nRF52840 DonglenRF Connect for Desktop hardware

Designed for nRF Connect for Desktop

The nRF52840 Dongle is a small, low-cost USB dongle that supports Bluetooth 5, Bluetooth mesh, Thread, ZigBee, 802.15.4, ANT and 2.4 GHz proprietary protocols. The Dongle is the perfect target hardware for use with nRF Connect for Desktop as it is low-cost but still support all the short range wireless standards used with Nordic devices. The dongle has been designed to be used as a wireless HW device together with nRF Connect for Desktop. For other use cases please do note that there is no debug support on the Dongle, only support for programming the device and communicating through USB.

It is supported by most of the nRF Connect for Desktop apps and will automatically be programmed if needed. In addition custom applications can be compiled and downloaded to the Dongle. It has a user programmable RGB LED, a green LED, a user programmable button as well as 15 GPIO accessible from castellated solder points along the edge. Example applications are available in the nRF5 SDK under the board name PCA10059.

The nRF52840 Dongle is supported by nRF Connect for Desktop as well as programming through nRFUtil.

The box includes an nRF52840 Dongle.

Download PDFDownload nRF52840 Dongle product brief [PDF]
Key Features
Bluetooth 5
Bluetooth mesh
Thread and Zigbee
nRF Connect for Desktop
hardware
nRF52840
SoC
15 GPIOs
USB-powered
no external supply

When you start

with the nRF52840 dongle

Congratulations on getting the nRF52840 Dongle!

Minimum requirements:
Before you start, check that you have the required hardware and software.

Hardware requirements: PC with a standard type-A USB port

Software requirements: nRF Connect for Desktop

Operating system: macOS, Linux, or Windows 7 or later

Gettting started with the nRF52840 Dongle.

Getting started guide

In addition to the user guide for this devkit, you will also find good help to get started in the guide "nRF5 Getting Started", which encompasses several Nordic tools. Check it out!