Nordic Semiconductor’s Nordic Thingy:53 has been named the ‘Best IoT Innovation of the Year’ in the Electronics Maker (EM) Best Awards 2022. Now in their eighth year, the EM Best Awards are India’s most prestigious electronics industry awards recognizing and celebrating excellence, and pioneering technological achievement.
The awards are among the most prestigious in India’s industry and encompass every area of electronics design and technology including innovation in the IoT. The winners were recently announced at a gala ceremony held in The Stellar Gymkhana, Greater Noida, India.
Nordic’s Thingy:53 platform beat all comers in the Best IoT Innovation of the Year category, recognized by the panel of expert judges as the ideal platform for building advanced wireless proofs-of-concept and prototypes with ML capabilities on the shortest development schedules.
Thingy:53 is based on Nordic’s nRF5340 dual-core Arm® Cortex® M-33 advanced multiprotocol SoC and incorporates the company’s nPM1100 Power Management IC (PMIC) and nRF21540 Front End Module (FEM), a power amplifier/low noise amplifier (PA/LNA) range extender. The prototyping platform is equipped with a rechargeable 1350 mAh Li-poly battery and multiple motion and environmental sensors. It supports Bluetooth® LE, Thread, Matter, Zigbee, IEEE 802.15.4, NFC, and Bluetooth mesh RF protocols, and comes with preinstalled firmware for embedded ML directly on the Thingy:53.
Established as the world's leading Bluetooth LE company, Nordic has since evolved into a wireless IoT company able to wirelessly 'connect anything' via low-power wireless technologies such as Bluetooth® LE, Wi-Fi, LTE-M, and NB-IoT.