Nordic Semiconductor’s new Arduino Uno shield-compatible nRF51 DK development kit supports Bluetooth Smart, ANT, and 2.4-GHz designs. Nordic also announced the availability of its nRF51 Dongle, which is a 16 mm × 28 mm USB dongle for the testing, analysis, and development of Bluetooth Smart, ANT, and 2.4-GHz applications.
The nRF51 DK is based on Nordic’s nRF51 Series SoC, which combines a 2.4-GHz multiprotocol radio, 32-bit ARM Corte M0 processor, flash memory, and 16- or 32-KB RAM. The SoCs can support a wide range of peripherals and are available in quad flat no-lead (QFN) and wafer level chip scale package (WLCSP) options.
Key points about the nRF51 DK and nRF51 Dongle
- You can use the nRF51 DK with a variety of third-party Arduino shield expansion boards. It also supports ARM mbed for rapid prototyping projects.
- The nRF51 DK allows access to all device peripherals, interfaces, and I/Os.
- The nRF51 DK includes four user-programmable buttons and LEDS plus voltage and current pins to measure device power consumption.
- nRF51 DK and nRF51 Dongle are supported by standard tool-chain options including Keil, IAR, and Gnu Compiler Collection (GCC).
- The 63 mm × 101 mm nRF51 DK includes a coin-cell battery holder for field testing
- You can use nRF51 DKhe DK as a programmer for other target boards that use the nRF51 Series SoC.
The nRF51 DK costs $69. The nRF51 Dongle is $49.
Source: Nordic Semiconductor