nRF5 SDK for Thread and Zigbee

Software development kit for Thread and Zigbee

A complete solution for building Thread 1.1 and Zigbee 3.0-certified products. The nRF52840 SoC and the nRF5 SDK for Thread and Zigbee together offer a powerful solution for battery powered IoT devices. The SDK also has limited support for the nRF52811 SoC.

nRF5 SDK for Thread and Zigbee takes a full advantage of the multiprotocol capabilities of the nRF52840 SoC by supporting concurrent Thread/Zigbee 3.0 and Bluetooth® Low Energy operation.

Thread feature highlights:

  • Thread 1.1 certified
  • Pre-built OpenThread stack for the nRF52811 and nRF52840 SoCs
  • Based on nRF5 SDK
  • Support for OpenThread Network Co-Processor (NCP) and Radio Co-Processor (RCP)
  • Support for DFU OTA over Thread
  • Concurrent multiprotocol between Bluetooth LE and Thread examples
  • CoAP, CoAP Secure and MQTT-SN application layer examples
  • Border Router and cloud connectivity example
  • Thread native commissioning with NFC example
  • PC tools: Thread Topology Monitor, nRF Sniffer for 802.15.4

Zigbee feature highlights:

  • Certified as a Zigbee compliant platform
  • Pre-built Zigbee 3.0 stack provided as a library
  • Based on nRF5 SDK
  • Examples of the three Zigbee device types: Coordinator, Router, or End Device
  • Command line interface (CLI) example
  • Concurrent multiprotocol between Bluetooth LE and Zigbee examples
  • Support for DFU OTA over Zigbee or Bluetooth LE
  • PC tools: nRF Sniffer for 802.15.4

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Note that there is other software available under the "Downloads" tab


Supported by the nRF5 SDK for Thread and Zigbee

S140: Bluetooth 5 qualified

The S140 is a feature complete Bluetooth 5 protocol stack for the nRF52840 SoC.

2 Mbps, 1 Mbps, Long Range
Advertising Extensions
CSA #2
20 concurrent Central / Peripheral links with Observer and Broadcaster
Configurable number of connections and properties

LE Secure Connections

Privacy 1.2

Configurable ATT Table

Configurable ATT MTU
Custom UUID support
Support for concurrent multiprotocol  with Thread, Zigbee, Bluetooth mesh and 2.4 GHz proprietary protocols
LE Data Length Extension
L2CAP connection-oriented channels

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