Software

Protocol stacks, SDKs and development tools to help you meet your design goals.
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Our Software solutions

Developed and maintained by Nordic

We offer three categories of software for our products:

  • Protocol and communication stacks
  • SDKs: General purpose and for specific application areas
  • Development tools: Utilities to help you evaluate and test

 

For short-range wireless

Nordic offers the nRF5 SDK for nRF52 and nRF51 Series and a range of SoftDevices (pre-compiled, pre-qualified binary stacks) that are designed to work together seamlessly.

They offer you as a developer an easy-to-use solution for building wireless applications with Bluetooth Low Energy and other short-range wireless technologies and standards.

For cellular IoT

Nordic offers LTE modem firmware supporting LTE-M, NB-IoT and GPS. Modem firmware is delivered as pre-qualified binaries.

For application development we offer nRF Connect SDK. nRF Connect SDK contains full device driver support, a Real time Operating System (RTOS) and a broad array of modules and examples to support cellular IoT application development.

 

SoftDevices

High-performance Bluetooth protocol stacks

Nordic SoftDevices are Bluetooth protocol stacks that are Bluetooth-qualified, pre-compiled
binaries without run-time dependencies. This allows developers to design their applications
interaction with the SoftDevice such that they experience predictable and reliable operation.

Reliable performance
Because SoftDevices are complete and qualified when we deliver them, they are unaffected
by the ‘develop and compile’ cycle of application development and always remain stable.
Tested and proven in countless applications, Nordic SoftDevices come as part of the
Software Development Kit (SDK) or can also be downloaded separately.

 

Bluetooth SoftDevices

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The nRF5 SDK

Accelerate your software development

The Bluetooth Software Development kit


The nRF5 SDK is a high quality, thoroughly tested Software Development Kit to accelerate your software development efforts for the Nordic Semiconductor nRF52 and nRF51 Series. It
contains hundreds of useful firmware modules and examples to assist in building your
application.

In addition to the nRF5 SDK, we also offer specific SDKs to support specialist technologies,
these include SDKs for: Bluetooth Mesh,Thread /Zigbee, Apple HomeKit and Airfuel wireless
charging.

 

Other nRF5 SDKs

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nRF5 SDK

The Bluetooth and ANT Software Development Kit

The nRF5 SDK is a high quality, thoroughly tested Software Development Kit to accelerate your software development efforts for the Nordic Semiconductor nRF52 and nRF51 SoC Series. It contains hundreds of useful firmware modules and examples to assist in building your application.
 

nRF Connect SDK

Software Development Kit for cellular IoT

nRF Connect SDK is where you begin building low power cellular IoT applications with LTE-M and NB-IoT on the nRF9160.

nRF5 SDK for Mesh

The nRF5 SDK for mesh is ideal for developing applications that use Bluetooth mesh networks . It is a richly featured SDK for building sophisticated solutions with Bluetooth mesh.

nRF5 SDK for Thread and Zigbee

nRF5 SDK for Thread and Zigbee is a complete solution  for building Thread 1.1 and Zigbee 3.0 certified products. It utilizes the the multiprotocol capabilities of the nRF52840 wireless SoC. This enables single-chip application development supporting both Bluetooth LE and Thread or Zigbee, concurrently. It also has limited support for the nRF52811.

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