SoC is automotive-qualified for wireless in-car charging
For the latest connected car intelligent automotive applications and wireless in-car charging, Nordic Semiconductor has released the nRF51824 SoC. The Bluetooth low energy SoC is qualified to AEC-Q100 stress test qualification for integrated circuits and delivers the same range and performance as the company’s nRF51822 SoC
The company believes that as the automotive industry is moving rapidly towards the connected car, and connected in-car ecosystems, which will expand from Bluetooth-enabled smartphones and tablets wirelessly linked to in-car interfaces and systems to factory-fitted elements being made wirelessly controllable and configurable. Examples will include intelligent seats, intelligent steering wheels, remote keyless entry [RKE] systems, intelligent mirrors, infotainment systems, and intelligent accident or incident proximity reporting.
According to the company, the nRF51824 is the world’s most powerful automotive- qualified, Bluetooth low energy SoC and well suited to these application demands.
Under-the-hood systems could also benefit from Bluetooth wireless functionality, because this would enable manufacturers to reduce the cost and weight of traditional cable looms to offer simpler factory assembly, maintenance, and replacement, plus increased fuel economy.
The SoC also includes support for the company’s nRF5 SDK for AirFuel [a wireless charging standard] which, together with the company’s S130 SoftDevice supports charging of multiple devices on a single charge surface.
The SoC is sampling now and is supplied in a 6×6 48-pin QFN package.