Bluetooth Direction Finding

Why Nordic?

For your Direction Finding product

We ship more than one million Bluetooth Low Energy ICs every day.
We shipped more than 350 million wireless Bluetooth Low Energy ICs last year alone, and with more than 40 % market share, we can confidently state that we are the Bluetooth Low Energy market leader. Can we say something about number of Bluetooth customers? Promote interoperability.

Low power DNA.

Broad portfolio for any application/products

Not just great SoCs, but development hardware, software and tools. One place to get support on everything.

Excite developers. Ease-of-use, value-add integration and solutions. Number of developers on DevZone? Number of DKs sold? Use PPK2 as an example?

Ideal platform for basing a product portfolio upon. The nRF52 and nRF53 Series are truly the ideal platform for basing a product portfolio upon. The common hardware and software architecture results in excellent software portability, increasing software reusability and lowering time-to-market and development cost.

All-flash based flexibility and upgradability The nRF52 Series are all-flash based SoCs. Flash memory brings complete flexibility and upgradability to your designs and products. Devices can be re-programmed in the factory or in the field with over-the-air device firmware upgrades (OTA DFU). This enables product updates and feature additions any time, anywhere.

Software intro

Great hardware deserves great software. This is a mantra many believe to be true, many industry greats have thought it essential to offering great products. Nordic believes in it too. Much of our significant success in the ultra low-power wireless area has been built on this synergy. When you make your own software for your own hardware the integration is always tighter, the performance better, the time taken to innovate is quicker. At Nordic, we make the software for our hardware. This mantra remains the same for the nRF91 Series and our cellular products.

Our nRF9160 SiP, which has support for LTE-M, NB-IoT, GPS and Assisted GPS (A-GPS), is supported in SW by Nordic's nRF Connect SDK. The nRF9160 SiP has two processors: an application processor and a modem processor. The nRF Connect SDK based application runs on the application processor, while a modem binary file runs on the modem processor.

The nRF Connect SDK supports numerous protocols, including but not limited to CoAP, MQTT, HTTP and LwM2M.

The modem processor takes care of the lower level LTE communication, including the LTE L1/L2/L3 protocol stack, in addition to IPv4/IPv6, TCP/UDP and TLS/DTLS layers.

Our cellular SW contains a balance between open-source code and code designed, developed and rigorously tested in-house. This means we are able to provide the best of both worlds: open-source when collaboration provides the best solution and Nordic tailored SW for other applications. By developing in-house, we have full control of the features we provide and can quickly update the code when needed.

By providing the modem FW as a rigorously tested pre-compiled binary, there is no need to worry about the lower layers of the LTE stack. This allows developers more time to focus on their application development.

A-GPS is a feature that helps speed up time to first GPS fix, thereby helping asset tracking applications save even more current. Instead of downloading the ephemeris and almanac data via satellite (50 bits/s), this data can be downloaded from an A-GPS server via an LTE-M (~360 kbps) base station. From a cold start, time to first fix can be decreased from 40 seconds without A-GPS to less than 10 seconds with A-GPS.

Software development kit

for cellular IoT

nRF Connect SDK

nRF Connect SDK is a common software development kit for cellular IoT and short-range wireless, on the nRF9160 SiP, the nRF5340 SoC and all nRF52 Series SoCs.