BBC delivers up to one million micro:bits free to UK school children each employing a Nordic Bluetooth Smart wireless chip

At the heart of the BBC micro:bit is a single nRF51822 Bluetooth Smart wireless technology System-on-Chip (SoC) from Nordic Semiconductor. This integrates the micro:bit’s computer brain (a 32-bit ARM Cortex M0 microprocessor) where the school child-created software code runs, and that also allows the micro:bit to both wirelessly communicate with other micro:bits, and sync to...
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At the heart of the BBC micro:bit is the nRF51822 SoC

BBC micro:bit At the heart of the BBC micro:bit is the nRF51822 SoC from Nordic that integrates the micro:bit’s computer brain where the school child-created software code runs and allows the micro:bit to both wirelessly communicate with other micro:bits, and sync to or be updated from smartphones, tablets, and computers via Bluetooth. BBC micro:bit is...
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Spatium from Qorvo is improving radar and EW power and efficiency with GaN

Solid-State Power Amplifiers Qorvo's patented Spatium™ RF power combining technology provides a highly reliable, efficient alternative to traveling wave tube amplifiers (TWTAs) for commercial and defense communications, radar, electronic warfare (EW) and other defense systems. Spatium solutions are readily customizable and dramatically improve broadband RF power and efficiency through patented coaxial spatial combining techniques using...
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Turnkey IoT wireless mesh network solution delivers unique smartphone-based configuration, industry best range, and works with any cloud service or sensor

Ready to deploy immediately and developed by U.S. IoT solution provider Delphian Systems, the ‘SecuRemote® Smart’ solution is built upon an ultra low power 2.4 GHz ANT wireless mesh network infrastructure using Nordic Semiconductor nRF51422 multiprotocol ANT and Bluetooth Smart SoC based modules. Delphian says SecuRemote Smart delivers an industry-leading +10dBm radio output power (with...
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Nordic-powered Bluetooth Smart development board offers complete hardware solution for wearable and IoT prototypes

Developed by Finnish design house iProtoXi, the Aistin Blue BTL3X2 development board comes in a small form factor complete with nRF51822 Bluetooth Smart solution, accelerometers, and gyroscope Oslo, Norway 2016/03/18 Nordic Semiconductor today announces that Oulu, Finland-based Internet of Things (IoT) and wearables design company, iProtoXi, has selected Nordic’s nRF51822 Bluetooth® Smart System-on-Chip (SoC) for...
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Inductors for everything

Author: Len Crane, Coilcraft - Courtesy of www.powersystemsdesign.com Date: 03/13/2016 Categories: Inductors, Magnetics, Coils & Chokes Selecting magnetics for emerging applications Electronic devices have been ubiquitous in modern life for some time. So it is perhaps easy to assume that everything necessary has already been accomplished in the world of passive components. As consumers, we are...
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