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Nordic Thingy:91Cellular IoT prototyping platform

Multi-sensor cellular IoT prototyping platform

The Nordic Thingy:91 is an easy-to-use battery-operated prototyping platform for cellular IoT using LTE-M, NB-IoT and GPS. It is ideal for creating Proof-of-Concept (PoC), demos and initial prototypes in your cIoT development phase.

Thingy:91 is built around the nRF9160 SiP and is certified for a broad range of LTE bands globally, meaning the Nordic Thingy:91 can be used just about anywhere in the world. The cellular communication can be interleaved elegantly with GPS positioning acquisition making it perfect for sophisticated asset-tracking product ideas. The kit comes preloaded with a sophisticated asset tracking application.

The kit is packed with a multitude of sensors for motion, impact, air quality and much more. The nRF Connect SDK supports Thingy:91 and there are examples for all sensors and connectivity functionality.

There is an nRF52840 multiprotocol SoC on the Thingy:91. This offers the option of adding Bluetooth Low Energy connectivity to your project ideas.

The Nordic Thingy:91 comes complete with a global use SIM card from iBasis that has a free 10 MB data plan to get you up and running immediately. The Thingy:91 and SIM can be provisioned and monitored using nRF Connect for Cloud which is Nordic Semiconductor’s cloud demonstration, evaluation and test platform.

Download PDFNordic Thingy:91 product brief [PDF]

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Key features
  • Supports LTE-M, NB-IoT and GPS
  • Supports Bluetooth LE and NFC
  • User-programmable button and RGB LEDs
  • Environmental sensor for temperature, humidity, air quality and air pressure
  • Color and light sensor
  • High-g and low-power accelerometers
  • Rechargeable Li-Po battery with 1440 mAh capacity
  • Bundled with a eSIM card from iBasis preloaded with 10 MB 

Nordic Thingy:91

Prototyping platform for cellular IoT

The Nordic Thingy:91 is a prototyping platform for cellular IoT projects based around the nRF9160 SiP.
It also features an nRF52840 SoC for short range technologies when building hybrid PoCs.

Cellular support is LTE-M, NB-IoT with assisted GPS.
Short range support exists for Bluetooth low energy, Bluetooth mesh, 802.15.4-based protocols and NFC.

Thingy:91 has a broad selection of sensors for building your PoC. Thingy:91 connects to Nordic’s cloud system for test and evaluation, nRF Connect for Cloud.

Nordic Thingy:91 cloud

Regulatory Certification

Check out the regulatory nRF9160 Certifications to see in which regions the nRF9160 SiP has been certified for radiated operation. Its modem firmware is limited to operation in the bands that were certified at the time of production.

More information on network operator coverage can be found under the Get Started tab.

 

Software development kit

For Nordic Thingy:91

nRF Connect SDK

nRF Connect SDK is a common software development kit for cellular IoT and short-range wireless, on the nRF9160 SiP, the nRF5340 SoC and all nRF52 Series SoCs.

 

Thingy:91 is built around

nRF9160 SiP

Low power SiP with integrated LTE-M/NB-IoT modem and GPS

Multimode LTE-M/NB-IoT modem with GPS
700-2200 MHz LTE band support
Certified for global operation
Dedicated application processor and memory
64 MHz Arm Cortex-M33
1 MB flash + 256 KB RAM
Arm TrustZone + Arm CryptoCell

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