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nRF9161 System-in-Package

Low power SiP with integrated LTE-M/NB-IoT and DECT NR+ modem, and GNSS

The nRF9161 sets a new standard for highly integrated System-in-Package (SiP) solutions, specifically designed for cellular IoT and DECT NR+ applications. Leveraging low power LTE technology, advanced processing capabilities, and robust security features, the nRF9161 offers unparalleled performance and versatility. It offers enhanced capabilities compared to its predecessor (nRF9160), including DECT NR+ support and 3GPP release 14 LTE-M/NB-IoT support.

Main Benefits

  • Enhanced Capabilities: The nRF9161 surpasses its predecessor, with improved features including support for DECT NR+ and 3GPP Release 14 LTE-M/NB-IoT LTE stack.
  • Global Connectivity and Power Efficiency: The integrated modem of the nRF9161 enables global connectivity without regional limitations, and include new unique modem features for further power saving and ease of use.
  • Unleashing the Potential of DECT NR+: Harness the capabilities of the DECT NR+ stack with the nRF9161, enabling massive mesh applications that prioritize reliability, secure connections, long range, and scalability. 


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Key features

Fully integrated SiP for cellular IoT and DECT NR+

Multimode LTE-M/NB-IoT modem with DECT NR+ support and GNSS

700-2200 MHz LTE band support

1.9 GHz NR+ band support

Certified for global operation

Dedicated programmable application processor and memory

64 MHz Arm Cortex-M33

1 MB flash + 256 KB RAM

Arm TrustZone + Arm CryptoCell

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Enhanced Capabilities

Compared to its predecessor (nRF9160 SiP), the nRF9161 boasts improved features, including support for DECT NR+ and 3GPP Release 14 LTE-M/NB-IoT. Housed within a compact 10x16mm design, this SiP integrates a programmable Arm Cortex-M33 application processor, a comprehensive LTE modem with GNSS and DECT NR+ capability, an RF Front End (RFFE), and a power management system (PMIC) and the necessary passives and crystals. The result is the most energy-efficient complete cellular IoT solution available, now with added compatibility for non-cellular 5G applications through NR+.

Global Connectivity and Power Efficiency

The integrated modem of the nRF9161 supports 3GPP Release 14 LTE-M and NB-IoT globally, without regional limitations. Take advantage of power-saving features like eDRX, PSM, and AS-RAI, along with robust IPv4/IPv6 support up to the transport and security (TCP/TLS) level. Ensure your device stays up to date with secure firmware upgrades through Firmware Over The Air (FOTA) updates, all while maintaining exceptional power efficiency. In addition you get all the unique Nordic features for additional power saving or ease of use. 

Unleashing the Potential of DECT NR+ and Advanced Application Development

Harness the capabilities of the Wirepas DECT NR+ stack with the nRF9161, enabling massive mesh applications that prioritize reliability, secure connections, long range, and scalability. This opens up new possibilities for IoT applications, giving you the freedom to explore innovative solutions.

Develop advanced applications within a single device using the programmable Arm Cortex-M33 application processor, 1 MB flash, and 256 KB RAM of the nRF9161. Enhance your application's capabilities with the built-in GNSS receiver for precise location tracking and support for cellular-based location features. Seamlessly integrate with the nRF7000 Wi-Fi companion IC to leverage SSID Wi-Fi locationing support.

Comprehensive Interfaces, Robust Security, and Connectivity Options

The nRF9161 offers a wide range of interfaces and peripherals, including ADC, RTC, SPI, I²C, I²S, UARTE, PDM, and PWM, providing extensive flexibility to tailor your solution to specific requirements. Protect your device with Arm TrustZone technology, secure boot, trusted firmware updates, and root of trust implementations. Further enhance security and performance with the cryptographic and energy-optimized resources provided by Arm CryptoCell.

Connect effortlessly with mobile network operators using SIM, eSIM, and Software SIM authentication options supported by the nRF9161. Stay ahead of the curve with upcoming hardware and development kits that will support end-to-end sensor-to-cloud development and seamless integration with nRF cloud services.

Certified LTE Bands for Global Connectivity

Experience seamless connectivity across regions with the nRF9161, supporting certified LTE bands B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B8, B12, B13, B17, B18, B19, B20, B25, B26, B28, B65 (new), B66, and B85 (new). Ensure reliable and efficient communication in diverse network environments.

Choose the nRF9161 for your cellular IoT and DECT NR+ applications, and unlock the true potential of connected solutions. Reach out to us to learn more and stay updated on the latest developments.

Development kits

Evaluate, prototype and develop with nRF9161

nRF9161 DK

Affordable, pre-certified cellular IoT development kit for LTE-M, NB-IoT, GNSS and DECT NR+. Perfect for evaluation and development on the nRF9161 SiP

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Power Profiler Kit II

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

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