BLE Module Firmware Development Q&A: NFC pins creates “Error 404 – signal not found” (technically)

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:


nRF52832 MDBT42V Schematic.png

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.

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Right-click on the project and click “Edit Options”
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Select “Common”, click on “Preprocessor” under “Code” and then click “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

 

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A BT4.1 & BT4.2 & BT5 module maker based on Nordic nRF51 & nRF52 solution 
(nRF51822 & nRF51422 & nRF52832 & nR52810 & nRF52840)
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Highlight of Raytac AT Command Central Role Module (Part No.: MDBT42Q-ATM)

Raytac’s AT command central role module, deploys Nordic nRF52832 solution.

There are 2 major features which has drawn developers’ dramatic attention.

Which are:

1. Supports scanning other makers’ AT command peripheral module as long as based on peripheral’s UUID/TX/RX character can be matched.

2. Supports scanning Beacon company ID/UUID (31 bytes Beacon)

Raytac AT Command Central Role Module Highght

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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 Central Role AT Command Module Released

Raytac AT Command Family

AT command module, an easy solution provides developers a quick breakthrough to Bluetooth connection. Without firmware effort needed, simply have commands setting on MCU and the start to enjoy the implement of bridging connectivity between devices through Bluetooth.

Raytac AT Command Family
Raytac AT Command Family

After Raytac’s Peripheral (Salve) role AT command module released, the demand of Central role has been highlighted by developers.

To have a completed solution, Raytac today announced Central role, as known as Master, AT command module released.

Part No.:

MDBT42Q-ATM (Chip Antenna Version)

MDBT42Q-PATM (PCB Antenna Version)

Specification Download (Please Click Me)

Differ from Peripheral role AT command module built by nRF52810 solution, Central role AT command module deployed Nordic nRF52832 which employees 64K RAM and 512K Flash Memory.

Central Role AT Command Module: MDBT42Q-ATM
Central Role AT Command Module: MDBT42Q-ATM
Central Role AT Command Module: MDBT42Q-PATM
Central Role AT Command Module: MDBT42Q-PATM
The AT command modules, same as Raytac’s all other lines,  are Bluetooth qualified (BT5/BT4.2) and FCC/IC/Telec/KC/SRRC/NCC pre-certified and CE compliant. A completed hardware and preloaded AT Command firmware solution not only simplify the designs and reduce BOM cost, but also waive the cost of regulatory burden and speed up time to market efficiency.
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

Nordic nRF52832 & nRF52840 Module Solution

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.

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Visit Raytac in Global Sources 2018 Fall Exhibition, Hong Kong

With over 3,800 exhibitors gathering in Hong Kong, Global Sources has become one of  the largest specialized sourcing trade fair around electronics.

Raytac's Exhibition

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

Raytac Exhibition.jpg

To know more about Raytac, why not come over to have a chat!

Looking forward to seeing you in Hong Kong!

Raytac Corporation

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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

Raytac AT-Command Module Solution Product Road Map

nRF52810 AT-Command Evaluation DK Board is a multifunction hardware design for several applications.
Not only a AT-Command Peripheral (Slave) role released recently, but also Central (Master) role deployed Nordic nRF52832 & nRF52840 Solution in the near future.
MDBT42Q-PAT Connection

Raytac Product Change Notice (PCN) Announcement for Nordic nRF52832 Solution

Dear Customers,

Correspond to Nordic new revision of the IC with key changes

(According to Nordic Information Notice No.: IN-105, rev.1.0)
nRF52832 SoC Build Code changed:

  1. nRF52832-QFAA from B00 to E00
  2. nRF52832-CIAA from B00/B10 to E00/E10

Raytac would like to announce Product Change Notice (PCN18033101) for below Module lines which are built based on Nordic nRF52832 Solution

Modules built by nRF52832 SoC Part no. Changed from

  1. From MDBT42Q-512K to MDBT42Q-512KV2
  2. From MDBT42Q-P512K to MDBT42Q-P512KV2
  3. From MDBT42-512K to MDBT42-512KV2
  4. From MDBT42-P512K to MDBT42-P512KV2
  5. From MDBT42V-512K to MDBT42V-512KV2
  6. From MDBT42V-P512K to MDBT42V-P512KV2

Customers those who have been developing products based on above modules please contact with service@raytac.com to request V2 samples for evaluation.

Reference Download Site

Nordic PCN and IN-105, rev.1.0

http://infocenter.nordicsemi.com/pdf/in_105_v1.0.pdf

Nordic Errata (nRF52832 Rev 2 Errata v1.1)

http://infocenter.nordicsemi.com/pdf/nRF52832_Rev_2_Errata_v1.1.pdf

PCN-18033101-1PCN-18033101-2
PCN-18033101-3
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