Nordic Partner: u-blox

HQ Company Address (City, Country) 
u-blox AGu-blox_logo
Zürcherstrasse 68
Thalwil, 8800

Design locations
For AOA: Sweden, Germany, Greece

Serviced Countries / regions

Website URL

Company introduction
Who we are and what we do: 

u-blox is a global technology leader in positioning and wireless communication in automotive, industrial, and consumer markets. Our smart and reliable solutions, services and products let people, vehicles, and machines determine their precise position and communicate wirelessly over cellular and short range networks

What makes us unique:
20+ year experience in Bluetooth & Wi-Fi hardware and software module development and
extensive experience in Angle of Arrival technologies makes us experts in  Bluetooth Direction Finding solutions
We offer:

  • Antenna boards for commercial installation supporting 2 and 3 dimension angle estimation
  • Commercial Direction Finding software – u-connectLocate
  • Tag reference design (Open Source)
  • Evaluation board reference design (Open Source)
  • Positioning engine
  • Explorer kits for fast prototyping

Working with Nordic Semiconductor:
u-blox have been working with Nordic Semiconductor for more than a decade and developed one of the broadest range of Bluetooth low energy modules and connectivity software in the market
Specifically, develops Bluetooth Direction Finding with Angle of Arrival solutions based on nRF52833 and nRF Connect SDK

Which projects we focus on:
Our commercial ready-to-use antenna boards (antennas, modules, software) provide reliable, accurate angle estimation to be used in Direction Finding and indoor positioning solutions
We are targeting customers globally looking to integrate Bluetooth Direction Finding  solutions  into their end devices for angle detection and/or indoor positioning solutions
We serve small, medium and large customers globally
Our top verticals are

  • Logistics
  • Smart manufacturing
  • Hospital & healthcare
  • Smart buildings

Based on Nordic Semiconductor nRF52833 and nRF Connect SDK the u-blox solutions include

  • ANT-B10 Antenna board  3D angel estimation (LINK)
  • ANT-B11 Antenna board  for 2D angle estimation (LINK)
  • Each antenna board includes the NINA-B411 module (nRF52833) running u-connectLocate with UART host interface, configurable with AT commands (LINK)
  • XPLR-AOA-3 Kit including application board with powerful host in combination with ANT-B10.
    It includes MCU, Wi-Fi connectivity and Ethernet connectivity. (LINK)
    Application board hardware and software provided as open source for fast prototyping
  • C209 application board, a tag reference design with NINA-B4 and sensors.
    Hardware and software provided as open source (LINK)

We offer the following solutions in combination with Nordic products:
☒ 3rd party protocols, software libraries & SDK
☒ Positioning systems/platforms 
☒ 3rd Party Prototyping platforms / Development kits

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