Nordic Semiconductor

Manufacturer Overview

Nordic Semiconductor

Nordic Semiconductor ASA is a Norwegian fabless semiconductor company specializing in wireless communication technologies that support the Internet of Things (IoT). Founded in 1983, Nordic Semiconductor ASA employs over 1000 people worldwide and is a pioneer and global market leader in ultra-low power wireless Bluetooth Low Energy solutions. In addition to ANT+, Thread, and Zigbee, in 2018 began providing low-power, compact LTE-M/NB-IoT cellular IoT solutions. Wi-Fi products are also planned.

Product Information

Low Power cellular IoT Module [LTE-M/NB-IoT]

nRF9160

 

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The nRF9160 is the most compact and energy-efficient cellular IoT solution on the market, integrating an LTE modem, application processor, RF front-end, and power management system. The LTE modem supports both LTE-M and NB-IoT globally. GNSS functionality is also supported, enabling location tracking based on satellite and base station information. The built-in application processor features an ArmCoretex-M33 CPU, 1MB of Flash, and 256KB of RAM, allowing for single, advanced application development without an external CPU. Nordic Semiconductor has designed both the hardware and software for the nRF9160, enabling it to provide a highly efficient, optimized, low-power IoT solution.

Evaluation board

Thingy:91

nRF9160 DK

ShortRange Wireless [Bluetooth Low Energy, IEEE802.15.4RF]

nRF53 Series

The nRF5340 is a SoC with two Arm Cortex-M33 processors. Its advanced feature set, combined with an operating temperature of up to 105°C, makes it an ideal choice for LE Audio, professional lighting, advanced wearables, and other complex, IoT applications.

nRF52 Series

It is a Bluetooth 5.2 SoC supporting seven different multi-protocols and is powered by a powerful and efficient 64 MHz Arm Cortex-M4 CPU. Flash memory is available from 192 KB to 1024 KB and RAM from 24 KB to 256 KB, all with ultra-low power consumption.

nRF52805 nRF52810 nRF52811 nRF52820 nRF52832 nRF52833 nRF52840 nRF5340
Bluetooth 5 –
Long Range
         
Bluetooth
mesh
         
LE Audio

 
ANT

         
Thread,Zigbee,
802.15.4
         
Matter

   
Outout Power
Max(dBm)
4 4 4 8 4 8 8 8
CPU(Cortex)

M4 M4 M4 M4 M4F M4F M4F M33+M33
Flash(KB)

192 192 192 256 256/512 512 256 512+64
RAM(KB)

24 24 24 32 32/64 128 24 24
USB

       
GPIO

Up to 16 Up to 32 Up to 32 Up to 18 Up to 32 Up to 42 Up to 48 Up to 48
Supply
Range(V)
1.7-3.6 1.7-3.6 1.7-3.6 1.7-5.5 1.7-3.6 1.7-5.5 1.7-5.5 1.7-5.5
Max
temperature(℃)
85 85 85 105 85 105 85 105
Packages

WL-CSP QFN48
QFN32
WL-CSP
QFN48
QFN32
WL-CSP
QFN40
WL-CSP
QFN48
WL-CSP
AQFN73
QFN40
WL-CSP
AQFN73
QFN48
WL-CSP
AQFN94
WL-CSP

Evaluation board

Thingy:53, Thingy:52

nRF5340 DK, nRF52 DK

Other

RF front end module(FEM) : nRF21540

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The nRF21540 is an RF front-end module (FEM) that improves communication range and connection robustness. The nRF21540 is a front-end module that can be used with the nRF52 and nRF53 series SoCs as a complementary device with minimal external components. nRF21540 is a 2.4GHz power amplifier (PA: transmit power: 5 to 22 dBm) and LNA (LNA Gain: 13dB) are built in.

nRF21540 DB

Power Management IC(PMIC): nPM1100

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The nPM1100 is a dedicated power management IC (PMIC) with an integrated dual-mode configurable step-down swiching regulator and battery charger. It is designed as a complementary component to Nordic Semiconductor’s nRF52 and nRF53 series, ensuring reliable power supply and stable operation, while maximizing battery life with high efficiency and low static current. It also maximizes battery life with its high efficiency and low static current.

Development

Nordic provides software development environments and SDKs to reduce time-to-market and expenses.

Development nRF5 SDK
nRF Connect SDK
Segger Embedded Studio nRF51※1
nRF52
nRF52
nRF53
nRF91(c-IoT)
Visual Studio Code nRF52
nRF53
nRF91(c-IoT)
IAR Embedded Workbench nRF51※1
nRF52
GNU Embedded toolchain nRF51※1
nRF52
nRF52
nRF53
nRF91(c-IoT)
Keil MDK nRF51※1
nRF52

*1: Support Ver12.3.0 or lower version

Power Profiler Kit II

Current measurement tool for embedded development. Easily measure current consumption by connecting to an evaluation board.

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