OSLO, Norway, Feb. 20, 2013 /CNW/ - Ultra low power (ULP) RF specialist
Nordic Semiconductor ASA (OSE: NOD) today announces the immediate
availability of a lower cost variant of its award-winning nRF51822 Bluetooth® low energy and proprietary 2.4GHz SoC (System-on-Chip) that will offer
an identical feature, peripherals, and performance set but half the
Flash memory at 128kB (instead of 256kB).
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The nRF51822 (128kB) also offers pin-to-pin compatibility with the
existing nRF51822 (256kB) and so could serve as a drop-in replacement
for any existing nRF51822-based designs that could operate with half
the Flash memory, allowing smooth and seamless migration without any
engineering risk or re-qualification requirements with relevant
regulatory bodies such as the FCC and EU.
This means it will offer the same industry-first multiprotocol radio and
a 32-bit ARM Cortex-M0 based processor optimized for ultra low power
wireless applications and deliver -92.5dB RX sensitivity in Bluetooth low energy mode; up to +4dBm output power in all modes; up to 9.5dBm
improvement in link budget compared to previous generations of
class-leading Nordic chips, and sub-10mA peak currents running off a 3V
coin cell battery for months or years of battery life (depending on the
application). As with the existing nRF51822, this new nRF51822 128kB
variant will also be 100 percent on air compatible with Nordic's
existing nRF24L series ICs ('integrated circuits' or 'chips').
This new part will complement Nordic's existing nRF51822 (256kB) Flash
SoC by targeting the most price sensitive ULP wireless applications
that are typically high volume consumer products such as entry-level PC
mice and keyboards, smartphone accessories, and toys.
"The nRF51822 (128kB) Flash memory variant was developed to meet market
demand for an nRF51 Series SoC that could target the most price
sensitive consumer product applications where Bill of Material
considerations are of paramount importance," explains Geir Langeland,
Nordic Semiconductor's Director of Sales & Marketing. "It now means
that the maximum range of products can benefit from the technically
superior performance and design advantages of the nRF51 Series while
still being able to compete successfully in even the lower cost
segments of the consumer electronics market."
SOURCE: Nordic Semiconductor
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