Friday, December 26, 2014

Revolution & Powerful nRF51 IoT SDK Released By Nordic

Raytac Corporation
A BT4.1 module maker based on Nordic nRF51 solution (nRF51822 & nRF51422)
Tel: +886.2.3234.0208

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:
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.

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

Monday, December 22, 2014

Apple iBeacons Find Their Way Into McDonald's

Raytac Corporation
A BT4.1 module maker based on Nordic nRF51 solution (nRF51822 & nRF51422)
Tel: +886.2.3234.0208

Quoted from Forbes:

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.”

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Raytac BT4.0 Module UART Solution Ready

Raytac Corporation
A BT4.1 module maker based on Nordic nRF51 solution (nRF51822 & nRF51422)
Tel: +886.2.3234.0208

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.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Nordic nRF51 Series Extents Operating Temperature Range

Raytac Corporation
A BT4.1 module maker based on Nordic nRF51 solution (nRF51822 & nRF51422)
Tel: +886.2.3234.0208

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.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

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

Raytac Corporation
A BT4.1 module maker based on Nordic nRF51 solution (nRF51822 & nRF51422)
Tel: +886.2.3234.0208
Quote from SIG:

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.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

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

Raytac Corporation
A BT4.1 module maker based on Nordic nRF51 solution (nRF51822 & nRF51422)
Tel: +886.2.3234.0208

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

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

GoGlove--A wearable wireless remote to control your phone.

An awesome remote control now listed in kickstarter

GoGlove: Life has a Soundtrack. Control Yours.

Why not take a took of the video which will be much easier to know how the impletment it is rather than read the words

How it works

No matter you are a sportmania or just work out for losing weight, GoGlove must be the best pal to bring fun, enjoy the moment without the distraction of your smart mobile devices

Why not just visit their website right now and know more about~

Raytac Corporation
A BT4.1 module maker based on Nordic nRF51 solution (nRF51822 & nRF51422)
Tel: +886.2.3234.0208