Nordic Semiconductor’s Nordic Thingy:53 has been named winner of the ‘RF/Wireless/Microwave’ category of the 2022 World Electronics Achievement Awards (WEAA). The WEAA program honors products, companies, and individuals that have made outstanding contributions to innovation and development in the global electronics industry.
"Within a few months the Thingy:53 has proven itself with the developer community as the fastest route to prototype and develop innovative solutions based on Bluetooth LE, Bluetooth mesh, Thread, Matter and Zigbee,” says Bjørn Åge "Bob" Brandal, Nordic Semiconductor, VP of Sales and Marketing, Asia Pacific. “To be recognized by real developers as having the best solution in the wireless business is hugely gratifying and a credit to our experienced low-power wireless R&D team.”
was selected by a worldwide audience of product users and online voters, as well as senior analysts, and an electronics media judging panel. The IoT prototyping platform overcame 13 other highly regarded finalists, and the award represents back-to-back wins in this category for Nordic. The company claimed top prize last year for its nRF5340
high-end multiprotocol SoC. It is also the second award in as many months for the Thingy:53, which was recently named ‘Best IoT Innovation of the Year’ in the Electronics Maker (EM) Best Awards 2022.
Based on Nordic’s nRF5340 dual-core Arm® Cortex® M-33 advanced multiprotocol SoC, the Thingy:53 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.