In the past we have used a processor and modem in separate packages, but with Nordic’s nRF9160 SiP we have all the components we need in a compact form factor, while the power consumption capabilities of the nRF9160 were also an important consideration for our CharIoT data logger. We aim to give 10-year battery life, and that’s possible even with data transmissions as frequent as every 30 minutes. In addition, we decided to use a Nordic solution because the company provides a lot of open-source libraries, well-documented code and examples, while Nordic’s DevZone forum is full of expert application engineers ready to advise on any development issues. The Nordic SDK was also very useful, cutting down engineering time considerably.
Electronics Engineer, Ashridge Engineering
One of the most important reasons we selected the nRF9160 SiP was the Nordic nRF Connect SDK. To achieve stable performance and low power consumption, we relied heavily on the SDK’s core firmware to optimize our application software. The Nordic team also provided us with excellent support throughout the development process. Our engineers benefitted greatly from the assistance of the Nordic DevZone, which helped speed up the development process.
Daniel Lai, Founder and CEO of Brocere ElectronicsView the full story
We used the nRF Connect Software Development Kit [SDK] to build our application entirely in-house – in fact, we were able to use the SDK to prototype parts of our application in a matter of days and develop a field ready beta solution in weeks. The abundance of sample code made it easy to get started, and we found the documentation easy to navigate and helpful as we started to optimize for power and performance.
Peter Condoleon, CTO and Co-Founder of GreaseBossView the full story
During development Nordic’s powerful nRF Connect SDK was of great help. It provides rich development resources and sample codes, covering various functions and application scenarios. We were able to develop and debug our applications more quickly by taking advantage of the sample code and documentation provided by the SDK
Sue Li, Field Application Engineer, Minew
Using the Nordic Semiconductor nRF9160 SiP’s LTE-M cellular IoT connectivity, our EdgeTrak 4S multiprotocol industrial connectivity solution can relay user equipment data to the Cloud remotely, allowing field personnel to make better use of their time by putting an end to routine visits and relying on alerts instead. From marginally data intensive applications to applications needing occasional high density data, the nRF9160 SiP has been a perfect fit for Rulo. All while consuming very low power and always connected to the cellular network. The nRF9160 also fits very well with the long term roadmap for Rulo, while Nordic’s technical support was first class.
We chose Nordic not just for the quality of its SoC, but for the ease it provides around the development environment, especially with its software development kits. Thanks to the SDKs, firmware development becomes extremely easy and there is no limit to our software development. Aside from the great software, Nordic SoCs come with a very special flexible peripheral mapping feature which allows hardware engineers to annotate as we wish to save a lot of time in schematic design and PCB layout, and more than 30 percent of our total development time. This gives us confidence and peace of mind with our design and allows us to effectively focus on our tasks.
CEO of Braveridge
The awesome low power consumption and long range capabilities of Nordic’s SoCs were a major selling point for us. Also our team has worked with Nordic technology for a long time and the company has the best support I’ve encountered among any of the Bluetooth LE chip companies. This made us very comfortable selecting Nordic as our partner.
Vice President of Product Engineering at HerdDogg