Nordic Semiconductor showcases Bluetooth LE Audio, Matter and cellular IoT technologies at embedded world 2022

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Nordic invites attendees to personal interactive technology demonstrations at leading annual embedded technology event

Nordic Semiconductor will showcase its latest low power wireless and IoT solutions at the embedded world Exhibition & Conference at the Nuremberg Exhibition Centre, Germany from June 21 to 23, 2022.

Nordic is inviting new and existing customers and visitors to come to its booth (Stand 310, Hall 4A) for personal demonstrations including how Bluetooth® LE Audio (LE Audio) will enable engineers to enhance the sound quality and power consumption of wireless audio products; how Matter will deliver on the promise of a secure, reliable and seamless smart home experience; and ‘Thingy World’. 

The future of wireless sound

LE Audio is the next generation of Bluetooth wireless streaming and the future of wireless sound. At its heart is a new codec called Low Complexity Communication Codec (or LC3) which supports higher quality, lower power wireless streaming compared with existing Classic Bluetooth audio solutions. At embedded world 2022, Nordic will demonstrate its new nRF5340 Audio Development Kit (DK), a design platform for rapid development of LE Audio products. The Audio DK is based on the company’s nRF5340 SoC and contains everything needed to get started on LE Audio development projects.

Nordic has not stood still and has continued our cutting edge R&D efforts to support the next generation of IoT technologies
Geir Langeland, Nordic Semiconductor

Matter is the result of the Connectivity Standards Alliance’s efforts to create a unified application layer for smart home applications. The initiative has seen major tech companies such as Apple, Amazon and Google collaborate such that wireless device makers can develop solutions that work seamlessly with virtual assistant technologies, smart home hubs and smart speakers from these major manufacturers. Nordic has been a key contributor to the Matter specification and at embedded world 2022, the company will show how its proven nRF52 and nRF53 Series SoCs support Matter’s adoption for smart home products.

Thingy World will include demonstrations of the company’s nRF Cloud Location Services using the company’s popular Nordic Thingy:91 multi-sensor cellular IoT prototyping platform. nRF Cloud Location Services builds on Nordic’s versatile cellular IoT connectivity enabler, nRF Cloud, and allows users to access detailed, fast and accurate commercial location services for their nRF9160 SiP-powered cellular IoT devices. 

Nordic Thingy:53 unveiled

The embedded technology event will also provide an opportunity for Nordic to unveil the latest addition to its family of short range wireless and cellular IoT prototyping platforms, following the recent launch of the Nordic Thingy:53. Nordic’s ‘Thingy’ family has already proven itself with the developer community, and the addition of the Nordic Thingy:53 presents the ideal platform for building advanced wireless proofs-of-concept and prototypes with embedded machine learning (ML) capabilities. The Nordic Thingy:53 is based on Nordic’s nRF5340 SoC and also incorporates the nPM1100 PMIC, the nRF21540 Front End Module (FEM), a power amplifier/low noise amplifier (PA/LNA) range extender, as well as multiple motion sensors (two accelerometers, a gyroscope and magnetometer) environmental sensors (temperature, humidity, pressure, gas), as well as light and color sensors and a digital microphone, all of which can be employed in embedded ML applications. 

“While the last two years have been challenging for our industry, Nordic has not stood still and has continued our cutting edge R&D efforts to support the next generation of IoT technologies,” says Geir Langeland, EVP Sales & Marketing with Nordic Semiconductor. “Nearly 80 percent of Nordic staff work in an R&D capacity, and embedded world 2022 gives us the perfect opportunity to reconnect face-to-face with customers and potential customers to demonstrate the products, solutions and services we have been working on.

“We believe these solutions will accelerate the potential of the IoT and wireless technology in a broad spectrum of industries as diverse as wireless audio, the smart home and asset tracking, through to health care, industrial automation and wearables.” 

Nordic welcomes customers and exhibition visitors to Stand 310, Hall 4A to schedule a personal demonstration by Nordic engineers. Attendees wishing to request a meeting can do so here: 

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