nRF9160 DK开发套件

LTE-M、NB-IoT、GPS和低功耗蓝牙蜂窝物联网开发套件

nRF9160 DK是一款高性价比已认证单板开发套件,用于评测和开发面向LTE-M和NB-IoT应用的nRF9160 SiP。内部还包含一个用于构建低功耗蓝牙网关的nRF52840板载控制器。

nRF9160 DK具有支持多个频段的专用LTE-M和NB-IoT天线,可在全球范围使用。到目前为止,LTE频段B1、B2、B3、B4、B5、B8、B12、B13、B14、B17、B18、B19、B20、B25、B26、B28 和 B66已获得认证。详情请参阅本页面

这款开发套件的板上有一个集成式GPS贴片天线和一个用于低功耗蓝牙的2.4 GHz天线。 提供SWF RF连接器以配合LTE天线 和2.4 GHz天线的连接。还提供一个连接器用来连接外部GPS天线。

可通过连接器连接所有GPIO和接口(SPI/TWI/UART)。本套件与Arduino Uno Rev3 兼容,这意味着它可以容易与外部设备扩展板(shield)连接。

用户可编程的LED(4)、按钮(2)和开关(2)可以很容易地提供输入并获得输出。nRF9160 DK内置4FF SIM卡和MFF2 SIM卡插槽,以支持插卡式和焊接的(e)SIM卡。它预装了含10 MB数据流量的iBasis eSIM卡。

通过Segger J-Link OB进行编程和调试,它还支持调试外部设备。nRF9160 DK备有一整套开发软件和工具支持,可免费下载并用于商业用途。

nRF Connect SDK包含开始开发工作所需要的一切,包括应用层协议、示例、外设驱动等等。本套件可以很容易地连接到我们的云解决方案——nRF Connect for Cloud。nRF Link Monitor工具位于nRF Connect for Desktop中,它提供了一个AT命令接口,让您能够测试您的连接,并提取有关网络的信息。

nRF9160 SiP和nRF9160开发套件现已量产,适用于完全端到端传感器到云端开发。我们仍在开发新功能及优化性能中。

关于认证、LTE频段和安全支持的详细信息,请参见nRF9160认证页面。

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Key features
  • Global LTE-M/NB-IoT antenna
  • GNSS antenna
  • Arduino Uno form factor
  • Supports Bluetooth LE
  • 4 LEDs user-programmable
  • 2 buttons user-programmable
  • 2 switches user-programmable
  • SEGGER J-Link OB Debugger with debug out support
  • UART interface through VCOM port
  • USB connection for debug/programming and power
  • Bundled with an eSIM card from iBasis preloaded with 10 MB 

nRF9160-DK application and modem firmware

Selected version
2022-06-02_880c82db [Latest version]

Changelog:

2022-06-02_880c82db [Latest version]

Changelog:

  • Updated to nRF Connect SDK 2.0.0
  • Includes Modem Firmware v1.3.2

The following samples and applications are part of the package:

2022-02-17_ec486dab

Changelog:

  • Updated to nRF Connect SDK 1.9.0
  • Includes Modem Firmware v1.3.1
  • Added Modem Shell application
  • Removed Asset Tracker application (deprecated)

The following samples and applications are part of the package:

2021-12-15_cfedfdfa

Changelog:

  • Updated to nRF Connect SDK 1.8.0
  • Includes Modem Firmware v1.3.1

The following samples and applications are part of the package:

2021-10-20_d29f1dde

Changelog:

  • Updated to nRF Connect SDK 1.7.0
  • Includes Modem Firmware v1.3.1

The following samples and applications are part of the package:

2021-06-25_7a076c22

Changelog:

  • Updated to nRF Connect SDK 1.6.0
  • Includes Modem Firmware v1.3.0
  • Added build of Asset Tracker v2

The following samples and applications are part of the package:

2021-03-01_8e8c6089

Changelog:

  • Updated to nRF Connect SDK v1.5.0

The following samples and applications are part of the package:

2020-10-30_5522ca2b

  • Built from nRF Connect SDK v1.4.0
  • Includes nRF9160 SiP modem firmware v1.2.2

2020-09-23_b6ad40d0

  • Built from nRF Connect SDK v1.3.1
  • Includes nRF9160 SiP modem firmware v1.2.1
  • Added builds for use with external GPS antenna on nRF9160-DK version 0.15.0 and later

2020-04-29_bc7ade8b

  • Built from nRF Connect SDK master branch commit bc7ade8b
  • Includes nRF9160 SiP modem firmware v1.2.0
  • Added nRF Connect for Cloud A-GPS support
  • Improved stability and bugfixes
  • Debug builds with modem trace enabled included in .zip

Known Issues:

  • Occasional reboots caused by POLLERR on socket. Varies with network conditions.

