nRF51822 Development Kit

nRFgo Development Kit for nRF51822
Not recommended


Not recommended for new designs, replaced by nRF51 DK and nRF51 Dongle

When used in conjunction with the nRFgo Starter Kit, the nRF51822 Development Kit enables engineers to do full evaluation, prototyping and application development for Bluetooth® low energy and 2.4GHz proprietary applications. The platform provides a solid development environment for RF application development. This platform together with the nRF518 SDK enables extensive firmware development with the nRF51822 System-on-Chip (SoC).

The nRF51822 Development Kit includes nRF51822 modules that integrate all required external circuitry, including antenna match, 16MHz crystal, and 32.768kHz crystal. When plugged into the nRFgo Motherboard, the device I/O pins are easily accessible via the I/O port headers on the Motherboard. The kit also includes a compact nRF51822 USB dongle that can act as a Bluetooth low energy master emulator when developing Bluetooth low energy applications.


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  • nRFgo-compatible evaluation, prototyping, and firmware development solution for nRF51822 SoC
  • Compact nRF51822 nRFgo module with PCB antennas
  • Compact nRF51822 nRFgo module with SMA connector for use with external antennas or a closed loop set-up
  • Compact nRF51822 USB dongle with on-board Segger J-link debugger
  • Easy access to generic I/O pins with nRFgo Motherboard I/O port headers



  • 1x nRF51822 nRFgo module with PCB antenna
  • 1x nRF51822 nRFgo module with SMA connector
  • 1 x Master emulator dongle
  • 5 x nRF51822 samples
  • 1x Segger J-Link Lite programmer
nRF51822 DK


Supported products/complementary

Product Brief description
nRFgo Starter Kit Common development platform for Nordic’s wireless ICs
nRF518 SDK  

Ordering codes


Product Specification

Code Name Version
ATTN-51 nRF51 Series Compatibility Matrix 1.2
S110-SDS nRF51822 S110 SoftDevice Specification 2.0
S120-SDS nRF51 S120 SoftDevice Specification 2.1
S130-SDS S130 nRF51822 SoftDevice Specification 0.5


Code Name Version
S110-SD-v5 S110 nRF51822 SoftDevice (Production ready) 5.2.1
S110-SD-v6 S110 nRF51822 SoftDevice (Production ready) 6.2.1
S110-SD-v7 S110 nRF51822 SoftDevice (Production ready) 7.1.0
S110-SD-v8 S110 nRF51 SoftDevice (Production ready) 8.0.0
S120-SD-v1 S120 nRF51822 SoftDevice v1.0.1 (Production ready) 1.0.1
S120-SD-v2 S120 nRF51 SoftDevice v2.0.0 (Production ready) 2.0.0
S130-SD S130 nRF51 Series SoftDevice (alpha) 1.0.0-3 alpha


Code Name Version
nRF-MCP-x64 Master Control Panel with Master Emulator API (64-bit) 3.8.0
nRF-MCP-x86 Master Control Panel with Master Emulator API (32-bit) 3.8.0
nRF-Sniffer nRF Sniffer (First Production release) - PC Software and Device Firmware that allow you to see all Bluetooth low energy packets on the air between two devices. 1.0.1
nRF51-BLE-Driver nRF51 Bluetooth Smart GATT/GAP Driver for Windows. Used to set up and interact with BLE on an nRF51 device with connectivity firmware and S110, S120 SoftDevice. 0.3.0
nRF51-IoT-SDK-zip nRF51 IoT SDK Zip File 0.7.0
nRF51-Tools nRF51 toolset installer (JLinkARM, JLink CDC, nRFjprog, and mergehex) 6.2.1
nRFgo Studio-Win32 Software tool for nRFgo Starter Kit and Development Kits for 32-bit (x86) Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8 1.18.0
nRFgo Studio-Win64 Software tool for nRFgo Starter Kit and Development Kits for 64-bit (x64) Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8 1.18.0
raspbian-kernel-zip Raspbian kernel for Raspberry Pi 3.17.4

Reference Layout

Code Name Version
nRF51822-DK-HW nRF51822 Development Kit Hardware Files 2.0

User Guides

Code Name Version
nRF-Sniffer-UG nRF Sniffer User Guide 1.1
nRF51822-DK-UG nRF51822 Development Kit User Guide 1.4