ANT Software

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Lightweight ANT development

Protocol stacks and SDKs

Lightweight yet powerful

The easy to use lightweight ANT protocol helps developers make and implement wireless products with a small memory footprint.
The ANT+ managed network gives vendors product interoperability, including a broad set of application-specific profiles allowing products to exchange data and work together.
A number of Android devices have native ANT support.

Nordic development tools
Nordic offers a range of thoroughly tested software and development tools to ease your ANT and ANT/Bluetooth development projects.
From our SoftDevices that offer pre-compiled binaries without run-time dependencies to our SDK with hundreds of useful firmware modules, we’ve got you covered.


Nordic Software architecture


Protocol stacks supporting ANT/Bluetooth development

Nordic SoftDevices are protocol stacks that are pre-compiled binaries without run-time dependencies.
Developers can design their application interactions with the SoftDevice for predictable and reliable operation.

SoftDevices are complete and qualified when we deliver them, they are unaffected by the ‘develop and compile’ cycle of application development and always remain stable.

Nordic nRF52 and nRF51 Series support ANT and ANT/Bluetooth SoftDevices.
ANT/Bluetooth Low Energy SoftDevices offer concurrent operation between protocols.

ANT and Bluetooh LE SoftDevice comparison

Compare nRF51 and nRF52 series SoftDevices

nRF52 Series
S332 The S332 SoftDevice for nRF52 Series SoCs is a combined ANT/Bluetooth Low Energy protocol stack. It supports all ANT and Bluetooth Low Energy roles in concurrent operation. 
S212 The S212 SoftDevice for the nRF52 Series SoCs is an ANT protocol stack and supports all ANT roles and functionality.
nRF51 Series
S310 The S310 SoftDevice for nRF51 Series SoCs is a combined ANT/Bluetooth Low Energy protocol stack. It supports all ANT and Bluetooth Low Energy roles in concurrent operation.
S210 The S212 SoftDevice is an ANT protocol stack for the nRF51 Series SoCs. It supports all ANT roles and functionality.

Available ANT SoftDevices

These SoftDevices are available for ANT development

The nRF5 SDK

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The Bluetooth and ANT Software Development Kit

The nRF5 SDK is a high quality, thoroughly tested Software Development Kit to accelerate your software development efforts for the Nordic Semiconductor nRF52 and nRF51 SoC Series. It contains hundreds of useful firmware modules and examples to assist in building your application.

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