How To Get started with Nordic nRF5340 Project by Raytac MDBT53/MDBT53V Development Kit Demo Board

Edited by Jocelyn Tsai / Account Manager

Here provides thHere provides the easy introduction to the article of Hardware & Firmware Set up with step-by-step guideline for nRF5340 Module demo board MDBT53-DB-40/MDBT53V-DB-40.

  1. Hardware Set Up
  2. Software Kits Resource & Preparation
  3. To recognize your nRFConnect SDK version case by case

1. Hardware Set Up

  • 1 x Nordic nRF5340-DK Board: PCA10095(2.0.0)
  • 1 x MDBT53-DB-40 or 1x MDBT53V-DB-40
  • 1 x IDC Wire 
  • 1 x Power Micro USB
  • 1 x Power Mini USB

**Reminder: Both “Nordic nRF5340-DK” and “Raytac MDBT53/53V Demo BD” should be included into the working network for program development.

Where to buy MDBT53-DB-40 , MDBT53V-DB-40
MDBT53-DB-40 (nRF5340 Solution)
MDBT53V-DB-40 (nRF5340 Solution)

  • Using Nordic DK as J-Link ( nRF5340 DK ONLY) Connects with MDBT53/53V DB by IDC wire.
  • Powered up MDBT53/53V DB by Mini USB wire.
  • Powered up the nRF5340-DK by Micro USB wire.

 

2.Software Kits Resource & Preparation

Download nRF Connect For Desktop (Please Click Me)

Download nRF Command Line Tools (Please Click Me)

 

Preparation

a. Prepared with the latest version of nRF Connect for Desktop

Selected version 3.12.0 Windows 32-bit and 64-bit

nrfconnect-setup-3.12.0-ia32.exe

b. Prepared with the latest version of nRF Command Line Tools

Selected version 10.18.1 Windows X86 64

nrf-Command-Line-Tools-10.18.1-x64.exe

**Note: SEGGER J-LINK Upgrade message might pop up while you’re doing above download.

 If you’re initiating Segger Embedded Studio (SES) application, please check the guideline here

c. Locate all the necessary kits for programming in PC (Check Software/Application list)

 

 

3. To recognize your nRFConnect SDK version case by case

Intro: The preparation of nRF Connect SDK Vx.x.x(NCS SDK version, ) and Nordic Example code will help you get through the program code building and trace debug in VS Code IDE or Segger Embedded Studio IDE. Here’s the brief way to recognize your nRFConnect SDK version which suits your project development.

Step1.

  Activated your “nRF Connect for Desktop”  >> “Toolchain Manager” >> “Open” >> “Install”

(**Note: The development nRF Connect SDK(NCS) provides with free VS Code IDE and Segger Embedded Studio IDE as compiling system)

Step2.

To recognize your project is with or without Audio inquiry and download the “nRF Connect SDK(NCS)” by the following classification.

 

A.) Project with Non-Audio case

Option1. Go with NCS V1.9.1 (Included) and previous version.

There’re either “Open VS Code” or “Open Segger Embedded Studio” IDE options could be selected for program coding.

Option2. Go with NCS V2.0.0(included) and the later.

 There’s simply “Open VS Code” IDE that could be run for program coding.

B.) Project with “Audio” inquiry

You would only have option of NCS V2.0.0(included) and the later version working in “Open VS Code” IDE.

Step3.

 Please make sure the nRFConnect SDK is installed at same base directory with compiling system  (the root of Open VS Code)

(This is using D:\ncs-work base as example.)    

If the base is not directing to the same, do “Select directory’” to re-direct the route.

Step4.

nRFConnect SDK Vx.x.x Download ready

Regarding to “How To Get started with program coding and compiling” , Please click this link! (under construction)

Raytac Corporation 勁達國際電子有限公司
A BT5.2 & BT5.1 & BT5 module maker based on Nordic nRF53 & nRF52 solution 
(nRF5340 & nRF52840 & nRF52833 & nRF52832 & nRF52820 & nRF52811 & nRF52810 & nRF52805)
www.raytac.com email: sales@raytac.com Tel: +886.2.3234.0208

Raytac Extents Digi-Key’s Product Listing and Shipping Destination

Digi-Key is the most well known channel for developers to access the sample during project planning and evaluation stage. To provide a speedy, easy sample purchase experience is really a committed promise Raytac persist in. Raytac is glad to announce we have successfully listed most of Raytac products in Digi-Key. Moreover, excepting US, and Asia, to included Europe in the available shipping regions is another remarkable update for this extension. 

