Kohler Novita ‘Therapy Bidet’ and remote control employ Nordic Semiconductor nRF51822 SoC, enabling faster product development and reducing application power demands
Nordic’s nRF51822 is a powerful and flexible multiprotocol SoC ideally suited for Bluetooth LE and 2.4GHz ultra low-power wireless applications. The nRF51822 is built around a 32-bit ARM® Cortex™ M0 CPU, 2.4GHz multiprotocol radio, and 256kB/128kB Flash and 32kB/16kB RAM. The SoC is supplied with Nordic’s S130 SoftDevice, a Bluetooth 4.2 qualified concurrent multi-link protocol stack solution supporting simultaneous Central/Peripheral/Broadcaster/Observer role connections.
“Infrared remote controls have weaknesses such as requiring a line-of-sight link so we wanted to use an RF alternative such as Bluetooth Low Energy,” says Kim Bong-Gyun, R&D Bidet Development Group Manager, Kohler Novita. “Further, the nRF51822 SoC simplified development of our application thanks to its software architecture and the clear separation between the Nordic SoftDevice and our application code.
“The capability of the Arm CPU and the low power consumption were equally factors in selecting the Nordic SoC, while we also appreciated the strong technical support and quick response to our engineers’ questions.