2019-11-29_d3130d77

  • Updated to nRF Connect SDK v1.1.0
  • Includes nRF9160 SiP modem firmware v1.1.0
  • Added firmware over-the-air (FOTA) support for application updates and delta updates of the modem firmware.
  • Various bug and stability issues fixed.
  • See details in nRF Connect SDK v1.1.0 release notes.
 

09-10-2019_c9c833b1

  • Precompiled firmware package for nRF9160-DK

nRF9160 SiP modem firmware 

Programming app available in nRF Connect

Selected version
1.3.2 nRF91 firmware binaries

Changelog:

1.3.2 nRF91 firmware binaries

Before applying this version:

  • Note that this modem firmware is targeted nRF9160 SiP Revision 2 
  • It can be used for nRF9160 SiP Revision 1, but only for testing and development
  • It cannot be used for engineering samples of Revision 1 (e.g. DKs or Thingy:91 with version older than v0.9.0
  • After you upgrade to MFW 1.3.x it is not recommended to downgrade to MFW 1.2.x or MFW 1.1.x.(potential file system issues)

Read out your revision by either AT command: AT%HWVERSION or look on the nRF9160 SIP for marking "B1".

"B1" = Revision 2

"B0" = Revision 1 

The AT command responses for Revision 1 and Revision 2 SiPs will be "nRF9160 SICA B0A" and "nRF9160 SICA B1A" respectively.

Early engineering Revision 2 (B1A) SiPs and Revision 1 (B0A) SiPs might produce AT command responses such as  "nRF9160 SICA BQA" and "nRFFFFFFFFF SICA FFFFFFFF" respectively.

 

Changelog:

  • General / Connectivity

    • Feature to read TLS certificate validity.
    • Support for SHA parameter in %CMNG AT command.
    • Power consumption optimization feature for reducing RRC Idle mode neighbor measurements while UE is stationary.
    • USAT information and event reporting to application via %USATEV and %USATINFO.
    • Improved NVM protection during active low power off warning %XPOFWARN.
    • Improvements for data transmission from application to modem during data congestion. Supported by Modem Library v2.0.0.
    • TLS security updates.
  • Location services

    • Improvement to AT%NCELLMEAS feature. Improves inter frequency cell measurement results.
    • Feature to output GNSS vertical velocity in PVT notification. Supported by nRF Connect SDK GNSS API v1.9.0 and examples in nRF Connect SDK v2.0.0.
    • Feature to output GNSS execution time in milliseconds since the last start. Supported by nRF Connect SDK GNSS API v1.9.0 and examples in nRF Connect SDK v2.0.0.
    • Feature to query what assistance data GNSS currently has and when it will expire. Supported by nRF Connect SDK GNSS API v1.9.0 and examples in nRF Connect SDK v2.0.0.
    • GNSS acquisition improvement in cold start situations.
    • Acquisition parameterization optimization for TTFF and sensitivity enhancements in hot start situations.
    • Enhanced GNSS re-acquisition TTFF performance. Feature would have benefit in short signal outages.
    • Enhanced acquisition performance in use cases where there is one or more GNSS satellite signals with relatively high signal level.
    • Improvement for GNSS positioning accuracy and outlier mitigation.
    • Fixes in LTE/GNSS interoperability.

A complete list of new functionality, changes and bug fixes is in the release notes found here or inside the .zip file.

Before applying this version, please make sure it has the mobile network operator certifications your product needs.

This release is aligned with v2.1 of nRF91 AT command reference guide.

It is recommended to use the latest version of nRF Connect and nRF Connect Programmer tools. 

1.3.1 nRF91 firmware binaries

Before applying this version:

  • Note that this modem firmware is targeted nRF9160 SiP Revision 2 
  • It can be used for nRF9160 SiP Revision 1, but only for testing and development
  • It cannot be used for engineering samples of Revision 1 (e.g. DKs or Thingy:91 with version older than v0.9.0
  • After you upgrade to MFW 1.3.x it is not recommended to downgrade to MFW 1.2.x or MFW 1.1.x.(potential file system issues)

Read out your revision by either AT command: AT%HWVERSION or look on the nRF9160 SIP for marking "B1".

