Low power 2.4 GHz RF Mono Audio-Streamer


nRF2460 is a highly integrated 2.4 GHz RF Mono Audio-Streamer IC. It integrates a 4 Mbps 2.4 GHz GSK radio and a protocol stack optimized specifically for mono audio streaming. The combination of 16-bit LPCM uncompressed audio quality, latency as low as 20 ms, low power operation and a low total solution cost makes nRF2460 an ideal solution for gaming, home karaoke microphones, and wireless subwoofers.


The on-chip protocol stack is based on an Adaptive Frequency Hopping (AFH) scheme that ensures excellent co-existence performance with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. It also features a Quality-of-Service engine that continuously optimizes audio quality by controlling re-transmission of data and by minimizing any audible effect of corrupted or missing data.


nRF2460 supports an I2S interface for direct audio interfacing with an external ADC/DAC and it also supports SPI/2-wire options for interfacing with an external microcontroller.


nRF2460 is available in a compact 36-pin 6x6 mm QFN package.


  • Low cost, low power 2.4 GHz RF solution for streaming uncompressed CD quality audio
  • Supports up to 16-bit 32 kHz uncompressed mono audio
  • Support for synchronizing two receivers for a 2 microphone set-up
  • Latency as low as 20 ms
  • Embedded custom protocol stack for audio streaming based on Adaptive Frequency Hopping (AFH) for optimal co-existence performance
  • I2S interface for direct audio interfacing with an external ADC/DAC


  • Gaming microphones
  • Home karaoke microphones
  • Subwoofers

Related Products

Ordering codes

Code Description
nRF2460-R 6x6mm 36-pin QFL on Tape-and-reel of 2500pcs each
nRF2460-T 6x6mm 36-pin QFL in Tray of 490pcs each

Low power 2.4 GHz RF mono audio-streamer

Low power consumption

  • 5 μA power down mode
  • 13 mA average current audio transmit at 0dBm
  • 32 mA average current audio receive

2.4GHz Radio

  • 2.4GHz ISM band operation
  • 4 Mbps on-air data rate
  • 0, -5, -10, and -20dBm programmable TX output power
  • -80 dBm RX sensitivity
  • Compatible with 16 MHz ±50ppm crystals
  • Support for external PA


Audio streaming protocol stack

  • Adaptive Frequency Hopping Protocol
  • Support for up to 16-bit 32kHz uncompressed mono audio
  • Programmable latency down to 20 ms
  • Bi-directional auxiliary data link for control

ADC/DAC Interface

  • I2S

Controller interface

  • SPI and 2-wire

Power supply

  • Internal linear voltage regulator
  • 2.2 to 3.3V supply range


Temperature range of 0 to +60 ºC

Package options

  • 36-pin 6x6mm QFN
Development Tools and Software


nRF2460 is supported by the following development tools and software:



Product Brief description
nRF2460 Development Kit nRFgo Development Kit for nRF2460



Reference Designs


nRF2460 is supported by the following reference designs

Part # Brief description
nRFready Microphone Wireless microphone reference design

Product Specification

Code Name Version
nRF2460-PS nRF2460 Product Specification 1.0
PCN-094 Change on outer box container for trays and 7” reels 1.0

Reference Layout

Code Name Version
nRF2460-DF nRF2460 Reference Layout 1.0

Application Notes

Code Name Version
nAN400-08 QFN Soldering Reflow Guidelines 1.2

White Papers

Code Name Version
nWP-001 Benefits of Total Integration of Large RF Circuits
nWP-005 Introduction to wireless networks
nWP-006 nRF Performance Test Guidelines 1.0
nWP-008 Quarterwave printed monopole antenna for 2.4GHz
nWP-010 Regulatory and Compliance Standards for RF Devices
nWP-011 Sharing crystal with a microcontroller (MCU) 1.1
nWP-013 Tuning the nRF24xx matching network
nWP-015 Crystal Oscillator Design Considerations
nWP-017 Antenna tuning 1.0

Development Kit

Code Name Version
nRF2460-DK-FW nRF2460 Development Kit Firmware 1.0