nRF51822 Bluetooth Smart Beacon Kit

Nordic Semiconductor offers a demo/development kit for Bluetooth Smart Beacons

Image of Nordic Semiconductor's nRF51822 Bluetooth Smart Beacon KitThe nRF51822 Bluetooth® Smart Beacon Kit is a reference design that lets you explore the full range of development possibilities for beacons using Bluetooth Smart technology. It consists of a complete hardware and software solution that when used with our nRF Beacon App (available for both iOS v4.1 and Android v4.3), gives you everything required for designing a comprehensive beacon system.

It is ultra-compact at 20 mm in diameter and can run from CR1632 coin-cell batteries. The kit has two buttons which can be programmed to enable easy switching between modes and/or functionality, as well as an RGB LED which can be configured to indicate different events. Ten GPIO pins are available for expansion and the kit can be connected to an external programmer/debugger during development work. The nRF51822 Bluetooth Smart Beacon Kit also supports complete Over-The-Air (OTA) Device Firmware Upgrade (DFU) for all firmware on the nRF51822 chip.

  • Ultra-compact form-factor (20 mm diameter)
  • Full OTA DFU for protocol stack and application
  • 10 GPIO pins available on board
  • 2 x buttons
  • 1 x RGB LED
  • Fully programmable
  • Companion Apps available for iOS and Android (4.1/4.3)
  • 1 x nRF51822 Bluetooth Smart Beacon Kit module
  • Apps and source code available on

nRF51822 Bluetooth Smart Beacon Kit

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionPart StatusTypeAvailable Quantity
NRF51822-BEACON datasheet linkKIT EVAL BLUETOOTH SMART BEACONNRF51822-BEACONKIT EVAL BLUETOOTH SMART BEACONActiveTransceiver; Bluetooth® Smart 4.x Low Energy (BLE)436 - Immediate
NRF51822-BEACON product page link
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Published: 2014-04-11