D52 ANT SoC Module Series
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D52 ANT SoC Module Series


Cutting edge Nordic Semiconductor SoC enables dual protocol capabilities to fast track time-to-market in sport & fitness and broader IoT applications.

Based on Nordic Semiconductor’s nRF5832 SoC, the D52 ANT SoC Module series offers dual protocol ANT and Bluetooth Low Energy concurrent operation in a compact form factor suitable for wearables. Featuring a built-in antenna, as well as on board clock crystals for highly accurate and ultra low power concurrent operation of ANT and BLE wireless protocols, D52 modules give developers the opportunity to create products with enhanced capabilities.

A complete 2.4GHz RF solution, the D52 module series allows developers to achieve faster time-to-market for applications such as wearable technology, sport and fitness monitoring, commercial and home IoT, battery powered sensors, high node count networks and more. To further accelerate time-to-market, all modules carry radio certifications for global regions including North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Korea when operating with ANT and BLE, and have been qualified by the Bluetooth SIG. D52Q models are optionally available with an onboard accelerometer.

The D52 starter kit contains everything needed to begin developing with D52 modules, the nRF52832 SoC, and ANT or BLE.

D52 modules are pre-loaded with an ANT Network processor, making a drop-in solution for ANT communication via serial interface.  Leveraging the nRF52 SoC, ANT and BLE (standalone or concurrent) support for custom applications is achieved using supported SoftDevices licensed separately by their creators:

Contact Dynastream for more information about theD52 ANT SoC Module Series!

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Module hardware

  • Integrated printed antenna
  • On-board 32MHz and 20ppm 32.768 kHz crystal clocks
  • Supply Voltage range:
    1.7V to 3.6V (D52QD2M4IA, D52MD2M8IA)
    1.71V to 3.6V (D52QD2M4IA-A)
  • Operating temperature:  Industrial (-40°C to +85°C)
  • Up to 30 GPIOs (D52QD2M4IA)
  • Up to 24 GPIOs (D52QD2M4IA-A, D52MD2M8IA)
  •  Programmable output/channel from -20dBm to 4dBm
  • Excellent receiver sensitivity
    –93dBm ANT mode
    –96dBm BLE mode
  • 1dBm resolution RSSI
  • Total 512kB flash, 64kB RAM
  • SPI, I2C and UART interface
  • ARM SWD interface
  • Internal DC/DC converter supported
  • 20 x 20mm module (D52QD2M4IA, D52QD2M4IA-A)
  • 14 x 9.8 x 2.0mm module (D52MD2M8IA)
  • Onboard 3-axis MEMS accelerometer (D52QD2M4IA-A)
    LIS2DH by ST Microelectronics
    2 programmable interrupt pins
  • Layout compatible options with N5 M4, AP2, C7
  • Radio regulatory approval for major markets
  • BLUETOOTH SIG qualification
  • RoHS compliant

ANT Operation (when loaded with S212 or S332 SoftDevice)

  • 79 selectable RF channels (2402 to 2480 MHz)
  • Flexible network topologies:  peer-to-peer, star, tree, high node count, mesh and more
  • Broadcast, acknowledged, and burst data communication modes
  • Built-in device search and pairing
  • Built-in interference handling and radio coexistence management with application radio disable requests and application flash write/erase requests
  • Enhanced ANT features:
    • Supports up to 15 logical channels each with configurable channel periods (5.2ms - 2s)
    • Advanced burst data transfer modes (up to 60kbps)
    • Optional channel encryption mode (aes-128)
    • Supports up to 8 public, private and/or managed networks
    • Advanced power management features to optimize application power consumption including Event Filtering and Selective Data Updates
    • Asynchronous transmit channel
    • Fast channel initiation

Bluetooth Operation (when loaded with the S132 or S332 SoftDevice)