Currently, Raytac offer a various of options listed in below, developers may find out the best and convenient channel to access sample purchase.

Digi-Key Amazon Tindie eBay For developers who is not able to find the products, shipping destination or out of stock, please feel free to write to us at service@raytac.com, Raytac’s sales team is always happy to fulfill your demand.

Raytac Corporation 勁達國際電子有限公司
A BT5.2 & BT5.1 & BT5 module maker based on Nordic nRF53 & nRF52 solution 
(nRF5340 & nRF52840 & nRF52833 & nRF52832 & nRF52820 & nRF52811 & nRF52810 & nRF52805)
www.raytac.com email: sales@raytac.com Tel: +886.2.3234.0208

New Distribution Partnership in Greater China Region

Raytac Corporation, a leading supplier of Bluetooth modules, announced a new distribution partnership with Weltrend Semiconductor, Inc. Weltrend has strong FAE team and their extensive footprint of distribution facilities makes them a valuable distribution partner. “We look forward to building our relationship and expanding the Greater China region to serve more customers.”

As a world-renowned supplier of BLE Bluetooth module, Raytac is dedicated to launching various kinds of modules to fulfill all developers’ needs and demands. Raytac’s modules are covered all Nordic solutions, including nRF51822, nRF52810, nRF52811, nRF52820, nRF52832, nRF52833, nRF52840 and nRF5340. Moreover, the modules are fully certified with not only Bluetooth SIG (QDID/DID/BQB), but also regional safety regulation in main areas such as FCC (USA), CE (EU), IC (Canada), TELEC (Japan), KC (Korea), SRRC (China), FCC(Taiwan), RCM (ANZ) , etc.

Raytac aims to build up a value chain to provide customers with a cost-effective and speed-time-to-market solution. Raytac also offers AT Command service allowing customers to adopt easily in IoT field.

WELTREND SEMICONDUCTOR,INC.KAOHSIUNG BRANCH(Taipei Office) Address: 11F-6, No. 736, Chungcheng Rd. Chungho District, New Taipei City., Taiwan http://www.weltrend.com.tw  Tel: +886.2.8226.9297

Raytac Corporation 勁達國際電子有限公司
A BT5.2 & BT5.1 & BT5 module maker based on Nordic nRF53 & nRF52 solution 
(nRF5340 & nRF52840 & nRF52833 & nRF52832 & nRF52820 & nRF52811 & nRF52810 & nRF52805)
www.raytac.com email: sales@raytac.com Tel: +886.2.3234.0208

Find nRF5340 module here!

Where to find nRF5340 module quickly? The nRF5340 a dual core solution deployed with 2 Arm Cortex M33 processors. Not only provide faster and powerful for advanced applications, but also LE audio. Raytac knows your anxiety and already distributed the modules available in several channels aimed to provide a speedy and comfortable way to get it.

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By From Digi-Key

Raytac Corporation 勁達國際電子有限公司
A BT5.2 & BT5.1 & BT5 module maker based on Nordic nRF53 & nRF52 solution 
(nRF5340 & nRF52840 & nRF52833 & nRF52832 & nRF52820 & nRF52811 & nRF52810 & nRF52805)
www.raytac.com email: sales@raytac.com Tel: +886.2.3234.0208

Nordic nRF5340 Module MDBT53 and MDBT53V By Raytac Corporation

Nordic nF5340 is the first wireless SoC with dual core processors which aimed to optimized the performance of complex IoT applications and LE audios. The dual core contains a 1MB Flash / 512K RAM M4F MCU for application processor and another 256K Flash / 64K RAM for network. This structure remarkable optimized the performance also low power efficiency.

Raytac released 5 modules with 2 form factors, MDBT53 and MDBT53V,  with different antenna options for selection. The modules deployed nRF53 SoC supports high-speed SPI, QSPI, USB, I2C, I2S, and NFC interface and 105°C industrial temperature specification. BT5.3 pre-qualified, FCC/IC/CE/Telec (MIC)/KC/SRRC/NCC pre-certified is a MUST for all Raytac modules.

