New Smart Remote 3 SDK release enables cost optimized Bluetooth 5 voice remote controls

 It has been some time since we released new SDK for the nRFready Smart Remote 3 for nRF52 Series. The recently released rev 1.2 of the firmware introduces a lot of new features and improvements. This SDK is tailored towards remote control applications, however, there are still a lot of features in this SDK which we think are useful for other applications. Especially for applications which need to transmit voice quality audio over a Bluetooth LE link.

New key features in the SDK is Bluetooth 5 support and support for both nRF52832 (existing) and nRF52810 (new). With this new SDK and the nRF52810, it is possible to create high-performance, cost optimized Bluetooth 5 voice remote control, with the most commonly requested features which include:

  • Bluetooth 5 including support for 2Mbit/s
  • Voice – ADPCM, SBC or OPUS compressed
  • Keyboard
  • IR transmitter
  • Gyro and wakeup accelerometers
  • OTA-DFU of the application

We also added a lot of other new features and improvements, there are too many of them to spell out in detail in this blog but we made a list of the new features at the bottom of this blog post.

Simplifying development

We also spent a lot of effort in simplifying the development of remote controls with the new SDK.  See the video below how easy it is