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.

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Key Features
Bluetooth 5
Bluetooth mesh
Thread and Zigbee
nRF Connect for Desktop
hardware
nRF52840
SoC
15 GPIOs
USB-powered
no external supply

Utilizing

nRF52840 SoC

nRF52840 SoC

High-end nRF52 Series multiprotocol SoC for high-performance, feature-rich applications with best-in-class security.

64 MHz Cortex-M4 with FPU
1 MB Flash, 256 KB RAM
2.4 GHz Transceiver
2 Mbps, 1 Mbps, Long Range
Bluetooth 5, Bluetooth mesh
ANT, 802.15.4, Thread, Zigbee
+8 dBm TX Power
128-bit AES CCM, ARM CryptoCell
UART, SPI, TWI, PDM, I2S, QSPI
PWM
12-bit ADC
NFC-A
USB 2.0

SoftDevices

Compatible with the nRF52840 Dongle

S140: Bluetooth 5

The S140 is a feature-complete Bluetooth 5 protocol stack for the nRF52811 and nRF52840 SoCs.

Bluetooth 5.1 qualified
2 Mbps, 1 Mbps, Long Range
Advertising Extensions & CSA #2
20 concurrent Central / Peripheral links with Observer & 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 Packet Length Extension
L2CAP connection-oriented channels

S340: Bluetooth 5 + ANT

The S340 is a combined Bluetooth LE and ANT protocol stack supporting concurrent operation on the nRF52840 SoC. It is Bluetooth 5 qualified and supports all ANT features.

15 individual configurable ANT channels
Broadcast, acknowledged, burst transfer
Device search, pairing and proximity
Advanced burst transfer mode

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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