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Jun.20.2024

How to Set Up the Development and Programming Environment for Raytac’s AN7002Q-nRF5340 Demo Board (AN7002Q-DB-5340)?

To help you quickly get started with Raytac's AN7002 Wi-Fi module and nRF5340 module, here's a simple guide on how to set up the development and programming environment using AN7002Q-nRF5340 Demo Board(AN7002Q-DB-5340)and nRF5340 DK.


This article will cover the 4 sections below:
1. Hardware setup
2. Software Development Kit and Environment setup
3. Programming/Development
4. Flashing/Uploading firmware

Combo DB itself
 



1. Hardware Setup
1 x Nordic nRF5340-DK: PCA10095(2.0.0)
1 x Raytac AN7002Q-DB-5340
1 x IDC Cable
1 x USB-Micro USB Cable
1 x USB-Type C USB Cable
*Note: You need to use both the “Nordic nRF5340-DK” and “Raytac AN7002Q-DB-5340 demo board” together for programming and development. *

Steps to connect the hardware:

  • Connect J-Link on Nordic DK to AN7002Q-DB-5340 using IDC Cable
  • Power Nordic nRF5340-DK up using Micro USB Cable
  • Power Raytac AN7002Q-DB-5340 up using Type C USB Cable
5340DK + AN7002 DB
 

AN7002Q-DB-5340 Schematic Diagram:
AN7002Q-DB-5340 Schematic
 


2. Software Development Kit and Environment Setup
Download nRF Connect For Desktop: Download nRF Connect For Desktop (Please Click Me)
Download nRF Command Line Tools: Download nRF Command Line Tools (Please Click Me)
(1) Download and install the latest version of nRF Connect for Desktop (Windows 64-bit – 5.0.0 version) → nrfconnect-setup-5.0.0-x64.exe
nRF Connect for Desktop logo

(2) Download and install the latest version of nRF Command Line Tools (Windows X86 64 – 10.24.2 version) → nrf-command-line-tools-10.24.2-x64.exe

*Note: During set-up, the SEGGER J-LINK installation/update request might pop up on your screen. *
*(As shown in below screenshot). *

If you're initiating Segger J-Link Driver, please check the guideline here(Click me)
Segger J-Link Driver-3

After the installations are completed, you can see the following applications under the:“Programs and Features” section in the Control Panel.
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3. Programming/Development
nRF Connect SDK (NCS) supports development using the free VS (Visual Studio) Code IDE.
Here's how to select and install the NCS SDK version (nRF Connect SDK vx.x.x):

Step1.
Open “nRF Connect for Desktop” → Choose “Toolchain Manager” → then click” Open”
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Step2.
You'll see a list of nRF Connect SDK versions. It's recommended to install NCS v2.6.0 or later.
Here, we use NCS v2.6.0 as an example.
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Step3.
Before installing NCS v2.6.0, confirm the installation path (Default path → C:\ncs).
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If you want to change the path, click “Select directory”, and press OK.
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Step4.
After installing the nRFConnect SDK v2.6.0, click “Open VS Code”.
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Step5.
Open the Wi-Fi scan example
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Step6.
Add build configuration → select the board and compile.
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Select board: nrf7002dk_nrf5340_cpuapp.
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Step7.
After compilation, a hex file will be generated.
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Step8.
Under ACTIONS, you can choose to Build, Debug, or Flash.

Build:
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Debug:
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Flash:
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4. Programming
nRF Connect SDK(NCS) supports programming. You can use the “Programmer” tool to flash .hex file.
Here's how:

Step1.
Open “nRF Connect for Desktop” → Select “Programmer” → then click” Open”.
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Click “Select Device”;
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Since AN7002 Wi-Fi IC does not act as an MCU, we can only flash the .hex file into the MDBT53(nRF5340) BLE IC.
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Click “Add file” to add the .hex file.
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Step2.
Select the .hex file you want to flash.
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The hex file will be written into the part of the memory layout (where orange part is highlighted).
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Slashes will be displayed in the circled part during the flash process.
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Step3.
Once the flash process is completed, connect Raytac's AN7002Q-DB-5340 development board to PuTTY.
Tx to p0.20
Rx
 to p0.22
GND
 to GND
20_22_GND

This is a closer look into the pins that will be connected.
20_22_GND_close1

The flash process is completed when the LOG is displayed as circled below.
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Check if hardware connection is successful using PuTTY.
PuTTY
 



Useful references:
nRF Connect SDK Documentation
Nordic DevZone
Wi-Fi Samples



Edited by Sales Manager: Ms. Vicky Huang
Technical guidance provided by R&D Manager: Mr. MW Lee
Hardware environment provided by Hardware Engineer: Mr. Kyle Wang


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