2014年12月25日 星期四

Revolution & Powerful nRF51 IoT SDK Released By Nordic

Raytac Corporation
A BT4.1 module maker based on Nordic nRF51 solution (nRF51822 & nRF51422)
www.raytac.com
Tel: +886.2.3234.0208
email: 
service@raytac.com


Nordic released IoT SDK for nRF51. 
(Raytac Module Part No. MDBT40 / MDBT40-P/MDBT40nano)

With the revolution moving forward of the SDK development, the last mile of IoT solution have been well completed.

Only applied Nordic IoT SDK, remain the same module applied, the module will not only connect to BLE only but only connect to WiFi through IPv6.

This may be a powerful and convenient tool for coming soar IoT markets and applications.


Quoted from Nordic: https://www.nordicsemi.com/eng/Products/Bluetooth-Smart-Bluetooth-low-energy/nRF51-IoT-SDK
This SDK is a IPv6 capable Bluetooth® Smart software stack that provides drivers, libraries, examples, and APIs for nRF51 Series devices. It includes an IPv6 over Bluetooth Smart adaptation layer (6LoWPAN) and a complete Internet Protocol Suite including IPv6, ICMP, UDP, TCP, CoAP and MQTT. It brings native IPv6 support to Bluetooth Smart applications, letting them talk directly to cloud services and other connected ‘things’ over IP-based networks.The SDK includes examples that configure the nRF51 device as a Bluetooth Smart 6LoWPAN node and that interface with the IP layers at transport level ( UDP,TCP) and application level (CoAP and MQTT). Use of Raspberry Pi as a Bluetooth Smart router is described in the documentation.This SDK supports the Internet Protocol Support Profile (IPSP). The IPSP is in the process of being adopted by Bluetooth SIG.

Features
6LoWPAN and IPSP library:
  • 6LoWPAN compression/decompression
  • 6LoWPAN node role
  • Packet flow control
  • IPv6 prefix management
  • Can use a third-party IPv6 stack
IPv6 stack:
  • Support for multiple IPv6 addresses
  • ICMPv6 module
  • UDP socket APIs
CoAP library:
  • CoAP CON, NON, ACK, and RESET message types
  • Token matching on responses to a local client generated request
  • Endpoint creation as resources
  • Automatic lookup of requested endpoint on remote request
  • Endpoint resource function callback
  • Endpoint permission setting





2014年12月21日 星期日

Apple iBeacons Find Their Way Into McDonald's

Raytac Corporation
A BT4.1 module maker based on Nordic nRF51 solution (nRF51822 & nRF51422)
www.raytac.com
Tel: +886.2.3234.0208
email: 
service@raytac.com

Quoted from Forbes: http://www.forbes.com/sites/aarontilley/2014/12/18/mcdonalds-ibeacon


iBeacons are small, low-power Bluetooth devices, licensed by Apple, that stick to walls or sit on objects and interact with iPhones and iPads.  One of their main uses so far has been to help retailers and other merchants establish greater intimacy with customers who are willing to identify themselves in a store.  iBeacons are a marquee example of the burgeoning Internet of Things (IoT).
Ever since iBeacon made its debut on the iPhone in 2013, it’s been heralded as the next big thing for retailers. Using the Bluetooth low energy radio on your smartphone, iBeacon technology can track your location within a few feet of where you are and push you special deals and advertisements onto your phone as you pass by stores. But so far, we’ve yet to see much uptake with retailers.
It looks like McDonald's is taking the plunge. 26 McDonald’s franchises in Columbus, Georgia have been testing out the technology with its customers. In a four week trial, these fast food joints have been pushing special deals for McChicken Sandwiches and 10-piece Chicken McNuggets. The promotions pushed McChicken Sandwich sales up 8 percent and Chicken McNuggets up 7.5 percent.
“In the fast food world, these are big numbers,” said Robert Hanczor, the CEO of San Diego-based iBeacon startup Piper, which made the app for McDonald’s to send the promotions. “They saw significant statistical change in consumer behavior.”
Based on these initial results, Piper is working on rolling out iBeacon programs to other McDonald’s franchises in the southeast for an additional 263 retail locations.
“Consumers won’t know these small radio devices are responsibly for the content they’re receiving,” said Hanczor, “but they’ll appreciate retailers are connecting with them with relevant information they can act upon.”

