Rutronik offers Nordic Semiconductor’s Bluetooth 5 SoC

The nRF52810 from Nordic Semiconductor is a power-efficient, multi-protocol SoC supporting Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), ANT and 2.4GHz proprietary protocols.

The SoC has been designed to offer advanced features such as Bluetooth 5 and a powerful Arm Cortex-M4 CPU at a level that makes it compelling for even the lowest cost Bluetooth Low Energy applications, says Rutronik.

The Nordic nRF52810 supports Bluetooth 5 which is characterised by high throughput (2Mbit per second), “advertising extensions” and improved co-existence features, explains Rutronik. The SoC is supported by the S112 Soft Device, an optimised BLE protocol software version (or stack) that reserves less memory but still ensures the use of all BLE functions.

The Aem Cortex-M4 processor enables the most demanding applications to be realised in a single chip solution and all protocol handling to be executed in the shortest timeframe, continues Rutronik. In this way, the SoC can return to sleep faster and save power. Furthermore, the IC has a comprehensive system of automated and adaptive power management features. All individual peripherals and clocks offer the flexibility of power-down when not required for task operation. The operating voltage between 1.7 and 3.6V is suitable for direct connection to a cell battery.

Besides Bluetooth 5, Nordic also provides ANT and proprietary 2.4GHz protocols for the programmable chip. Furthermore it contains high definition RSSI and highly automated functionality, including EasyDMA for direct memory access during sending and receiving mode.

Additional features like USB, NFC, IEEE 802.15.4, co-processor and its bigger memory, the nRF52810 is claimed to be the most cost-efficient member of the nRF52-series.

The latest version of the nRF5 SDK (software development kit) means that Nordic offers complete development supports alongside Keil, IAR, GCC and Segger.

The nRF52810 is available in a QFN-48 package, measuring 6.0 x 6.0mm and a QFN-32 package, measuring 5.0 x 5.0mm and offers up to 32 general purpose I/Os.

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