Nordic Semiconductor Demos Freespace Pointing Upgrade for its nRFready 2.4GHz RF Smart Remote Reference Design at ESC 2012
OSLO, Norway, March 22, 2012/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
Ultra low power (ULP) RF specialist Nordic Semiconductor [http://www.nordicsemi.com ]
ASA (OSE: NOD), today announces it will be demonstrating a freespace pointing firmware
upgrade for its existing nRFready(TM) 2.4GHz RF Smart Remote reference design at ESC 2012
that will run from March 26 - 29 at San Jose, U.S. (Nordic will be at booth # 2006 with
its distribution partner Symmetry Electronics).
Nordic will also be giving away one of its Bluetooth(R) low energy nRF8001
microBlue(TM) Development Kits on each day of the show to visitors who register for the
competition on its stand, have a range of ultra-low power wireless technical experts
on-hand for visitors to meet, and be demonstrating its full range of wireless smart
remote, PC desktop, and smartphone solutions at the event.
The nRFready(TM) 2.4GHz RF Smart Remote reference design leverages Nordic's proven
nRF24LE1 SoC and Gazell(TM) 2.4GHz RF protocol stack and includes all the necessary
hardware for freespace pointing and clicking control built-in via an on-board 6-axis
motion sensing solution from Invensense, and an ultra low power accelerometer from
STMicroelectronics (in addition to a multi-touch enabled TouchPad(TM) from Synaptics and
miniaturized QWERTY keyboard).
"With the growing popularity of Internet-enabled TVs and set-top boxes we are seeing
an explosion in demand for advanced remote controls based on ultra low power radio
solutions," comments Thomas Embla Bonnerud, Director of Product Management at Nordic
Semiconductor. "And freespace pointing is a particularly natural and intuitive way to
navigate and browse all types of modern digital content and services - including audio,
video, gaming, web browsing, social media, and online shopping - as it offers familiar
mouse-like PC control without the need for a flat surface."
The nRFready(TM) 2.4GHz RF Smart Remote reference design kit(Nordic product code:
nRF6920)includes a Nordic Smart Remote baseboard, Smart Remote 2.4GHz RF radio module,
2.4GHz RF USB dongle, programming adapter, and a complete set of design files, software
source code, and supporting documentation.