2015年12月21日 星期一

Raytac Module Family: MDBT40 (nRF51) VS. MDBT42 (nRF52)

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

MDBT40 series module is small, but MDBT42 makes the definition of MDBT40 become bigger!


Series Bluetooth GPIO Dimension
MDBT40 BT4.1 31 18.0 x 10 x 2.7
MDBT42 BT4.2 32 13.8 x  8.8 x 1.9 





Raytac Released nRF52 Module (P/N: MDBT42-512 / MDBT42-P512)

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
https://raytacblog.wordpress.com/

Raytac is pleased to released latest module based on Nordic nRF52 (nRF52832) solution for BT4.2.

Part No.P/N: MDBT42-512  (Chip Antenna Version)P/N: MDBT42-P512 (Printed Antenna Version)

GPIO: 32
Dimension: 13.8 x 8.8 x 1.9 mm (L x W x H)
Expected Transmission: Over 80M (Chip Antenna) / 60M (Printed Antenna)
Expected MP schedule: 2016 1Q
RF regulation Certification completed: 2016 2Q


Part No.P/N: MDBT42Q-512  (Chip Antenna Version)P/N: MDBT42Q-P512 (Printed Antenna Version)

GPIO: 32
Dimension: 16.0 x 10.0 x 2.2 mm (L x W x H)
Expected Transmission: Over 80M (Chip Antenna) / 60M (Printed Antenna)
Expected MP schedule: 2016 1Q
RF regulation Certification completed: 2016 2Q












2015年12月17日 星期四

nRF51 Module Family Released in 2016 (Model: MDBT40-PC256)

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
https://raytacblog.wordpress.com/

Raytac is planning to release a new item in 2016 1Q to complete the Bluetooth Low Energy product series.

Model Name: MDBT40-PC256

Solution: Nordic nRF51 Series
RAM: 16K
Flash Memory: 256K




2015年12月16日 星期三

nRF5 SDK supports IoT over Bluetooth Smart

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
https://raytacblog.wordpress.com/

Now both ‪#‎nRF51‬ & ‪#‎nRF52‬ Support IPv6 Over Bluetooth Smart.‪#‎nRF5SDK‬





Quoted from Nordic: http://www.nordicsemi.com/eng/Products/Bluetooth-Smart-Bluetooth-low-energy/nRF5-SDK-for-IoT



This SDK is a IPv6 capable Bluetooth® Smart software stack that provides drivers, libraries, examples, and APIs for nRF52 Series devices. It includes an IPv6 over Bluetooth Smart adaptation layer (6LoWPAN) and a complete Internet Protocol Suite including IPv6, ICMP, UDP, TCP, DTLS, TLS, 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 nRF52 device as a Bluetooth Smart 6LoWPAN node and that interface with the IP layers at transport level (UDP amd TCP) and with security (DTLS and TLS), to the application level CoAP and MQTT and LWM2M. Examples of how to connect to cloud services is also included in the documentation. The SDK also includes an implementation to for over the air upgrade for Bluetooth Smart IPv6 nodes over IP using the trivial file transport protocol (TFTP).
As a router for development an off-the-shelf router running OpenWRT or a Raspberry Pi can be used. A solution for commissioning of Bluetooth Smart IPv6 nodes to a router with a mobile phone as a trusted third party is also included. Source code for the commissioning app and the needed OpenWRT daemon is also available. All this is described in the documentation.

The nRF5 IoT SDK documentation are available at our infocenter.

The nRF5 IoT SDK zip and pack version are available for download developer.nordicsemi.com.


FEATURES

6LoWPAN and IPSP library:
  • 6LoWPAN compression/decompression
  • 6LoWPAN node role
  • Packet flow control
  • IPv6 prefix management
IPv6 stack:
  • Support for multiple IPv6 addresses
  • ICMPv6 module
  • UDP socket APIs
  • DNS client
  • SNTP client
  • TFTP client
CoAP library:
  • CoAP message types CON, NON, ACK, and RESET
  • Token matching
  • Endpoint creation as resources
  • Support for observable resources and observing resources
  • Support for DTLS
  • Support for block transfer
MQTT library:
  • Publisher and Subscriber role
  • Support for QoS0, QoS1 and QoS2
  • Flow control messages to application
  • MQTT message encoder/decoder
  • Support for version 3.1.1 and 3.1.0
  • TLS support
LWM2M library:
  • Client initiated boostrap
  • Server registration/deregistration/update
  • "LWM2M" and "IPSO Smart Objects" objects
  • LWM2M TLV encoder/decoder
  • DTLS support
BSD Socket Interface:
  • Client UDP and TCP
  • Supports Blocking and Non-Blocking I/O
  • Compatible with POSIX Socket Interface





2015年12月10日 星期四

Why use Raytac's BLE module (BT4.1 & BT4.2 Module) Model: MDBT40/MDBT40-P/MDBT42

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

Quoted from Wordpress: https://raytacblog.wordpress.com/


Why Use Raytac BLE module??

