This education kit is based on the Nordic NRF51-DK board. It provides you with the knowledge required to design IoT systems that connect embedded sensors to the internet using commodity smartphones via low power Bluetooth Low Energy. Students learn how to develop Apps on Android smartphones and use the ARM mbed™ IoT Device Platform to program sensor nodes and control end devices remotely via the internet. The number of applications is boundless including healthcare, smart living, and industrial automation. Academics can request the full teaching material and software licenses from the ARM University Program and purchase the full hardware bill of materials from Digi-Key.
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The nRF51822 is a powerful, highly flexible multiprotocol SoC ideally suited for Bluetooth® Smart (previously called Bluetooth low energy) and 2.4GHz ultra low-power wireless applications. The nRF51822 is built around a 32-bit ARM® Cortex™ M0 CPU with 256kB/128kB flash + 32kB/16kB RAM. The embedded 2.4GHz transceiver supports both Bluetooth Smart and the Nordic Gazell 2.4 GHz protocol stack that is on air compatible with the nRF24L series products from Nordic Semiconductor.
nRF51822 incorporates a rich selection of analog and digital peripherals that can interact without CPU intervention through the Programmable Peripheral Interconnect (PPI) system. A flexible 31-pin GPIO mapping scheme allows I/O like serial interfaces, PWM and quadrature demodulator to be mapped to any device pin as dictated by PCB requirements. This enables complete design flexibility associated with pin-out location and function.
Datasheets: NRF51 Dev Kit Guide, NRF51 DK Brief
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||Development Board with ARM Cortex M0 and BLE
||Through hole 5mm diffuse RGB LED (common cathode)
||220Ω - 1/4W
||Through hole resisters for the RGB LED
||DS1631 IC digital thermometer 8-DIP
||1kΩ - 1/4W
||Through hole resisters for the I2C lines
||Breadboard solderless (81.3mm x 52.8mm)
||Wire set 70pc for breadboard