ANT Wireless Protocol Complements Nordic Semiconductor’s New nRF52 Series Wireless SoCs

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New chip series supports ANT and combined ANT/Bluetooth Smart protocol stacks

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ANT Wireless, proven innovator in ultra-low power (ULP) wireless technology, today is pleased to announce support for the ANT protocol on Nordic Semiconductor’s nRF52 Series of wireless System on Chip (SoC) ICs. ANT connectivity will be available for the nRF52 as both a single protocol ANT stack format and in a combined ANT/BLE (Bluetooth Smart) format to enable flexibility in connection of ANT-based networks to smartphones and other connected products supporting BLE only.

With ANT, developers using the nRF52 will benefit from the protocol’s built-in multi-node connectivity solutions that are being used by an ever increasing number of ANT+ and ANT product developers both in the protocol’s traditional market of sport and fitness, and the expanding markets of control and monitoring.

“Nordic Semiconductor’s support of the ANT protocol on the nRF52 continues the company’s long history of providing leading ultra-low power wireless connectivity solutions to the marketplace,” said James Fujimoto, Director ANT Wireless. “Our partnership with Nordic provides connectivity platforms to our mutual customers that are easy to use, enabling their products to get to market quickly and efficiently, whether the product use cases rely on single connections or very high node count networks.”

The S212 ANT stack and the combined S332 ANT/BLE alternative, in Nordic’s downloadable SoftDevice format provide the developer with implementation and design options to suit the needs of the product. The stacks leverage the enhanced power consumption and performance features of the new nRF52 Series devices, delivering the leading ANT and BLE wireless connectivity solution in the marketplace. ANT solutions for the nRF52 will be available summer 2015, for engineering evaluation.

About ANT / ANT+ (
ANT is an established protocol for ultra-low power (ULP) practical wireless networking applications and is the technology behind over 100M devices. Celebrating over 10 years in wearable technology, ANT is the pervasive ULP wireless technology facilitating the capture of critical market share in the exploding mobile sensor sector. This standardized communication platform enables quick-to-market solutions for application developers, sensor manufacturers, and smartphone makers.

ANT+ facilitates interoperability between ANT+ products and the collection and transfer of sensor data. Applicable in sport, wellness management and home health monitoring, ANT+ (built on the base ANT protocol) defines device profiles that specify data formats, channel parameters and network keys. ANT+ has amassed an ecosystem of world-class technology vendors in the ANT+ Alliance, an open special interest group of companies who have adopted the ANT+ promise of interoperability. These industry leaders offer readily available brand name products for sport, wellness management and home health monitoring.

The company behind ANT Wireless is Dynastream Innovations Inc. ( Dynastream was established in 1998 and became a wholly owned subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. in December 2006. Dynastream is based in Cochrane, Alberta, Canada, and is a world innovator in the research and development of inertial and wireless technology.

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