ANT and ANT/BLE protocol stacks now available as downloadable formats.
(PRWEB) December 23, 2013
ANT Wireless, proven innovator in ultra low power (ULP) wireless technology, today confirms the availability of the new nRF51422 which supports downloadable SoftDevice formats for both the ANT S210 and the combined dual protocol ANT and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) S310 stacks. This revision of Nordic Semiconductor’s nRF51422 System on Chip (SoC) IC enables increased flexibility by allowing developers to use the wireless connectivity solution that best meets their current and future application needs.
The new nRF51422 will be shipped un-programmed and ready for the developer to fully configure with both SoftDevice and application code. Loading the nRF51422 with the ANT S210 SoftDevice offers applications the power of ANT networking with the versatility of concurrent ANT master/slave operation. With the combined ANT and BLE S310 SoftDevice, end products using the nRF51422 can have access to BLE connectivity, the diverse range of ANT capabilities and the millions of devices in the ANT+ ecosystem.
“We’re pleased to have collaborated with Nordic on delivering such an adaptable, future-proof platform,” said Rod Morris, Vice President ANT Wireless, Dynastream. “By providing the S210 and S310 SoftDevices as convenient downloadable images, we are able to get the latest protocol features into the hands of developers and, therefore consumers, quickly and easily. It’s a great product, designed for expandable use cases.”
The fully programmable nRF51422 SoC now replaces the previously announced nRF51922. All capability previously sampled in the nRF51922 will be available in the drop-in compatible nRF51422 combined with the ANT and BLE S310 SoftDevice.
Learn more about the new nRF51422 SoC, ANT and the ANT+ interoperable ecosystem at the ANT+ Pavilion and Nordic Innovation Zone, Booths 26200 and 26300; Consumers Electronic Show, Las Vegas Convention Center, January 7 – 10, 2014.
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ANT is a proven protocol and silicon solution for ultra-low power (ULP) practical wireless networking applications.
ANT+, (managed networks built on the base ANT protocol) defines device profiles that specify data formats, channel parameters and network keys. This leading ultra-low power (ULP) wireless technology, allows effortless communication between monitoring devices for health, fitness and sport. Leading brands including Samsung, Garmin, Sony, A&D Medical and CycleOps use ANT+ technology to create monitoring systems that work simply and reliably.
The ANT+ Alliance is an open special interest group of companies who have adopted the ANT+ promise of interoperability. The Alliance ensures standardized communications through optimized brand value and partnerships with other top tier products.
The company behind ANT Wireless is Dynastream Innovations Inc. (http://www.dynastream.com). Dynastream was established in 1998 and became a wholly owned subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. in December 2006. Dynastream is based in Cochrane, Alberta, Canada, and is a world innovator in the research and development of inertial and wireless technology.
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The ANT+ Product Directory is a complete inventory of all ANT+ certified or verified products. It is a tool designed specifically to help consumers source hundreds of industry-leading devices and all compatible products within the vast ANT+ ecosystem. Devices may be searched by product name, brand, activity or product category, allowing the consumer to create a monitoring system that meets their specific needs.
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