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Nordic Semiconductor nRF51 Bluetooth Smart/ANT/2.4GHz Development Kit and Dongle

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Nordic’s nRF51 DK is a versatile low-cost single-board development kit for Bluetooth® Smart, ANT, and 2.4GHz proprietary applications using the nRF51 Series SoC.  The kit supports development for both nRF51822 and nRF51422 SoCs, and is hardware compatible with the Arduino Uno Revision 3 standard, enabling the use of compatible 3rd-party shields.



The kit gives access to all I/O and interfaces via connectors, and has 4 user-programmable LEDs and buttons. It supports the standard Nordic Software Development Tool-chain using Keil, IAR, and GCC. There is also support for the ARM mbed tool-chain for rapid prototyping and development using mbed’s cloud-based IDE and tool-chain with an extensive range of open-source software libraries. Program/Debug options on the kit include Segger J-Link OB for standard tool-chain and CMSIS-DAP for mbed.

In addition to standard nRF51 Series development, the development kit can be used as a useful and highly cost-effective Bluetooth Smart packet sniffer using Nordic nRF Sniffer software allowing detailed data related to Bluetooth Smart communication to be captured and analyzed. Using the Master Emulator firmware and the Master Control Panel Software it enables setting up of a peer device that you can use to test the connection of your application.

nRF51 Development Kit Features:

  • Low cost single board development kit supporting Bluetooth Smart, ANT and 2.4GHz
  • Arduino Uno shield compatible
  • ARM mbed enabled
  • All GPIO and interfaces available at edge connectors
  • Segger J-Link OB and ARM mbed CMSIS-DAP Program/Debug on board

nRF51 Development Kit Contents:

  • 1 x nRF51 DK development kit board
  • 5 x nRF51422 samples
  • 1 x CR2032 battery

Applications:

  • Internet of Things (IoT) - Sensors and Hubs
  • Wearables
  • Appcessories
  • Desktop peripherals
  • Remote controls
  • Sports & Medical
  • Smartwatch
  • Smarthome sensors
  • Toys
  • Industrial sensors

Nordic also offers the nRF51 Dongle, a USB development dongle for Bluetooth® Smart, ANT, and 2.4GHz applications also using the nRF51 Series SoC. Like the nRF51 development kit, the dongle supports development for nRF51822 and nRF51422 SoCs, supports the standard Nordic Software Development tool-chain using Keil, IAR, and GCC, and provides support for the ARM mbed tool-chain. It has a user-programmable RGB LED, button, 6 solder pads for GPIO/interface connections, and Segger J-Link OB for standard tool-chain and CMSIS-DAP for mbed Program/Debug options.


nRF51 Dongle Features:

  • Low cost development dongle supporting Bluetooth Smart, ANT and 2.4GHz
  • ARM mbed enabled
  • Segger J-Link OB and ARM mbed CMSIS-DAP Program/Debug on board
  • Integrated PCB antenna
  • 6 GPIO and interfaces available at edge connectors
  • 1 programmable button
  • 1 programmable RGB LED

 

For more information about the Nordic Bluetooth Smart/ANT/2.4GHz Development Kit or Dongle, please call Symmetry Electronics at (310) 536-6190, or contact us online. 

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