Bluetooth remote control reference design

January 2, 2016 | 09:00
Bluetooth remote control reference design
Bluetooth remote control reference design
The nRFready Smart Remote 3 reference design from Nordic Semiconductor is said to make the development of advanced Bluetooth Smart remotes as easy as clicking on a list of check box options. Besides making designing easy this remote control is what you call feature-packed with state-of-the-art voice input and speech recognition control, a 6-axis motion sensing ‘Air-mouse’, multi-touch trackpad technology, plus 39 developer-programable buttons and legacy IR hardware support to control IR-only products.

The Bluetooth remote control, based on the manufacturer's nRF51822 System-on-Chip (SoC), is designed to work as an add-on for Nordic’s existing nRF51 Development Kit.

Compared to the previous v2, the new design has a more robust wireless link and consumes 20% less power. A configuration Wizard that works in the Keil development environment has refined the developer element down to a list of check-boxes that allow every parameter of the remote to be configured and fine-tuned.
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