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Golden Mousetrap Awards: The Winners!
2/13/2013

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Wireless Components
Nordic Semiconductor
nRF51822 Bluetooth low energy and 2.4GHz proprietary SoC
The nRF51822 is a multiprotocol Bluetooth low energy(BLE)/2.4GHz proprietary RF SoC. Its architecture includes low power radio and 32-bit ARM Cortex-M0 processor. Sensitivity is -92.5dB RX in BLE mode, link budget is improved by 9.5dBm, and the device exhibits sub-10mA peak- and microamp average-currents from a 3V coin cell. 

The chip is the only ULP 2.4GHz SoC that can support concurrent and non-concurrent BLE (Bluetooth v4.0) and 2.4GHz proprietary operation. Legacy 2.4GHz proprietary- (e.g. wireless desktops) and BLE-applications can be supported with no additional development -- something that's impossible with any other 2.4GHz ULP RF technology. The key differentiation is that the nRF51822 separates application code and RF protocol stack. In competitive products, these software blocks have an associated inherent coupling; but in the case of the nRF51822, there are no dependencies between the silicon vendor-delivered stack and the application. In practice, the nRF51822 has two autonomous functional blocks: the developer's application and the self-contained BLE 'soft device' stack.

Electronics & Test:

Wireless Components

Nordic Semiconductor

nRF51822 Bluetooth low energy and 2.4GHz proprietary SoC

The nRF51822 is a multiprotocol Bluetooth low energy(BLE)/2.4GHz proprietary RF SoC. Its architecture includes low power radio and 32-bit ARM Cortex-M0 processor. Sensitivity is -92.5dB RX in BLE mode, link budget is improved by 9.5dBm, and the device exhibits sub-10mA peak- and microamp average-currents from a 3V coin cell.

The chip is the only ULP 2.4GHz SoC that can support concurrent and non-concurrent BLE (Bluetooth v4.0) and 2.4GHz proprietary operation. Legacy 2.4GHz proprietary- (e.g. wireless desktops) and BLE-applications can be supported with no additional development -- something that’s impossible with any other 2.4GHz ULP RF technology. The key differentiation is that the nRF51822 separates application code and RF protocol stack. In competitive products, these software blocks have an associated inherent coupling; but in the case of the nRF51822, there are no dependencies between the silicon vendor-delivered stack and the application. In practice, the nRF51822 has two autonomous functional blocks: the developer’s application and the self-contained BLE "soft device" stack.

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semirsom
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Re: Hearltly Congrats
semirsom   7/24/2013 10:00:46 PM
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Karen Dieringer
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Congrats To The Winners
Karen Dieringer   2/18/2013 2:32:35 PM
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Congratulations to all the winners of the Golden Mousetrap Awards!  Awesome lineup...thanks to Design News for selecting Mcloone as a finalist!

Mydesign
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Hearltly Congrats
Mydesign   2/18/2013 3:18:50 AM
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Congrats for all the winners. Lauren, I hope we can see the details of all winning projects through various blogs.

sensor pro
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Re: Awesome Venue for Technology Accomplishments
sensor pro   2/17/2013 8:38:46 PM
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Very nice limeup. I also agree wih you that more firms should participate or help in bringing these projects to the marketplace.

notarboca
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Interesting Stuff
notarboca   2/16/2013 10:31:44 AM
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Wow, a great variety of science and engineering concepts at their best, then turned into reality.  I can't wait to see the outcome of next year's awards!

Nancy Golden
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Awesome Venue for Technology Accomplishments
Nancy Golden   2/13/2013 11:37:43 AM
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What a great way to bring these technological accomplishments to the forefront - I really appreciate a venue that allows hardworking designers creating innovative products to showcase their efforts and there is some fantastic work here. I was thinking it would be really neat to do this at another level with high school kids. We already have science fairs and robotic competitions but wouldn't it be cool for sponsoring companies to help budding engineers actually bring their inventions to the marketplace?

Ann R. Thryft
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Re: Golden Mousetrap Awards
Ann R. Thryft   2/13/2013 11:15:24 AM
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Congrats to the winners in every category, and thanks to Rich, Al Schmidt, Jenn, Lauren, and everyone else who made it all go smoothly. Punya Prakash completely deserved the RES award. I admit I voted for her, but to meet her in person and see her gracious and inspiring acceptance speech was an amazing experience. I think we've started something big and I'm glad to have been there.

Charles Murray
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Charles Murray   2/13/2013 10:14:16 AM
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Kudos to all the winners and to a strong group of very worthy finalists, as well. And, yes, Punya's acceptance speech was the highlight of the evening.  

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richnass   2/13/2013 9:10:53 AM
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It was definitley a great night of celebration for all the winners and finalists. And the recipient of the Rising Engineering Star award, Punya Prakash, was so gracious and captivating in her acceptance speech. Congrats to all!

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