Bluetooth low energy, µBlue, nRF8002


Bluetooth low energy proximity IC
Not recommended



Not recommended for new design.

nRF8002 is a single-chip Bluetooth® low energy peripheral device for proximity solutions. It can interface directly with user input and output devices such as buttons, LEDs, buzzers, or vibrators. It is a highly integrated single-chip Bluetooth low energy IC and includes a fully compliant Bluetooth low energy v4.0 Radio, Link Layer, and Host stack as well as several services and profiles. With peak currents as low as 14.5mA and average currents down to 14μA (for a proximity service using a 1s connection interval), the nRF8002 enables battery lifetimes of months to years from a single coin cell. nRF8002 is a Bluetooth low energy v4.0 application specific design and combines the Radio, Link Layer, Host, Services and Profiles into a single EPL (End Product Listing) enabling designers to easily create new Bluetooth end products without additional listing fees.

nRF8002 is specifically designed for Bluetooth low energy applications that operate in the Peripheral (Slave) role. It supports Battery service, TX power service, Link Loss service, Immediate alert service, Immediate alert profile and Alert notification profile.

The nRF8002 is available in a 32-pin 5 x 5mm QFN package.


  • Fully qualified Bluetooth low energy v4.0 with integrated Radio, Link Layer, Host stack, native service and profiles
  • Cost-optimized solution for Peripheral (Slave) role operation
  • Best-in-class power consumption enabling months to years of battery lifetime when running from standard CR2032 coin cells
  • Configurable IOs
  • Fully integrated, low tolerance 32kHz RC oscillator eliminating the need for external 32kHz crystals


  • Mobile phone accessories
  • Proximity tags and watches
  • PC security peripherals





Bluetooth low energy

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Product Brief description
nRF51822 Bluetooth low energy and 2.4GHz proprietary multiprotocol Soc
nRF51824 Automotive grade Bluetooth low energy SoC
nRF8001 Bluetooth low energy Connectivity IC

Ordering codes



Fully qualified Bluetooth® Smart v4.0 IC with integrated Radio, Link Layer, and Host stack supporting Peripheral (Slave) role operation and native services and profiles.

Ultra low power consumption

  • Down to 14μA for 1s connection interval
  • 500nA deep sleep mode
  • 2μA standby current (between connection events, 32kHz oscillator running)
  • 12.5mA Active TX peak current at 0dBm output power
  • 14.5mA Active RX peak current


2.4GHz Radio

  • Fully Bluetooth Smart v4.0 compliant
  • 0, -6, -12, and -18dBm programmable TX output power
  • 1Mbs on-air data rate
  • -87dBm RX sensitivity at 1Mbps
  • Excellent co-existence performance
  • Compatible with 16MHz ±40ppm crystal



  • 16MHz XO
  • ±250ppm 32kHz RC with calibration to reduce total system accuracy to 100ppm


Embedded Bluetooth Smart stack

  • LL, L2CAP, GAP, SM, ATT and GATT mandatory features for peripheral role operation
  • Battery Service, Link Loss Service, TX Power Service, Immediate Alert Service
  • Immediate Alert Profile, Alert Notification Profile, GAP, GATT
  • Direct Test Mode



  • Configurable generic IOs
  • 2 wire UART for DTM and configuration


Power supply

  • 1.9 to 3.6V supply range using on-chip linear voltage regulator


Temperature range

  • -25 to +70 ºC


Package options

  • 32-pin 5 x 5mm QFN
Development Tools and Software


The Nordic nRF8002 is supported by the following development tools and software:



Product Brief description
nRFgo Studio PC application for configuring and evaluating the nRF8002
nRF8002 Development Kit Development Kit for nRF8002
Reference Designs


nRF8002 is supported by the following reference designs

Part # Brief description
nRFready Demo Apps Bluetooth® Smart and ANT+ sample applications

Product Specification

Code Name Version
nRF8002-PS nRF8002 Product Specification 1.1
PAN-026 nRF8002 build BX Product Anomaly Notification 1.0
PCN-075 Product Change Notification 1_0
PCN-087 nRF8002 Product Change Notification 1.0
PCN-094 Change on outer box container for trays and 7” reels 1.0

Reference Layout

Code Name Version
nRF8002-DF nRF8002 Reference Layout Files 1.0

Application Notes

Code Name Version
nAN-25 nRF8001 and nRF8002 Interoperability with Apple iPhone 4S (iOS 5) 1.1
nAN-34 Setting up production test using DTM 1.01
nAN400-08 QFN Soldering Reflow Guidelines 1.2

White Papers

Code Name Version
nWP-001 Benefits of Total Integration of Large RF Circuits
nWP-008 Quarterwave printed monopole antenna for 2.4GHz
nWP-010 Regulatory and Compliance Standards for RF Devices
nWP-015 Crystal Oscillator Design Considerations
nWP-017 Antenna tuning 1.0