Friday, February 7, 2020

Firmware Coding & DFU onto MDBT50Q-RX

Hi there, 

Here introduce the firmware perspective about how to program your code onto MDBT50Q-RX dongle.

Believed all readers have done the hardware setting and now has well prepared to load the code onto the dongle. (If not yet done the hardware setting, pls find it here)

In this blog, we will introduce the procedure based on below 2 scenarios
  • First time to load the code
  • DFU Firmware update by USB or OTA (through Bluetooth over the air)

First time to load the code:

1. Generate Public Key

For security reason, Public Key is the first step to proceed (DOS Environment MUST)
   Command to produce Public Key is in below:

      nrfutil keys generate public_key.pem
nrfutil keys display --key pk --format code public_key.pem --out_file public_key.c

2. Edit Bootloader (Use Keil C as the example)
    2.1 Open a project

\nRF5_SDK_15.3.0_59ac345\examples\dfu\secure_bootloader\pca10056_ble

    2.2 Paste the Public Key produced from step 1 in the red square.

    2.3 Set up Button behavior to trigger the Bootloader function start
    2.3.1 Activate to enter the Bootloader function by using button pressed. (Developers may change to others if don't like this way. Just enter "secure_bootloader" project and modify "sdk_config.h")


    2.3.2 Modify button pin no. (Developers can modify "sdk_config.h" in "secure_bootloader" project)


    2.3.3 Modify LED pin no. (Developers can modify "pca10056.h" in "secure_bootloader" project)


3. Edit Application
   Open and edit the project

\nRF5_SDK_15.3.0_59ac345\examples\peripheral\usbd_ble_uart\pca10056\s140\arm5_no_packs

4. Generate bootloader_settings.hex file

nrfutil.exe settings generate --family NRF52840 --application USBD_TO_UART.hex --application-version 3 --bootloader-version 2 --bl-settings-version 1 bootloader_settings.hex

5. Merge files
1Bootloader.hex
2bootloader_settings.hex
3s140_nrf52_6.1.1_softdevice.hex
4USBD_TO_UART.hex
mergehex.exe -m Bootloader.hex bootloader_settings.hex -o Combind0.hex
mergehex.exe -m Combind0.hex s140_nrf52_6.1.1_softdevice.hex -o Combind1.hex
mergehex.exe -m Combind1.hex USBD_TO_UART.hex x -o USBD_TO_UART_BT_SD_APP.hex



6. Use nRFconnect to burn the merged code onto dongle (nRF52840 IC)
Launch the programmer

Load the merged .hex file
Program the .hex file



Right here, the code should be loaded onto dongle successfully.
Hope all you guys enjoy the journey and completed the setup.

In case you are not happy about the code you just loaded?
No worry, we now introduce DFU process in below to retrieve your happiness.


Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Come to visit Raytac at Embedded World 2020 #Hall 3 / 3-520

With over 1,000 exhibitors gathering in Nuremberg, Germany on 25 Feb.~27 Feb., 2020 , Embedded World already is one of  the biggest trade fair among the IoT Technologies.

Raytac is pleased to be in attendance and present our full range of module family based on Nordic nRF52840, nRF528333 and all others.

We welcome all developers come to meet us and look forward to seeing you there.






Raytac Corporation 勁達國際電子有限公司 
A BT 5.1 & BT 5 & BT 4.2 module maker based on Nordic nRF52 & nRF51 solution 
(nRF52840 & nRF52833 & nRF52832 & nRF52811 & nRF52810 & nRF51822)
www.raytac.comemail: cs@raytac.comTel: +886.2.3234.0208



Friday, January 10, 2020

Raytac nRF52833 Series Module MDBT50Q & Demo Board Now Are Available

Just right at the start of 2020, we are happy to announce nRF52833 modules are now available!

Raytac's nRF52833 series modules are introduced in 3 kinds of antenna options (Chip Ceramic / PCB / u.FL connector for external antenna) brings the best usability to meet different implements.

Chip Antenna Version: MDBT50Q-512K
PCB Antenna Version: MDBT50Q-P512K
u.FL Connector Version: MDBT50Q-U512K



Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Raytac Product Change Notice (PCN) Announcement for Nordic nRF52832 Solution Module

Raytac would like to announce Product Change Notice (PCN-19121601) for all nRF52832 module lines include MDBT42Q / MDBT42 / MDBT42V series.

There is no panic for this PCN,  it is refer to module's appearance changes only but no others.

Raytac will remove YELLOW DOT marking on shielding for all modules produced based on Nordic nRF52832 (Build Code: EXX) V.2 SoC since 2020 (Date Code from 001).

In case there is anything unclear for this PCN , please do not be hesitated to contact Account Manger for further assistance.




Raytac Corporation 勁達國際電子有限公司 A BT 5.1 & BT 5 & BT 4.2 module maker based on Nordic nRF51 & nRF52 solution 
(nRF52840 & nRF52833 & nRF52832 & nRF52811 & nRF52810 & nRF51822)
www.raytac.comemail: cs@raytac.comTel: +886.2.3234.0208


Thursday, December 12, 2019