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22nd January 2020
Latest wireless solutions for complex IoT applications

Nordic Semiconductor hosted a range of demonstrations highlighting the capabilities of its low power cellular IoT and low power, short range wireless products at CES 2020. At the booth, the Nordic Thingy:91 multisensor cellular IoT prototyping platform, formed the basis of a cellular IoT (LTE-M) asset tracker connected to nRF Connect for Cloud, Nordic's software tool for Cloud connectivity.

2nd January 2020
Environmental asset tracker combines cellular IoT and Bluetooth

Nordic Semiconductor has announced that Norwegian asset tracking specialist, Meshtech, is employing both a Nordic multi-mode LTE-M/NB-IoT nRF9160 System-in-Package (SiP) and Nordic nRF52811 Bluetooth System-on-Chip (SoC) in the world's first environmental asset tracker to combine cellular IoT and Bluetooth wireless technologies with a five year battery life (road mapped to 10 on the same tracker hardware).

2nd December 2019
Cellular IoT pre-certified modem speeds time to market

Nordic Semiconductor has announced that cellular IoT products and applications can now be brought to market in days using the publicly-announced third-party modem based on the Nordic multimode LTE-M/NB-IoT nRF9160 System-in-Package (SiP).

1st August 2019
NB-IoT future for personal safety alarms

Nordic Semiconductor has announced that Dutch startup, Montr, is employing Nordic's nRF9160 multi-protocol LTE-M/NB-IoT System-in-Package (SiP) in a small lithium battery-powered NB-IoT emergency alarm designed to protect people in vulnerable situations such as lone professionals at risk of physical attack or isolated accident, and seniors living at home.

1st July 2019
Smart lock to secure Bluetooth LE and NFC connectivity

Nordic Semiconductor has announced that China-based Shenzhen Lumi United, a member of smartphone and electronics giant Xiaomi's ecosystem of companies, has selected Nordic's nRF52840 Bluetooth 5/Bluetooth Low Energy (Bluetooth LE) advanced multiprotocol System-on-Chip (SoC) to provide the wireless connectivity for its 'Xiaomi Mijia' smart door lock.

24th May 2019
Design partnership for Bluetooth location services ecosystem

A strengthening of the design partnership with Quuppa, an Espoo, Finland-based developer of real time location service (RTLS) solutions, has been announced by Nordic Semiconductor. The increased collaboration builds on Quuppa's development of its Intelligent Locating System to operate on Nordic's nRF52 Series Systems-on-Chip (SoCs), including the latest Bluetooth 5.1 Direction Finding solutions.

23rd May 2019
Battery-powered all-in-one smart home alarm

It has been announced that Nordic Semiconductor's nRF9160 System-in-Package (SiP) LTE-M/NB-IoT cellular IoT module is being employed to provide LTE-M cellular wireless connectivity in the formerly WiFi and Bluetooth Low Energy-only, battery-powered 'Point' smart home alarm developed by Swedish startup Minut.

3rd May 2019
Will 2019 be the year of cellular IoT?

It’s a bold claim, but 2019 should see cellular IoT finally become a large-scale commercial reality. This prediction comes even as competitive low power wide area network (LPWAN) technologies, such as those from LoRa and Sigfox, appear to have taken an early lead on the back of publicly-announced commercial successes and cheaper per module prices. By Svein-Egil Nielsen

3rd May 2019
What makes a standard successful?

Standards are great and there are so many to choose from. While this statement appears to ring true, closer inspection reveals very few standards reach ubiquity. Some are successful in one or two markets, for example, the Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) standard has remained dedicated to serving a narrow sector since it was first introduced in 1983. By Karl Helmer Torvmark

3rd May 2019
Wireless tech brings healthcare home

Over the last few decades, life expectancy has increased dramatically. Thanks to a host of factors we are all, at least on average, set to live considerably longer lives than our predecessors. Depending on your gender, genetics, socioeconomic status, and environment, life into the eighties is now not uncommon, but there is a catch. 

3rd May 2019
Beacon wirelessly relays energy usage data

It has been announced by Nordic Semiconductor, that OneMeter, an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) startup, has selected Nordic’s nRF51822 Bluetooth Low Energy (Bluetooth LE) System-on-Chip (SoC) to provide the wireless connectivity for its ‘OneMeter Beacon’, a device that provides companies with the ability to monitor and manage their energy usage data in ‘real time’.

10th April 2019
Cellular IoT ear tag tracks health of reindeer

Developed by Finnish startup, Anicare, the Anicare Healtag tracker is attached to an animal's earflap and can autonomously measure different vital functions for up to five years. Data is sent via cellular direct to the Cloud for immediate access via a smartphone app so that injured or ill animals in the wild can be automatically identified for rescue and treatment.

17th December 2018
Making LTE technology accessible for a range of applications

The nRF9160 SiP from Nordic Semiconductor is making the latest LTE technology accessible for a wide range of applications and developers. Through the high integration and pre-certification for global operation, it solves complex wireless design challenges and enables developers to make easy use of this cellular technology.

Cyber Security
21st August 2018
Smart door lock enables users to monitor doors via smartphone

Ultra low power (ULP) RF specialist Nordic Semiconductor has announced that Samsung SDS, a Seoul-based subsidiary of multinational corporation Samsung, has used Nordic's award-winning nRF52832 Bluetooth Low Energy (Bluetooth LE) System-on-Chip (SoC) in its 'SHP-DP930 Smart Doorlock'.

1st November 2017
Multiprotocol SoC enables Thread and Bluetooth 5 connectivity

  Nordic Semiconductor's latest multiprotocol SoC, the nRF52840, which supports both Bluetooth 5 (Bluetooth Low Energy) and IEEE 802.15.4 (the foundation of the Thread networking standard together with the OpenThread stack) is Thread 1.1 certified. The nRF52840 SoC passed all Thread certification tests while supporting Bluetooth 5 connectivity to a central device.

26th April 2017
Controlling LED colour and brightness with a smartphone

  Bluetooth mesh networking and beacon functionality are now allowing smart lighting startups like PURillume to simplify installation complexity, reduce energy consumption, and automate lighting controls merely by using a smartphone or a tablet.

Events News
22nd December 2016
New Bluetooth technologies at CES 2017

It has been announced that Nordic Semiconductor will demonstrate Bluetooth low energy- (including Bluetooth 5) and IEEE 802.15.4-enabled technologies at International CES 2017. The company is also confirming details of exhibits, demonstrations, and design partner companies it will be hosting on its booth (#44744 in Sands A-D, Sands Exhibition Hall) at CES. CES will be held in Las Vegas, NV, 5th-8th January 2017.

6th December 2016
Bluetooth 5 SoC redefines scope for IoT and wearables

Nordic Semiconductor announces the launch of the Bluetooth 5 ready nRF52840 SoC with features and capabilities that redefine the performance envelope of single-chip Bluetooth low energy applications. The nRF52840 SoC is especially suited to smart home and advanced wearables applications, including wearables for payments and medical, as well as industrial sensor and other IoT devices.

4th November 2016
Chinese smartphone giant to introduce mobile VR headset

One of the key players within the Chinese smartphone industry, Xiaomi, has introduced a competitively priced mobile VR headset which incorporates Nordic Semiconductor’s nRF52832 SoC-based wireless motion controller.

5th September 2016
Firmware updates over-the-air to be accompanied by a secure signature

Nordic’s newly released nRF5 SDK v12.0 allows firmware updates over-the-air to be accompanied by a secure signature that ensures the update comes from a verified and trusted source. In addition, the SDK now supports the Arduino development kit used with the Nordic nRF52832 SoC-based Arduino Primo base board.

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