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is the native iOS framework to communicate with Bluetooth-enabled Low Power (LE) devices, except iBeacons (which require CoreLocation) and HomeKit devices. It is easy to start with, if one is familiar with Bluetooth LE and GATT. However...
9 Mar 2020
Enabling and testing TLS in mqtt_simple
MQ Telemetry Transport (MQTT) protocol
is hugely popular in IoT because it is lightweight and versatile. In this post we will enable
Transport Layer Security (TLS)
in the mqtt_simple sample from the
nRF Connect SDK (NCS)
and then connect it to a ...
4 Feb 2020
On nRF Connect for iOS & SIMD Optimizations in Swift
We released a small update late last week. It’s a follow-up to our last release of 2019, and like its predecessor, this release, 2.1.2, aims to improve the general stability of nRF Connect for iOS as well as take care of some of those loopholes...
31 Jan 2020
Automating nRF91 TLS credential management via serial port AT commands
I have spent a bit of time recently experimenting with different TLS credential configurations using nRF91-DKs. Eventually I got to the point where I wanted to do things like swap out the certificates on a DK for different types or connect several DK...
10 Jan 2020
Q&A for "Embedded Antennas for IoT" webinar
This blog post contains answers to questions asked during the "Embedded Antennas for IoT" webinar hosted by Nordic Semiconductor 17.10.2019. You can watch a recording of the webinar
. You can download the slides at the bottom ...
22 Nov 2019
nRF Connect 2.1 for iOS: Welcoming Dark Mode
It has taken a lot longer than we previously thought, but we made it here, to our first big point release for nRF Connect 2.0. Throughout this “two-point-oh" journey, you’ve been an invaluable asset to us, both for your patience, your sup...
19 Nov 2019
nRF5 SDK v 16.0 : Flashing nRF52833 in Keil uVision
This page describes an easy workaround for the flashing error you get in Keil uVision when you are using nRF5 SDK v16 on nRF52833 chips. The assumption is that you have installed the latest versions of
18 Oct 2019
The nRF9160 SiP supports the use of both LTE-M and GPS. We want to show how these can be used in an application at the same time. In this project we demonstrate this by using the nRF9160 DK to send the GPS position of the DK to Google Cloud, which w...
7 Oct 2019
Q&A for "Introduction to nRF Connect SDK" webinar
This blog post contains answers to questions asked during the "Introduction to nRF Connect SDK" webinar hosted by Nordic Semiconductor 25.09.2019. You can watch a recording of the webinar
. You can download the slides at the b...
7 Oct 2019
nRF Connect for iOS: What is a Bug-fix Release?
It's been a month since we last spoke, when we
announced the release of nRF Connect for iOS 2.0
. What a day that was, wasn’t it? In any case, we’re here because, since then, we’ve made three successive bug-fix releases. With&nb...
30 Sep 2019
I have been asked several times about variations of the following advertising scenario, so I decided to make a blog post that I can refer to, and hope it might prove useful for others out there that are looking to do similar things. I recommend ...
9 Sep 2019
Summer challenge: the 1000m long Zigbee link.
There are smart home applications that require an extended radio range. Is it possible to use Zigbee/BLE multiprotocol solution to increase the Zigbee mesh network coverage?
6 Sep 2019
Q&A for "Introduction to Nordic Thingy:91" webinar
This blog post contains answers to questions asked during the "Introduction to Nordic Thingy:91" webinar hosted by Nordic Semiconductor 22.08.2019. You can watch a recording of the webinar
. You can download the slides at the bottom of this ...
2 Sep 2019
Thingy:91 FAQ Should I update to the latest firmware? Yes, its recommended to update the firmware to get the latest and greatest functionality. See
Update Thingy:91 firmware
. What if I want to try it on NB-IoT? Due to restrictions in use of TC...
21 Aug 2019
Announcing nRF Connect 2.0 for iOS
For the past ten months, we’ve been busy, hunkering down in front of our keyboards, keeping the blinds down, shooting mean looks at our bosses whenever they dared interrupt us. And of course, all the while, we were blasting some Linkin&nbs...
16 Aug 2019
Automating Power Profiler Kit measurements from the command line
Power Profiler Kit (PPK)
is an inexpensive piece of hardware that can provide a significant amount of insight into the operation and performance of your project. Although there is a lot that you can learn by experimenting with the PPK using ...
2 Aug 2019
How to get production firmware version (v1.1.0) for nRF9160
The production firmware version v1.0.0 is released for the nRF9160.
- Release notes for the nRF Connect SDK v1.0.0
Release notes for the Modem Firmware v1.0.0
(MFW) Update NCS to v1.0.0: cd ncs/nrf git checkout master git pull ...
12 Jul 2019
MIDI over Bluetooth LE
I implemented parts of the BLE-MIDI service along with a small example application. I wanted to share it here on the blog, in case someone would find it useful. The intended audience is primarily someone looking to send MIDI data over Bluetooth ...
30 Jun 2019
How to setup the Thread demo displayed live at Google I/O
Google I/O was wrapped up last week. One session was particularly interesting: "Connect Thread Devices to the Cloud with IoT Core". In it Google explains how the Thread protocol and their Cloud IoT Core are the future of IoT connectivity. T...
15 May 2019
Field-testing how distance affects the behavior of LTE-M and NB-IoT
This blog post complements the video with the same title, see
. Introduction There are many sources of information on the web trying to characterize the new low power cellular technologies LTE-M (Cat-M1) and NB-IoT (Cat-NB1). Unfortunately, ...
2 May 2019
SEGGER Embedded Studio Nordic edition updates v4.16
Recently, we've updated the SEGGER Embedded Studio Nordic edition (SES) to version
(SES Nordic Edition is special version of SES built specifically for
nRF Connect SDK
). This updated version introduced some new features to support bui...
12 Apr 2019
Using GDB with Nordic devices
The GNU Debugger (GDB) is a popular tool that provides familiar features like breakpoints along with a command syntax that allows creativity in the debugging process. Although its command line interface can be intimidating to some, tab completion mak...
31 Jan 2019
nRF52840-DK Range Testing With BLE, ZigBee and Thread Protocols at 0, 4 and 8dBm Transmit Power Settings
Range testing of any RF scheme is inherently limited by the RF environment, antenna design, tuning and many other factors. The usefulness of range testing is to provide a basis for comparison while keeping as many variables as possible constant. When...
28 Dec 2018
Thingy:52 MOSFET Usage
This blog post describes how you can take advantage of the 4 MOSFET's on the Thingy:52. DISCLAIMER: Please verify all information that is used/retrieved from this blog post. Some of the information might be inaccurate as this blog post has not b...
27 Dec 2018
Using the Power Profiling Kit to measure Current Draw on an External Device
The Power Profiler Kit (PPK) is a flexible tool for measuring the real-time current draw of nRF5x designs. When used as an add-on board to measure the nRF5x current of an attached development kit (DK), the process is straightforward. Connecting an ex...
26 Dec 2018