Bluetooth Low Energy

(Bluetooth LE)

Broad portfolio of Bluetooth Low Energy SoCs

Want to add Bluetooth Low Energy connectivity to your product?

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 2022 alone our customers certified 446 new end-products, making us the market leader (39 % market share). 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!

Great hardware deserves great software

Great hardware deserves great software. For the nRF53 and nRF52 Series we offer the nRF Connect SDK, a complete software development kit for developing Bluetooth Low Energy applications. It integrates the scalable Zephyr RTOS, a feature-rich Bluetooth LE protocols stack, a variety of samples, hardware drivers and much more.

We have ported the lower layers of our SoftDevices to the nRF Connect SDK, bringing with us the best-in-class interoperability our SoftDevices are known for. The result is the SoftDevice Controller. The SoftDevice Controller is combined with the Zephyr Bluetooth Host to form a feature-rich Bluetooth LE protocol stack. The stack is compatible with all nRF52 and nRF53 Series SoCs and supports Broadcaster, Peripheral, Observer and Central roles. It is a Bluetooth 5.2 qualified stack supporting 2 Mbps, Advertising Extensions, channel selection algorithm #2 and Long Range. It also supports Privacy 1.2, LE Data Packet Length Extension, configurable ATT MTU, L2CAP connection-oriented channels and LE Secure Connections.

The nRF5 SDK can be still used with the nRF52 Series, but it is in maintenance mode. For all new projects, we recommend the nRF Connect SDK.

Software development kit

nRF Connect SDK

nRF Connect SDK is a common software development kit for Bluetooth Low Energy, Wi-Fi, cellular IoT, Bluetooth mesh, Thread, Zigbee and Matter. It supports all our nRF52, nRF53, nRF70 and nRF91 Series wireless devices.


Getting started

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Nordic Developer Academy

Bluetooth Low Energy Fundamentals course