Category: Nordic Semiconductor
Nordic Semiconductors at Embedded World 2022 (at 2h54m in my Livestream day1)
NORDIC Bluetooth 5, IEEE 802.15.4 , Thread and Cellular IoT Ultra Low Power Wireless Solutions from SEMICONDUCTOR.
Nordic Semiconductor provides ultra-low power (ULP) wireless chips that can run for a long time from small power sources, like watch batteries. NORDIC the latest version of Bluetooth is Bluetooth5 by NORDIC .It represents the greatest advancements in the specification since Bluetooth 4.0 and the introduction of Bluetooth Low Energy. Errata High throughput, Long range, advertising extensions, increased broadcast capacity, improved co-existence. IEEE 802.15.4: is a standard for low data rate, low power networks. IEEE 802.15.4 defines the physical (PHY) and Medium Access Control (MAC) layers and forms the basis for numerous upper layer networking specifications including Thread, 6LowPAN, Zigbee and Wireless HART. IEEE 802.15.4 is supported by the Nordic nRF52840 multi-protocol SoC. Thread is a standards-based IPv6-based mesh networking protocol developed for simply and securely connecting products around the home to each other, to the internet and to the cloud. Cellular IoT (A low power LTE-M and NB-IoT solution for wide area network deployments). The LTE-M and NB-IoT standards are open standards created by 3GPP to allow wide deployment of IoT nodes while leveraging existing cellular infrastructure. The LTE protocols are designed for unparalleled scalability in number of nodes while maintaining good Quality of Service. Both technologies offer eDRX and PSM which are techniques for lowering the power consumption compared to traditional LTE. In eDRX, device and network agree exact times when the device will be ready to receive data.
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Nordic Semiconductor nRF5340 dual Arm Cortex-M33 at Embedded World 2020, NB-IoT, LTE-M, BLE, Quuppa
Nordic Semiconductor’s Bjørn Kvaale shows the latest cellular IoT NB-IoT, LTE-M, GPS and BLE Bluetooth 5.1 Direction Finding, Zigbee and Thread solutions for development on the market today. Showing their Bluetooth Low Energy solutions including the newly launched nRF5340 SoC featuring dual Arm Cortex-M33 processors, truly secure, with two flexible processors, the advanced feature set, and an operating temperature up to 105 °C, makes it the ideal choice for professional lighting, advanced wearables, and other complex IoT applications The nRF5340 PDK is the preview development kit for the nRF5340 SoC, containing everything needed to get started with development, on a single board. The PDK supports development with an extensive range of wireless protocols. It supports Bluetooth Low Energy, including the Long Range and high-speed 2 Mbps features. Mesh protocols like Bluetooth mesh, Thread and Zigbee can be run concurrently with Bluetooth LE, enabling smart phones to provision, commission, configure and control mesh nodes. NFC, ANT, 802.15.4 and 2.4 GHz proprietary protocols are also supported. The PDK is bundled with an NFC antenna that quickly enables testing of nRF5340’s NFC-A tag peripheral. A SEGGER J-Link debugger is on the board, enabling full-blown programming and debugging, of both the nRF5340 SoC and external targets. All analog and digital interfaces, and GPIOs are available via headers and edge connectors. The kit is Arduino Uno Rev3 hardware compatible, meaning it can be easily interfaced with external device shields, including the Power Profiler Kit. Four buttons and four LEDs simplify input and output to and from the nRF5340 SoC, they are all user-programmable. An on-board external memory is connected to the 96 MHz QSPI peripheral in the nRF5340 SoC. The PDK is typically powered with USB, but can be powered by a wide range of sources, within the supply range of 1.7 to 5.0 V. In addition to USB, it can be powered with external source, but also includes a CR2032 battery holder and a Li-Po battery connector, for in-field testing. Current consumption can be measured by using the dedicated current measurement pins. The nRF Connect SDK is the software development kit for the nRF5340 SoC, and it has board support for the nRF5340 PDK.
Taiyo Yuden world leader capacitor manufacturer, shows BT5 modules with Nordic Semi
Google IoT Demo for Zephyr RTOS With TF-M Secured on Musca
In this demo, the Trusted Firmware M is providing the SPE and JWT sign, Zephyr is providing the NSPE and The Google IoT application is running on Zephyr using secure services from Trusted Firmware M.
– Platform Security Architecture (PSA) is an IoI security framework being developed by Arm.
– Trusted Firmware M (TF-M) is an open source project to provide PSA compliant secure firmware for M profile devices.
– Zephyr is a Linux Foundation Collaboration Project to provide a small, scalable RTOS for connected, resource constrained device.
