nRF7002Wi-Fi 6 Companion IC

Low-power, advanced security, seamless coexistence

The nRF7002 is a companion IC, providing seamless Wi-Fi connectivity and Wi-Fi-based locationing (SSID sniffing of local Wi-Fi hubs). It is designed to be used alongside Nordic’s existing nRF52® and nRF53® Series Bluetooth Systems-on-Chip (SoCs), and nRF91® Series cellular IoT Systems-in-Package (SiPs). The nRF7002 can also be used in conjunction with non-Nordic host devices. 

The nRF7002 is the first device in our portfolio of unique Wi-Fi products that will combine seamlessly with Nordic’s existing ultra-low power technologies. Nordic brings their decades of ultra-low-power wireless IoT and silicon design expertise to Wi-Fi. With Wi-Fi 6 we bring added benefits to IoT applications including further efficiency gains that support long-life, battery-powered Wi-Fi operation.

With Wi-Fi 6 we will support all wireless protocols used in Matter, Bluetooth LE for commissioning, Thread for low power mesh, and Wi-Fi for high-throughput. Matter is a protocol championed by Apple, Amazon, Google, Nordic Semiconductor, Samsung, and hundreds of other companies in consumer IoT.

Key features
  • 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz dual-band
  • Low-power and secure Wi-Fi for the IoT
  • Ideal coexistence with Bluetooth LE
  • Supported in nRF Connect SDK
  • Target Wake Time (TWT)
  • SPI / QSPI
  • Wi-Fi 6 Station (STA)
  • Complies with 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax
  • 1 Spatial Stream (SS)
  • 20 MHz channel bandwidth
  • 64 QAM (MCS7), 86 Mbps PHY throughput
  • OFDMA (Downlink and Uplink)
  • BSS coloring
  • Co-existence interfaces

Introducing the nRF7002

Nordic's first Wi-Fi product

nRF7002 Wi-Fi 6 companion IC

In August 2022 we announced our entrance into the Wi-Fi wireless IoT market with the introduction of our eagerly-awaited nRF7002 Wi-Fi 6 IC. 

The nRF7002 is a ’companion IC’ which means it is designed to provide seamless Wi-Fi connectivity and Wi-Fi-based locationing (SSID sniffing of local Wi-Fi hubs) when used alongside Nordic’s existing products. These include the nRF52® and nRF53® Series Bluetooth Systems-on-Chip (SoCs), and Nordic’s nRF91® Series cellular IoT Systems-in-Package (SiPs). The nRF7002 can also be used in conjunction with non-Nordic host devices.

“This is a dream come true for Nordic and its customers.” said CTO, Svein-Egil Nielsen, “We were able to bring our first Wi-Fi chip to market very quickly as a result of acquiring an extremely capable Wi-Fi team alongside a portfolio of Wi-Fi assets that team had already developed.”

Read the full news release about the nRF7002