The smart lock employs a 3.7V 3000mAh Li-ion battery, providing up to six months of standby time between replacement, thanks in part to the ultra low power operating characteristics of the Nordic nRF52832 SoC.
Nordic’s nRF52832 Bluetooth LE SoC, a member of Nordic’s sixth generation of ultra low power (ULP) wireless connectivity solutions, combines a 64MHz, 32-bit ARM® Cortex® M4F processor with a 2.4GHz multiprotocol radio (supporting Bluetooth 5, ANT™ and proprietary 2.4GHz RF software) featuring -96dB RX sensitivity, with 512kB Flash memory and 64kB RAM. When launched, the SoC was the world’s highest performance single-chip Bluetooth LE solution, delivering up to 60 percent more generic processing power, offering 10 times the Floating Point performance and twice the DSP performance compared to competing solutions.
“We needed a high performance Bluetooth solution with LE consumption, and a SoC solution with a high-quality Apple HomeKit-compatible Software Development Kit [SDK], and for that reason Nordic’s nRF52832 was a good choice,” says Marcus Tempte, Co-founder and CEO of Friday Labs.
About Friday Labs
Friday Labs, based in London, UK, was created with a mission to modernize home automation with secure products made from premium materials that are secure, stylish and easy to use. Friday Labs has a vision for connected products that encompass functional, unobtrusive design to deliver a streamlined experience. Friday Lock is the first in a range of connected life products from Friday Labs. More information at www.fridaylabs.net