nRF51822 Bluetooth Smart Beacon KitReference Design - DISCONTINUED

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The nRF51822 Bluetooth® Smart Beacon Kit consists of hardware, firmware and apps for both iOS and Android on Bluetooth 4.0 enabled smartphones.
 
It is ultra-compact at 20 mm diameter and can run from CR1632 coin-cell batteries. The kit has two buttons which can be programmed to enable easy switching between modes and/or functionality, as well as an RGB LED which can be configured to indicate different events.

Ten GPIO pins are available for expansion and the kit can be connected to an external programmer/debugger during development work. The nRF51822 Bluetooth Smart Beacon Kit also supports complete Over-The-Air (OTA) Device Firmware Upgrade (DFU) for all firmware on the nRF51822 chip.
 
Highlights:
  • Ultra-compact form factor (20 mm diameter)
  • Full OTA DFU for protocol stack and application
  • 10 GPIO pins available on board
  • 2 x buttons
  • 1 x RGB LED
  • Fully programmable
  • Companion Apps available for iOS and Android 4.3
Kit contains:
  • 1 x nRF51822 Bluetooth Smart Beacon Kit Module
  • Apps and source code available as downloads

 

Please note that this product is DISCONTINUED as of October 2018.

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2.2.0 Windows 32-bit and 64-bit

nrfconnectsetup220

Changelog:

2.1.0 Windows 32-bit and 64-bit

 

  • Improved support for proxy servers
  • New settings screen that allows turning off checking for updates at startu
  • Make it easier for users to install apps manually
  • Allow apps to filter ports in the serial port selector

2.2.0 Windows 32-bit and 64-bit

  • Desktop shortcuts for installed apps
  • Fixed issue with JLink library not being found when installed in custom location on Linux/macOS

Firmware files

Zipped Windows installer

nRF51822-BK-FW

nRF51822 Bluetooth Smart Beacon Kit Firmware Files, version 1.1.1

Hardware files

Zipped files archive

nRF51822-BK-HW

nRF51822 Bluetooh Smart Beacon kit hardware files, version 1.0.0

Download latest version, nRF Connect for Desktop

Selected version

2.2.0 Windows 32-bit and 64-bit

nrfconnectsetup220

Changelog:

2.1.0 Windows 32-bit and 64-bit

 

  • Improved support for proxy servers
  • New settings screen that allows turning off checking for updates at startu
  • Make it easier for users to install apps manually
  • Allow apps to filter ports in the serial port selector

2.2.0 Windows 32-bit and 64-bit

  • Desktop shortcuts for installed apps
  • Fixed issue with JLink library not being found when installed in custom location on Linux/macOS