Nordic supports Zigbee 3.0 product development with nRF5 SDK for Thread and Zigbee on nRF52833 and nRF52840 SoCs. This solution brings the benefits of Zigbee and Bluetooth® Low Energy into a single chip design.
The nRF5 SDK for Zigbee is built on the industry proven ZBOSS stack from DSR and the Softdevice S140. The ZBOSS stack is optimized for minimal resource usage, robust execution, and high performance. The nRF52833 and nRF52840 SoCs and the Zigbee stack is certified as a Zigbee compliant platform. In addition, the SDK contains, multiple Zigbee clusters, drivers, examples to ease Zigbee development.
The multiprotocol capabilities are handled by the IEEE 802.15.4 radio driver. The radio driver is a generic, stack independent and system independent. It contains built-in support for multiprotocol, allowing for concurrent operation of IEEE 802.15.4-based protocols (e.g. Thread, ZigBee) and Bluetooth LE.
nRF5 SDK for Thread and Zigbee is a complete solution for building Thread 1.1 and Zigbee 3.0 certified products. It utilizes the the multiprotocol capabilities of the nRF52833 and nRF52840 wireless SoCs. This enables single-chip application development supporting both Bluetooth LE and Thread or Zigbee, concurrently. It also has limited support for the nRF52811.