Nordic support Zigbee 3.0 product developments with the nRF52840 multiprotocol SoC and the nRF5 SDK for Thread and Zigbee. This solution brings the benefits of Zigbee and Bluetooth 5 into a single chip design.
The nRF5 SDK for Zigbee is built on the industry proven ZBOSS 3.1 stack from DSR company and the Softdevice S140. The ZBOSS stack is optimized for minimal resource usage, robust execution, and high performance. The nRF52840 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 multi-protocol capabilities are handled by the nRF5 IEEE802.15.4 driver. The driver is a generic, stack independent and system independent IEEE 802.15.4 radio driver, intended for nRF5 SoCs with IEEE 802.15.4 radio. It contains a built-in support for multiprotocol, allowing for concurrent operation of IEEE 802.15.4-based stacks (e.g. Thread, ZigBee) with Bluetooth 5.
Zigbee networks and Bluetooth connectivity
The nRF5 SDK for Thread and Zigbee offers a complete solution for these two popular mesh networking standards in conjunction with Bluetooth low energy connectivity. It takes advantage of the multiprotocol capabilities of nRF52840 SoC by supporting concurrent Bluetooth® Low Energy operation with Thread or Zigbee.
Bluetooth offers unparalleled, ubiquitous connectivity, especially in mobile devices. Both Thread and Zigbee have robust mesh networking capabilities together with strong security options. Together with the nRF52840 SoC, this SDK offers a flexible solution for sensor devices and networks in in industry and the home.
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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 nRF52840 wireless SoC. This enables single-chip application development supporting both Bluetooth LE and Thread or Zigbee, concurrently. It also has limited support for the nRF52811.
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