ULP Wireless Quarter

ULP Wireless Q - Summer 2012

ULP Wireless Q - Summer 2012

This quarterly publication of ULP Wireless Q is intended to keep interested parties up-to-date on what’s happening with Nordic nRF proprietary, ANT+, and Bluetooth low energy wireless technology at Nordic Semiconductor.

Please note that part three of the article “High pulse drain impact on coin cell capacity” was held over from the Summer 2012 edition of ULP Wireless Q due to space constraints. The article will appear in the Autumn 2012 edition of the newsletter. The Editor apologises for any inconvenience this may have caused.




  • Opinion – How architecture and performance define Nordic's new nRF51 Series SoCs
  • News - A new style bike computer from Pioneer that combines GPS, 3G, and ANT+ wireless technology
  • News - A wireless proximity key fob that is under half the size of a credit card and can run for up to a year from a coin cell
  • ULP Wireless Trends – Implantable medical sensors that dispense with batteries by being powered wirelessly
  • News Extra – nRF51 Series cuts power, ups performance, and is easy to program
  • Interview – Nordic CEO Svenn-Tore Larsen tells why the company's nRF51 Series mark a watershed for the company
  • Feature – Deciphering the Smart branding of Bluetooth v4.0, by freelance journalist Sally Ward-Foxton
  • ULP Product Selection Guide – All Nordic's existing products, which will be joined by the first members of the new nRF51 Series in the next Q3 issue of ULP Wireless Q
  • Product Launch – An in-depth 3-page article about Nordic's new nRF51 Series
  • Case Study – Bridging the ANT+ to Wi-Fi gap in the sports & fitness market
  • In the Press: Bluetooth low energy fuels new ideas for Chinese engineers, by Svein-Egil Nielsen (ESM China)
  • In the Press: The evolution of wireless audio (Electronic Specifier)
  • Product Highlights: nRF8002 & nRF24AP2-1CH
  • People & Places behind Nordic Semiconductor: David Edwin (Senior Software Architect, Trondheim, Norway)