2014年12月17日 星期三

Raytac BT4.0 Module UART Solution Ready

Raytac Corporation
A BT4.1 module maker based on Nordic nRF51 solution (nRF51822 & nRF51422)
www.raytac.com
Tel: +886.2.3234.0208
email: 
service@raytac.com


UART is the easiest and familiar solution to build up BLE products.
To easy all developers and customers have quick access to reach the Bluetooth market, Raytac Corporation now released the completed UART solution for customer's easy application.

Nordic also provide free app "nRF UART" for both Android and iOS to help customer's quick evaluation.



2014年12月9日 星期二

Nordic nRF51 Series Extents Operating Temperature Range

Raytac Corporation
A BT4.1 module maker based on Nordic nRF51 solution (nRF51822 & nRF51422)
www.raytac.com
Tel: +886.2.3234.0208
email: 
service@raytac.com

Nordic Semiconductor extends operating temperature range of its nRF51 Series Bluetooth Smart SoCs to target industrial applications

https://www.nordicsemi.com/News/News-releases/Product-Related-News/Nordic-Semiconductor-extends-operating-temperature-range-of-its-nRF51-Series-Bluetooth-Smart-SoCs-to-target-industrial-applications


The multiple award-winning nRF51822 Bluetooth Smart SoC is now qualified to the full -40 to +85°C industry-standard industrial temperature range

Raytac Module (MDBT40-128/ MDBT40-256 /MDBT40-P128/ MDBT40-P256) built by nRF51822 has been qualified full -40to +85℃ industry-standard industrial temperature range.



2014年12月3日 星期三

What's new for Bluetooth 4.2 (BT4.2)

Raytac Corporation
A BT4.1 module maker based on Nordic nRF51 solution (nRF51822 & nRF51422)
www.raytac.com
Tel: +886.2.3234.0208
email: 
service@raytac.com
Quote from SIG: http://www.bluetooth.com/SiteCollectionDocuments/4-2/bluetooth4-2.aspx#control


1. Take Full Control Of Internet Connectivity
Bluetooth® Core Specification 4.2 makes the Internet of Things (IoT) better with multiple ways to connect to the Internet

  a. Low-power IP connectivity
The latest version of internet protocol (IPv6/6LoWPAN) for Bluetooth Smart devices.*
*Expected availability December 2014
b. Bluetooth Smart technology gateways
Internet connectivity with the flexible Bluetooth Smart Generic Attribute Profiles (GATT) architecture.*
*Available early 2015
2. Smarter & Worry Free
It’s the best of all worlds – improved privacy protection with lower power consumption.

a. Industry-leading privacy.
Keeps Bluetooth Smart devices from being tracked.
b. Highly secure.
Features industry-standard encryption ensuring confidential data stays that way.
c. More power efficient.
Introduces refinements that make Bluetooth Smart even more power-stingy.

3. Faster & More Reliable
Sync data quickly and reliably. In 4.2, Bluetooth Smart is up to 2.5x faster with a huge packet capacity increase – nearly 10x more versus previous versions.




2014年12月2日 星期二

Nordic nRF51 BT4.0 Module Released (P/N: MDBT40-P)

Raytac Corporation
A BT4.1 module maker based on Nordic nRF51 solution (nRF51822 & nRF51422)
www.raytac.com
Tel: +886.2.3234.0208
email: 
service@raytac.com


MDBT40-P Now is Ready for Shipment!!

The module is based on Nordic nRF51 solution.