  • Bluetooth 4.2 compliant low energy single-mode protocol stack suitable for Bluetooth low energy products
    • Concurrent Central, Observer, Peripheral, and Broadcaster roles with up to:
      • Multiple connections as a central
      • One connection as a peripheral
      • Observer
      • Broadcaster
    • Link layer
    • L2CAP, ATT, and SM protocols
    • GATT and GAP APIs
    • GATT Client and Server
Picture Module Description Ordering/Package Information Part Status*
D52QD2M4IA 20x20mm module with up to 30GPIOs and 8 analog inputs
  • D52QD2M4IA-TRAY: 20pc in 4x5 tray
  • D52QD2M4IA-REEL: 800pc on 13" tape and reel
D52QD2M4IA-A 20x20mm module with up to 24GPIOs and 5 analog inputs; onboard 3-axis MEMS accelerometer
  • D52QD2M4IA-A-TRAY: 20pc in 4x5 tray
  • D52QD2M4IA-A-REEL: 800pc on 13" tape and reel
D52MD2M8IA 14.0x9.8x2.0mm module with up to 24GPIOs and 8 analog inputs
  • D52MD2M8IA-TRAY:  40pc in 8x5 tray
  • D52MD2M8IA-REEL: 1500pc on 13" tape and reel
D52QD2M6IA-A D52QD2M4IA-A mounted on a carrier board for starter kit and development use
  • D52QD2M6IA-A-TRAY: 10 pc on 150x165mm tray

* PREVIEW - Device, tool, or software has been announced but is not in production. Samples may or may not be available; ACTIVE: Device, tool, or software recommended for new designs.

The D52 starter kit (D52DK1) contains all the hardware necessary to get developing with ANT, and the downloadable ANT SoC Module Starter Kit User Manual has full details on using the kit with reference examples and the nRF5 SDK from Nordic Semiconductor. 

The kit contents are described below, but most components are orderable independently should the need arise to create a more complex network:

Module Part Number Quantity Part Description
D52QD2M6IA-A 2 M4 module mounted on carrier board with 20-pin Molex connector, NFC connections available, SWD programming header, additional through-hole connections for I/O pins
ANTBAT2 2 Battery board with a Molex socket, a reset button, and a five-position dip switch
ANTIO1 2 I/O board with a Molex connector, a Molex socket, 4 LEDs and 4 buttons
ANTUIF1 1 USB interface board with a Molex socket
  1 Segger J-Link Lite Programmer


The D52 ANT SoC Module Series supports ANT and Bluetooth low energy on the nRF52832 SoC using SoftDevices, pre-compiled protocol stack binaries.  The following SoftDevices are available:

Please refer to Dynastream Innovations or Nordic Semiconductor for SoftDevice licensing information.

Conditions of use:

The D52 Series of modules have been designed to support the ANT and/or Bluetooth low energy Protocols and are certified for use in many geographic regions around the globe. However, a product incorporating the D52 series module may carry the certification IDs of the module only if it complies with the restrictions and terms, including use of Dynastream-approved software, provided in the conditions of use available at:


Discuss this product at the ANT Hardware Products Forum.

In addition to the downloadable resources below, the following documents and resources are available from Nordic Semiconductor's nRF52832 product page, or from the Nordic Semiconductor Infocenter.


  1. nRF52832 Product Specification
  2. nRF52 Series Compatibility Matrix
  3. nRF52832 Objective Product Specification
  4. nRF52832 S132 SoftDevice Specification
  5. nRF52 Development Kit Documentation


  1. S132 nRF52832 SoftDevice
  2. nRF5 SDK
Title Date Modified Version File Size
D52 ANT SoC Module Series Datasheet Mar 15, 2017 2.0 4 MB
ANT SoC Module Starter Kit User Manual Aug 03, 2016 1.0 1 MB
D52Q Module M4 Altium Library Mar 15, 2017 8 KB
D52Q Module M4 STEP Model Mar 15, 2017 351 KB
D52M Module M8 Altium Library Mar 15, 2017 8 KB
D52M Module M8 STEP Model Mar 15, 2017 96 KB
ANT Message Protocol and Usage Apr 02, 2014 5.1 4 MB
ANTware II Nov 12, 2013 4.1.00 1 MB
ObservANT Feb 23, 2016 1.1 752 KB
Interpreting RF Radiation Patterns Sep 23, 2014 1.0 1 MB
Interfacing with ANT General Purpose Chipsets and Modules Dec 03, 2010 2.1 443 KB
ANT USB Interface Board Driver - Windows Oct 03, 2012 156 KB
ANT Technical Note - Migrating an ANT nRF51 Project to nRF52 Oct 16, 2015 1.1 354 KB

1. Initial Setup

2. Channel Data

3. Battery Information

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