Dev kit supports development with an extensive range of wireless protocols

13-12-2019 | Mouser Electronics | Development Boards

Nordic Semiconductor nRF5340 PDK Development Kit, available now Mouser, is created for the nRF5340 SoC and contains everything required to start development on a single board. The SoC couples a high-performance application processor with a fully programmable, ultra-low-power network processor.

The kit supports development with a wide range of wireless protocols. The kit provides Bluetooth 5 features, comprising 2Mbps, Long Range, and Advertising Extensions. Mesh protocols like Thread, Bluetooth mesh, and Zigbee can be run concurrently with Bluetooth LE. This allows smartphones to provision, configure, commission, and control mesh nodes. Therefore, NFC, ANT, 802.15.4, and 2.4GHz proprietary protocols are also supported.

The kit includes an NFC antenna that promptly facilitates testing of the device’s NFC-A tag peripheral. A SEGGER J-Link debugger is on the board, enabling full-blown programming and debugging of both the SoC and external targets. Through headers and edge connectors, all analog and digital interfaces, as well as GPIOs are available. The kit is Arduino Uno Rev3 hardware compatible, allowing it to be simply interfaced with external device shields, including the company's Power Profiler Kit.

The PDK is typically powered with USB but can be powered by a broad range of sources within the supply range of 1.7V to 5V. Along with USB, the device can be powered with an external source, but also incorporates a CR2032 battery holder and a Li-Po battery connector for in-field testing.

Typical fields of application include professional lighting and industrial, wearables, medical, smart home, asset tracking and RTLS.

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