Courtesy of Nordic Semiconductor
Nordic’s single-board Bluetooth 5/Bluetooth Low Energy sensor kit recognized by industry-leading ACE Awards with win in highly-competitive category
Nordic Semiconductor today announces that its Nordic Thingy:52 IoT Sensor Kit has been named winner of the highly-competitive “Development Kit” category by the judges of the Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Awards. The ACE Awards—held in Silicon Valley, CA, in conjunction with Embedded Systems Conference—are a renowned awards program which showcases the industry’s most innovative electronics products.
Nordic Thingy:52 is a development tool targeted at IoT wireless sensor projects and based on Nordic’s nRF52832 Bluetooth® Low Energy (Bluetooth LE) System-on-Chip (SoC) and S132 SoftDevice (RF software protocol). The sensor kit enables an app developer with no firmware coding expertise or high-level development tools to quickly design and demonstrate Internet of Things (IoT) devices, and associated mobile device and Internet apps.
Nordic Thingy:52 was shortlisted in the Development Kit category of the ACE Awards alongside three other major semiconductor vendors from the U.S. and Japan, but was adjudged by a panel of 15 industry experts as the winner against criteria including timeliness and suitability for target market, breakthrough technology, and community interest.
The ACE Awards are organized by UBM plc, a global business-to-business events organiser headquartered in London and are held in collaboration with leading U.S. electronics design journals EE Times and EDN. The awards present the “best of the best” in today’s electronics industry, including the hottest new products, start-up companies, design teams, executives, and more. The awards also celebrate the promise of new talent and innovation, and pay tribute to the lifetime achievement of a top industry veteran whose contributions have had a demonstrable impact on technological, business, and cultural advancements in the world.
“We are honored to recognize some of the brightest minds in the electronics industry for their impeccable achievements at the 2017 ACE Awards,” says Nina Brown, Vice President of Events, UBM. “This is an industry that is continually on the cutting-edge of innovation and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to fully identify the impact that they are having on the world.”
“Nordic Thingy:52 is the ideal development tool for app developers to test ideas and explore the potential of connected things using all the onboard features and sensors — truly an IoT device,” says Geir Langeland, Director of Sales and Marketing, Nordic Semiconductor. “App developers can start working with Nordic Thingy:52 straight out of the box without the need for any specialist expertise, and we are delighted to receive this award so highly prized by the global electronics design community.”