Evaluation Kits

TapNLink Primers for instant NFC and BLE supporting HMIs on mobiles and data logging on the Cloud

These complete evaluation platforms allow designers to test all the advantages of our TapNLink products:

  • Qualified, turn-key wireless design
  • Immediate HMI on mobiles
  • Customization by configuration
  • Rapid Cloud integration

Primers connect to your microcontroller design and in just minutes allow you to create a Proof-of-Concept for your product's Human Machine Interface on iOS and Android mobiles. They also include a configured, provisioned environment so you can test logging data from microcontroller applications to the Cloud. 

Primer includes everything you need to get started. There are no additional licenses to purchase. Just get your kit, download the configuration environment and in minutes you'll have your first design connected to your mobile.

For STM32

TapNLink Primer includes complete sample implementations for every STM32 microcontroller. Samples include embedded application and TapNLink configuration project for accelerated learning and experimentation.

Our extensive support of all STM32 variants means you also benefit from special features such as:

  • Over-the-air debugging using Ride7 from Raisonance (coming soon)
  • MCU Flasher app for STM32 programming from your mobile

TapNLink-Primer for STM32

Instant Wi-Fi, Bluetooth & NFC

Link your boards to mobiles and create HMI apps in minutes.

Discover the ease of adding NFC, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) to your STM32 application! Create customized user interface app that run on mobile devices (Android, iOS, Windows10). View data on mobiles or even modify data from your HMI app. Log data automatically to a provisioned Cloud platform.

TapNLink Primer makes it easy with:

  • Plug’n Play Wi-Fi and BLE with NFC pairing
  • Auto-generation of HMI apps for mobile devices
  • Pre-configured, provisioned Cloud platform
  • Sample implementation on STM32 (Cortex M) application board

Additional special features

Thanks to TapNLink's extensive support of STM32 microcontrollers, users of these devices also benefit from advanced features that include:

For Arduino

ArdTap library allows you to integrate TapNLink Primer Bluetooth and NFC connectivity rapidly in your Arduino application.
In minutes, create an HMI for supported Arduino boards and test Cloud data logging.

TapNLink Primer for Arduino

Instant Bluetooth & NFC for Arduino Boards

Link your microcontroller application to iOS or Android mobiles in minutes.

Discover the ease of adding NFC and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) to your Arduino board! In just minutes, create customized user interfaces on mobile devices (Android, iOS) using the free IoTize Studio configurator. View data or even modify specific parameters from a mobile app, or log data automatically to a Cloud platform. 

TapNLink Primer makes it easy with:

  • Plug’n Play Bluetooth (BLE) and NFC pairing
  • Auto-generated HMI apps for mobiles
  • Pre-configured, provisioned Cloud platform
  • Sample microcontroller implementation

What can a TapNLink-based HMI do for my Arduino board?

TapNLink wireless modules provide read/write access to variables in the memory of the microcontroller on your Arduino board. You only need to configure TapNLink to create HMI apps for mobiles.

Local Monitoring & Data Logging Using Mobile Devices

Reading a variable's value allows TapNLink to transmit that value to a mobile. An app on the mobile can display the value, store (log) the value or send it to another platform (such as a Cloud IoT platform). For example, if you created a control board for a motor, you could:

  • read the status of the motor (running or idle)
  • read and log the speed of rotation

Local Configuration & Control Using Mobile Devices

Writing a variable's value from the mobile app means you can set parameters or trigger actions. For example, if you created a control board for a motor, you could:

  • set a value that limits the speed of rotation
  • set a value that starts the motor running

Customize Access for Different Users

When you configure TapNLink, you can restrict access to variables. This means your mobile HMI can allow "read only" access for one type of user, but can allow "read/write" access to another type of user.

How does TapNLink work with Arduino?

In your Arduino application code, you will add a software serial port (aka. S3P) on two GPIOs of your microcontroller. S3P is the access way for reading and writing values in the application. The code you will need is provided in the ArdTap library in the Arduino IDE.

The TapNLink wireless module includes its own processor with an agent that you will configure with the locations of data (a.k.a. variables) that you want to view or change using your mobile HMI. You will use a free configuration software called IoTize Studio to do this.

When you configure the TapNLink wireless module, that configuration automatically creates the first user interface app (the HMI app). This app is, for the most part, HTML5 with some JavaScript, which makes it very easy to manipulate and modify. This is possible because IoTize provides you a low level app called Tap Manager, which manages all the communication interfaces on the mobile device.

Resources for Arduino?

What tools and software do I need to create a mobile HMI for my Arduino?

IoTize provides an ArdTap library for Arduino. It is available for free in resources in the Arduino IDE and from GitHub.

You will also need:

  • TapNLink Primer - a starter kit that includes the an NFC and Bluetooth (BLE) module and connection accessories.
  • IoTize Studio - free configuration software from TapNLink modules.
  • Tap Manager - a mobile app for Android and iOS mobiles.

Compatible mobiles?

What sort of mobile can I create my Arduino HMI for?

The TapNLink supports app creation for Android and iOS mobile devices.

  • For Android (v4.0.4 and later), TapNLink interfaces by NFC or Bluetooth Low Energy (4.2) with the mobile. Android users can benefit from NFC touch-to-pair for secure, easy Bluetooth pairing.
  • For iOS, TapNLink interfaces by Bluetooth Low Energy. iPhone XR/XS users can also benefit from NFC touch-to-pair for secure, easy Bluetooth pairing.

Supported Arduino boards?

What Arduino boards can I use TapNLink with?

The ArdTap library is compatible with any microcontroller-based Arduino application board. Using this library you can transform 2 available GPIOs into a serial connection that TapNLink can plug into.

There are specific examples in the Getting Started article for:

  • Arduino-Uno AVR (ATmega328)
  • Arduino-Due Cortex-M (ATSAM3X8E)
  • Arduino-Mega2560AVR (ATmega2560)