"B1" = Revision 2

"B0" = Revision 1 

The AT command responses for Revision 1 and Revision 2 SiPs will be "nRF9160 SICA B0A" and "nRF9160 SICA B1A" respectively.

Early engineering Revision 2 (B1A) SiPs and Revision 1 (B0A) SiPs might produce AT command responses such as  "nRF9160 SICA BQA" and "nRFFFFFFFFF SICA FFFFFFFF" respectively.

 

Changelog:

  • 3GPP feature that can be used by the network for restricting sending of data packets using PDN connection established to certain APN.
  • Feature for configuring periodic network searches. Application can configure how often modem performs periodic network search while the device is out of coverage.
  • Added support for TLS cipher suites TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_AES_128_GCM_SHA256, TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_128_GCM_SHA256 and TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_GCM_SHA384.
  • New feature additions and improvements for client requested neighbor cell measurement feature (AT%NCELLMEAS).
  • Improved accuracy of <energy_estimate> provision for AT command AT%CONEVAL.
  • Feature for application to prioritize either SIB16 (time information) reception or connection establishment speed.
  • XCOEX2 IO-pin configurability options now contain possibility to configure XCOEX2 IO-pin as TX indicator or RX indicator.
  • In MFW 1.3.1, the amount of ownership keys is restricted to one. Multiple instances are not allowed, and it is not allowed to write ownership key with AT%CMNG AT command.

  • Feature for application to enable or disable GNSS scheduled almanac and ephemeris broadcast reception in periodic mode.
  • Performance and speed-up improvement for GNSS reception and acquisition control if no successful location fix.
  • Optimization for GNSS not to request AGPS data from the modem when AGPS data is already injected and GNSS is started at the first time.
  • Improvements for GNSS receiver to tolerate rapid temperature changes.

  • Improvement for SIM interface RST- and IO-signal pin configurations to improve voltage level stability.
  • Correction for sleep time handling when sleep time was longer than approximately 36 hours.
  • Correction for modem deep sleep entry sequences. Defect may have caused extra current consumption during deep sleep.
  • Correction for 3GPP Release 15 enabled LTE-M cell detection.
  • Correction for GNSS 1PPS accuracy after GNSS sleep.
 

A complete list of new functionality, changes and bug fixes is in the release notes found here or inside the .zip file.

 

This release is aligned with v1.8 of nRF91 AT command reference guide.

It is recommended to use the latest version of nRF Connect and nRF Connect Programmer tools. 

1.3.0 nRF91 firmware binaries

Before applying this version:

  • Note that this modem firmware is targeted nRF9160 SiP Revision 2 
  • It can be used for nRF9160 SiP Revision 1, but only for testing and development
  • It cannot be used for engineering samples of Revision 1 (e.g. DKs or Thingy:91 with version older than v0.9.0
  • After you upgrade to MFW 1.3.0 it is not recommended to downgrade to mfw 1.2.x or mfw 1.1.x.(potential file system issues)

Read out your revision by either AT command: AT%HWVERSION or look on the nRF9160 SIP for marking "B1".

"B1" = Revision 2

"B0" = Revision 1 

The AT command responses for Revision 1 and Revision 2 SiPs will be "nRF9160 SICA B0A" and "nRF9160 SICA B1A" respectively.

Early engineering Revision 2 (B1A) SiPs and Revision 1 (B0A) SiPs might produce AT command responses such as  "nRF9160 SICA BQA" and "nRFFFFFFFFF SICA FFFFFFFF" respectively.

 

Changelog:

  • QZSS L1C/A positioning support.
  • GPS time based configurable IO-pin / pulse.
  • GPS dynamic modes for stationary, pedestrian and automotive.
  • GPS power consumption optimizations during satellite tracking.
  • GPS enhancements to reduce GPS TTFF.
  • Support for 3GPP NB-IoT-NB2.
  • Support for 3GPP AS-RAI. Release Assistance Indication.
  • Support for Non-IP Data Delivery (NIDD).
  • Feature for application to configure country specific parameters to speed up NW search and connection times.
  • Feature for application to take benefit of modem sleep events. For power saving possibilities.
  • Feature for application to execute LTE channel pre-evaluation before establishing connection. For power saving possibilities.
  • Feature for application to measure serving and neighbor cells for cellular based positioning purposes.
  • Feature for application to optimize device power consumption when modem is searching network.
  • Feature for application to enable both LTE-M and NB-IoT system modes and modem performs automatic system mode selection.
  • Feature for application to configure RF Rx and Tx indications from IO-pin.
  • Speed-up improvements to modem cell selection and re-selection.
  • Power consumption optimization in LTE-M and NB-IoT RRC Idle mode.
  • Improvements for NB-IoT receiver performance.
  • Non-wired full modem update with pre-validation.
  • Support for on device key generation.

