Mouser offers explorer kit to evaluate u-blox location hardware and software

To evaluate the potential of Bluetooth 5.1 direction finding and high precision indoor positioning for access control, collision detection, smart home appliances and asset tracking, the u-blox XPLR-AOA-1 Explorer Kit for Bluetooth Direction Finding is available from Mouser.

The u-blox XPLR-AOA-1 Explorer Kit contains an antenna board with a u-blox NINA-B411 Bluetooth Low Energy module, transmitter tag with NINA-B406 Bluetooth Low Energy module and u-connectLocate direction finding software. The software runs directly on the NINA-B411 module’s embedded Nordic Semiconductor nRF52833 SoC, calculating the angle of arrival (AoA) of the incoming signals with no additional processing required.

Engineers can combine several XPLR-AOA-1 kits and triangulate directions from three or more antenna boards to create a full positioning system. Target applications include detecting whether a person or an object is approaching a door, avoiding collisions between moving objects, and directing a camera at a moving tag.
Mouser claims to offer the world’s widest selection of the newest semiconductors and electronic components — in stock and ready to ship.

To help speed customers’ designs, Mouser’s website hosts an extensive library of technical resources, including a Technical Resource Centre, along with product data sheets, supplier-specific reference designs, application notes, technical design information, engineering tools and other helpful information.

Mouser Electronics, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is an authorised semiconductor and electronic component distributor focused on new product introductions (NPIs) from its leading manufacturer partners. The distributor’s website is available in multiple languages and currencies and features more than 5m products from over 1,100 manufacturer brands. Mouser offers 27 support locations worldwide to provide customer service in local languages, currencies and time zones. 

u-blox provides leading positioning and wireless communication technologies for the automotive, industrial, and consumer markets, for people, vehicles, and machines to determine their precise position and communicate wirelessly over cellular and short range networks.

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