NINA-B1 Series - Stand-alone Bluetooth Low Energy modules

Bluetooth Low Energy modules featuring Bluetooth 5, a powerful Arm® Cortex®-M4 with FPU, and state-of-the-art power performance.

The NINA-B1 series modules are small, stand-alone Bluetooth low energy modules featuring Bluetooth 5, a powerful Arm® Cortex®-M4 with FPU, and state-of-the-art power performance. The embedded low power crystal in NINA-B1 minimizes power consumption, thus extending the battery life.

The NINA-B1 is delivered with u-blox connectivity software that provides support for u-blox Bluetooth low energy Serial Port Service, GATT client and server, beacons, NFC™, and simultaneous peripheral and central roles - all configurable from a host by using AT commands.

NINA-B1 offers full flexibility for customers who prefer their application to run on the built-in Arm Cortex-M4 with FPU. With 512 kB flash and 64 kB RAM, it offers the best-in-class capacity for customer applications running on top of the Bluetooth low energy stack using SDK from Nordic Semiconductor or Arm Mbed. Additionally, NFC and interfaces such as SPI, I 2 C, and I2 S are available, and features like Bluetooth mesh, AirFuel, and Apple HomeKit are also supported. In combination with Wirepas Connectivity stack, NINA-B1 can form large scale industrial mesh networks for several applications, such as lighting, asset tracking, and metering.

NINA-B112 comes with an internal antenna and NINA-B111 has a pin for use with an external antenna. The internal PIFA antenna is specifically designed for the small NINA-B1 form factor and provides an extensive range of more than 300 m, independent of ground plane and component placement.

Features:

  • Bluetooth 5
  • Advanced Serial Port Service
  • GATT server and client
  • OpenCPU with Arm® Mbed™ and Nordic SDK
  • Internal or external antenna
  • Global certification

For sales and technical development support from our in-house engineering team, please contact the Alpha Micro team.

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Part No. Description Pack Size
NINA-B111
u-blox NINA-B111 module, antenna pin
Reel of 500
NINA-B112 u-blox NINA-B112 module, on-board antenna Reel of 500
EVK-NINA-B111 Evaluation kit for NINA-B111 module with antenna pin Each
EVK-NINA-B112 Evaluation kit for NINA-B112 module with on-board antenna Each

EVK‑NINA‑B1 evaluation kits include an evaluation board, which can be used as a reference design for the NINA‑B1 series Bluetooth Low Energy modules. For use cases requiring NFC, the included NFC antenna can be used.

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Highlights

  • Available in two variants - EVK‑NINA‑B111 and EVK‑NINA‑B112
  • All the NINA‑B1 module pins are available at connectors
  • Can be powered through USB, external power supply, or coin cell battery
  • Has an onboard debugger hardware and firmware

Kit includes

  • NINA‑B1 evaluation board
  • NFC antenna
  • External antenna with U.FL connector (EVK‑NINA‑B111 only)
  • USB cable
  • Quick Start card

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Last updated: 14 March 2018