– Arm Musca-A1 subsystem based on Armv8-M which allows partitioning the SW execution in Secure and Non Secure domain.
ARM Innovation Ecosystem Accelerator (ARM Accelerator)
ARM Innovation Ecosystem Accelerator (“ARM Accelerator”) is an international global startup accelerator recruitment network in Mainland China, UK, U.S, Israel, Canada, France, Hong Kong, and Taiwan area, helping startups accelerate development in areas such as VR/AR, Robotics/AI, Smart Car, Smart Healthcare, Smart Home, Smart City. ARM Accelerator is an innovation and acceleration platform featured among ARM’s ecosystem. ARM Accelerator focuses on smart hardware and IoT ecosystem. The core advantage of ARM Accelerator is to create an one-stop platform for China and overseas startups and integrates the world-leading IC design companies and scarce, high-value labs to provide the customers all kinds of incubation and acceleration services, such as professional technology consulting, design service, and global promotion and investment matchmaking.
Open Source Foundries IoT Zephyr, Linux, IoT Gateways, Bluetooth Mesh microPlatforms demo
Open Source Foundries is a spin off company off of Linaro, composed of a talented group of engineers to work more directly with companies, OEMs, ODMs, small, medium to large companies to bring new open source products and solutions more rapidly to the market. Leveraging all the work done by Linaro and speeding up the time to market, enable rapid product development, here demonstrating some of the open source IoT solutions provided based on Zephyr on ARM Cortex-M and Linux on ARM Cortex-A using the Linaro Technologies Division (LTD) microPlatforms system.
The lack of a secure IoT solution has the industry scrambling. The Open Source Foundries team believes that a world can exist in which all connected devices can be secured and updated in a timely fashion. In this demonstration shown at the Linaro Connect San Francisco 2017, the team showcases its secure end to end FOTA (firmware over the air) solution implementing the latest in connected technologies.
At Open Source Foundries, software is their passion, hacking hardware is their favorite past time, so they have created the OSLight project to convert off the shelf hardware into secure connected devices. They have inserted a Red Bear NRF52 BLE Nano 2 into these lamps, to allow them to communicate over BLE with various cloud services. In the first demo, they demonstrate creating a secure BLE mesh network with these lamps. They show the ability to securely pass messages through the mesh network to control the state of the LED lamp. The next demo shows a set of 96Boards Nitrogens sending temperature data to the SoftBank IoT Cloud with the ONEM2M protocol using 6lowpan over BLE. The third and final demo introduces a variant of the OSLight project, a fully 3D printed light bulb. Instead of a simple LED array it has a 12 LED WRGB NeoPixel which is powered by line voltage, stepped down to 5VDC.
For microcontrollers, they offer their Zephyr microplatform, an open source software reference based on Zephyr RTOS and MCUboot. This software stack implements secure boot, unified microkernel, and IP (TCP or UDP) using 6lowpan over BLE. At the protocol level they’ve embraced industry standards such as LWM2M/ONEM2M/HTTPS/MQTT to provide an array of options for their customers, whilst ensuring no vendor lock in. Open Source Foundries subscribers are offered continuous validated software updates throughout the life of their product for a fixed monthly subscription fee.
On the gateway, they offer their Linux microplatform, which is again, an open source reference based on the latest Linux kernel version, and a minimal Yocto based userspace with a container runtime (Docker). By isolated the OS from the containers, each can be updated independently while providing limitless potential for the applications it can run. For updates they again implement standards, and stay vendor neutral to allow their customers to choose the solution that is right for them. Continuous validated updates for the OS and containers are also offered for this platform for a reasonable fixed monthly fee.
Nordic Semiconductor nRF52840 ARM Cortex-M4F for IoT
Nordic Semiconductor nRF52840 is the latest System on a chip for wireless from Nordic. The nRF52840 SoC is based on a ARM Cortex-M4F CPU with 1MB flash and 256kB RAM on chip. The embedded 2.4GHz transceiver supports Bluetooth low energy. There are kits with the nRF52840 available today. Nordic Semiconductor is a designer of SOCs for Wireless devices. The company specializes in ultra-low power performance wireless system on a chip. Nordic Seminconductor has put a great deal of work into Bluetooth low energy. Nordic components are often found in products such as wireless gamepad, mouse, keyboard, intelligent sports equipment, wireless medical, remote control, voice over IP, security, wearables, Internet of things devices and toys.
