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Instantly Links Microcontroller-Based Systems to Mobile Devices and Cloud

TapNLink products transform existing microcontroller-based electronic designs into wireless-enabled systems to facilitate on-site connection and remote supervision. TapNLink supports system designers with:

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TapNLink NFC-BLE

Package of 20 TapNLink BLE and NFC (Type5) module for local smartphone connection with microcontroller-based electronic systems.

TapNLink modules provide wireless interfaces for linking mobile devices to a system. TapNLink connects directly to the target system's processor or microcontroller. They integrate into and are powered by the target system.

All TapNLink products are easily configured to control access by different types of users to data in the target system. TapNLink facilitates rapid creation of user interfaces that run on Android, iOS and Windows-based mobile devices.

Key Features

Wireless Channels

  • Near Field Communication (NFC) Type5 tag (ISO/IEC 15693)
  • Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) 4.1

Supported Target Connections

  • Debug port (SWD)
  • Serial (S3P - Software Secure Serial Port)
  • UART

Mobile Platform Support 

  • HTML5 generic applications
  • API for Cordova (Android, iOS, Windows 10) or Android native (Java)

Security

  • Configurable access profiles 
  • Configurable, encrypted passwords
  • AES-128/256 module-level data encryption
  • Configurable secure pairing with NFC

Mechanical charateristics

  • Dimensions: L 38mm x W 28mm x  H 3mm

Packaging options

  • Bare board (default)
  • Optional ABS plastic casing (IP44) is available.
  • Optional silcone resin (IP65) treatment is available.

Electrical Characteristics

  • Input voltage: 2.3V to 3.6V
  • Power consumption: from 10mA to 80mAH (depending on communication channel)

Operating Temperature Range

  • -20°C, +55°C

Compliance

  • CE (Europe), FCC (USA), IC (Canada).
  • REACH
  • RoHS
  • WEEE

Ordering Information

  • Prices include:
    • TapNLink modules pre-qualified, pre-programmed and ready to configure
    • IoTize Studio configuration and testing software
    • Software for smartphone user interface implementation
    • IoTize Cloud MQTT infrastructure (open source)

TapNLink

TapNLink NFC5

Package of 20 TapNLink NFC-only (Type5) module for local connection of mobile devices to microcontroller-based electronic systems.

TapNLink modules provide wireless interfaces for linking mobile devices to a system. TapNLink connects directly to the target system's processor or microcontroller. They integrate into and are powered by the target system.

All TapNLink products are easily configured to control access by different types of users to data in the target system. TapNLink facilitates rapid creation of user interfaces that run on Android, iOS and Windows-based mobile devices.

Key Features

Wireless Channels

  • Near Field Communication (NFC) Type5 tag (ISO/IEC 15693)

Supported Target Connections

  • Debug port (SWD)
  • Serial (S3P - Software Secure Serial Port)
  • UART

Mobile Platform Support 

  • HTML5 generic applications
  • API for Cordova (Android, iOS, Windows 10) or Android native (Java)

Security

  • Configurable access profiles 
  • Configurable, encrypted passwords
  • AES-128/256 module-level data encryption
  • Configurable secure pairing with NFC

Mechanical charateristics

  • Dimensions: L 38mm x W 28mm x  H 3mm

Packaging options

  • Bare board (default)
  • Optional ABS plastic casing (IP44) is available.
  • Optional silcone resin (IP65) treatment is available.

Electrical Characteristics

  • Input voltage: 2.3V to 3.6V
  • Power consumption: from 10mA (depending on communication)

Operating Temperature Range

  • -20°C, +55°C

Compliance

  • CE (Europe), FCC (USA), IC (Canada).
  • REACH
  • RoHS
  • WEEE

Ordering Information

  • Prices include:
    • TapNLink modules pre-qualified, pre-programmed and ready to configure
    • IoTize Studio configuration and testing software
    • Software for smartphone user interface implementation
    • IoTize Cloud MQTT infrastructure (open source)

TapNLink

TapNLink NFC-BLE

TnL-FIR103_P2

Package of 100 TapNLink BLE and NFC (Type5) module for local smartphone connection with microcontroller-based electronic systems.

Note : Package of 100 modules
Android, iOS compatible.
CE, FCC, IC, ROHS, WEEE

TapNLink

TapNLink NFC-BLE

TnL-FIR103_P3

Package of 1000 TapNLink BLE and NFC (Type5) module for local smartphone connection with microcontroller-based electronic systems.

Note : Package of 1000 modules
Android, iOS compatible.
CE, FCC, IC, ROHS, WEEE

Evaluation Kits

TapNLink Primer NFC-BLE

TapNLink Primer evaluation kit for implementing TnL-FIR103 BLE and NFC modules for connection of MCU-based electronic systems to mobile devices.

With TapNLink PRIMER, it takes just minutes for system designers to create their first IoT proofs-of-concept. The PRIMER connects microcontroller (MCU)-based electronic systems to mobile devices (smartphone, tablets, PDAs, etc.) via a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) or Near Field Communication* (NFC) interface. Using a mobile device as a gateway, the PRIMER also transfers data from the MCU application to a provisioned and pre-configured IoT service environment on the Cloud.

 

The Primer connects to a target MCU using only 2 GPIO and either

  • SWD (debug) protocol for ARM Cortex-M based microcontrollers
  • Serial protocol (S3P - Sofware Secure Serial Protocol)

The Primer implements by configuration only. There is no coding or hardware to design. Just specify the variables in the target application to read or write, the PRIMER'S configuration software automatically generates the HMI for your mobiles (Android or iOS) and prepares the Cloud environment to log the data.

In just minutes, you can connect a mobile to your microtroller application, read and write data from a cutom smartphone app and view logged data on the Cloud.

Notes:
*      TapNLink PRIMER implements the STMicroelectronics' ST25DV dynamic NFC tag. 
More information about ST25DV...
**    S3P enables connection to any microcontroller, regardless of its architecture.

Physical Characteristics

  • PCB dimensions: 38 mm x 28 mm x 3 mm

Security Features

  • Configurable access profiles 
  • Configurable, encrypted passwords
  • Configurable pairing with NFC

Mobile Platform Support

  • HTML5 generic applications
  • API for Cordova (Android, iOS) or Android native (Java)

Primer Contents

  • 1x    TapNLink PRIMER module (BLE, NFC interfaces)
  • 1x    STM32 sample application board and software
  • 1x    ABS plastic cover
  • 1x    Six-probe connection cable

FREE Supporting Software

  • IoTize Studio configuration software for Windows PCs
  • Tap Manager app for mobile devices (Android, iOS)
  • Cloud Primer platform (provisioned, pre-configured)
  • ArdTap library for Arduino integration (ArdTap library on GitHub)
  • OpenSource MQTT relay

The TapNLink Primer also includes sample microcontroller application firmware for all STM32 microcontrollers and an accompanying Sensor Demo app for Android and iOS smartphones to help you get started.