Bluetooth Low Energy

Broad portfolio of Bluetooth Low Energy SoCs

If you want to add Bluetooth Low Energy connectivity to your product, you have come to right place. We offer a broad portfolio of wireless multiprotocol System-on-Chips (SoCs). All our SoCs are extremely advanced and power efficient, but have different feature sets and memory configurations. We ship more than 1 million Bluetooth LE SoCs every day and in 2020 alone our customers certified more than 500 new end-products, making us the market leader. Our customers select us because we offer high quality SoCs with ultra-low power consumption, protocol stacks with excellent interoperability and easy-to-use software and tools. In addition, we offer free technical support for anyone, guiding you through the whole product development process.

Explore our Bluetooth Low Energy solutions below!

Best-in-class Bluetooth Low Energy SoCs

The nRF5340 SoC is our Bluetooth Low Energy flagship. It is the first SoC in the nRF53 Series and is the world’s first wireless SoC with two Arm® Cortex®-M33 processors. The combination of two flexible processors and the advanced feature set make it the ideal choice LE Audio, advanced wearables, and other complex IoT applications. The nRF5340 is an all-in-one SoC, including a superset of the most prominent nRF52® Series features. Features like Bluetooth® 5.2, high-speed SPI, QSPI, USB, up to 105 °C operating temperature, and more, are combined with more performance, memory and integration, while minimizing current consumption. It also offers security features such as trusted execution, root-of-trust and secure key storage.

The nRF5340 is Bluetooth 5.2 SoC and is capable of taking all angle-of-arrival (AoA) and angle-of-departure roles (AoD) in Bluetooth Direction Finding. It also supports LE Audio, Long Range, high-throughput 2 Mbps and Advertising Extensions features. Mesh protocols like Bluetooth mesh, Thread and Zigbee can be run concurrently with Bluetooth Low Energy, enabling smartphones to provision, commission, configure and control mesh nodes. NFC, ANT, 802.15.4 and 2.4 GHz proprietary protocols are also supported.

The nRF52 Series is a series of seven multiprotocol Bluetooth 5.2 SoCs that integrate a powerful yet efficient 64 MHz Arm Cortex-M4 CPU. Flash memory range from 192 KB to 1024 KB while RAM range from 24 KB to 256 KB. The nRF52 Series offers simpler cost-effective options and highly-advanced options, all with ultra-low power consumption. The nRF52 Series is truly the ideal platform for basing a product portfolio upon. The similar hardware and software architecture results in excellent software portability, increasing software reusability and lowering time-to-market and development cost.

The nRF52 and nRF53 Series are all-flash based SoCs. Flash memory brings complete flexibility and upgradability to your products. They can be re-programmed in the factory or in the field with over-the-air device firmware upgrades (OTA DFU). This enables product updates and feature additions any time, anywhere.

Comparison of our Bluetooth LE SoCs


 nRF5340   nRF52840
nRF52833 nRF52832  nRF52820  nRF52811   nRF52810  nRF52805
 CPU  128 MHz Arm Cortex-M33
 +
 64 MHz Arm Cortex-M33
 64 MHz Arm Cortex-M4 with FPU  64 MHz Arm Cortex-M4 with FPU  64 MHz Arm Cortex-M4 with FPU  64 MHz Arm Cortex-M4  64 MHz Arm Cortex-M4  64 MHz Arm Cortex-M4  64 MHz Arm Cortex-M4
Flash  1 MB
 +
 256 KB
 1 MB  512 KB  512/256 KB  256 KB  192 KB  192 KB  192 KB
 RAM  512 KB
 +
 64 KB
 256 KB  128 KB  64/32 KB  32 KB 24 KB  24 KB  24 KB
 Arm TrustZone  Yes  Yes            
 Arm CryptoCell   312  310            
 Root-of-Trust  Yes  Yes            
 Secure key storage  Yes              
 High-Speed SPI  Yes  Yes  Yes
       
 TWI/SPI/UART  4xTWI/SPI/UART +TWI/SPI/UART  2xTWI/SPI, SPI, 2xUART  2xTWI/SPI, SPI, 2xUART  2xTWI/SPI, SPI, 2xUART  2xTWI/SPI, UART  TWI/SPI, SPI, UART  TWI, SPI, UART  TWI, SPI, UART
 QSPI  Yes  Yes            
 USB  Yes  Yes  Yes    Yes      
 PWM, PDM, I2S  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes    PWM, PDM  PWM, PDM  
 ADC, Comparator  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  COMP  ADC, COMP  ADC, COMP  ADC
 Operating temperature  -40 to 105 °C  -40 to 85 °C  -40 to 105 °C  -40 to 85 °C  -40 to 105 °C  -40 to 85 °C  -40 to 85 °C  -40 to 85 °C
 Supply voltage range  1.7 to 5.5 V  1.7 to 5.5 V  1.7 to 5.5 V  1.7 to 3.6 V  1.7 to 5.5 V  1.7 to 3.6 V  1.7 to 3.6 V  1.7 to 3.6 V
 Packages  7x7 mm aQFN94
 (48 GPIOs)
 
 4.4x4.0 mm WLCSP95
 (48 GPIOs)

 7x7 mm aQFN73
 (48 GPIOs)
 
 3.5x3.6 mm WLCSP94
 (48 GPIOs)
 7x7 mm aQFN73
 (42 GPIOs)
 
 5x5 mm QFN40
 (18 GPIOs)
 
 3.2x3.2 mm WLCSP
 (42 GPIOs)
 6x6 mm QFN48
 (32 GPIOs)
 
 3.0x3.2 mm WLCSP50
 (32 GPIOs)
 5x5 mm QFN40 (18 GPIOs)  6x6 mm QFN48
(32 GPIOs)

5x5 mm QFN32
(17 GPIOs)

2.48x2.46 mm WLCSP33
(15 GPIOs)
 6x6 mm QFN48
(32 GPIOs)

5x5 mm QFN32
(16 GPIOs)

2.48x2.46 mm WLCSP33
(15 GPIOs)
 2.48x2.46 mm WLCSP28
(10 GPIOs)

Bluetooth Low Energy flagship

nRF5340 SoC

Dual-core Bluetooth 5.2 SoC supporting Bluetooth Low Energy, Bluetooth mesh, NFC, Thread and Zigbee

128 MHz Arm Cortex-M33 CPU with
1 MB Flash + 512 KB RAM
64 MHz Arm Cortex-M33 CPU with
256 KB Flash + 64 KB RAM
Bluetooth Low Energy
Bluetooth Direction Finding
Bluetooth mesh
Thread, Zigbee
NFC
Advanced security
USB, QSPI, HS-SPI
105 °C extended operating temperature
1.7-5.5 V supply voltage range

Bluetooth 5.2 SoCs

nRF52 Series