MDBT53 is a System-on-Module (aka SoM) with a good size of 9.3mm x 14.3mm and 48 GPIO which is an ideal dimension to fit in most applications. MDBT53 provides 3 antenna options, Chip antenna; PCB antenna; and u.FL connector for external antenna which deliver a maximum feasibility for most IoT projects. MDBT53-1M (Chip Antenna) MDBT53-P1M (PCB Antenna) MDBT53-U1M (u.FL Connector for External Antenna)

MDBT53V is designated for the application which has a space constraint design. A 7.8mm x 12.4mm with 25 GPIO is small enough to offer the opportunity of employing nRF5340 modules in the project. MDBT53V provides 2 options of antenna, Chip and PCB, for developers’ selection which is capable of optimizing the project plan in terms of performance and budgetary.  MDBT53V-1M (Chip Antenna) MDBT53V-P1M (PCB Antenna)

Raytac Corporation 勁達國際電子有限公司
A BT5.3 & BT5.2 & BT5.1 module maker based on Nordic nRF53 & nRF52 solution 
(nRF5340 & nRF52840 & nRF52833 & nRF52832 & nRF52820 & nRF52811 & nRF52810 & nRF52805)
www.raytac.com. email: sales@raytac.com Tel: +886.2.3234.0208

Office Relocation Notice

Dear Valued Customers,

We are pleased to inform you that our office is going to move to a new location since March 28, 2022. The phone no. and fax remain unchanged.

New Office Address: 8F, No.788-1, Zhongzheng Rd., Zhonghe Dist., New Taipei City, 235601, Taiwan

We apologize for any inconvenience caused and thank you for continued support.

Raytac Corporation 勁達國際電子有限公司
A BT5.2 & BT5.1 & BT5 module maker based on Nordic nRF53 & nRF52 solution 
(nRF5340 & nRF52840 & nRF52833 & nRF52832 & nRF52820 & nRF52811 & nRF52810 & nRF52805)
www.raytac.com email: sales@raytac.com Tel: +886.2.3234.0208

Raytac nRF53 Module BT5.2 Qualified, FCC/IC/CE/Telec/KC Pre-Certified

The nRF5340 is the world’s first wireless SoC with two Arm® Cortex®-M33 processors. The architecture is including an “Application Processor” which deployed a 1M Flash 512K RAM; and a “Network Processor’ which deployed a 256K Flash and 64K RAM. With the IoT applications has become more and more complex nowadays, nRF5340 is exact the solution to meet higher specification demand of technology and provide an easier and quick path toward project success.

Raytac deployed nRF5340 SoC to built up 2 series of module which are MDBT53 & MDBT53V . Both modules now have been completed BT5.2 qualification; FCC/IC/CE/Telec/KC/SRRC/NCC pre-certified. Quoted from Nordic Blog: First nRF5340 modules eliminate processor trade-off for developers, Raytac offer a range of qualified and certified modules based on Nordic technology which can immediately save the cost, time and complex process of the testing works. Shorten the Time to Market and Get the thing done quickly and effectively is what the advantage Raytac module can bring over to you.

Raytac Corporation 勁達國際電子有限公司
A BT5.2 & BT5.1 & BT5 module maker based on Nordic nRF53 & nRF52 solution 
(nRF5340 & nRF52840 & nRF52833 & nRF52832 & nRF52820 & nRF52811 & nRF52810 & nRF52805)
www.raytac.com. email: sales@raytac.com. Tel: +886.2.3234.0208

Wireless Certification For Wirepas Massive On Pre-Certified Module

Does the end products need to perform certification test again if using Wirepas Massive software on a Pre-certified Bluetooth module? The Answer is “No”!

Local wireless regulation is the obligation for all devices need to follow. Raytac recently have received several queries from customers asking about if products built by Raytac’s Bluetooth modules need to perform FCC testing again if loaded Wirepas Massive software (aka Wirepas Mesh)?

Wireless regulation by countries may simply divided into 2 categories which are modular policy and non-modular policy. Countries like USA (FCC), Canada (IC), Japan (MIC/Telec)…etc. are following modular policy which means end products do not need to perform wireless testing and allow to use certified module ID on end products directly without further testing required. For non-modular policy countries like Europe (CE), the end products can only reference part of module testing report but still need perform the testing based on product base.

Bluetooth modules loaded Wirepas software would not change the wireless characteristics and features in term of frequency, channels, modulation, transmit power and antenna from original. Therefore, the original module certification and testing report can be referenced, used and leveraged.

Wirepas, an IoT software provider offers a flexible, scalable, and high reliability connectivity solution has been significantly reducing the cost and complexity over projects. The long-standing partnership between Raytac and Wirepas framed a combined hardware and software solution, has built up an ecosystem by providing a per-certified module and ready-to-use software successfully shorten time-to-market for system integrations and accelerate business.

