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.

Nordic introduced nRF5 SDK for Bluetooth Mesh Networking

The Bluetooth organization, SIG, recently released mesh networking specifications. It is the solution which define the requirements to implement many-to-many mesh networking based on Bluetooth Low Energy, as known as BLE.

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Nordic Release Mesh Sample Code To Make Development Easy

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  

Mesh Network is future of IoT, also an issue that raised most interests among developers.

With the official Bluetooth Mesh nearing release by SIG, Nordic offers nRF Connect Mesh to provide a solid tools for developers to create mesh-enabled projects.

For more detail, pls click below link 

Developers also can access the sample code from below link

 

 

Raytac’s nRF51 Module (MDBT40/MDBT40-P) Bluetooth QDID information

Raytac Corporation

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

(nRF51822 & nRF51422 & nRF52832 & nRF51802)

Tel: +886.2.3234.0208

Bluetooth products must purchase DID and submit the testing evidence issued by BQE to completed the SIG registration and activate the DID

Only products’s DID been activated then allowed to use Bluetooth logo.

Developer’s who built the products based on Raytac module is allow to relable Raytac’s DID to easy the process.

Simply purchase their own DID from SIG, and relabel Raytac’s DID then can completethe Bluetooth activation process.

Raytac’s MDBT40/MDBT40-P QDID/DID is applied by subsidiary of Ginstar Corporation.

The QDID is 60912 / D023258

We welcome all Raytac’s customers to relabel the QDID as long as product built by MDBT40/MDBT40-P. As such, the Bluetooth process becomes simple and cost effective.

What is the difference between BT4.1 & BT4.2

Raytac Corporation
A BT4.1 & BT4.2 module maker based on Nordic nRF51 & nRF52 solution 
(nRF51822 & nRF51422 & nRF52832 & nRF51802)
Tel: +886.2.3234.0208
What is BT4.1 and 4.2~ That is a frequent question for our customers.
Here, we quoted some information from SIG to help readers have easy understanding between different Bluetooth version.

BT4.1

This updated specification aims to improve consumer usability with increased co-existence support for LTE,  efficient data exchange rates, and aid developer innovation by allowing devices to support multiple roles simultaneously.
  • Improving Usability—extends the brand promise to consumers with an “it just works” experience. This spec is engineered with several new features to make it work seamlessly with popular cell technologies like LTE, maintain connections with less frequent manual reconnection, and deliver a more efficient data exchange.
  • Empowering Developer Innovation—provides developers with greater flexibility to create innovative Bluetooth products and solutions through dual-mode topology and link-layer topology software features.
  • Enabling the Internet of Things—lays the groundwork for IP-based connections by allowing devices to setup a dedicated communication channel in the future thereby extending the central position for Bluetooth technology in the Internet of Things.

BT4.2

Key updates in 4.2 improve privacy and increase speed, and a soon-to-be ratified profile will enable IP connectivity.
  • Privacy and Security

Bluetooth 4.2 introduces industry-leading privacy settings that lowers power consumption and builds upon the government-grade security features of the Bluetooth specification. The new privacy features put control back into the hands of the consumer by making it difficult for eavesdroppers to track a device through its Bluetooth connection without permission. For example, when shopping in a retail store with beacons, unless you’ve enabled permission for the beacon to engage with your device, you can’t be tracked.

  • Speed

Bluetooth 4.2 increases the speed and reliability of data transfers between Bluetooth Smart devices. By increasing the capacity of Bluetooth Smart packets, devices transfer data up to 2.5 times faster than with previous versions. Increased data transfer speeds and packet capacity reduces the opportunity for transmission errors to occur and reduces battery consumption, resulting in a more efficient connection.

  • Internet Connectivity

Building on the capabilities released earlier with Bluetooth 4.1 and the new features released in 4.2, the Internet Protocol Support Profile (IPSP) will allow Bluetooth Smart sensors to access the Internet directly via IPv6/6LoWPAN. IP connectivity makes it possible to use existing IP infrastructure to manage Bluetooth Smart “edge” devices. This is ideal for connected home scenarios that need both personal and wide area control. This profile will be ratified by the end of the year.

About Bluetooth 5

Raytac Corporation

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

(nRF51822 & nRF51422 & nRF52832 & nRF51802)

Tel: +886.2.3234.0208

Simple Summary

Scheduled to be released in end or 2016 or early 2017

1.Quadruples range

Extending range will deliver robust, reliable Internet of Things (IoT) connections that make full-home and building and outdoor use cases a reality. The expect power consumption of BT5  is expected to remain the same level as BT4.2. 

BT4.2: 10~100M

BT5.X: Upto 400M

2.Doubles speed

Higher speeds will send data faster and optimize responsiveness. Increasing broadcast capacity will propel the next generation of “connectionless” services like beacons and location-relevant information and navigation.

