Raytac Released nRF52833 Module / MDBT50Q Series

Nordic’s nRF52833 is an advanced mulitiprotocol SoC solution which supporting not only Bluetooth mesh, Thread, Zigbee but also latest BT5.1 direction finding capable radio. The solution is built around 64MHz Arm Cortex-M4 FPU, 512KB flash memory, and 128KB RAM memory with an extended industrial standard working temperature range of -40 °C to 105°C which is an ideal solution for commercial and industrial applications.

Raytac Corporation, a Taiwan based Bluetooth module maker, has selected Nordic nRF52833 solution building up MDBT50Q series modules. MDBT50Q series modules provide 3 kinds of antenna options (Chip Ceramic / PCB / u.FL connector for external antenna) brings the best usability to meet different implements. The modules have BT5.1 certification and FCC/IC/CE/RCM/Telec/KC/SRRC/NCC/WPC pre-certified, which are the optimized solution that makes it attractive in a very wide range of applications from a performance, time-to-market efficiency, and minimal Bill of Material (BOM) perspective.

MDBT50Q /nRF52833 modules is expected to have mass production by 2019/11, customer who are interested in nRF52833 series module may visit Raytac website for more information.

nRF52833 series module

Chip Antenna Version: MDBT50Q-512K

PCB Antenna Version: MDBT50Q-P512K

u.FL Connector Version: MDBT50Q-U512K

Raytac BLE Module-MDBT50Q-nRF52833

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 

(nRF52840 & nRF52833 & nRF52832 & nRF52810 & nRF52811 & nRF51822)

www.raytac.com          email: cs@raytac.com          Tel: +886.2.3234.0208

Regulations, Certifications and Raytac’s Modules – What do we make more convenient for our customers?

Raytac’s pre-certified module for your convenience – but how?So, in this post, we would like to take you on a little journey through most of the important certifications that Raytac has pre-certified their modules with.
The exact topic is actually what you need to know and what that means to you as a Raytac customer.

Obviously, each and every certification has their own rules, so that’s how we’re going to do this – one by one.

  1. FCC – (U.S.A.)

Most people in the industry have heard of FCC, but for you who really don’t know what it is, it’s the Federal Communications Commission in the United States of America. Although considered as a center for these regulations, you will soon realize that they’re not really the center of these regulations and laws at all.
So for the FCC certification, you can as a Raytac customer:

    1. Use Raytac’s certification ID directly on your finished product’s label

But you need to:

  1. Test FCC Part 15B EMC for your finished products
  1. IC – (Canada)

When it comes to the Industry Canada (yes, that’s what IC stands for), the regulations and procedures are much like their sibling FCC.

    1. Use Raytac’s certification ID on your finished product’s label (same as FCC)

But, just like FCC, you need to:

  1. Test IC ES003 (EMC)
    • This can be combined together with the FCC Part 15B test
  1. TELEC – (Japan)

TELEC, sometimes referred to as MIC, is surprisingly simple.
What you will need to do is:

  1. Use Raytac’s certification ID on your finished product’s label

Yes – you can actually just go right ahead and implement and/or commercialize your product after its parts are all proven TELEC certified which is pretty neat. However, there is another test that you as a customer can do if you wish, and that is VCCI which is just like the EMC tests mentioned above with the only difference (in terms of regulation) is that it’s NOT mandatory. Thus, you can choose not to do it as well.

  1. KC – (South Korea)

As for the Korean regulation, these are the things you will have to do:

  1. Test EMC for wireless (KN301489 – same as CE’s EN301489)
  2. Test EMC for wire (IO port) (KN3235)
    • If, and only if, your final product is equipped with IO ports, that is.

These two tests needs to be done locally (Korean test lab) and depending on which test it is, you’ll have to deal with them differently.
Firstly, for the wireless test, you can refer to Raytac’s own certification report so that the lab knows the module itself has passed although it still needs to be tested.
Secondly, the for wire (IO port) test, you will have to do from scratch essentially.
Thus, even though we have applied for KC for our modules, you will still have to test them locally.