Micro:bit CTO and CEO interview
Johnny Austin is the CTO of the micro:bit foundation, they have distributed about 1 million units for free to every school kid age 12 in the UK, who use them to learn programming. The retail price is £13 in the UK. Micro:bit Foundation has announced three new Founding partners to join the current six. The British Council, Amazon and Lancaster University will be joining the BBC, Nominet, ARM, IET, Microsoft and Samsung. Zach Shelby is the CEO and he talks about how they are working to make the micro:bit available worldwide to everyone who wants to use it. The micro:bit is now available in 32 countries, with resellers in eleven. The micro:bit Foundation with element 14, the distributor of the BBC micro:bit, announced resellers in six new countries. This means educational organisations, teachers, kids, parents and makers will now also be able to locally purchase the BBC micro:bit in Germany, France, Italy, Sweden, Netherlands and Finland.
$20 Red Bear BLE Nano development board uses ARM mbed and Device Cloud Connector
At the ARM booth at Computex 2016, Shenzhen based Red Bear presents their $20 BLE Nano development board, the world’s smallest Bluetooth Low Energy development board using a Nordic Semiconductor nRF51822 16Mhz ARM Cortex-M0 SoC with 32KB RAM, 256KB Flash that supports BLE Central and BLE Peripheral roles, supports voltage from 1.8V to 3.3V and that work’s with their free Android or iOS app. ARM IoT Business Unit Marketing Engineer Neil Tan also shows his project to make a Strength Enhancing Exoskeleton developed with ARM mbed on an STM32F401 ARM Cortex-M4 based development board. Filmed in 4K using Sony AX53
Svein-Egil Nielsen, CTO of Nordic Semiconductor, enabling wearables, IoT, Bluetooth beacons and more
Nordic Semiconductor provides ultra low power ARM processors, to enable Bluetooth Smart devices, they are in wearables, smartwatches, rings, pens, wireless chargers, bluetooth beacons, smart home IoT. Nordic Semiconductor partners with many module makers who take the Nordic Semiconductor chips to adapt it to every type of suitable market. They showcase their support of Apple HomeKit. Nordic Semiconductor and the community has answered over 10 thousand questions at https://devzone.nordicsemi.com/questions/ to support their customers.
Nordic Semiconductor just launched the nRF52832 SoC, which is a powerful, highly flexible ultra-low power multiprotocol SoC ideally suited for Bluetooth Smart, ANT and 2.4GHz ultra low-power wireless applications. The nRF52832 SoC is built around a 32-bit ARM Cortex-M4F CPU with 512kB + 64kB RAM. The embedded 2.4GHz transceiver supports Bluetooth Smart, ANT and proprietary 2.4 GHz protocol stack. It is on air compatible with the nRF51 Series, nRF24L and nRF24AP Series products from Nordic Semiconductor.
$24 FlyShark BW140 Sports Watch 24hours Heart Rate Monitor
FlyShark BW140 is a smart sports watch comes with low power consumption LCD display, with 180mAH battery inside, it support at least 3days battery life with display always on(it is very important always show the time for a smart watch) and support 24 hours heart rate monitoring.It is IP67 waterproof watch with wireless charging feature, comes with easily changeable strap in black, blue, orange colors. Bulk price at $24 for 500pcs orders.
Distributors can contact FlyShark here:
Mary Ma, Sales Manager
Mobile: +86 13714507573
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Lembird Free3 MTK6572 3G Smart Watch Android4.4
Lembird Free3 is an Android Smart Watch with IP65 waterproof, powered by Mediatek Dual-core ARM Cortex-A7, runs Android 4.4,comes with 1.4’’ circular AMOLED touch screen at 400*400 resolution, with SIM card slot it can support 3G network and use as WiFi hot spot. With bluetooth4.0, It support vibration notification from incoming call. It also support hear rate monitor, step counting, distance tracking, energy consumption record, sleep depth monitoring and analysis from the customized apps. With 400mAH battery inside, battery life up to 2 days with display always on. Lembird Free3 shipped with 2 version, 512MB RAM,4G Flash or 1G RAM 8G Flash, with leather, metal or rubber different stylish bracelet.
You can contact Lembird here:(Please let them know if you watch this video)
Darren, General Manager
Mobile:+86 186 6699 4118
Heremi Kids Tracker, Smart Bracelet Design House Tour: $57 Heremi W7 Kids Smart Watch on MT6261D
Heremi W7 is a kid smart watch powered by MediaTek MTK6261D ARM Cortex-A7, comes with 0.96’’ OLED screen, with SIM card, TF card reader and bluetooth 3.0, it support phone call with only families, with fire wall inside, it also can block the phone call from strangers. Heremi also designed the customized app for iOS and Android, you can set the families telephone books, see the locations of the kids, it will also alarm you if the kid is away the normal track. Retailer price at $57 from 1pcs MOQ, start shipping from November.
You can contact heremi here: (Please let them know if you watch this video)
Ella Zhang, Sales Manager,
Mobile:+86 180 0250 8281