As superior high performance of the original MDBT40, Raytac is aware of some of the customers may not need such long transmission distance as 80M.
To serve all our customer requests and achieved the cost effective commitment, Raytac has completed the development and mass production of the MDBT40-P version for customers option.

The main difference between MDBT40 & MDBT40-P only in antenna and all others remained the same.





             

         MDBT40-P                                         MDBT40
                   
















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An awesome remote control now listed in kickstarter


GoGlove: Life has a Soundtrack. Control Yours.



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How it works



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Raytac Corporation
A BT4.1 module maker based on Nordic nRF51 solution (nRF51822 & nRF51422)
www.raytac.com
Tel: +886.2.3234.0208
email: sales@raytac.com


2014年11月13日 星期四

Tickless helps iBeacon Works Dramatically Low Power Consumption

Raytac Corporation
A BT4.1 module maker based on Nordic nRF51 solution (nRF51822 & nRF51422)
www.raytac.com
Tel: +886.2.3234.0208
email: 
service@raytac.com


Raytac's partner Embeda "uCXpresso" recently applied Tickless Technology to help iBeacon device works with a super power saving as 26.25uA under RTOS.

http://www.embeda.com.tw/ucxpresso/?article=1-3-ultra-low-power-activity-26ua






Power Analyzer over a 50 sec period: (Measured by Nordic)

In Advertising (interval 1000ms), the SoC can be worked avg. 26uA with the LED blink (flash code running).

384 Days working with a CR2032 battery (240mA/H)

Tickless Technology Applied : Power Consumption average--> 26.25uA

Tickless Technology Not Applied: Power Concumption average -->300uA


Video 1: Works WITHOUT Tickless Technology



Video 2: Works with Tickless Technology


2014年11月12日 星期三

(BT4.0 Module) P/N: MDBT40 Series Packing Image

Raytac Corporation
A BT4.1 module maker based on Nordic nRF51 solution (nRF51822 & nRF51422)
www.raytac.com
Tel: +886.2.3234.0208
email: sales@raytac.com



To server all our customer to proceed the SMT (Surface Mounting Technology) process smoothly, Raytac's module all packed by antistatic (ESD) tray.
The tray dimension also well designed in order to fit in the Automatic Insent Line (AIL) as a Surface Mount Component.
This may help our customer easier to proceed the mass production.

MDBT40/MDBT40-P/MDBT40ANT 
88pcs/Tray
Tray Size: 33cm x 13.5cm



MDBT40nano 
160pcs/Tray
Tray Size: 33cm x 13.5cm



2014年10月20日 星期一

BLE (BT4.0) Market Trend

Raytac Corporation
A BT4.1 module maker based on Nordic nRF51 solution (nRF51822 & nRF51422)
www.raytac.com
Tel: +886.2.3234.0208
email: sales@raytac.com



Here, we would like to provide the market survey data for all our reader's reference.


                                                   BLE Device Market Size






BLE VS WiFi VS 802.15.4


BLE Device Increase Rate





2014年9月16日 星期二

Nordic nRF51422 Module Application Framework (MDBT40ANT)

Raytac Corporation
A BT4.1 module maker based on Nordic nRF51 solution (nRF51822 & nRF51422)
www.raytac.com
Tel: +886.2.3234.0208
email: sales@raytac.com


Nordic nRF51422 is a SoC works for dual BLE and ANT+

However, what the advantage to build up Heart Rate meter & Cadence Meter by Nordic nRF51422 solution?
The best advantage for MDBT40ANT build by nRF51422 is 

"Dual Mode transmission BLE & ANT+ at the same time"


1. Compatible to customer original ANT+ Device
2. Real Time transmission to ANT+ meter & Smart Phone
3. Long Distance (upto 80M) based on Raytac Module
4. Easy to expand to further applications based on BLE profile
5. Easy for training history tracing
6. Easy team management
7. Easy to link to cloud or server

A simple application framework listed as following for reference