Nordic Semiconductor has announced that a Swiss-engineered turnkey Bluetooth Smart smartwatch platform has employed Nordic nRF series wireless technology to allow any watch manufacturer to launch a smartwatch extension to their range without becoming RF engineering experts, or significantly impacting battery life for normal watch functionality use.
Nordic Semiconductor announces the second edition of its popular Global Tech Tour. Following the successful event held in 2012, which covered the nRF51 series SoCs, the company is introducing embedded application development engineers to its nRF52 series SoCs, powerful Bluetooth Smart/ANT/2.4GHz ULP wireless connectivity solutions that redefined single-chip Bluetooth Smart when introduced in June 2015.
Vendors are introducing Bluetooth Smart sensors that promise to accelerate the roll out of the Internet of Things. These new devices leverage existing Internet standards for end-to-end compatibility. By John Leonard, Tactical Marketing Manager, Nordic Semiconductor.
Adhering to a few simple guidelines and the careful selection of components are key to achieving long battery life in wireless applications. Jay Tyzzer, Senior Field Application Engineer at Nordic Semiconductor, explores more in this ES Design magazine article.
Nordic Semiconductor today announces that its multiple award-winning nRF51822 SoC has been specified into the world's smallest Bluetooth low energy coin-sized location stickers, 'StickNFind' by Stick-N-Find Technologies.
Nordic Semiconductor today announces from wireless startup 'Open Source RF' – launched on KickStarter.com – the world's first 'Arduino' compatible open-source micro-computer that can communicate wirelessly with any Bluetooth v4.0 (which includes Bluetooth low energy as a hallmark feature) compatible smartphone (including the iPhone 4S/5) or tablet (such as the 3rd and 4th generation iPad or the iPad mini) and is based on a new RFD51822 module that is based on the multiple-award winning Nordic nRF51822 SoC ('System-on-Chip') developed by Nordic's long standing module partner and wireless specialist, RF Digital.
Bluetooth v4.0 is fundamentally different to previous versions because it’s based on two protocols instead of just one. And that’s created some confusion that the Bluetooth Smart branding sets out to address. Svein-Egil Nielsen, Nordic Semiconductor's Director of Emerging Technologies & Strategic Partnerships and Member of the board, Bluetooth SIG.
Nordic Semiconductor today announces that a Norwegian consumer product developer called Unikia has developed a low cost proprietary 2.4GHz wireless key fob that Unikia claims will retail for around US $25-30 and won't require the end user to download an app or employ a smartphone or other computer gadget in order to use.
Nordic Semiconductor has released a matchbox-sized, low cost, battery-powered eval kit for its latest nRF51 Series of SoCs that allows engineers to perform real-world environmental testing of ANT+, Bluetooth low energy (including Bluetooth Smart), and proprietary 2.4GHz ultra low power wireless sensors and accessories 'in the field.'
Movea announced today its technology partnership with Nordic Semiconductor ASA for the development of new and innovative, motion-enabled 2.4GHz RF remote control reference design. The nRFready Smart Remote is a complete hardware and software reference design for advanced browsing control of the latest Internet-enabled and Web 2.0-enabled TVs and set-top boxes (STBs).
Available now, this new reference designs extends Nordic Semiconductor's Bluetooth low energy (or Bluetooth Smart as Bluetooth low energy will now be marketed to consumers) offering with a complete hardware and software solution for Bluetooth Smart mice and keyboards. The nRFready µBlue Desktop reference design is set to take Bluetooth wireless computer peripherals to the next level by delivering over a year of battery life for a mouse, and up to 10 years for the keyboard.
Nordic will demonstrate a firmware upgrade at ESC 2012 that will enable users of Nordic's nRFready 2.4GHz RF Smart Remote reference design to add freespace pointing functionality to their RF remotes. The company will also demo its full range of wireless smart remote, PC desktop, and smartphone solutions
nRFready 2.4GHz RF
Smart Remote is a complete hardware and software reference design featuring a multi-touch touchpad, 6-axis motion sensing, and full QWERTY keyboard. The reference design leverages Nordic’s nRF24L Series SoCs and Gazell™ 2.4GHz RF protocol stack to provide a unique, feature-rich platform for developing remote controls for the latest Internet-enabled and Web 2.0 digital TV and set-top boxes.
By using Nordic nRF24L01+ 2.4GHz transceivers, the ChisFleet fleet global tracking solution from AgoraBee tracks valuable assets such as trailers, trucks, and their cargo using RFID-style RF tags that can run for up to five years from a coin cell at a solution cost that AgoraBee claims is 10x lower than traditional GPS-based alternatives.
Nordic Semiconductor ASA has announced that it shipped its 500 millionth 2.4GHz ULP wireless chip during the summer. Nordic Semiconductor is a Norwegian fabless semiconductor company specializing in ULP short-range wireless communication in the license-free 2.4GHz and sub-1-GHz Industrial, Scientific and Medical (ISM) bands. Nordic single-handedly pioneered the ULP wireless sector during the 1990s with its proprietary sub-1-GHz and 2.4GHz solutions, and – together with ANT Wireless of Cochrane, Canada – the first ANT+ interoperable connectivity solutions.
Nordic Semiconductor Bluetooth low energy-powered security device communicates seamlessly with Broadcom Bluetooth v4.0 chip in first demonstration of latest Bluetooth wireless technology’s interoperability