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Cutting edge Nordic Semiconductor SoC enables dual protocol capabilities to fast track time-to-market in sport & fitness and broader IoT applications.
The D52 ANT SoC Module series offers complete 2.4GHz RF solutions, allowing developers to achieve faster time-to-market for applications in wearable technology, sport and fitness monitoring, commercial and home IoT, battery powered sensors, high node count networks and more. Based on Nordic Semiconductor’s nRF52832 SoC, D52 modules offer dual protocol ANT and Bluetooth® low energy technology support concurrently.
Modules include a form factor suitable for wearable applications, a development platform, and a module with an onboard accelerometer, opening the door to more application opportunities.
ANT BLAZE is a connectionless mesh-style network technology for commercial and industrial high node count IoT monitoring and control applications in challenging environments, and runs exclusively on D52 ANT SoC Premium modules:
The D52 ANT SoC Module series is separated into two categories:
|Models||D52QD2M4IA, D52QD2M4IA-A, D52MD2M8IA||D52QPMM4IA, D52QPMM4IA-A, D52MPMM8IA|
|ANT Technologies and Applications||ANT+, ANT||ANT BLAZE, ANT+, ANT|
|Bluetooth® low energy technology support||Central and Peripheral||Central and Peripheral|
D52 Product Brief D52 Datasheet
|Picture||Module||Description||Ordering/Package Information||Part Status*|
|D52QD2M4IA||20x20mm module with up to 30GPIOs and 8 analog inputs||
|D52QPMM4IA||Premium module; additional support for advanced ANT libraries (e.g., ANT BLAZE™)||
|D52QD2M4IA-A||20x20mm module with up to 24GPIOs and 5 analog inputs; onboard 3-axis MEMS accelerometer||
|D52QPMM4IA-A||Premium module; additional support for advanced ANT libraries (e.g., ANT BLAZE™)||
|D52MD2M8IA||14.0x9.8x2.0mm module with up to 24GPIOs and 8 analog inputs||
|D52MPMM8IA||Premium module; additional support for advanced ANT libraries (e.g., ANT BLAZE™)||
|D52QSKM6IA-A||D52Q module mounted on a carrier board for starter kit and development use with all ANT software libraries and applications, including ANT BLAZE™ and G.FIT™||
* 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.
Development with the D52 ANT SoC Module Series is supported by a starter kit (D52DK2) and an extender kit (D52EXT1), which is designed to work with the starter kit. Most components in both kits are also available for sale individually from distributors.
The D52 starter kit (D52DK2) contains all the hardware necessary to get developing with ANT or Bluetooth® low energy technology, 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:
|Module||Part Number||Quantity||Part Description|
|D52QSKM6IA-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||CR2032 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|
|ANTUSB-M||1||ANT USB dongle|
|1||Segger J-Link Lite Programmer|
The D52 extender kit (D52EXT1) builds on the D52 starter kit to provide extra nodes and more power for IoT developers and platforms, including ANT BLAZE™. The introduction of this kit also coincides with the availability of the ANTBAT3 combination I/O and battery board. Powered by 2 AA batteries, the development board enables longer testing and development and includes buttons and LEDs for testing input and interaction. A D52 starter kit is recommended for use with the extender kit, as the starter kit includes the tools necessary to program and monitor development nodes.
The contents of the extender kit are described, below:
|Module||Part Number||Quantity||Part Description|
|D52QSKM6IA-A||4||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|
|ANTBAT3||4||Combined battery and I/O board with a Molex socket, a reset button, I/O buttons, LEDs and dip switches powered by two AA batteries|
Please refer to ANT Wireless or Nordic Semiconductor for licensing information about SoftDevices and associated software.
The D52 ANT SoC Module Series supports ANT and Bluetooth® low energy technology on the nRF52832 SoC using SoftDevices, pre-compiled protocol stack binaries. The following SoftDevices are available:
|From ANT Wireless||From Nordic Semiconductor|
|Download from Thisisant.com||Download from Nordic|
ANT BLAZE (a connectionless mesh-like network technology) is available to application developers as End-Node and Gateway software libraries compatible with D52 ANT SoC Premium modules, and is supported by an SDK complete with reference examples and analysis tools. ANT BLAZE Libraries are available in a download package with a license for evaluation use. A commercial license is required for using ANT BLAZE in a commercial product.
The D52 Series of modules (including G.FIT) 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 Garmin-approved software, provided in the conditions of use available at:
Discuss this product at the ANT Hardware Products Forum.
Modules from the D52 ANT SoC Module Series must use one of the approved ANT and/or Bluetooth low energy SoftDevice versions described on this page for all radio operation. Signing and registering a D52 Series Module Distribution Agreement with Garmin Canada Inc. (via thisisant.com) is an acknowledgement of these conditions of use, and also carries benefits as described on this page. The table, below, will be updated when new versions are released and approved for use on D52 Series modules.
|S212 ANT only SoftDevice||5.0.0||Obtained from Thisisant.com|
|S332 ANT and Bluetooth low energy SoftDevice||5.0.0||Obtained from Thisisant.com|
|S132 Bluetooth low energy SoftDevice||6.1.0||Obtained from Nordic Semiconductor|
Signing a D52 Series Module Distribution Agreement and registering it with Garmin Canada Inc. (via Thisisant.com) carries the following benefits:
|Title||Date Modified||Version||File Size|
|D52 ANT SoC Module Series Datasheet||Oct 21, 2020||2.3||6 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||188.8.131.52||156 KB|
|ANT Technical Note - Migrating an ANT nRF51 Project to nRF52||Oct 16, 2015||1.1||354 KB|
|D52 Series DoC||May 09, 2018||1.0||120 KB|
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