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 USE Nordic Connect SDK (NCS) Flashing Built Code into nRF5340 Module” , Please click this link! 

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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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

Bluetooth Module UKCA Certification

“The UKCA marking came into effect on 1 January 2021. However, to allow businesses time to adjust to the new requirements, you will still be able to use the CE marking until 1 January 2023 in most cases” according to British Government’s announcement. 

The UKCA (UK Conformity Assessed) marking has been an issue for brands since Brexit effected which regulate for goods, products been placed, used, sold in Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland). It covers most goods which previously required the CE marking.

Bluetooth module provides wireless communication by using radio wave to connect over distances are requited to meet compliance with local standard. As the worldwide key Nordic solution module manufacturer, Raytac will continue to fulfill every major local government’s guidance of regulation compliance such as FCC, IC, CE, MIC, ….and UKCA for sure. 

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

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

Raytac Corporation Factory Tour

Many Customers are interested about Raytac’s facility, reliability and capacity. Here, Raytac would like to invite customers having a quick tour and know more about Raytac’s factory.

Raytac’s factory is located in New Taipei City where is located in north of Taiwan. The factory scales 4600 M2 with 180 man power. A completed in house SMT equipment and inspection facility provide a reliable and speedy module production line with over 600,000 pcs monthly capacity.

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

Nordic nRF52833 Module by Raytac

 nRF52833 is a powerful solution which supports multiprotocol such as Bluetooth, Zigbee, and Thread but also qualified for industrial operation at an extended temperature range of -40°C to 105°C. 

Raytac’s MDBT50Q and MDBT50 module employed nRF52833 solution offering 2 kinds of form factor with either 48 or 18 GPIO option for selection. 3 antenna options helps developers to find the best balance between performance and budgetary for projects.

MDBT50Q and MDBT50 modules are BT5.2 qualified supports direction finding and Bluetooth long range feature.  Both are built around 128K RAM, 512K Flash memory with I2C, SPI, I2S, UART, NFC, USB interface. A 1.7V to 5.5V supply voltage range enables powering the device from rechargeable batteries or over USB and +8dBm output power has significantly enhance the bluetooth long range coverage which is suitable for outdoor or smart home applications.

Nordic nRF52833 module by Raytac MDBT50Q & MDBT50

The modules are FCC/IC/CE/Telec/KC/SRRC/NCC/RCM pre-certified and in mass production for volume shipment. EVK demo board is also available for quick debug and evaluation. Developers who are interested in nRF52833 module MDBT50Q and MDBT50 are welcome get in touch with Raytac for immediate service support.

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

Nordic nRF52805 module, MDBT42TV

Developers love to use smaller module in order to fit in maximum kinds of implement and applications. 

Nordic’s nRF52805 is a BT5.2 solution features an ARM Cortex M4 MCU with 24KB RAM and 192K Flash Memory, an idea solution to fulfill the applications which only need simple Bluetooth function but cost constrained budgetary.  

Raytac has developed 2 module lines, MDBT42T & MDBT42TV, employed nRF52805 with different antenna options for customer election. All the modules have Bluetooth BT5.2 qualification granted, FCC/IC/CE/Telec/KC/SRRC/NCC pre-certified. A well RF designed module with completed coverage of certification offer an advantage to speed up time to market efficiency and minimal the BOM cost.

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 service@raytac.com Tel: +886.2.3234.0208

Firmware Coding & DFU onto MDBT50Q-RX

Hi there, 

Here introduce the firmware perspective about how to program your code onto MDBT50Q-RX dongle.

Believed all readers have done the hardware setting and now has well prepared to load the code onto the dongle. (If not yet done the hardware setting, pls find it here)

In this blog, we will introduce the procedure based on below 2 scenarios

  • First time to load the code
  • DFU Firmware update by USB or OTA (through Bluetooth over the air)

Raytac nRF52833 Series Module MDBT50Q & Demo Board Now Are Available

Just right at the start of 2020, we are happy to announce nRF52833 modules are now available!

Raytac’s nRF52833 series modules are introduced in 3 kinds of antenna options (Chip Ceramic / PCB / u.FL connector for external antenna) brings the best usability to meet different implements.

Chip Antenna Version: MDBT50Q-512K

PCB Antenna Version: MDBT50Q-P512K

u.FL Connector Version: MDBT50Q-U512K

Nordic nRF52833 Module Series.jpg

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