nRF MDKMicrocontroller development kit

Microcontroller development kit for nRF51, nRF52, nRF53 and nRF91 Series devices

The nRF MDK is the microcontroller development kit needed to interact with Nordic Semiconductor's SoCs and SIPs from a 3rd-party IDE.

The nRF MDK provides device support in the form of register header files and startup code to get you started developing with nRF51, nRF52, nRF53 and nRF91 Series devices faster.

It also handles configuration of the supported IDE's built-in programming and debugging tools.

Currently supporting GCC (GNU), IAR Systems, Keil and SEGGER Embedded Studio.

Since version 8.12.0 the nRF MDK has been available under two licenses:

  • 3-clause BSD. This is the same license as used for previous MDK releases.
  • 5-clause Nordic. This is intended for those who would like to align licenses introduced with nRF5 SDK v13.0 and MDK with their products.
Key Features
GCC
Support
Keil
Support
IAR
Support
SES
Support
Init code
For target device
Register header
.h and .c files
Flash and debug
config

nRF91 Series 

nRF9160 SiP

Low power SiP with integrated LTE-M/NB-IoT modem and GPS

Fully integrated SiP for cellular IoT
Multimode LTE-M/NB-IoT modem with GPS
700-2200 MHz LTE band support
Certified for global operation
Dedicated application processor and memory
64 MHz Arm Cortex-M33
1 MB flash + 256 KB RAM
Arm TrustZone + Arm CryptoCell

nRF53 Series

nRF5340 SoC

Bluetooth 5.2 SoC supporting Bluetooth Low Energy, Bluetooth mesh, Bluetooth Direction Finding, NFC, Thread and Zigbee

128 MHz Arm Cortex-M33 CPU with
1 MB Flash + 512 KB RAM
64 MHz Arm Cortex-M33 CPU with
256 KB Flash + 64 KB RAM
Bluetooth Low Energy
Bluetooth Direction Finding
Bluetooth mesh
Thread, Zigbee
NFC
Advanced security
USB, QSPI, HS-SPI
105 °C extended operating temperature
1.7-5.5 V supply voltage range

nRF52 Series

nRF52840 SoC

Bluetooth 5.2 SoC supporting Bluetooth Low Energy, Bluetooth mesh, NFC, Thread and Zigbee

64 MHz Arm Cortex-M4 with FPU
1 MB Flash, 256 KB RAM
2 Mbps, 1 Mbps, Long Range
Bluetooth Low Energy
Bluetooth mesh
Thread, Zigbee
+8 dBm TX Power
128-bit AES CCM, Arm CryptoCell-310
UART, SPI, TWI, PDM, I2S, QSPI, PWM
12-bit ADC
NFC
USB 2.0

nRF52833 SoC

Bluetooth 5.2 SoC supporting Bluetooth Low Energy, Bluetooth mesh, Bluetooth Direction Finding, NFC, Thread and Zigbee

64 MHz Arm Cortex-M4 with FPU
512 KB Flash, 128 KB RAM
2 Mbps, 1 Mbps, Long Range
Bluetooth Low Energy
Bluetooth Direction Finding
Bluetooth mesh
Thread, Zigbee
+8 dBm TX Power
128-bit AES CCM
UART, SPI, TWI, PDM
HS-SPI, I2S, PWM
12-bit ADC
NFC
USB 2.0

nRF52832 SoC

Versatile Bluetooth 5.2 SoC supporting Bluetooth Low Energy, Bluetooth mesh and NFC

64 MHz Cortex-M4 with FPU
512/256 KB Flash, 64/32 KB RAM
2.4 GHz transceiver
2 Mbps, 1 Mbps
Bluetooth Low Energy
Bluetooth mesh
+4 dBm TX power
128-bit AES
UART, SPI, TWI, PDM, I2S
PWM
12-bit ADC
NFC-A

nRF52820 SoC

Bluetooth 5.2 SoC with built-in USB and Bluetooth Low Energy, Bluetooth mesh, Thread and Zigbee support

64 MHz Arm Cortex-M4
256 KB Flash, 32 KB RAM
2 Mbps, 1 Mbps, Long Range
Bluetooth Low Energy
Bluetooth Direction Finding
Bluetooth mesh
Thread, Zigbee
+8 dBm TX power
128-bit AES
UART, SPI, TWI, QDEC
Full Speed USB 2.0
-40 to 105 °C extended temperature range 
1.7 to 5.5 V supply voltage

nRF52811 SoC

Bluetooth 5.2 SoC supporting Bluetooth Low Energy, Bluetooth Direction Finding and Thread

64 MHz Cortex-M4
192 KB Flash, 24 KB RAM
2.4 GHz transceiver
2 Mbps, 1 Mbps, Long Range
Bluetooth Low Energy
Bluetooth Direction Finding
Thread
+4 dBm TX power
128-bit AES

UART, SPI, TWI, PDM  
PWM
12-bit ADC

nRF52810 SoC

Bluetooth 5.2 SoC supporting Bluetooth Low Energy

64 MHz Cortex-M4
192 KB Flash, 24 KB RAM
2.4 GHz transceiver
2 Mbps, 1 Mbps
Bluetooth Low Energy
+4 dBm TX power
128-bit AES
UART, SPI, TWI, PDM
PWM
12-bit ADC

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