A complete list of new functionality, changes and bug fixes is in the release notes found here or inside the .zip file.

 

This release is aligned with v1.7 of nRF91 AT command reference guide.

It is recommended to use the latest version of nRF Connect and nRF Connect Programmer tools.

We have also published a webinar showcasing all the new features and improvements, you can watch it here.


1.2.7 nRF91 firmware binaries

Changelog:

  • Added AT%USATEV and AT%USATINFO AT commands for USAT information and event reporting.
  • Added support for TLS cipher suites :
    TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_AES_128_GCM_SHA256,
    TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_128_GCM_SHA256 and
    TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_GCM_SHA384.
  • TLS and TCP security updates.
  • Improvement for GNSS receiver to tolerate rapid temperature changes.
  • Improvement for SIM interface RST- and IO-signal pin configurations to improve voltage level stability.
  • Correction for sleep time handling when sleep time was longer than approximately 36 hours.
  • Correction for blocked uplink data transmissions after modem deactivation and re-activation.
  • Correction for modem to correctly detect 3GPP Release 15 enabled LTE-M networks.

 

A complete list of new functionality, changes and bug fixes is in the release notes found here or inside the .zip file.

FOTA delta image inside the release zip can be used to update directly from mfw_nrf9160_1.2.3 to mfw_nrf9160_1.2.7

For details, see release notes which describes all the version differences and changes since mfw_nrf9160_1.2.3.

Before applying this version, please make sure it has the mobile network operator certifications your product needs.

This release is aligned with nRF91 AT command reference guide v2.0.

It is recommended to use the latest version of nRF Connect and nRF Connect Programmer tools.

 


1.2.3 nRF91 firmware binaries

Changelog:

  • Correction to sleep mode entry timings. Earlier timings may have failed on sleep mode entry and
    cause additional current consumption. Updated PMIC debounce setting at boot up improves
    reliability of mode change.

A complete list of new functionality, changes and bug fixes is in the release notes found here or inside the .zip file.

Before applying this version, please make sure it has the mobile network operator certifications your product needs.

This release is aligned with v1.5 of nRF91 AT command reference guide.

It is recommended to use the latest version of nRF Connect and nRF Connect Programmer tools.


1.2.2 nRF91 firmware binaries

Changelog:

  • Added option to use previously obtained altitude information with GPS three-satellite first fix
  • Improved GPS hot start sensitivity
  • Improved GPS time to first fix in poor signal conditions
  • Completed TCP server support
  • Various improvements to LTE-M, NB-IoT and GPS stability and performance
     

A complete list of new functionality, changes and bug fixes is in the release notes found here or inside the .zip file.

Before applying this version, please make sure it has the mobile network operator certifications your product needs.

This release is aligned with v1.5 of the nRF91 AT command reference guide.
It is recommended to use the latest version of nRF Connect and nRF Connect Programmer tools.

Note:
Release 1.2.2 is not recommended for production use due to sleep mode current consumption issue.
Please refer to release 1.2.3.

1.2.1 nRF91 firmware binaries

Changelog:

  • Added support for new nRF9160 product variant (nRF9160-SIxA-B1).
  • Added support for TLS extension Server Name Indication (SNI).
  • Added support for (D)TLS cache over power cycle.
  • Added various new AT commands and improved existing ones.
  • Various improvements to LTE-M, NB-IoT and GNSS stability and performance.

A complete list of new functionality, changes and bug fixes is in the release notes found here or inside the .zip file.

Before applying this version, please make sure it has the mobile network operator certifications your product needs.

This release is aligned with v1.4 of the nRF91 AT command reference guide.

It is recommended to use the latest version of nRF Connect and nRF Connect Programmer tools.


1.2.0 nRF91 firmware binaries

 

  • Various improvements to LTE-M and NB-IoT stability and performance
  • Added new socket options for improving LTE modem power consumption
  • Improved GPS power consumption
  • Improved GPS tracking performance for sensitivity and accuracy
  • Improved GPS hot and cold start acquisition sensitivity and time-to-first-fix
  • Added AT command for routing GPS signal when using a single antenna for LTE and GPS signals
  • Added various new AT commands and improved existing ones

A complete list of new functionality, changes and bug fixes is in the release notes found here or inside the .zip.