Raytac Corporation 勁達國際電子有限公司
A BT5.3 & BT5.2 & BT5.1 module maker based on Nordic nRF53 & nRF52 solution 
(nRF5340 & nRF52840 & nRF52833 & nRF52832 & nRF52820 & nRF52811 & nRF52810 & nRF52805 & nRF51822)
www.raytac.com. email: sales@raytac.com. Tel: +886.2.3234.0208

Nordic nRF5340 Modules Released By Raytac Corporation

Bluetooth technology has been developing over decades, Nordic nRF5340 no doubt is the most important edge cutting wireless evolution released in 2020 since then. Throughout the common either audio or data Bluetooth transmission to advanced data & audio connection between devices, IoT applications now have already been derived from past simple purpose toward contemporary comprehensive and complex implements in either commercial or industrial fields.

Raytac Corporation, a Taiwan based module maker, has been adopting Nordic solutions spectrum a number of modules incorporating different form factors, antenna options and feature modules. Integrating nRF5340 IC mass production has begun and Raytac is hereby is glad to announce that there are a total of 5 modules being released with 2 kinds of form factors, MDBT53 and MDBT53V.

Nordic nRF5340 Module built by Raytac

MDBT53 is a System-on-Module (aka SoM) with a good size of 9.3mm x 14.3mm and 48 GPIO which is an ideal dimension to fit in most applications. MDBT53 provides 3 antenna options, Chip antenna; PCB antenna; and u.FL connector for external antenna which deliver a maximum feasibility for most IoT projects.

MDBT53V is designated for the application which has a space constraint design. A 7.8mm x 12.4mm with 25 GPIO is small enough to offer the opportunity of employing nRF5340 modules in the project. In addition, the module offers an extended working temperature of up to +105°C enabling the module to become the most reliable connectivity source for industrial applications. MDBT53V provides 2 options of antenna, Chip and PCB, for developers’ selection which is capable of optimizing the project plan in terms of performance and budgetary. 

Over the past few years, Raytac experienced the fast changing of Bluetooth technology from BT2 all the way to latest BT5.2; from heavy power consumption to advanced Low Energy. Raytac is determined in its the mission to provide better module service in the aspects of quality, coverage, and stable pipeline to all partners. MDBT53 & MDBT53V, nRF5340 solution modules, an epochal Bluetooth technology which significantly improves the connectivity ability from data transmission toward audio broadcasting which would be the best model to provide technology that could benefit and contribute to people’s lives.

Raytac Corporation 勁達國際電子有限公司
A BT5.2 & BT5.1 & BT5 module maker based on Nordic nRF52 & nRF51 solution 
(nRF5340 & nRF52840 & nRF52833 & nRF52832 & nRF52820 & nRF52811 & nRF52810 & nRF52805 & nRF51822)
www.raytac.com. email: cs@raytac.com. Tel: +886.2.3234.0208

ANT+ Module by Raytac

nRF51422 is the first solution supports both Bluetooth and ANT+, different from pure Bluetooth Low Energy BLE solution, nRF51822 released earlier. The edge cutting technology enable nRF51422 suporting multiprotocol concurrency capable for both Bluetooth Low Energy and ANT+. At the same time Nordic released SDK S310 for nRF51422 which is a combined peripheral BLE and ANT+ protocol stack that supports concurrent operation and all ANT+ features.

When Nordic moved to nRF52, started from nRF52832, the game changed. Even nF52832 still supports ANT+, the technology support such as SDK releasing or developers’ forums, has moved to direct supported by ANT+ Wireless (formerly Dynastream Innovations). Since then, Raytac suggest developers who is interested in ANT+ product still able to select the modules based on core specification and form factor, but access the firmware development support from ANT+ directly. Developers who are interested to know more about ANT+ is encouraged visit ANT+ FAQ support page first for more information about membership, development, resource and certification.

All Nordic nRF52 solutions supports ANT+ feature, developers may refer to below Raytac module map and find what the protocol supports by the symbol stated besides the Nordic solution indication.

Raytac Corporation 勁達國際電子有限公司
A BT5.2 & BT5.1 & BT5 module maker based on Nordic nRF52 & nRF51 solution 
(nRF5340 & nRF52840 & nRF52833 & nRF52832 & nRF52820 & nRF52811 & nRF52810 & nRF52805 & nRF51822)
www.raytac.com. email: cs@raytac.com. Tel: +886.2.3234.0208