nRF9160 DKDevelopment Kit

Development Kit for the nRF9160 SiP for cellular IoT using LTE-M and NB-IoT

The nRF9160 DK is an affordable, pre-certifed single-board development kit for evaluation and development on the nRF9160 SiP for LTE-M and NB-IoT. It has a dedicated LTE-M and NB-IoT antenna that supports a wide range of bands, to operate globally. It has a dedicated antenna for GPS which is supported on the nRF9160.  SWF RF connectors are available for all antennas.

All GPIOs (32) and interfaces (4) SPI/I²C/UART, are available via connectors. The kit is Arduino Uno Rev3 compatible, meaning it can be easily interfaced with external device shields.

User-programmable LEDs(4), buttons(2) and switches(2) are available to easily give input and get output. The nRF9160 DK has both a 4FF SIM card slot and an MFF2 SIM footprint, to support both plug-in and soldered (e)SIMs. It is bundled with a eSIM card from iBasis preloaded with 10 MB.

Programming and debugging is enabled through the Segger J-Link OB, which also supports external targets. The nRF9160 DK is supported by a full suite of development software and tools. All free to download and use commercially.

nRF Connect SDK includes everything needed to get started, application layer protocols, examples, peripheral drivers and more. The kit can easily be connected to our cloud solution, nRF Connect for Cloud. The nRF Link Monitor tool provides and AT command interface that enables you to test your link, and extract information about the network.

The board also features an nRF52840 multiprotocol SoC which acts as a board controller that for example can be used to build a Bluetooth® Low Energy gateway.

The nRF9160 hardware and development kits are now in production and is suitable for full end-to-end sensor to cloud development. We’re still developing features and optimizing performance. This blog keeps you updated on our latest developments and plans.

 

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Key Features
LTE-M
NB-IoT
+23dBm
output
GPS
M33
Cortex
TrustZone
Arm
CryptoCell
Arm
1MB
flash
256kB
RAM
SIM
card
J-Link
Segger
nRF52840
SoC
Debug
In/Out
Arduino Uno
form factor
4 LEDs
programmable
4 Buttons
programmable
Antennas
LTE/GPS

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with the nRF9160 SiP

nRF9160 SiP

Low power System-in-Package with integrated LTE-M/NB-IoT modem and GPS

  • LTE-M and NB-IoT support in bands from 700 MHz to 2.2 GHz
  • Worldwide operation
  • Up to +23 dBm output power
  • -108 dBm RX sensitivity (LTE-M)
  • Arm Cortex-M33
  • 1 MB flash + 256 kB RAM
  • Arm TrustZone + Arm CryptoCell
  • eDRX, PSM
  • SMS, IPv4/IPv6
  • TCP/UDP, TLS/DTLS
  • BSD secure socket, LTE L3 API’s
  • AT commands for control

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