Model: MDBT40 / MDBT40-P/MDBT40ANT/MDBT42

The main reasons can be referred to 4 powerful aspects

"Size, Performance, Safety, Cost"


1. Size: 
The smallest module in the main market.
East to fit in any device without space problem.

2. Performance: (Long Working Distance or Double Battery Life Time)
Up to 80~100M communication distance in open space.
For those developers does not need such long working distance can just simply adjust the output power to enhance the battery life time in double!
Easy for mechanical design to build in or can lower down the output power to enhance the battery life time.
Easy to fulfill customer's specification requirements.

3. Safety 
Full Coverage of Safety Regulation Certified as the valued added service for our customers
Raytac module comes with full coverage of profiles for BT certification (Declaration ID, also known as DID), and agrees to relabel our DID to customers, which is the unique module provider currently proceeding like this.
Raytac module complied with FCC(USA), Telec (Japan), CE(EU), IC(Canada), SRRC (China), Taiwan (NCC). According to Module Policy of safety regulation, customer's end product build by Raytac Module does not need to apply full or part of safety testing (depends on region).

The total initial cost saving may up to US$46,100 for single BT products .


4. Cost
Fair and competitive price strategy
With the effect of economic of scale production and advanced component matching, Raytac provides a reasonable cost of BLE module to compensate all customers a low entry barrier to Bluetooth 4.0 field








2015年12月7日 星期一

Nordic Meets ADI...........A Solution for future IoT

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

Quoted from Wordpress: https://raytacblog.wordpress.com/

The fever topic recently is IoT, which refer to a concept combine sensing and data transmission.

Raytac, the Nordic BLE solution provider, now is tightly working with ADI through Avnet Asia to integrate various solutions which may help all developers to have quick access to hatch the future.


For more information, please feel free to contact us or Avnet Asia ADI team 
Avnet ADI team Product Marketing Manager: Kevin  (kevin.yeh@avnet.com)

Reference Design:
  • Water PH Monitor Reference Design (CN0326+MDBT40)
  • Gas Detector Reference Design (CN0357/0234+MDBT40)
  • Heart Rate Reference Design (AD8232+MDBT40)
  • Single Phase Power Meter Reference Design (ADE7952+MDBT40)
  • Energy Harvest Reference Design (ADP5090+MDBT40)
  • Motion Sensor Reference Design (ADXL362+MDBT40)
  • Temp Sensor Reference Design (ADT7420+MDBT40)


Bluetooth Regulation for Co-Brand & White Labeling Issue

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

Quoted from Wordpress: https://raytacblog.wordpress.com/

According to SIG's regulation, every brand needs to have unique Declaration ID (also called as DID) for individual product.

Customer frequently pop up and ask 2 questions about Co-Brand & White Labeling

Here, we quoted SIG formal reply as below




1. What needs to happen when a company co-brands with another company?

Company A is selling a product that is co-branded with Company B's brand.  Do both companies need to be a member and create a Declaration?
  • Company A and Company B both need to be a member of the Bluetooth SIG
  • Only one company has to list the product – however, the company that is listing the product should have their brand more prominent on the packaging
Note: In addition, the Bluetooth footnote must be on the product packaging and must show that both companies are licensed to use the Bluetooth trademarks.

2. What needs for white labeling products?
White labeling is the practice of rebranding another product with your own brand.
For example, Company A manufactures or supplies Bluetooth products, and is marketing and selling these products to different companies (e.g. Company B, C, D). Company A can apply the different company's brands on the products, or the OEM can apply their own brand on the products after purchasing. What does either company need to do?

  • Company A, B, C, D all have to be members of the Bluetooth SIG


  • Company A, B, C, D all have to list the product once for their own company/brand name
  • Kind Reminding~Do you get DID (Declaration ID) for your products?

    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

    Quoted from Wordpress: https://raytacblog.wordpress.com/

    Recently, many of our customers got in trouble in Bluetooth Trade Mark & Brand issues. The discrepancy of having the products legally Bluetooth Mark listed or lack of the Bluetooth Mark on products may result in lawsuit or bar of trading in the board between countries or markets due to the violation of Trade Mark & Brand Policy by SIG (the Bluetooth Organization)


    According to the regulation activated in 2014/2/1, every brand needs to have unique Declaration ID (known as DID) for every individual product. Product is no longer can be free EPL (End Product Listing) listed under other company's QDID. Moreover, SIG recently launched the website for easy reporting the violation makes the report become a fashion.

    Cost to purchased Declaration ID is heavy. (US$8,000 for Adapter Member and US$4,000 for Associate Member)

    BQB testing cost, says around US$7,000, makes this even much harder and let most customers curb the decision to Bluetooth logo compliance.

    For customer who is making products built by Raytac Module, please do contact us for more detail to proceed the application.

    Raytac's module not only have most regional RF certificates granted by module policy, but also conduct the policy to re-label our Bluetooth certified module under the name of customer. That is, we will transfer our module under our customer's brand, and we are the only vendor in the market willing to do so. 

    The brilliant point is that the Bluetooth re-label procedure comes with 9 profiles included. This will help customers much easier to have the future BT products roadmap without extra compliance costs.

