Get Bluetooth LE on-board your IoT projects

January 02, 2017 // By Julien Happich
This month, u-blox is giving away ten EVK‑NINA‑B1 evaluation kits worth 69 Euros each, for EE Times Europe's readers to win.

Designed to be used as a reference design for u-blox' NINA‑B1 series Bluetooth Low Energy modules, the evaluation board supports ARM mbed and allows the quick prototyping of a variety of Bluetooth low energy sensor applications for IoT. For use cases requiring NFC, the included NFC antenna can be used.
Additional hardware interfaces such as SPI, I2C, UART, ADC, and GPIOs are available using ARM mbed. The EVK‑NINA‑B1 can also be used to evaluate the pre‑loaded u‑blox NINA‑B1 Connectivity Software using the s‑center tool on a PC. A USB cable and a Quick Start card are also included in the kit.

The NINA‑B1 stand-alone Bluetooth LE module is compliant to the latest Bluetooth 4.2 specification and certified to global radio type approvals. Version NINA‑B112 featuring an internal antenna has a footprint of 10.0x14.0x3.8mm.

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And last month’s winners are…

In our previous reader offer, Arrow Electronics was giving away 10 ARIS IoT development platforms worth 150 Euros each, for eeNews Europe's readers to win.

Lucky winners include Mr. H. Istvan from Romania, Mr T. Adu from Denmark, Mr A. Grange from France, Mr J-J. Lemaire from Belgium, Mr R. De Marco from Italy, Mr T. Ginchev from Finland, Mr E. Kiss from Hungary, Mr A. Schilder from Germany and Mr W. Bildstein from France. All should be receiving their packages soon. Let's wish them some interesting findings with their projects.