Why Nordic?

For your Zigbee product

Nordic Semiconductor has low power wireless in its DNA. We ship more than one million ICs every day. With more than 40% market share in Bluetooth LE, we are the Bluetooth Low Energy market leader. We used this experience and expanded it to other technologies, like Zigbee. 

Our devices can be a great choice to base your new product platform on. With different sizes and capabilities our SoCs. The devices are similar to one another which enables excellent code portability between devices. This increases your software reusability and can reliably improve your time to market.
Our SoCs can run both Bluetooth Low Energy and Thread/Zigbee/Bluetooth mesh concurrently. The radio time is time-sliced and shared between the protocols. The scheduling is autonomous and maintains connections. A perfect choice for multi-protocol applications.

The nRF52 and nRF53 Series SoCs can be re-programmed in the factory or in the field with over-the-air device firmware upgrades (OTA DFU). This enables product updates and feature additions in the field. 

Our software offering for Zigbee development is the nRF Connect SDK. The nRF Connect SDK is a software development kit for building products based on our nRF52, nRF53 and nRF91 Series wireless devices. It integrates the Zephyr RTOS and a wide range of samples, application protocols, protocol stacks, libraries and hardware drivers. It includes DSR's industry-proven Zigbee 3.0 stack, ZBOSS, optimized for minimal resource usage and high performance. The nRF52840 and the nRF52833 SoC with the nRF Connect SDK are Zigbee compliant platforms, ensuring interoperability according to specification. 

Development hardware intro

We offer development kits containing what you need to get started with your Zigbee development. Our kits make all features and GPIOs of the SoCs available to you, including NFC. All kits have LEDs and buttons, enabling you to get output and give input. Our kits come with a  SEGGER on-board J-Link debugger. 

We also offer the nRF52840 Dongle. It is complementary hardware to the nRF Connect for Desktop tool. It supports Bluetooth Low Energy, Bluetooth mesh, Thread, and Zigbee. It can be a low-cost alternative when doing large-scale testing, or when size is important. Do note that it does not have a debugger on board. We recommend using the development kit for development.

Our Power Profiler Kit II (PPK 2) is the next thing to look at. The PPK 2 is a tool made to measure current consumption.  Use it with any of our development kits, prototyping platforms, or your own designs. PPK2 works all the way from sub-µA to 1 A and can log up to 500 days as is.

Development kits for the nRF52 Series

nRF52840 DK

The nRF52840 DK is a Bluetooth LE, Bluetooth mesh, Thread and Zigbee development kit for the nRF52811 and nRF52840 SoCs.

nRF52833 DK

The nRF52833 DK is a Bluetooth LE, Bluetooth mesh, Thread and Zigbee development kit for the nRF52820 and nRF52833 SoCs.

Development kit for the nRF5340 SoC

nRF5340 DK

The nRF5340 DK is the development kit for the nRF5340 SoC.

nRF52840 Dongle

nRF52840 Dongle

The nRF52840 Dongle is complementary hardware to the nRF Connect for Desktop. It supports Bluetooth 5, Bluetooth mesh, Thread and Zigbee.

Power Profiler Kit II

Power Profiler Kit II

The Power Profiler Kit II is an easy-to-use tool for measuring and optimizing power consumption for embedded solutions.