Nordic Semiconductor today announces that its nRF5340™ high-end multiprotocol System-on-Chip (SoC)—the world's first wireless SoC based on an Arm® Cortex-M33 dual-processor hardware architecture—has won the 'RF/Wireless IC' product category of the 2021 EE Awards Asia.
The EE Awards Asia celebrates the best products, companies, and individuals across the continent's highly regarded electronics industry.
"Nordic Semiconductor is delighted to receive this award for the nRF5340 SoC,” says Bjørn Åge "Bob" Brandal, Nordic Semiconductor, VP of Sales and Marketing, Asia Pacific. “We're pleased to see analysts and customers recognize it for its ability to add extra value to wireless products. As a leader in IoT connectivity, Nordic is confident the nRF5340 SoC will enable new and unique IoT applications."
The nRF5340 SoC builds on Nordic's proven and globally adopted nRF51 and nRF52 Series multiprotocol SoCs while introducing a new flexible, dual-processor hardware architecture with advanced security features ready for the most complex IoT applications. The nRF5340 combines dual Arm Cortex®-M33 processors; a high-performance application processor capable of DSP and Floating Point (FP), offering voltage and frequency scaling options and running up to 128MHz (514 CoreMark) with dedicated 1MB Flash and 512KB RAM, and a fully programmable, ultra low power network processor running at 64MHz (244 CoreMark) with dedicated 256KB Flash and 64KB RAM. The nRF5340 SoC supports major RF protocols including Bluetooth 5.2/Bluetooth LE, Bluetooth mesh, Thread, and Zigbee. In addition, it has been designed to meet the requirements of LE Audio, enabling audio streaming over Bluetooth LE. For security, the nRF5340 incorporates Arm CryptoCell-312, Arm TrustZone® technology, and Secure Key Storage offering advanced root-of-trust and trusted execution security features.
Recognized as the world's leading Bluetooth® Low Energy (Bluetooth LE) semiconductor chip company, Nordic has evolved into a wireless IoT company able to 'connect anything' via ultra low power, short-range wireless technologies such as Bluetooth LE; or low-power, long-range wireless technologies such as the latest IoT-targeted version of cellular wireless technology, LTE-M and NB-IoT.
The nRF5340 SoC claimed the RF/Wireless IC award ahead of a strong field of 12 finalists at a gala presentation evening in Taiwan earlier this month. Winning products were required to demonstrate to a judging panel comprising editors, senior industry analysts, as well as online voters and product users, the ability to add value and improve modern life through the application of technology.