ULP Wireless Quarter

ULP Wireless Quarter - Spring 2010

Spring 2010 issue of the ULP Wireless Quarter

This quarterly publication is intended to keep interested parties up-to-date on what’s happening with both proprietary and Bluetooth low energy wireless technology at Nordic Semiconductor.



  • World’s first single mode Bluetooth low energy module: Developed by French system-in-package (SiP) design specialist – Insight SiP – and based on Nordic’s nRF8001 µBlue.
  • ANT+ wireless sensors and products connect to smartphones: The Texas Instruments WiLink wireless single chip family – used in smartphones – now supports ANT+.
  • nRF24AP2 named finalist in top US industry Awards: EDN Innovation 2009 – please vote for us in the “Networking” category using the web link on page 2.
  • Editorial: Semi sector stages remarkable recovery.
  • What’s new from Nordic: Low cost one-time programmable (OTP) memory variants of nRF24LE1 and nRF24LU1+ make economical sense in low cost products like toys.
  • Feature: Google Earth and Facebook shake up fitness kit paradigm.
  • Technical Briefing: A Bluetooth low energy single mode module will compress project timescales, explains Diana Moncoqut of Insight SiP.
  • Comment: PC peripherals point the way for RF remotes, says Steel Ytterdal of Nordic.
  • RF Design Tips: Combining an analog RF link with digital circuitry (Part 1 of 2).
  • Press Articles: Easing the challenge of RF design, by Jay Tyzzer of Nordic.
  • ANT focus: Handhelds incorporate ANT, by Brian Macdonald of ANT Wireless.