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A MultiProtocol Module nRF52811 BLE 5.1 is now available from Minew

Even though Minew has announced the BLE 5.1 modules have passed the test already, here is the updated news that BLE5.1 nRF52811 module with different antenna(PCB/Ceramic/u.FL) is hot selling now. Some of Minew’s esteemed customer is interested in using our BLE 5.1 module into the different scenario in asset tracking or RTLS.

 A brief understanding of nRF52811 module as below:

  •  Bluetooth 5.1– Latest and most excellent features
  • Multiprotocol– All Bluetooth 5 features, 802.15.4, Thread, Zigbee, ANT and 2.4 GHz proprietary
  • TX power-Optimized
  • RX sensitivity-Best performance in all nRF52 series.

Other surprises are waiting for you to EXPLORE!!!! 

Minew- Your professional and reliable IoT manufacturers.

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A Quick Review of NRE Cost From Minew and NBSP

Non-Recurring Engineering (NRE) cost is a comprehensive range concept, which can be defined merely as the one-time cost to a new product or product improvement research, design, develop, and test. The definition of NRE cost may be different according to the countries, industries, or products.

In what situations, Minew need to charge NRE cost?

Firstly, let’s have a brief understanding of Minew hot-selling module:

MS88SF2-nRF52840 modules; MS50SFB-nRF52832 modules

MS50SFA-nRF52810 modules; MS48SF2-m1805 UART modules

MS49SF2-nRF51822 modules.

NRE cost was issued when we start to develop a new module. The fee includes start-up costs, Electrical test cost, PCB layout cost, programming cost, or other costs associated with making a module.

Customers do not need to pay such NRE cost since Minew is responsible for these cost for Minew’S product.

However, if customers would like to design a totally new module or modify the hardware or firmware of the module, an original NRE cost issued when we are doing so.

For example, developing an existing nRF52840 module with a power amplifier or adding a sensor or crystal oscillator into the nRF52832 module. Hence, the PCB layout needs to redesign at that circumstance.

Regardless of how many quantities they are planning to produce, a client only pays once for NRE before the product has designed successfully. This is why it is not economical to produce in small batches.

The following actions are taken to set up the production of a new device:

The design and manufacturing actions are taken in order to set up a new module:

1. Concept design (Product specification; Time schedule; Estimated cost)
2. Hardware design (Schematic design; PCB layout; production of PCB)
3. Firmware design(UML Creation; Code programming;)-Even though we are developing a null module, Minew still need to develop firmware to test module functionality.
4. Package design. (A new type of Reel and tape)
5. Prototyping (Finding the source of components; SMT; marking the label in metal cover shielding; Integrated test ).
6. Certifications
7. Production
8. Delivery.

It is worth emphasizing that programming a new firmware will take longer time than designing new Hardware, setting up a new Nordic module, TI module, Cypress module or Lora module will take NRE cost compared with the existing module. Therefore, instead of ordering a few pieces a month, a better solution would be to order a higher number each quarter. Given that the opportunity cost of the labor shift into a new project, That is why Minew will have MOQ for new product or project.

Which specific cost consist of total NRE cost?

Several elements impact on the total NRE cost. Like Hardware & firmware design fee. Honestly, even though clients intend to develop Hardware solely, test firmware will still need to design to prove the functionality of the new module. Or Certifications fee if required. Or Tool Design fee etc.

Therefore, if Minew existing module can meet your requirement initially, just missing some not necessary component, we are strongly recommend using our current module. Please kindly have a quick view on our OZ Robotics store.

If developing a new module is essential for the new project, please contact directly and let us bring your concept into reality.


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How the TACTIGON Skin Developer Kit Idea was born

How the TACTIGON Skin Developer Kit Idea was born

From a request of a child:

“Dad, can you build me a controller to command a robot? I want to be like Iron Man! ”, was the question.

Obviously the first ten seconds of embarrassment have been supplanted by the pride of dad with the past of a geek.

The shopping list : many shields, gyroscope, accelerometer, magnetometer, Bluetooth.

Low energies are needed. There are many technologies on the market, but none contains all of them and above all none fits the need for a procedure that is not too complicated.

“I wanted to make a simple, small and fashionable design device. I wanted it to be used both at work and at home to play with my daughter” – says Massimiliano Bellino.

“I designed a device that is easy to put on and take off, but actually I was inspired by a clothespin because this shape allows you to wear T-Skin very quickly and use it immediately. The ergonomic shape allows you to use four fingers as if you were playing a guitar or even to use 2 devices (right hand and left hand) for more advanced applications “.

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Presentation Controller for PowerPoint with the Tactigon

Ever wondered how to control your PowerPoint presentation in a more natural way than those little TV remote like controllers? Well, we’ve got you cover! Here’s how you can use the Tactigon Skin as a PowerPoint controller with gesture control and tools support. You can go through slides, zoom in and out, pan into zoomed slides and use presentation tools such as the laser pointer and the pen.

With the Tactigon Skin you can now really captivate your audience during your next presentation. If you want, you could integrate the range extender shown in the previous article so you can navigate through slides even in a big crowded presentation room!


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How to choose the suited Nordic chipset between nrf52840 and nrf52832?-The answer is in there

How to choose the suited Nordic chipset between nrf52840 and nrf52832? – The answer is in there

Choosing the suited chipset for your product is just like choosing the right person to marry. It is common that we hesitate in which chipset should we apply to our product. It is just like annoying problems that are haunting in our minds.

Fortunately, this article will let you know how to choose the suited chipset between Nordic nrf52840 and nrf52832.

Firstly, how should we find the right person (Chipset)?

Well, if we may not have much access to get the chipset from Nordic, how should I get the chipset? Nordic website is just like a social platform, you can get much 3rd party information from his website. For example, the supplier of module based on their chipset- inslight sip, minew, raytac,etc. They are the reliable and right person for you.

The only thing you should do is to get in touch with them and try to know them more.

Secondly, how should i get more details between these two chipset?

Before we go ahead to talking about this, please consider the following questions first? Are you have much time to do the research?

Yes, pls directly go to the Nordic website, download the documents and do your research!

No, let me tell you the details briefly.

Main feature between nrf52840 and nrf52832

Features                                nRF52840                              nRF52832

Bluetooth ver 5.0                       Yes                                        Yes

IEEE 802.15.4                             Yes                                        No

NFC                                              Yes                                        Yes

CrytoCell 310                              Yes                                        No

Flash Memory                            1MB                                    512KB

RAM                                             256KB                                  64KB

Supply Voltage                         1.7V ~ 5.5V                         1.7V ~ 3.6V

USB 2.0                                            Yes                                        No

Compatible with nRF51 nRF24 series Yes                             Yes

Thirdly, congratulation, it is time to find the right person(Chipset)

Sometimes the sole chipset may not meet our full requirement so that we may find the reliable module supplier. Thanks for Nordic to provide a platform for us to find the module supplier.

In terms of certification, Minew, Raytac provide many kinds of certification, like BQB,FCC,CE,RCM,WPC,etc.

As for price, Fanstel, Minew, Holy, can provide a competitive price for us.

For hardware and firmware development capacities, Laird, Rigado, Minew is the best option for you.

Last but no least, do not hesitate and try to contact them.