nRF Connect for DesktopEssential

Cross-platform development software for Bluetooth Low Energy and cIoT

nRF Connect is a cross-platform tool that enables testing and development with Nordic’s products for Bluetooth® Low energy and cellular IoT. It allows easy setup of connections with other devices and uses these connections to read and write the external nodes. 

Separate downloads are provided for Windows, Linux and OSX.

nRF Connect is designed to be used in conjunction with the nRF52 and nRF51 Series development kits and dongles, and nRF91 Series development kits. nRF Connect will automatically detect which kit is connected to your computer and upload the needed firmware. 

Highlights

Bluetooth Low Energy

  •  Easy-to-use cross platform application for Bluetooth LE connectivity testing
  • Supports auto detection of connected Nordic kit and automatic FW uploading
  • Supports LE Security introduced in Bluetooth 4.2
  • Up to 8 concurrent Bluetooth LE connections
  • Max 8 concurrent central connections
  • Max 1 peripheral connection
  • Scans for Bluetooth LE devices
  • Parses advertisement data
  • Shows RSSI value
  • Connects to any connectable Bluetooth LE device
  • Discovers and parses services and characteristics

Cellular IoT with LTE-M and NB-IoT

  • Easy-to-use cross platform application for connectivity testing using LTE-M and NB-IoT
  • Getting started assistant for installing the development tools and SDK for nRF9160
  • Supports auto detection of connected Nordic kit
  • LTE Link Monitor for use of AT commands with the nRF91 Series
  • Shows connection status with cellular network
  • Shows RSSI values
 
Key Features
Win
Desktop
Linux
Desktop
macOS
Desktop
Update Engine
Built-in
Autodetect
Connected HW
8 Concurrent
Connections
GATT server
Configuration
Secure DFU
Supported

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Getting Started Video

nRF Connect for Desktop and Power Profiler Kit

Power Profiler Kit and nRF Connect for Desktop - Getting started

LTE Link Monitor

A tool for monitoring and testing LTE-M and NB-IoT links, extracting information like received signal strength, the current band and network