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Nordic’s nRF Connect SDK app software development support for Alexa gadgets

By May 25, 2021No Comments

Most people have an Artificial Intelligent Assistant in their life. In fact, many people have created a smart home with their AI like Alexa, Amazon’s cloud-based voice service, and their other compatible gadgets. The smart home can help make your life simpler, easier and more secure. 

Alexa Gadgets are Bluetooth connected, interactive companion devices that work with Amazon Echo devices. When a product is built with the Alexa Gadgets Toolkit technology, a customer can use Alexa to interact with that product via a custom skill. The voice command is received by an Echo device and processed in the Amazon cloud; that command is then returned to the Echo device which in turn forwards the directive to the Alexa Gadget. The wireless connectivity between an Echo device and the Alexa Gadget is enabled by Bluetooth.

Configuring Alexa Gadgets

By using the nRF Connect SDK configuration system (“kconfig”) a developer can configure many aspects of the Alexa Gadget example application without touching any of the software files. For example, the developer can alter the Alexa Gadget name, type, and registration values, as well as configure support for specific interfaces.

Nordic’s nRF Connect SDK supports the build of short-range wireless and low power cellular IoT applications. The SDK enables development with all Nordic’s nRF52 Series SoCs and the nRF5340 SoC using the nRF5340 DK. The SDK offers developers an extensible framework for building very small applications in highly constrained circumstances, but also the ability to develop powerful, fully-featured software for advanced applications. It integrates the Zephyr RTOS (real time operating system) and a wide range of samples, application protocols, protocol stacks, libraries, and hardware drivers.

Learn more in this Nordic blog: https://www.nordicsemi.com/News/2020/11/nRF-Connect-SDK-includes-example-application-software-code-for-Alexa-Gadgets