nRFready Desktop 2 Reference Design




The nRFready Desktop 2 Reference Design is based on the nRF51822 multiprotocol SoC IC and provides an ideal starting point for developing wireless keyboard and mouse designs. The kit is a complete, fully documented, hardware and software reference design that allows for keyboard and mouse designs to be developed that can operate using Bluetooth® Smart and/or proprietary 2.4GHz protocols such as Gazell.

Minimum requirements for Bluetooth Smart:Windows 8, and Bluetooth 4.0 enabled PC (or available USB port).
Minimum requirements for Gazell/2.4 GHz:Windows 7 or Windows 8, and available USB port.



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  • Ultra-low power
  • Dual protocol
  • Bluetooth Smart
  • Gazell/2.4 GHz
  • NFC proximity pairing with hardware
  • Based on nRF51822 IC
  • Complete ANSI C-source code




  • Dual protocol wireless keyboard
  • Dual protocol wireless mouse
  • Gazell/2.4 GHz USB dongle
  • Bluetooth 4.0 USB dongle
  • NFC reader USB dongle
  • Access to complete code implementation, hardware design files, and documentation from Nordic My Page


Supported products/complementary

Part # Brief Description
nRF51822 Bluetooth Smart and 2.4GHz proprietary Soc
nRFready Desktop Reference Design Reference design for Bluetooth Smart wireless mouse and keyboard

Ordering codes

Product Code Description
nRF6928 nRFready nRF51 Desktop Kit

Reference Manual

Code Name Version
nRF51 RM nRF51 Series Reference Manual 3.0


PC software
To aid your product development, Nordic also offers a range of tools enabling you to interact with and monitor your product


Code Name Version
nRF6928-FW nRFready Desktop 2 Reference Design Kit Firmware Files

Reference Layout

Code Name Version
nRF6928-HW nRFready Desktop 2 Reference Design Kit Hardware Files

User Guides

Code Name Version
nRF6928-UG nRFready Desktop 2 Reference Design Kit User Guide