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nRF24LE1

nRF24LE1

2.4GHz RF System-on-Chip with Flash
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Description

The nRF24LE1 is a highly integrated ultra low power 2.4GHz RF System-on-Chip (SoC) for 2.4GHz ISM (Industrial, Scientific and Medical) band operation. It includes a 2.4GHz RF transceiver core, an 8-bit CPU, and embedded Flash memory. By offering a peak RX/TX current lower than 14mA, a sub-μA power down mode, advanced power management, and 1.9 to 3.6V supply range, the nRF24LE1 provides a true ultra low power solution that enables months to years of battery lifetime when running from regular coin cells or AA/AAA batteries. Finally, a rich set of on-chip analog and digital peripherals makes the nRF24LE1 a flexible, single chip solution for a wide range of applications including PC peripherals, game controllers, remote controls, sports/fitness/healthcare sensors, and toys.

The nRF24LE1 integrates an nRF24L01+ 2.4GHz RF transceiver core, enhanced 16MHz 8-bit 8051 compatible CPU, 1kB + 256B RAM, 16kB embedded Flash, and a wide range of system peripherals including a hardware AES accelerator, 16MHz and 32kHz RC oscillators, ultra low power 32kHz crystal oscillator, 12-bit ADC and SPI, 2-wire and UART serial interfaces.

The nRF24LE1 is available in 3 package options:

  • 4 x 4mm 24-pin QFN with 7 generic I/O pins
  • 5 x 5mm 32-pin QFN with 15 generic I/O pins
  • 7 x 7mm 48-pin QFN with 31 generic I/O pins


Features

  • Single chip solution - highly integrated 2.4GHz RF SoC with embedded Flash
  • Ultra low power consumption – months to years of battery lifetime
  • nRF24L01+ radio core, Enhanced 8051 CPU and 16kB Flash
  • Rich set of on-chip analog and digital peripherals enabling a wide range of applications
  • Drop-in compatible with nRF24LE1 OTP, a lower-cost OTP variant
  • Fully on-air compatible with all Nordic nRF24L-series, nRF24E-series and nRF240-series solutions

Applications

  • PC Peripherals
  • Gaming
  • Sports and Fitness
  • Toys
  • Consumer Electronics

Related Products

Product Brief description
nRF24LE1 OTP Drop-in compatible low cost OTP variant
nRF24LU1+ 2.4GHz RF System-on-Chip (SoC) with Flash and USB
nRF24LU1+ OTP 2.4GHz RF System-on-Chip (SoC) with Flash and USB
nRF24LO1+ Ultra low power 2.4GHz RF Transceiver IC

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Specification

A highly integrated ultra low power 2.4GHz RF System-on-Chip (SoC) for 2.4GHz ISM band operation, including a 2.4GHz RF transceiver core, 8-bit CPU, and embedded Flash memory.

Ultra low power consumption

  • 500nA deep sleep mode
  • 1.0µA memory retention mode
  • 1.6µA memory retention with 32kHz XO mode
  • 2µA register retention mode
  • 3.0µA register retention with 32kHz XO mode
  • 3.8mA active mode with CPU at 8MHz
  • 11.1mA Radio TX at 0dBm
  • 13.3mA Radio RX at 2Mbps on-air data rate

 

2.4GHz Radio

  • 2.4GHz ISM band operation
  • GFSK modulation, 1 or 2MHz bandwidth
  • 0, -6, -12, and -18dBm programmable TX output power
  • Configurable on-air data rate of 250kbps, 1Mbps or 2Mbps
  • -94dBm RX sensitivity a 250kbps
  • -82dBm RX sensitivity at 2Mbps
  • -85dBm RX sensitivity at 1Mbps
  • Excellent co-existence performance
  • Compatible with 16MHz ±60ppm crystal

 

Enhanced ShockBurst™ hardware protocol accelerator

  • Automatic packet assembly
    (Preamble, Address, CRC)
  • Automatic packed detection and validation
  • Dynamic payload length, 1 to 32Bytes
  • Auto retransmit
  • Auto Acknowledgment with optional payload
  • 6-data pipe MultiCeiver™
  • 3 separate 32Byte TX and RX FIFOs

 

Processor and Memory

  • 8-bit Enhanced 8051 CPU
  • Reduced instruction cycle time
  • Up to 16MHz operation
  • 32-bit multiplication/division unit
  • 1KB SRAM + 256B IRAM
  • 16KB program Flash
  • 1KB data Flash + 512B high-endurance data Flash

 

Oscillators and Timers

  • 16MHz XO
  • 16MHZ RC
  • 32kHz XO
  • 32kHz RC
  • 24-bit RTC
  • 3x 16-bit timers/counters

 

System Peripherals

  • 8x8 Galois Field Multiplier for AES acceleration
  • Random Number Generator

 

Digital I/O

  • SPI Master/Slave
  • 2-wire Master/Slave
  • UART

 

Analog I/O

  • 6 to 12-bit ADC with up to 14 input channels
  • Analog comparator

 

GPIO

  • Up to 31 GPIO pins
  • Configurable type, direction, drive strength, and pull up/down
  • Configurable pin to I/O peripheral assignment