  1. CE (Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU (RED)) – (EEA, Europe)

Although CE is considered as strict regulation, the procedure is pretty simple. Simply put, you will have to conduct tests on a few different samples, and the procedure goes:

  1. Test on Conducted engineering sample (EN300328)
    • You can refer to Raytac’s test report, if the test lab accepts it, that is.
      To ensure that they do, you can choose to conduct your tests at the same lab as Raytac – SGS.
  2. Test on Radiated engineering sample (EN300328)
  3. Test EMC (EN301489)
  4. Test Safety (EN60950)
    • Subject to change to EN62368 in 2021
  1. SRRC

Simply put, you will have 2 scenarios:

  1. Your end product can either be defined as a “Home Appliances” or an “Office Utilities” product
    • Then you can simply refer Raytac’s SRRC ID (module policy just like FCC/IC/TELEC)
  2. Your end product is neither of the above
    • You have to apply for your own SRRC ID by testing everything required by the regulation
  1. NCC

They go by a “Platform policy” which basically means that as long as you are just adding functionality onto an already existing feature, then you can leverage Raytac’s NCC ID on your product’s label directly (module policy just like FCC/IC/TELEC/SRRC). Otherwise, you will have to apply for a new one.
Thus, the procedure becomes:

  1. Adding functionality of an already existing feature (a.k.a. platform)?
    • Then you can simply refer Raytac’s NCC ID on your product (module policy just like FCC/IC/TELEC/SRRC)
  2. New ideas/features?
    • Sorry, you have to apply for your own NCC ID by conducting all tests necessary
  1. RCM

Australia’s RCM (Regulatory Compliance Mark) is a lot like CE, much like IC is similar to FCC.
When applying to this certification, you will be in either of these two circumstances:

  1. CE already done.
    • You can refer to your own CE certification and ask your test lab to copy the report to your RCM application.
  2. CE NOT done.
    • You must conduct the test from scratch. But it is a whole lot like CE, meaning:
    • Test on Conducted engineering sample
    • Test on Radiated engineering sample
    • Test EMC
    • Test Safety
  1. Bluetooth Certification

Last, but definitely not least, is the Bluetooth Certification. For this one, choosing Raytac’s modules will bring you great benefits. But first, you need to:

  1. Apply for Bluetooth SIG’s “Adopter Membership” (free)
    • You can apply for the membership here
  2. Purchase your DID
  3. Leverage Raytac’s QDID
    • To activate your newly purchased DID

For your first product, that is all you will have to do. But what if you come up with a new model of the product? Before you ask, I will answer “No – you don’t necessarily have to purchase another DID.” In order for this to be true though, your new product cannot have either of these things changed:

  1. Hardware
    • Unless you are still using Raytac’s module
  2. Feature
    • Unless you are still using Raytac’s module
  3. Brand Name
    • Brand name remains unchanged.

Although you might be able to apply for these certifications all on your own without trouble whatsoever, we always encourage customers using Raytac’s BLE modules to contact us before hand so that we can provide you valuable information. This way, you will get unbiased guidance which will save you time and money.

As always – Happy tinkering everybody 🙂

Raytac Corporation 勁達國際電子有限公司 A BT 5.1 & BT 5 & BT 4.2 module maker based on Nordic nRF51 & nRF52 solution (nRF52840 & nRF52832 & nRF52811 & nRF52810 & nRF51822)

www.raytac.com email: cs@raytac.com Tel: +886.2.3234.0208

MDBT50Q-RX, a nRF52840 USB Dongle, delivers an easy implement for M2M IoT application

Raytac's MDBT50Q-RX, a Nordic nRF52840 USB Dongle

Raytac’s BT5 certified nRF52840 USB dongle, MDBT50Q-RX, eliminating the need for RF design expertise, and speeding time to market for complex M2M IoT applications. The Dongle built by Raytac’s MDBT50Q-P1M module with FCC/IC/CE/Telec/KC/SRRC/NCC/RCM/WPC certification.

