For cellular IoT and short-range wireless

Cellular IoT


For cellular IoT Nordic offers both LTE modem firmware and application software. The LTE modem firmware lives in the nRF9160 SiP modem, while application software lives in the nRF9160 SiP application processor.

The LTE modem firmware supports LTE-M, NB-IoT and GPS. It is delivered as pre-qualified binaries and can be downloaded from the nRF9160 SiP product page

For application software development Nordic offers the nRF Connect SDK. It is a complete solution that integrates the Zephyr RTOS, protocol stacks, application samples and hardware drivers.

The modem firmware contains the LTE L1+L2+L3, IPv4/IPv6, TCP/UDP and TLS/DTLS layers, while the application protocols, like MQTT, is part of the nRF Connect SDK.

Short-range wireless


For the nRF5340 SoC Nordic offers the nRF Connect SDK, a complete software development kit with samples, protocol stacks, libraries and hardware drivers.

For the nRF52 and nRF51 Series SoCs Nordic offers several software development kits (SDKs) and protocols stacks (called SoftDevices), depending on which wireless technology you want to develop with.

Click below to learn more about the software offering for a specific wireless technology:

Cellular IoT

Software development kit

nRF Connect SDK

nRF Connect SDK is a common software development kit for cellular IoT and short-range wireless, on the nRF9160 SiP and the nRF5340 SoC.