The nRF51 Series evaluation kit is applicable to both of the first two ICs to debut in the nRF51 Series: the nRF51822 multiprotocol Bluetooth low energy / 2.4GHz proprietary RF System-on-Chip (SoC), and the nRF51422 — the world's first ANT / ANT+ SoC.
Each nRF51 Series evaluation kit is compatible with a range of application examples contained within the company's nRF51 Series SDK (Software Development Kit) and comprise nRF51x evaluation board (with all components mounted single-side), nRF51x USB dongle, coin-cell battery compartment, PCB strip antenna, Segger J-Link de-bug capability, USB port for computer link-up, 32 I/O header pins for access to all GPIOs, two miniaturized buttons plus two miniaturized LEDs available for user-defined functions, and current measurement pins.
The nRF51 series evaluation kit brings new design freedoms to the prototyping and initial development of ULP wireless product applications. With the dongle-based evaluation set-up a development engineer is now freed up from their test-bench set-up to write code, test, and perform in-situ evaluations anywhere. Such freedoms are essential for a whole range of early-stage application evaluations and testing and will benefit all nRF51 Series-relevant ULP wireless applications: from engineers prototyping multiple body-worn sensor network products all the way through to industrial measurement and control systems.
The nRF51 Series evaluation kit will be available from September 17 for $99.