Low power cellular IoT

Enabling a world of everything connected

nRF9160 SiP

Optimized low power cellular device

nRF9160 SiP

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

Multimode LTE-M/NB-IoT modem with GNSS
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

Third Party modules

Hit the market faster with pre-certified modules


3rd Party cellular modules

Since chip-down designs are complex and heavy on certification effort in cellular, Nordic provides a pre-certified module. The current list of certifications achieved for the nRF9160 can be found here. To further simplify integration into a product, 3rd parties offer cellular modules that are assembled preapproved as end-products. They can be found in the link below.

nRF Cloud

Optimized for low power devices

Cloud Services

The IoT cloud services optimized for ultra-low power Nordic Semiconductor devices.

Built to compute at the edge

The nRF9160 uses the Arm Cortex-M33 as a dedicated application processor. It has 1MB of flash, 256kB of RAM, and a broad array of peripherals. Beyond its LTE connectivity and positioning options, it is a device capable to support a broad selection of use-cases and offers real edge computing possibilities for the world of cellular IoT. Nordic provides the open-source nRF Connect Software Development Kit that you can use to develop your customized applications on the dedicated application processor.

nRF9160 DK Application Circuit details

Enabling true cellular IoT

We shipped more than 350 million wireless Bluetooth Low Energy ICs last year alone, and with more than 40 % market share, we can confidently state that we are the Bluetooth Low Energy market leader. We are extrapolating this success by offering a cellular System-in-Package (SiP) that combines our low power DNA with more than 2000+ engineering years of cellular expertise. The result is the nRF9160 SiP. The most compact and low-power solution in the market. Its size, low power consumption, and fully open application processor make previously unfeasible products feasible, enabling true cellular IoT.

We are on a mission to make it easy as possible to develop a low-power cellular product. It is cellular IoT made easy. Everything should be easy, from getting started with a development kit to certifying your product. Ease of use is essential in everything we offer our customers, not only when it comes to the nRF9160 SiP itself, but when it comes to development kits, software, tools and documentation. Everything is developed in-house by Nordic, meaning you have one channel where our great support team can support you with anything you need.

nRF9160 Overview

Optimized for ultra-low power

nRF9160: Optimized for ultra-low power and small cellular IoT applications

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