BT4.2: 1M bit/Sec

BT5.X: 2M bit/Sec

3. Data broadcasting capacity by 800%

Bluetooth 5,will quadruple range and double speed of low energy connections while increasing the capacity of connectionless data broadcasts by 800%. 

According to SIG’s news press

 “Increasing operation range will enable connections to IoT devices that extend far beyond the walls of a typical home, while increasing speed supports faster data transfers and software updates for devices. And now with the ability to broadcast a much richer set of information, Bluetooth 5 will make beacons, location awareness, and other connectionless services an even more relevant part of an effortless and seamless IoT experience” 

“With the major boost in broadcast messaging capacity, the data being transferred will be richer, more intelligent. This will redefine the way Bluetooth devices transmit information, moving away from the app-paired-to-device model to a connectionless IoT where there is less need to download an app or connect the app to a device.”

To redefine the behavior of moving away from app-paired-to-device model must bring a revolutionary user behavior and environment from 2017. That is the most critical point for all product design or related Bluetooth industry need to pay highly attention!

Innovation Incentive Program – A cost saving way to enter into Bluetooth world

Raytac Corporation
A BT4.1 & BT4.2 module maker based on Nordic nRF51 & nRF52 solution 
(nRF51822 & nRF51422 & nRF52832 & nRF51802)
Tel: +886.2.3234.0208
No doubt!
After 2014/2/1, Bluetooth trademark compliance does costs a lot and actually curb developers or brand owner to get into the Bluetooth world especially those start-up companies which always encounters limited financial resource.
Upon coming up widely application of IoT worlds, those star-up companies actually not only plays the critical role, but also the engine to lead the fashion and adventure.
 
SIG, The Bluetooth Special Interest Group, encourage start-up members has an easy and simple way to make use of the Bluetooth Technology, provides the Innovation Incentive Program.  
 

    Innovation Incentive Program

      The Innovation Incentive Program is available to our start-up members.  
      The program allows companies with less than one million in revenues and no prior product listings 

      to declare up to two listings for an introductory fee of $2,500 each.                                                                    
      (Original Declaration ID cost for Adopter membership is US$8,000 each)

      Eligible members can participate in the Innovation Incentive Program one time only.
      Qualification Criteria:
  • Applicant company does not have any prior product listings—no QDLs, EPLs, or Declarations
  • Applicant company’s total annual revenue is less than $1M USD
  • Applicant company is required to provide documentation showing total gross revenue for                              the previous year or most recent accounting period
        Format for total gross revenue MUST be one of the following:
  • Tax Documents which show total annual revenue
  • Yearly Profit and Loss Report/Statement                                                                                                   must be verified and signed by a certified accountant
  • Report or Letter which verifies total annual revenue is below $1M USD—                                                  must be provided on accounting firm’s letterhead and verified and signed by certified                        accountant, and must include official link to accounting firm’s website
  • Published Annual Report
      SIG will review the application and respond within 10 business days.Once approved.
       The member must purchase and use the Declaration ID(s) within 18 months.
       When the offer expires, the member must purchase a Declaration ID at full price.

Using Bluetooth Brand Correctly On Your Product

Raytac Corporation
A BT4.1 & BT4.2 module maker based on Nordic nRF51 & nRF52 solution 
(nRF51822 & nRF51422 & nRF52832 & nRF51802)
Tel: +886.2.3234.0208
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) owns and protects the Bluetooth brand. SIG provides following information that you need to know when using the Bluetooth trademarks.
  1. User must be a member of the Bluetooth SIG
  2. User’s product must be fully qualified and list in order to use the brand
  3. Below pictures are an easy-to-follow guide available that must be followed when applying the trademarks to packaging, products, websites, and other marketing materials:
  4. The Bluetooth SIG does enforce the brand guidelines

Bluetooth 4.2 (BT4.2) Frequently Asked Question

Raytac Corporation
A BT4.1 & BT4.2 module maker based on Nordic nRF51 & nRF52 solution 
(nRF51822 & nRF51422 & nRF52832 & nRF51802)
Tel: +886.2.3234.0208
With recent coming up solution and updated Bluetooth technology, customers recently pay attention about Bluetooth 4.2 (BT4.2)
Raytac has received many query about the difference between BT4.1 and BT4.2.
Here, SIG has provide a comprehensive introduction to clarify all issues related in BT4.2.
To service readers have a quick and easy review, we quoted from SIG and provided for easy reading.

Development

Bluetooth Power Classes VS Working Range

Raytac Corporation
A BT4.1 & BT4.2 module maker based on Nordic nRF51 & nRF52 solution 
(nRF51822 & nRF51422 & nRF52832 & nRF51802)
Tel: +886.2.3234.0208
There is a frequent question comes up from people!
What is the Bluetooth Power Classes? What is Class 1 and what is Class 2?
What the relationship Power Classes related to working range?
Here, there is a simple chart can help everyone to have an easy understanding!
Information quoted form Bluetooth Organization (SIG)
Now, it is obviously to know why Raytac’s module is superior!