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.
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.
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.
With over 1,000 exhibitors gathering in Nuremberg, Germany on 26 Feb.~29 Feb., 2019 , Embedded World has become one of the biggest trade fair among the IoT Technologies.
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.
SoftDevice + Application
SoftDevice + Bootloader+ Application
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!
Raytac Corporation, a recommended 3rd-party module maker by Nordic Semiconductor, announced that MDBT42Q series module now provide a Reel Package option for customers’ selection.
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
Raytac’s AT command central role module, deploys Nordic nRF52832 solution.
There are 2 major features which has drawn developers’ dramatic attention.
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)
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.
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.
MDBT42Q-ATM (Chip Antenna Version)
MDBT42Q-PATM (PCB Antenna Version)
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.
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.