Nordic has come up with a new family of Bluetooth Low Energy SoCs and they launched the first IC in this series a few weeks ago. They are hosting a Global Tech Tour where members from their development team are hosting 1 day workshops all around the world. I attended the event that was being held in Bangalore on 9th November.
- On board NFC
- No seriously, NFC! It will probably shakeup the notion that we need some kind of cloud-enabled authentication to identify yourself as the owner of the beacon/BLE device.
- Low power awesomeness by making minimum use of the CPU beast (clocked at 64MHz). Instead it relies on EasyDMA and PPI.
- Multiprotocol architecture : Not really interesting unless you are Satan and think proprietary stuff is good.
- HomeKit support
- IPv6 support
There were quite a few good Q&As throughout the day, and the team from Nordic was really swell. Thanks to Avnet for hosting the event !
Here's the development kit that all the attendees received.
I am planning on doing a series of blog posts on the stuff that I try out with this new kit! Stay tuned.