 

Power supply

  • Internal linear voltage regulator
  • 1.9 to 3.6V supply range

 

Temperature range of -40 to +80 ºC

Package options

  • 24-pin 4 x 4mm QFN (7 GPIO)
  • 32-pin 5 x 5mm QFN (15 GPIO)
  • 48-pin 7 x 7mm QFN (31 GPIO)
Development Tools and Software

 

The nRF24LE1 is supported by the following development tools and software:

Product Brief description
nRF24LE1 Development Kit nRFgo Development Kit for Nordic nRF24LE1 Flash/OTP ICs
nRFgo Starter Kit Common Development Platform for Nordic’s wireless ICs
nRFgo SDK Software Development Kit for nRF24L Series 2.4GHz SoCs
nRFgo Studio PC application for configuring and evaluating Nordic nRF24L Series SoCs
nRF24LE1 Programming Kit Flash/OTP programming nRFgo add-on including socket for programming un-mounted nRF24LE1 Flash/OTP ICs
Reference Designs

 

nRF24LE1 is supported by the following reference designs

Part # Brief description
nRFready Desktop Wireless mouse, keyboard and remote control reference design
nRFready Basic Remote RF remote control reference design
nRFready R/C Racing RF remote controller toy reference design

 

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Product Specification

Code Name Version
nRF24LE1-PS nRF24LE1 Product Specification 1.6
PAN-020 nRF24LE1 Build C Product Anomaly Notice 3.0
PCN-059 Product Change Notification - Cu as additional bond wire option 1.0
PCN-075 Product Change Notification 1_0
PCN-077 Product Change Notification 1.0
PCN-086 Change in Seven Inch Plastic Reel 1.0

Reference Layout

Code Name Version
nRF24LE1-Q24-DF Design Files for nRF24LE1 Q24 package
nRF24LE1-Q32-DF Design Files for nRF24LE1 Q32 package
nRF24LE1-Q48-DF Design Files for nRF24LE1 Q48 package

Application Notes

Code Name Version
nAN-15 Creating Applications with the Keil C51 C Compiler 1.1
nAN-18 nRF24LE1 firmware update over the air 1.1
nAN-19 nAN-19 nRF24LE1 with support for infrared protocols 1.0
nAN-20 Using external, non-volatile memory with the nRF24LE1 [Firmware included] 1.0
nAN-22 Generic data transfer using USB HID 1.1
nAN24-08 nRF Performance Test Instructions 1.1
nAN24-12 Software examples using ShockBurst modes in nRF24L01 and nRF24LU1 2.1
nAN24-13 How to measure crystal start up time for nRF24LE1 1.0
nAN24-14 Using flash devices as development platforms for OTP devices 1.0
nAN24-17 Using a 2450BM14A0002 Balun with nRF24LE1 QFN32 1.0
nAN400-08 QFN Soldering Reflow Guidelines 1.2

White Papers

Code Name Version
nWP-001 Benefits of Total Integration of Large RF Circuits
nWP-005 Introduction to wireless networks
nWP-006 nRF Performance Test Guidelines 1.0
nWP-008 Quarterwave printed monopole antenna for 2.4GHz
nWP-010 Regulatory and Compliance Standards for RF Devices
nWP-011 Sharing crystal with a microcontroller (MCU) 1.1
nWP-013 Tuning the nRF24xx matching network
nWP-015 Crystal Oscillator Design Considerations
nWP-017 Antenna tuning 1.0

Product Brief

Code Name Version
nRF24LE1-O-PB nRF24LE1 OTP Product Brief 1.0
nRF24LE1-PB nRF24LE1 Product Brief

Qualification Reports

Code Name Version
nRF24LE1-F16Q24-MCR_ATP_AMK nRF24LE1-F16Q24 Material Composition Report (Cu bond wire and DA Material AMK-06) 2013_07
nRF24LE1-F16Q24-MCR_ATP_CRM nRF24LE1-F16Q24 Material Composition Report (Cu bond wire and DA Material CRM-1085) 2011_07
nRF24LE1-F16Q32-MCR_ATP_AMK nRF24LE1-F16Q32 Material Composition Report (Cu bond wire and DA Material AMK-06) 2013_07
nRF24LE1-F16Q32-MCR_ATP_CRM nRF24LE1-F16Q32 Material Composition Report (Cu bond wire and DA Material CRM-1085) 2013_04
nRF24LE1-F16Q48-MCR_ATP_AMK nRF24LE1-F16Q48 Material Composition Report (Cu bond wire and DA Material AMK-06) 2013_07
nRF24LE1-F16Q48-MCR_ATP_CRM nRF24LE1-F16Q48 Material Composition Report (Cu bond wire and DA Material CRM-1085) 2013_04
nRF24LE1-HSR_ATP nRF24LE1 Hazardous Substance Report, ATP (Cu bond wire) 2013_09
nRF24LE1-O17Q32-HSR_ASE nRF24LE1-O17Q32 Hazardous Substance Report, ASE (Cu bond wire) 2013_07