Raytac's MDBT50Q-RX, a Nordic nRF52840 USB Dongle
Raytac’s MDBT50Q-RX, a Nordic nRF52840 USB Dongle

nRF52840 Module MDBT50Q Series Bluetooth & RF Safety Certification Granted

Following Raytac’s Easy Employ Policy (EE), we are glad to announce that Raytac’s nRF52840 modules, MDBT50Q series have completed not only Bluetooth BQB certified, but also most popular countries’s safety regulation granted.

With the effort to provide a most coverage of the regulation compliance, developers who build up the IoT project by Raytac modules can be easier to develop without worry for product testing and manage the budget of development.

MDBT50Q
MDBT50Q powered by Nordic nRF52840 solution is a multi-protocol Bluetooth 5, Thread, IEEE 802.15.4, Zigbee, ANT+ solution incorporated 1MB flash memory, 256K RAM, built-in USB interface, supporting 5.5V DC/DC supply which is an edge cutting, ultra lower power solution ideal for all IoT applications. With completed pre-certified coverage, it bring the benefit for customers by reducing the design complexity, BOM cost and faster the Time-To-Market efficiency.

Raytac BT5 MDBT50Q-U External Antenna Type Module (Nordic nRF52840 Solution) Now Is Available

Bluetooth 5 grabs the attention may drop in “Long Range Feature”!

Compare to BT4.X BLE module in the market, mostly reach only about 20~30M.

Even Raytac’s BT4.X series modules, the best performance may about 100~140M line of sight.

Recent released MDBT50Q series, deploy Nordic nRF52840 has dramatically break the barrier of connectivity rage.

Upon the test under 1M bps  / sending data and link maintain, the connectivity range has reached over 340M.

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Nordic nRF51 Module Product Line Up (Raytac MDBT40 Series)

Raytac Corporation

A BT4.1 & BT4.2 module maker based on Nordic nRF51 & nRF52 solution

(nRF51822 & nRF51422 & nRF52832 & nRF51802)

www.raytac.com

Tel: +886.2.3234.0208

email: service@raytac.com

http://raytaccorp.blogspot.jp/2016/11/nordic-nrf51-module-product-line-up.html

 

MDBT40&MDBT40-P Spec Sheet (nRF51822)

http://www.raytac.com/download/MDBT40/MDBT40%20spec-Version%20A4.pdf

MDBT40&MDBT40-P Design & Layout Guide

(Pls change the footprint file name from .li to .lib to open it)

https://mega.nz/#!B04BmS7A!xop-1C1ynsjHXe_kDodIH8QXJn0UWtY6gZ7zHxSg8Oo

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勁達國際 藍牙模組(MDBT40 / MDBT40-P) 與地區性法規綜覽

Raytac Corporation 勁達國際電子有限公司

A BT4.1 & BT4.2 module maker based on Nordic nRF51 & nRF52 solution

(nRF51822 & nRF51422 & nRF52832 & nRF51802)

Tel: +886.2.3234.0208         email: cs@raytac.com

 

 

一個具有最大效益的藍牙模組必須具有以下兩大類安規測試

 

1. BQB Qualification

藍牙的測試一般稱為 BQB

其主要有兩大類

一是RF PHY 的硬體測試 , 其二是藍牙Profile 的相容性測試

模組唯有具備兩者測試者並依此申請 DID (Declaration)者, 才有辦法稱為是一個完全模組

 

勁達國際電子的模組 MDBT40/MDBT40-P 不僅已通過硬體的RF PHY 測試 , Profile 的相容性測試更囊括所有 Nordic 的profile

並依此申請 DID (Declaration ID)

因此,  客戶使用勁達所生產的模組是可以泛用於完全模組政策, 意即可以把日後的所有藍牙產品登錄在一個相同的 DID 之下的Product List

不需再為各別產品一一送測及購買 DID

 

