Standing on marketing perspective point of view, iPhone user are often been viewed as a higher contribution margin group. Not only talking about consumer behavior, but also the motivation looking for device integrated with their own iOS devices. That explains why HomeKit devices recently has been widely spreading out in Apple stores or shops.
Wireless technology, says Bluetooth or WiFi, is the key role to connect between devices for Apple HomeKit implements. Surely, Bluetooth is more applicable than WiFi, not only easier to connect to iOS devices but also much lower power consumption and higher security level to rich consumer’s experience.
Raytac has been devoting to Bluetooth Low Energy module development for several years, started from BT4.0 to the latest. Raytac modules has selected Nordic’s solution, which is a highly optimized solution running HomeKit Accessory Protocol (HAP) and application firmware. The ultra-low power even enhance the design and usability for HomeKit devices implements.
After MFi Licenses program jointed, Nordic nRF5 HomeKit SDK is capable to access, Raytac expects to escalate the support ability in terms of hardware and firmware aspects for all customers who are interested in Apple HomeKit implements.
Raytac Corporation 勁達國際電子有限公司
A BT5.1 & BT5 & BT 4.2 module maker based on Nordic nRF52 & nRF51 solution
Raytac is glad to announce that we has expanded our distributor network to Japan with 丸紅情報システムズ株式会社 (Marubeni Information Systems Co. Ltd.).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.
With recent solid demand and positive feedback receiving from market, we strongly believe that IoT is the future to enhance people’s life.
With Marubeni Information Systems Co. Ltd. join 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.
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.
LINE introduced an IoT platform “LINE Things” allows Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) devices integrated to LINE’s ecosystem through LINE Things and operate by LINE’s own developed LINE Front-end Framework (LIFF) application.
To introduce this edge cutting service network, LINE Things provides various development kits help developers easy reaching out the real scenario. The kit uses Raytac MDBT42Q-512KV2 module deployed Nordic nF52832 solution to built a completed LINE Things demo board, circuit diagram, hardware design reference, and even source code available published in GitHub. At the mean time, LINE also proposed a LINE Things Developer Trial Program in progress.
LINE, as one of the most popular instance messaging service provider in the world, now has brought the connection evolution from individual communication to social community. Raytac encourages developers to explore the LINE Things by visiting the hyper link provide in the article or direct contact LINE to understand more about the benefit which may tremendous change crowd’s life in the near future.
Raytac is glad to announce that we has expanded our distributor network to Turkey and Egypt. The distribution agreement with Özdisan Elektronik A.Ş. covers FAE, Engineering, Sales, Marketing and support for Raytac Corporation’s full range of module lines, including nRF52840, nRF52811, nR52832 and nRF51 series in territory.
Özdisan Elektronik A.Ş. was founded in 1980 and currently is the leading electronic components distributor in Turkey. The headquarter located in Istanbul and built up 4 sales offices and warehouse in major cities in Turkey cities(Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Bursa). Employed RD FAE capability to support the development and evaluation consultant and also Marketing & Sales service.
Not only distribution service, Özdisan Elektronik A.Ş. but also expanded business to PCB & PCB assembly, LED lighting solutions, aluminum coolers aimed to achieve the synergy collaboration all the way from product idea emerging, developing and mass production.
IoT now has become a part of people’s life experience and Bluetooth is the key protocol connecting between human and IoT appliance.
Raytac employees Nordic’s solution developed series of modules which is a recommended 3rd party module maker listed in Nordic website. All modules from Raytac comes with superior RF efficiency, reliable quality, Bluetooth certification granted, and FCC/IC/CE/Telec/KC/SRRC/NCC pre-certified. Developers who deployed Raytac’s module into products may save lots of efforts in RF design expertise and obtain the low cost and time-to-market efficiency.
With Raytac’ Bluetooth Low Energy module joined the line card, Özdisan Elektronik A.Ş. expects to advance the service from the Bluetooth world connecting to an unlimited future.
Genel Müdür Yardımcısı/Deputy General Manager
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email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +90 (61) 420 1882
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Raytac Corporation 勁達國際電子有限公司 A BT5 & BT 4.2 & BTv4.1 module maker based on Nordic nRF51 & nRF52 solution
(nRF52840 & nRF52832 & nRF52810 & & nRF52811 &nRF51822)
To enhance the accessibility to Raytac BLE module sample for evaluation and development, Raytac has put effort to corporate with several channels.
Differ channels may carry various items, we encourage developers firstly visiting Raytac official site. The easy link options listed in each product may help customers to select the friendly channel to approach.
After setup been done, here comes the next question: How to program the firmware in to the module. We are using some simple instruction in below for reader’s quick reference.
You will need a Nordic nRF5X DK or a Segger J-link as programmer to load the firmware. To use Nordic nRF5X DK to debug the SoC as well, you will need to order corresponding nRF5X DK to match the SoC number. For example, order nRF52840 DK to debug nRF52840 SoC or order nRF52 DK to debug nRF52832/52810 SoC. But if you are only using it as programmer, any version of nRF5X DK will work as we only use the J-link on this board.
Please download Nordic nRFGo Studio for programming. Remember to install nRF5X Command Line Tools if the board was not detected by nRFGo Studio. Once they are all connected, you can then start programming. Please make sure to “erase all” every time before programming.
For more tutorials and demo of sample code, please visit Nordic’s DevZone and Infocenter where have ample resources to utilize.
SoftDevice + Application
Erase all first. Then program Softdevice and follow by Application code.
Or you may combine code as stated in above. Erase all and follow by programing the combined code.
SoftDevice + Bootloader+ Application
Either Erase all first. Program the Softdevice and follow by Bootloader. and then use DFU to update the application code.
Or suggested having a combined code (SofDevice+Application+Bootloader) for program. Simply erase all and follow by programming the combined code.
Bootloader is needed for DFU (OTA) Function.
SDK 11 (included) and before – a legacy DFU method, which is simple but less security
SDK 12 (Included) and after – a latest DFU method, which has higher security.
To easy customer’s IoT device mass production, Raytac provide code pre-program service into module before shipment. There are requirements listed in below for customers who need the service!
A single, combined hex file is required. Please combine softdevice and application or/and bootloader (depending on your firmware design) together before programming. This will shorten programming time and help to manage your code easier. If you are not familiar with merging firmware, please download the instruction from the link: https://mega.nz/#!Qg5UBJTQ!POWmmNNdapGqefHpB10YjpcuExLWwXnxDfBzcVrsTOw
Need a simple method to check programming status. The easiest way is to check the device name if device will broadcast device name after programming is done; or use I/O to trigger LED and its behavior. This does not aim to test any or full function of your device, only a simple method for the operator to know programming status.
A BT4.1 & BT4.2 & BT5 module maker based on Nordic nRF51 & nRF52 solution