nRF51822 Bluetooth Smart Beacon Kit

Demo/Development Kit for Bluetooth Smart Beacons
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Overview

Description

The nRF51822 Bluetooth® Smart Beacon Kit is a reference design that lets you explore the full range of development possibilities for beacons using Bluetooth Smart technology. It consists of hardware, firmware and apps for both iOS and Android on Bluetooth 4.0 enabled smartphones.

 

It is ultra-compact at 20 mm diameter and can run from CR1632 coin-cell batteries. The kit has two buttons which can be programmed to enable easy switching between modes and/or functionality, as well as an RGB LED which can be configured to indicate different events. Ten GPIO pins are available for expansion and the kit can be connected to an external programmer/debugger during development work. The nRF51822 Bluetooth Smart Beacon Kit also supports complete Over-The-Air (OTA) Device Firmware Upgrade (DFU) for all firmware on the nRF51822 chip.

 

See Senior Application Engineer, Asbjørn Fossmark present the nRF51822 Bluetooth Smart Beacon Kit to help you get on designing with beacons

 

 

Available from our online stores:

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Order online at Rutronik24 here
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Features

  • Ultra-compact form factor (20 mm diameter)
  • Full OTA DFU for protocol stack and application
  • 10 GPIO pins available on board
  • 2 x buttons
  • 1 x RGB LED
  • Fully programmable
  • Companion Apps available for iOS and Android 4.3

Content

  • 1 x nRF51822 Bluetooth Smart Beacon Kit Module
  • Apps and source code available as downloads

 

 

 

 

 

Bluetooth low energy
nRF Beacon

Supported products/complementary

 

Product Brief Description
nRF51822 Bluetooth low energy and 2.4GHz proprietary multiprotocol SoC
nRF Beacon - Android 4.3 An application that lets you explore the full range of possibilities for beacons using Bluetooth Smart technology

 

Ordering codes

 

Ordering Code Brief Description
nRF51822-Beacon Demo/Development Kit for Bluetooth Smart Beacons

 

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PC software
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Software

Code Name Version
nRF51822-BK-FW nRF51822 Bluetooth Smart Beacon Kit Firmware Files

Reference Layout

Code Name Version
nRF51822-BK-HW nRF51822 Bluetooth Smart Beacon Kit Hardware Files

User Guides

Code Name Version
nRF51822-BK-UG nRF51822 Bluetooth Smart Beacon Reference Design User Guide