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Key Fob Beacon

stephens gravatar image

asked 2017-11-17 19:02:15 +0100

updated 2017-11-21 16:58:02 +0100

Does anyone know of any nRF52832 devices designed for use as a key fob?

The Thingy52 looks great but it's a little big and I don't need all of those sensors. Also, I'd prefer not to develop my own product.

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answered 2017-11-21 17:22:24 +0100

Not sure if we are allowed to advertise our own products, but I just released a key fob style pet tracking device based on nRF52832.

We have FCC and ISED approvals. It is in a watertight housing and has 100meter range. 6 month battery life on replaceable CR1632 with 1 second beacon interval. Depending on the opportunity I would be willing to provide a private label version with custom firmware.

You can find it here: http://cattailer.com/

And here is my companies website: http://ambystomalabs.com/

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Thanks for letting me know. I'll follow-up directly.

stephens ( 2017-11-21 19:55:22 +0100 )editconvert to answer

@AmbystomaLabs I guess in this case it is fine. ;) Thanks for the answer!

@stephens I will get back to you with more vendors that make key fob beacons using the nrf52832.

Bjørn Kvaale ( 2017-11-22 08:49:40 +0100 )editconvert to answer
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answered 2017-11-21 09:28:19 +0100

updated 2017-11-21 09:44:54 +0100

So far I've found this site which has done a teardown of multiple key fobs. It seems the only one key fob beacon of the three that uses a Nordic chip is the Nut tracker (although it uses an nrf51822, not a nrf52832). This site could also be helpful, although it seems they also only focus on the nrf51822. Let me get back to you with more information.

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Thanks, Bjørn. I also came across the Puck.js.

stephens ( 2017-11-21 16:59:14 +0100 )editconvert to answer

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