Nordic Semiconductor wins NXT-ID order for system on chip

Wednesday 25 January 2017 | 12:55 CET | News

Norwegian company Nordic Semiconductor said that NXT-ID of Melbourne in Florida has selected its nRF52832 Bluetooth low energy System-on-Chip (SoC) for connectivity for NXT-ID’s IoT Stamp module. The module is designed for integration into wearables, portable devices, and Internet of Things (IoT) applications.

The module is designed as a drop-in product to help manufacturers with little or no RF engineering expertise to reduce development time and time to market for connected products. The IoT Stamp can be used with a range of batteries from 10mAh to 480mAh or above. With a 10mAh battery, the IoT Stamp can last for several months without recharging, thanks to the ultra-low power operating characteristics of Nordic Semiconductor’s nRF52832 SoC.

Nordic's nRF52832 Bluetooth low energy SoC has been engineered to minimise power consumption with features such as the 2.4GHz radio's 5.5mA peak RX/TX currents and a fully automatic power management system, which cuts energy consumption by up to 80 percent compared with Nordic's nRF51 Series SoCs. The result is a product that offers 90 CoreMark/mA.

The nRF52832 SoC combines a 64 MHz, 32-bit ARM Cortex M4F processor with a 2.4GHz multiprotocol radio, fully compatible with Bluetooth 4.2, ANT and proprietary 2.4GHz RF software. It features -96dB RX sensitivity, with 512kB Flash memory, 64kB RAM, and an NFC-A tag for "Touch-to-Pair" operations.

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