kb RAM, features of Bluetooth 5.2, 5.1 and 5 including long range and high-throughput of 2Mbits per second, as well as direction finding, low energy power control and low energy isochronous channels.
A full speed (12Mbits per second) USB 2.0 interface and 1.7~5.5V operation voltage bring a wide range of commercial and industrial wireless applications to nRF52820. To support nRF52820’s development, Nordic released SoftDevice S112, a new memory-optimized central stack. S112 now released as a alpha and will have full SDK (SDK V16.0.0) support coming in Q2 2020.
Raytac today announces the u.FL connector version module, MDBT42Q-U series which selects Nordic nRF52832 and nRF52810 SoC to provide the Bluetooth Low Energy (Bluetooth LE, aka BLE) wireless connectivity for IoT applications.
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.
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.
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.