Before applying this version, please make sure it has the mobile network operator certifications your product needs.

This release is aligned with v1.2 of the nRF91 AT command reference guide.

 

1.1.4 nRF91 firmware binaries

Changelog:

  • Bugfix that addresses rare occurrences of increased sleep current.
  • Improvement for very rare occasion where modem program NVM access may have failed at modem sleep wakeup.
  • Correction for GNSS sleep timer handling. Incorrect handling may have resulted that acquiring GNSS location may have failed after a long period of time.

A complete list of new functionality, changes and bug fixes is in the release notes found here or inside the .zip file.

Before applying this version, please make sure it has the mobile network operator certifications your product needs.

This release is aligned with v1.5 of nRF91 AT command reference guide.

It is recommended to use the latest version of nRF Connect and nRF Connect Programmer tools.

1.1.3 nRF91 firmware binaries

Highlights:
  • Added support for new nRF9160 product variant (nRF9160-SIxA-B1)
  • Added various new AT commands and improved existing ones
  • Various improvements to LTE-M, NB-IoT and GPS stability and performance
     

A complete list of new functionality, changes and bug fixes is in the release notes found here or inside the .zip.

Before applying this version, please make sure it has the mobile network operator certifications your product needs.

This release is aligned with v1.3 of the nRF91 AT command reference guide.

Note:
Release 1.1.3 is not recommended for production use due to sleep mode current consumption issue. 
Please refer to release 1.1.4.

1.1.2 nRF91 firmware binaries

Highlights:
  • A software workaround fix for flash memory controller hardware issue, which may have caused flash accesses to fail after sleep wake-up.
  • A software correction for handling FOTA rollback in case of security or watchdog reset. Issue may have caused unnecessary modem firmware rollback after FOTA.

A complete list of new functionality, changes and bug fixes is in the release notes found here or inside the .zip file.

Before applying this version, please make sure it has the mobile network operator certifications your product needs.
It is recommended to use the latest version of nRF Connect and nRF Connect Programmer tools.

1.1.1 nRF91 firmware binaries

The mfw_nrf9160 is the firmware for the modem subsystem of nRF9160. It supports 3GPP LTE
release 13 Cat-M1 and Cat-NB1 standards, and GPS L1C/A positioning.

Cat-M1 operation is enabled on E-UTRA Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25,
26, 28 and 66.

Cat-NB1 operation is enabled on E-UTRA Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 25, 26,
28 and 66.

This release is aligned with v1.1 of nRF91 AT command reference guide.

A complete list of new functionality, changes and bug fixes is in the release notes found here or inside the .zip file.

Before applying this version, please make sure it has the mobile network operator certifications your product needs.

It is recommended to use the latest version of nRF Connect and nRF Connect Programmer tools.

1.1.0 nRF91 firmware binaries

This release represents a long list of:

  • New features
  • Changes
  • Bugfixes

A complete list of new functionality, changes and bug fixes is in the release notes found here or inside the .zip file.

Before applying this version, please make sure it has the mobile network operator certifications your product needs.

 

Board controller firmware

Selected version
1.0.0 nRF91 firmware binaries

Changelog:

1.0.0 nRF91 firmware binaries

Hardware files

Selected version
1.1.0 Layout and BOM resources

Changelog:

1.1.0 Layout and BOM resources

SHA256: 298DF94F6AE5695BD0F5E9019CF996D65AFB8B6FA87D972AD5727A6AE790BCFD

  • BOM change, updating nRF52840 build code: nRF52840-QIAAF0

1.0.1 Layout and BOM resources

SHA256: 5D50B4342D1B7B8017E0A9E4287ECCB0432263544D240644BBC1BD4E7C15DB24

  • Stability improvement for external flash

1.0.0 Layout and BOM resources

  • Fixed bug on nRF91_UART2_CTRL

0.15.0 Layout and BOM resources

  • Updated nRF9160 to Revision 2 (SICA-B1)
  • New GPS frontend
  • Added external serial flash memory
  • Updated power supply decoupling of nRF9160 based on most recent recommendations
  • All GPIOs now always connected to headers
  • Optional I/O expander for buttons, switches and LEDs added
  • Added connection of nRF52840 RESET line to nRF9160
  • Added current measurement header for SIM card

0.9.0 Layout and BOM resources

0.8.5 Layout and BOM resources

0.8.2 Layout and BOM resources