nRF5 SDK for HomeKit

Software Development Kit for HomeKit solutions


The nRF5 SDK for HomeKit combined with the nRF52 Series Bluetooth® Low Energy SoCs provide developers with a unique solution for HomeKit products that meets all requirements on size, power consumption and performance. A highly optimized solution, it enables single chip implementations, running HomeKit Accessory Protocol (HAP) and application firmware on the same chip. The on-chip NFC makes it ideal to implement the tap-to-pair functionality without adding to the cost. Designed for ultra-low power, it is the ideal solution for battery powered HomeKit products.
The nRF5 SDK for HomeKit is installed on top of the generic nRF5 SDK.
Works with Apple HomeKit
The nRF5 SDK for HomeKit is available to MFI licensees only, request your download.


  • Complete solution for Bluetooth low energy based HomeKit accessories
  • Support for NFC tap-to-pair, using the on-chip NFC in the nRF52 series, and QR code assisted pairing
  • Complete HAP protocol and HomeKit security libraries
  • MFi Authentication Service library
  • HomeKit application examples, HomeKit services and characteristics
  • OTA-DFU in source code
  • Project files for Keil and GCC (OS X, Linux, Windows)


  • nRF5 SDK for HomeKit
  • Documentation



Supported products/complementary


Product Brief Description
nRF52832 Multiprotocol Bluetooth low energy/ANT/2.4GHz SoC
nRF5 SDK Software Development Kit for nRF5 SoC
nRF52 DK Development kit for nRF52832 SoC


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