CoreHW Locator

LOCN1-1.0 Locator

LOCN1-1.0 Locator

CoreHW LOCN1-1.0 Locator is a Bluetooth AoA development kit locator device intended for indoor positioning system providers.

Locator includes CHW1010-ANT1-1.0 AoA antenna array board and nRF52833 development kit board. The antenna array board contains eight dual linear polarized patch antennas and CoreHW CHW1010 SP16T Bluetooth AoA/AoD capable antenna switch for Bluetooth AoA CTE sampling.

nRF52833 development Kit board contains Nordic Semiconductor nRF52833 BLE SoC that controls CoreHW 1010 AoA antenna switch and performs I/Q-sampling of CTE advertising packets sent by compatible Bluetooth AoA Tags. I/Q samples can then be passed for further processing on positioning system via USB interface.

Multiple CHW1010-LOCN1-1.0 locators can be connected to Windows 10 PC via USB interface and used together with CoreHW AoA Demo PC software to demonstrate indoor positioning based on AoA.

Generation 1 locator

Key Benefits

High Accuracy​

Very high accuracy azimuth and elevation angle estimates for 0.1~0.5m accuracy BLE positioning systems

Cost Effective​

Low device, system and installation costs

Low Power​ Consumption 

Lower energy consumption

Flexible Integration

Easy adaption to customer applications

Broad Applications

Suitable for indoor and outdoor location applications

Key Features

  • Bluetooth® Low Energy 5.1 AoA (Angle-of-Arrival) Locator
  • Operating frequency range: 2400-2483 MHz
  • CoreHW Gen2 PCB4 AoA antenna array board (CoreHW ANT1-1.0 AoA antenna array board)
    • CoreHW CHW1010 SP16T Bluetooth AoA/AoD antenna switch
    • Dual polarized antenna array, eight patch antenna elements
  • nRF52833 Development Kit PCB with micro-USB connection
    • CoreHW1010 antenna switch control and I/Q-sampling
  • Locator assembly dimensions 176mm x 176mm x 67mm
  • Locator weight 390-490 g


  • Bluetooth 5.1 Angle-of-Arrival, radio direction finding
  • Bluetooth indoor positioning systems (IPS)

System Parts

  • CHW1010 SP16T antenna switch supporting BT5.1 AoA/AoD
  • CHW1010-ANT1-1.0 antenna array with 8 dual linear polarized antennas
  • BLE SoC for antenna controls and IQ sampling
  • Locator assembly dimensions 193mm x 193mm x 49mm
  • Reference designs system with four locators, positioning algorithms and user interface available.
  • Custom development service

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