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About nRF8002


The nRF8002 is a Bluetooth® low energy System-on-Chip (SoC). The chip is fully compliant with Bluetooth Core Specification Version 4.0 (which includes Bluetooth low energy as a hallmark feature). The device is the second member of Nordic’s µBlue™ family and provides a low cost, ultra low power, uniquely easy to design-in solution for Bluetooth Smart (as Bluetooth low energy is being marketed to consumers by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG)) wireless tags and other accessories such as bracelets, pendants, keychains, small toys and armbands.


The nRF8002’s ULP design features peak currents as low as 13mA and does not require an external 32kHz crystal. Depending on the duty cycle of the application, battery life from a single coin cell-powered wireless device can extend to months or even years.


The chip is supplied in a compact 5x5mm QFN package and includes a fully-qualified Bluetooth v4.0 low energy protocol stack, a highly configurable application layer, on-chip battery monitor and built-in support for a range of Bluetooth v4.0 profiles including: Find Me, Proximity, Alert Notifications and Battery Status.


The Nordic µBlue™ nRF8002 is built on the same technology platform as the nRF8001 and so provides many of the same key technical performance and feature advantages.