Development tools

A suite of tools for all your development needs

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Advanced development tools for wireless developers

Develop complete applications with Nordic

We provide developers with a wide range of tools to support all stages of development using our products.
Tools range from fully featured IDEs and compilers through sophisticated test and verification tools all the way through to mobile and cloud connectivity.

To ensure that everyone can use our tools, we make sure that all our software tools are cross-platform where it is possible.
Our desktop software supports Windows, mac OS and Linux, while all our mobile apps support iOS and Android.

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Test and evaluate anywhere with the nRF Connect suite

The nRF Connect suite of tools consists of the following tools:

  • nRF Connect for Desktop
  • nRF Connect for Mobile
  • nRF Connect for Cloud

These tools allow comprehensive and sophisticated testing of Bluetooth designs in the lab and office, on the go or up into the cloud. 
They have a similar set of features and functionality, and this allows for familiarity when moving between the three tools.
nRF Connect is offered across the most widely used desktop and mobile platforms so that way you get to work in the environment you feel the at home with.

nRF Command Line Tools

nRF Command Line Tools

The nRF Command Line Tools are used for development, programming, and debugging of Nordic Semiconductor's nRF51, nRF52, nRF53 and nRF91 Series devices.


For Bluetooth LE and 802.15.4

nRF Sniffer for Bluetooth LE

nRF Sniffer for Bluetooth LE is a useful tool for learning about and debugging Bluetooth Low Energy applications.

Allowing you to see what's happening on-air, nRF Sniffer for Bluetooth LE provides a near real-time display of Bluetooth LE packets.

This helps you identify and fix issues quickly during the development phase.

nRF Sniffer for 802.15.4

A helpful and valuable sniffer for learning and debugging 802.15.4 protocols, like Thread and Zigbee.

Other development tools

Test and evaluation software
From quick-start GUI solutions to command line options to build up automated test and verification systems, we have the desktop software tools to meet the most demanding of needs.
For advanced developers, the source code for most of our apps is available from the Nordic Semiconductor repository on GitHub.

Click here for more about Test and Evaluation Software

Mobile apps

Building blocks for your project

Development support for iOS and Android

Our open framework gives developers the building blocks for iOS and Android apps, saving time in the development phase.
Our range of mobile apps takes away the pain of trying to design both ends of a solution at the same time.
Everyone has a cellphone, so there is always a connectivity option to check the data is flowing as you expect.

Click here for more about Mobile Apps 

IDEs and toolchains

Use your preferred tool

Supporting multiple environments
There are many options for developers when it comes to IDEs and compilers.
We try to support you in using the option you are most comfortable with, and so provide most of our examples on a range of the most popular IDEs and toolchains.

Click here for more about IDEs and Toolchains

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