nRF Connect for DesktopDesktop tool

Cross-platform development software for Nordic Products

nRF Connect for Desktop is a cross-platform tool framework for assisting development on nRF devices. It contains many apps to test, monitor, measure, optimize and program your applications.
nRF Connect for Desktop is designed to be used with our development kits and dongles. The apps will detect which kit you connected to your computer and upload the needed firmware. 

nRF Connect for Desktop Apps

Bluetooth Low Energy app iconBluetooth Low Energy

This is an easy-to-use cross-platform application for Bluetooth Low Energy connectivity testing. It supports auto-detection of connected development kits and firmware uploads, as well as supporting Bluetooth Low Energy security features.

You can scan for Bluetooth Low Energy devices that are advertising and discover their services, maintain the connection and the connection parameters, pair the devices, and change the server setup for your local device. It also offers a detailed log for troubleshooting purposes.

Direct Test Mode app iconDirect Test Mode

Perform tests with Bluetooth Low Energy devices as specified in the Bluetooth Core Specification.

Configure your connected devices as transmitters or receivers and test them. The app lets you adjust settings like the channel, transmit power, and packet length.

LTE Link Monitor app iconLTE Link Monitor

The nRF91 Series uses an AT command API modem control for running the firmware in the application core. LTE Link Monitor is a modem client application that monitors the modem/link status and activity using AT commands. You can find the documentation for the nRF91 Series AT Commands here.

Power Profiler app iconPower Profiler

This App operates in conjunction with our Power Profiler Kit. It lets you read, analyze and export measurements from the Power Profiler Kit.

The PPK2 supports dynamic current measurements from 200nA up to 1 A and can be used to supply a connected board as well as measure its current.

Programmer app iconProgrammer

The Programmer app lets you program Nordic SoCs. You can drag and drop your files and read, write or erase the device.

RSSI Viewer app iconRSSI Viewer

The RSSI Viewer lets you scan the 2,4 GHz spectrum.

Toolchain Manager app iconToolchain Manager

Manage nRF Connect SDK and toolchain versions on Windows, Mac and Linux.

Key Features

Automatic Updates

All nRF Connect for Desktop apps

Bluetooth LE


Power Measurement

Toolchain Management


Choose platform and version

Choose your Desktop platform and select version (latest released version recommended)

Selected version
4.1.1 Windows 64-bit


4.1.1 Windows 64-bit




  • Enable installing older app versions.


  • PPK-1 could not be used in nRF Connect for Desktop v4.0.1.


  • Windows: Switch from 32-bit architecture to 64-bit.



  • When nRF Connect for Desktop was never installed on a computer before, a misleading error message (Unable to retrieve the official source from …) was shown, and it was impossible to install any apps.