2. 地區性的無線法規Regional RF Safety Regulation

很多勁達的客戶很好奇, 為什麼勁達的模組鐵蓋上打了密密麻麻的字

主要是因為, 勁達的模組是遵循完全模組政策

一個完全模組必須具備以下因素

1. 獨立的天線

2. 需有鐵蓋遮蔽

3. 鐵蓋上必須有各國法規要求的文字

 

不同於BQB, 地區性的無線法規是各國海關邊境與市售的強制要求

由於勁達所生產的模組已是完全模組

因此以此模組所製成的成品

除歐盟與澳洲外 , 客戶的成品都可以依照完全模組政策免測RF 的安規項目

 

勁達的模組現已通過以下國家的安規認證

Regional RF Safety Regulation Granted List

 

Country              Safety Regulation

美國                          FCC

加拿大                      IC

日本                         Telec

中國                         SRRC

歐盟                         CE

台灣                         NCC

巴西                         ANATEL

澳洲                         RCM (C-Tick)

阿根廷                     CNC

墨西哥                     IFETEC

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Raytac BT Module BQB & Safety Regulation Summary

Raytac Corporation
A BT 4.1 & BT 4.2 & BT 5.0 module maker based on Nordic nRF51 & nRF52 solution 
(nRF51822 & nRF51422 & nRF52832 & nRF51802)
www.raytac.com            Tel: +886.2.3234.0208
email: service@raytac.com
A Bluetooth module needs to have 2 factors certification.
1. BQB Qualification
BQB testing is including RF PHY & Profiles interoperability testing.
Module only applied BQB with BOTH 2 tests can comply with Module Policy.
SIG Declaration ID (also known as DID) is essential.
 
Raytac’s MDBT40/MDBT40-P module past hardware RF PHY testing but also has past all Nordic profiles interoperability tests.
 
As such, customers who is using Raytac’s module to build up the products can follow the Module Policy  which means can just sublist all products under single DID’s Product List without applying another.
 
2. Regional RF Safety Regulation
Many of Raytac’s customers are curious why Raytac modules have so many no. on the shielding case.
Similar to BQB qualification, to have Antenna+Shielding case+ Qualification Report No. on shielding is essential condition to comply Module Policy for regional RF Safety Regulation.
Different from BQB, Regional RF Safety Regulation is law enforce issue in custom for every border.
Raytac’ MDBT40/MDBT40-P has complied following safety regulation in different countries by Module Policy.
Excepting CE and RCM which are not conducting Module policy, Raytac modules can bring a easy way for all customers to save time and cost without further regulation testing again in finished products.

Regional RF Safety Regulation Granted List

Country              Safety Regulation
USA                          FCC
Canada                     IC
Japan                        Telec
China                        SRRC
EU                             CE
Taiwan                      NCC
Brazil                        ANATEL
Australia                   RCM (C-Tick)
Argentina                  CNC
Mexico                       IFETEC
Quoted from Nordic Official Site 3rd Party Bluetooth Smart Modules
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Raytac MDBT40/MDBT40-P Australia & New Zealand RCM (C-Tick) Certification Granted

Raytac Corporation
A BT4.1 & BT4.2 module maker based on Nordic nRF51 & nRF52 solution 
(nRF51822 & nRF51422 & nRF52832 & nRF51802)
Tel: +886.2.3234.0208
email: service@raytac.com
 
To enhance users and developers’ convenience and feasibility is our passion and mission for our modules.
 
The action of expanding different regional RF regulation coverage for different countries is the most efficiency way to benefit for all of our customers.
Excepting the certification we already granted such as FCC/CE/IC/SRRC/Telec/NCC,
we are pleased to announce that Raytac MDBT40 and MDBT40-P have the RCM (C-tick) certified.
We believed that this step ahead may help all our customers to explore Australia and New Zealand market.
Raytac Module Regional Certification Granted List as below
(Updated from time to time)
FCC: USA
IC: Canada
CE: EU
Telec: Japan
SRRC: China
NCC: Taiwan
RCM (C-Tick): Australia & New Zealand