nRF52 Series SoC


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The nRF52 Series re-defines the world of possibilities for Bluetooth® low energy sensors and devices for the IoT era


Running at 64MHz it racks up impressive stats: EEMBC Coremark® score of 215 and 58 Coremark®/mA. Built in a cutting edge 55nm process technology the nRF52 Series is architected for todays need for speed, speed to carry out increasingly complex tasks in the shortest possible time and return to sleep, conserving precious battery power. Introducing a Cortex-M4F processor at its heart, it is the most capable Bluetooth low energy SoC on the market today.

With a brand new multiprotocol radio architecture limits are pushed even further for Bluetooth low energy: A total link budget of 100dBm, -96dBm sensitivity, +4dBm output power and -42dBm selectivity, it is built to exist reliably and effectively in a busy 2.4GHz band. Couple this RF resilience with outstanding power consumption: 5.3mA at 0dBm TX output power and 5.4mA RX it is miserly with power when getting things done on-air.


Designed with wealth of digital and analog interfaces and peripherals, there’s something to cover every design requirement. The demands of today’s Bluetooth low energy single chip designs are increasingly varied and complex, they can range from digital audio processing, to FFT/FIR and security algorithms, to driving device displays and UIs. Whatever the task, nRF52 series has it covered.


We’ve truly made low power easy. We haven’t just great datasheet numbers, but an automatic and adaptive power management system which combined with extensive EasyDMA and PPI makes the nRF52 Series positively frugal with power.


nRF52 Series brings NFC for the first time to a Bluetooth low energy SoC. The on-chip NFC-A tag allows developers to take advantage of NFC ‘touch-to-pair’ functionality in their designs.


Maintaining the total flexibility philosophy of the nRF51 Series, it is a flash device. With 512kB flash + 64kB RAM on chip, developers keep all the software stack flexibility and Over-The-Air Device Firmware Upgrade (OTA-DFU) features they enjoyed with the nRF51 Series.


We understand that in the world of wearables, size really is everything, so we built a device that is the smallest Bluetooth low energy SoC to date measuring as small as 3.0 x 3.2mm (CSP). With an on-chip balun and a minimum of external components it has the smallest design footprint out there.


Tomorrow’s Bluetooth low energy Solutions are going to ask a lot. The nRF52 Series delivers.


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