    Still feel anxiety for Bluetooth logo issue?
    Please do not be hesitated to contact with us for more detail~

    email: service@raytac.com
    Tel: +886.2.3234.0208








    2015年11月26日 星期四

    How to use NFC to pair your devices – by Nordic Semiconductor

    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

    This is the easiest way to automatically pair two mobile devices! The only thing you need is a mobile device with ‪#‎NFC‬ interface, and the latest ‪#‎Nordic‬ ‪#‎nRF52‬ Series SoC which integrates with‪#‎ARMCortexM4‬‪#‎BluetoothSmart‬, and #NFC


    2015年11月23日 星期一

    Reminding: nRF51 Rev.2 IC Last time order is approaching (2015/12/31)

    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


    Still using Rev.2 nRF51 IC?
    Rev.2 IC's final supply is approaching!

    Customers are strongly recommended to switch to nRF51 Rev.3 IC in order to avoid the future firmware VS IC compatible concerns.

    nRF51 Rev.1 & Rev.2 IC Last time order: 2015/12/31


    What BT4.2 Needs, nRF52 Makes!

    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
    https://raytacblog.wordpress.com/

    Quoted from Nordic Blogs
    https://devzone.nordicsemi.com/blogs/789/nrf52-series-is-ready-for-the-next-generation-of-b/


    Bluetooth SIG officially announced a preview of its technology roadmap for 2016. This will enable new applications and innovative products withBluetooth Special Interest Group Smart in the future that take advantage of the benefits of 

    longer range, faster speed and mesh networking.




    The nRF5x platform from Nordic Semiconductor was designed to be future proof, with its flexible architecture and entire Bluetooth® Smart stack residing in flash memory. Allowing our customers to design new products with new features and/or update products in the field via the unique and secure Over-the-Air device firmware upgrade. The nRF52 Series was designed with the evolution of Bluetooth Smart in mind. It is the most powerful and lowest power Bluetooth Smart SoC in the market today and together with our SoftDevices and comprehensive SDK, it is the a perfect platform for tomorrow’s Bluetooth Smart applications.
    Let’s take a closer look at the new features of Bluetooth Smart and what they can bring to both new and existing products.
    Faster speed, with the announced 100% increase in speed, this will enable faster data transfer at the same level of power consumption. In applications transferring a lot of data such as; medical devices, sports watches, products supporting Over-the-Air upgrades etc, a higher speed will improve the user experience with an improved responsiveness and will increase the battery lifetime of the products. The increased speed also opens up possibillities for new applications requiring higher throughput i.e., audio applications or other type of streaming applications. The nRF52832 multiprotocol SoC will support higher speed with a firmware upgrade.
    Longer range, with the announced 4x range, will enable applications to achieve total house coverage and make it a good fit for battery driven smart home sensors and actuators, such as smoke alarms, door locks and much more. In addition to this, it will make the radio links more robust and thus an even more attractive technology for industrial type of applications. To take full advantage of the longer range capabilities of the next generation of Bluetooth Smart, a new nRF52 Series device will be introduced later in 2016.
    Mesh networking, this will allow Bluetooth Smart devices to form larger networks covering even larger areas. This is attractive to applications requiring higher robustness of the network, lighting applications in larger residential buildings or other type of industrial applications. The nRF51- and nRF52 Series SoCs will support Bluetooth Mesh networking through software update.
    Take advantage of the next generation of Bluetooth once released get started with the nRF52 DK today.
    The nRF52 Series is ready for the next generation of Bluetooth Smart. Let us innovate together!



    Trophy of Nordic 2015 Global Tech Tour

    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
    https://raytacblog.wordpress.com/


    Nordic does hear the developer's appeal from 2014's Tech Tour
    The trophy of 2015's Nordic Tech Tour.........A nRF52 Development Kit for every attendant.
    Developers not only can learn from the seminar, but can start the development right back home.




    2015年11月19日 星期四

    Why nRF52? Here is the answer!

    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

    A simple chart can help all friends realized why need nRF52





    Nordic Listed nRF52 Module Maker

    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
    As a partner of Nordic, Raytac is honored be listed in Nordic suggested nRF52 Module maker in Global Tech Tour 2015!



    2015年11月4日 星期三

    Raytac Corporation MDBT40 & MDBT40-P Module Specification Sheet Updated

    Raytac Corporation
    A BT4.1 & BT4.2 module maker based on Nordic nRF51 solution 
    (nRF51822 & nRF51422 & nRF52832 & nRF51802)
    www.raytac.com
    Tel: +886.2.3234.0208
    email: service@raytac.com





    Raytac Corporation BLE module MDBT40 and MDBT40-P series specification sheet has been updated.
    Please feel free to download from below link
    http://www.raytac.com/download/MDBT40/MDBT40%20spec-Version%20A4.pdf

    Release Note:
    1. Revised layout guide for MDBT40 series in Chapter 2
    2. Updated Chapter 5
    3. Updated table of list of Raytac's Model No.
    4. Removed information of Version 2 IC from Chapter 4
    5. Added Reliability test in Chapter 10