Seeking a BLE 5.1 dev board with battery & display

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mawg
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Seeking a BLE 5.1 dev board with battery & display

I am a software guy, with very little hardware experience.

I am excited by BLE 5.1 and its location & distance functionality, using AoD & AoA.

My first thought it to have two devices, each with a display, and have them each display an arrow and a distance to the other, updating as the devices move. I have a few contacts would would be much more excited by this simple demo in their hands than by any amount of explanation from me. Just looking at such a thing, I am sure that they can take their domain knowledge and come up with several ideas for potentially marketable products.

Given my lack of hardware experience, can anyone suggest a battery powered dev board which I can use? No soldering, please, although plug & play is acceptable if the board does not have an on-board display (I am thinking HAT/shield).

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

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Hi mawg,

Hi mawg,

Thanks for your question online. We expect to have ToF (Time-Of-Arrival) SW suitable for product development hopefully in April 2020. This SW will provide point-to-point distance measurements and can be run on standard development kits.

Thanks, PM_Dialog

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Is it available yet?

Is it available yet?

If so, does it have, or can I easily attach (nos sodlering) a display?

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Hi mawg,

Hi mawg,

Please checkout the SmartBond™ Wireless Ranging (WiRa) SDK that provides distance measurement on our BLE devices.

Applications: Social Distancing, Asset tracking, Indoor Positioning, Smart locks, Authentication (eg. for Mobile Payments)

Additionally, a Social Distancing Tag (SDT) reference application based on WiRa SDK is also provided. It combines WiRa SDK with RSSI measurement, BLE communication, datalogging and other functionalities uploaded into a single application.

https://www.dialog-semiconductor.com/products/connectivity/bluetooth-low-energy/products/smartbond-wireless-ranging-SDK

Thanks, PM_Dialog