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NXP Semiconductors JN5189 high performance and ultra-low power MCU

The JN5189/88 is designed to power the next generation of very low current wireless devices, supporting Zigbee 3.0, Thread, and IEEE 802.15.4

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The JN5189/88 is designed to power the next generation of very low current wireless devices, supporting Zigbee 3.0, Thread, and IEEE 802.15.4. Powered by Cortex®-M4 at up to 48 MHz with 640 KB flash and 152 KB SRAM, enough for complex applications and Over-the-Air (OTA) upgrade capability. JN5189T/88T has an integrated NFC NTAG to implement contactless NFC commissioning, simplifying the network build-out while saving energy and increasing security. It has a rich set of peripherals and multiple communication interfaces for connected applications, including SPIFI, to extend non-volatile memory.


Key features


  • Connectivity Coexistence
  • Interoperability
  • Energy Efficient
  • Ease of Use and Secure


Additional features

Connectivity Coexistence

  • ARM M4 easily able to handle network stacks and application
  • Fast Antenna Diversity for improved radio comms
  • Experience in 802.15.4 for over 20 years


  • Zigbee 3.0, Thread, and 802.15.4 certified stacks for proven interoperability
  • Mature networking stack provides robust performance
  • Shipped millions of Zigbee chipsets

Energy Efficient

  • Low-power solution for connected applications provides extended battery life with a coin cell battery
  • 4.3 mA Rx, 7.4 mA @ +0 dBm Tx, 20.5 mA Tx @ +10 dBm

Ease of Use

  • Complete solution with a large amount of onboard Flash & SRAM, suitable for Over-The-Air (OTA)
  • Optional NFC NTAG support for Tap-N-Pair commissioning 


  • Onboard HW AES Engine (AES128, AES256) for data encryption
  • Crypto Hash and AES protected by HW key

JN5189/88 MCUs

CPU and Memory

  • Up to 48 MHz Cortex®-M4
  • Up to 640 kB Flash, 152 kB RAM, 128 kB ROM
  • NFC NTAG Option with EEPROM
  • Quad-SPI

RF performance

  • -100 dBm RX
  • up to 11 dBm TX
  • RX 4.3 mA, DC/DC on at 3 V
  • TX 7.4 mA @ 0 dBm, 20.3 mA @ 10 dBm
  • Zigbee 3.0, Thread, IEEE-802.15.4 compliant
  • Power down Mode current < 1 uA


  • AES256/SHA256
  • Code readout protection


  • UART/SPI/I2C up to 2
  • ISO7816 Interface
  • 8 ch 12-bit ADC,
  • 1 ACMP
  • Digital Microphone Interface and Audio Event Detection Clocks and Timers

Operating Conditions

  • Operating voltage: 1.9 to 3.6 V
  • Junction Temperature range: -40 to 125 °C



  • Home automation
  • Home security & access
  • Smart lighting
  • Smart metering
  • Sensor networks

Available tools

Enablement: Development Boards

The JN5189/88 development platform (PN: JN5189-DK006) is designed to make it as easy as possible to get started with your project based on JN5189/88. The development kit is composed of rich components including a control bridge with an NFC reader, generic switch node, light/sensor node and USB dongle that allows for a small wireless network to be quickly assembled.

Each dev kit (JN519-DK006) contains

  • 3x Mother board
  • 1x Light/Sensor expansion board
  • 1x NFC reader board
  • 1x Generic switch expansion board
  • 3x JN5189 Upgrade and Expansion Kit
  • 1x USB Dongle
  • 3x USB cables

Dev Kit Features

JN5189 Development Kit (PN: JN5189-DK006)

A complete package including:

  • A: Zigbee Control Bridge or Generic Router with NFC Reader
  • B: Generic Switch Node  
  • C: Light/Sensor node
  • D: JN5189 USB dongle

On-board CMSIS offering Serial Wire Debug (SWD) and UART interfaces for JN5189 debug and communication

On-board 3.3V from USB port, batteries, or external power supply options

Arduino compatible interface to easy system prototyping

Please refer to the Quick Start Guide attached in the kit to know more to get started quickly. Related software and documentation can be downloaded from

JN5189 USB Dongle

JN5189 USB dongle (PN: OM15080-JN5189) is included in JN5189 Development Kit (PN: JN5189-DK006) and also for sale separately.

JN5189 USB Dongle Features

  • Can be loaded with Sniffer or Zigbee Control Bridge
  • USB functionality provided by USB2UART converter device
  • Integrated PCB meander antenna
  • Reset button
  • Supplied in standard plastic case and thermal heat-shrink

JN5189 Upgrade and Expansion Kit: The Module on Mezzanine board is compatible with the QN9090 and K32W061 base boards. It is included in the JN5189 Development Kit (PN: JN5189-DK006)

  • Module on mezzanine board
  • Can be loaded with Sniffer or Zigbee Control Bridge
  • Integrated PCB meander antenna