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Nordic Semiconductor nRF52840 & nRF52840 preview development kit


nRF52840 is an ultra-low power 2.4 GHz wireless system on chip (SoC) integrating a multiprotocol 2.4 GHz transceiver, an ARM® Cortex®-M4F CPU and flash program memory. It is the ultimate SoC for any short range wireless personal area network or IPv6-enabled automation application.

nRF52840 supports Bluetooth® low energy, the ANT™, 802.15.4, and user-proprietary 2.4 GHz protocols. Fully qualified Bluetooth 5 and ANT stacks are available for the SoC. An 802.15.4 protocol library and a certified USB stack are also available.

The nRF52840 SoC is part of the nRF52 Series that offers code-compatible devices across the series and simple software migration from the nRF51 Series.

Key features

  • Nordic Semiconductor nRF52840 product imageBluetooth 5-ready multiprotocol radio
  • Bluetooth 5 data rate support: 2 Mbps, 1 Mbps, 500 kbps, 125 kbps
  • 32-bit ARM Cortex-M4 with FPU @ 64 MHz
  • High-speed 2 Mbps data rate
  • 104 dB link budget for Bluetooth low energy
  • Full-speed 12 Mbps USB controller
  • NFC-A tag on chip
  • Software stacks available as downloads
  • Application development independent of protocol stack
  • Programmable output power from +8 dBm to -20 dBm
  • -96 dBm sensitivity for Bluetooth low energy
  • On-air-compatible with nRF51, nRF24L and nRF24AP Series
  • ARM Cryptocell CC310 cryptographic accelerator
  • RSSI
  • Wide supply voltage range from 1.7 V to 5.5 V
  • Full selection of interfaces SPI/UART/PWM
  • PPI — Programmable peripheral interface
  • High-speed SPI interface 32 MHz
  • Quad SPI interface 32 MHz
  • EasyDMA for all digital interfaces
  • RAM-mapped FIFO using EasyDMA
  • 12 bit/200 ksps ADC
  • 128 bit AES/ECB/CCM/AAR coprocessor
  • Single-ended antenna output (on-chip balun)
  • On-chip DC/DC buck converter
  • Quadrature demodulator
  • Individual power management for all peripherals
  • Regulated supply for external components up to 25 mA


  • Advanced wearables
    • Connected watches
    • Advanced personal fitness devices
    • Wearables with wireless payment
    • Connected health
    • Virtual/Augmented reality applications
  • IoT
    • Smart home sensors and controllers
    • Industrial IoT sensors and controllers
  • Interactive entertainment devices
    • Advanced remote controls
    • Gaming controllers

nRF52840 preview development kit

The nRF52840 Preview DK is a versatile single board development kit for Bluetooth® low energy (including Bluetooth 5), ANT, 802.15.4 and 2.4GHz proprietary applications using the nRF52840 SoC. The kit supports all development for the nRF52840 SoC.

The kit is hardware compatible with the Arduino Uno Revision 3 standard, making it possible to use 3rd-party shields that are compatible to this standard. An NFC antenna can be connected the kit to enable NFC tag functionality. The kit allows access to all I/O and interfaces via connectors and has 4 LEDs and 4 buttons which are user-programmable.

The kit supports the standard Nordic Software Development Tool-chain using Keil, IAR and GCC. Program/Debug options on the kits are Segger J-Link OB.

All necessary firmware and Host software is provided to implement a full design at both ends of the application. The firmware runs on the nRF52 Series SoCs. Host software supports Linux.

Key features

  • Affordable, rapid prototyping and development solution for nRF52840 SoC
  • Supports Bluetooth low energy/ANT/802.15.4/2.4GHz proprietary development
  • Supports Bluetooth 5 development on the nRF52840 SoC
  • ARM Cortex-M4F™ CPU
  • DSP instruction set
  • Arduino Rev. 3 compatible connector for use with 3rd party shields
  • All I/O and interfaces available via connectors
  • Segger J-Link OB Program/Debug supported
  • USB 2.0 connector
  • Integrated PCB antenna
  • Connector for external NFC antenna (included)
  • SWF RF connector for direct RF measurements
  • Pins for power consumption measurements
  • Compatible with Nordic Power Profiler Kit
  • Coin-cell battery holder
  • 5.5v – 1.7v battery and USB, external.


  • Advanced connected wearables
  • Connected payment wearables and devices
  • IoT sensors and hubs
  • Sports and Medical
  • Connected Smart Home sensors and controllers
  • Connected building sensors and controllers
  • Smart City sensors
  • Advanced voice enabled HID devices
  • Remote control toys
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