Apricity Ara reduces the need for peaking power plants (power plants that generally run only when there is a high demand for electricity) by connecting domestic water heaters to utilities over cellular communications. This allows utilities to remotely monitor and, during peak energy demand, reduce the standby power of heaters not in use. What we got with Nordic’s nRF9160 SiP was a highly reliable, plug-and-play cellular solution that is perfect for energy companies. Working through the development of this pioneering application with Nordic was also very rewarding. Go to Nordic’s technical team with a challenge and their eyes light up with excitement at the chance to solve it.
Jacob C Betcher
Mobii Systems has been using Nordic technology in its designs for the past 12 years, and I have been designing with Nordic solutions since 2003. It is a brand we have learnt to trust for reliability, performance, and availability, which is in part why we selected the nRF52840 SoC for our world first Active Transponder and Active Pod sports timing devices. Because of the high quality of technical information and reference designs, we seldomly use development kits and proceed straight to prototype design. We have never made use of application engineers, which is a great indication on the quality of information available to designers.
Lead Hardware Engineer, Mobii Systems
We selected Nordic for its broad range of products, ensuring our customers can select from a wide range of solutions based on their unique needs. The Nordic DevZone also provides an invaluable platform for developers to exchange development experience, while the wealth of software examples allows us to accelerate customized development. All in all, it gives us the confidence to make a good product
CTO, Tangshan Hongjia
The SigCell cellular IoT platform is all about getting sensor-to-Cloud IoT solutions into production fast, and reducing time to market for companies that need to carefully manage resources, costs, or schedules. Our module based on Nordic’s nRF9160 SiP not only allows companies to perform edge computing and AI without a lot of the upfront cost, but because Nordic helped us get the necessary certifications in advance we have also greatly reduced both the risk and development time for customers.