Nordic Thingy:53IoT prototyping platform

Multi-protocol IoT prototyping platform

The Nordic Thingy:53™ is an easy-to-use prototyping platform, it makes it possible to create prototypes and proof-of-concepts without the need to build custom hardware. The Thingy:53 is built around the nRF5340 SoC, our current flagship dual-core wireless SoC. The capacity of its dual Arm Cortex-M33 processors enables it to do embedded machine learning (ML), both collecting data and running trained ML models on the device. The Bluetooth Low Energy radio allows it to connect to smart phones, tablets, laptops and similar devices, without the need for a wired connection. Other protocols like Thread, Zigbee and proprietary 2.4 GHz protocols are also supported by the radio. The Thread protocol compatibility also makes it a great choice when developing products for the new Matter ecosystem. It also includes a well of different integrated sensors, an NFC antenna, and has two buttons and one RGB LED that simplifies input and output.

The Nordic Thingy:53 will be available later this year. Sign up for our product update notifications (PUN) to receive the news when the Thingy:53 launches! 
Key features
  • Supports Bluetooth LE, Thread, Zigbee, proprietary 2.4 GHz, and NFC
  • Enabled for embedded machine learning (ML)
  • User-programmable buttons and RGB LED
  • Environmental sensor for temperature, humidity, air quality and air pressure
  • Color and light sensor
  • Low-power accelerometer and inertial measurement unit (IMU)
  • Rechargeable Li-Po battery with 1350 mAh capacity 

Related development hardware

nRF5340 DK

The nRF5340 DK is the development kit for the nRF5340 SoC.

Related products

nRF5340 SoC

Dual-core Bluetooth 5.3 SoC supporting Bluetooth Low Energy, Bluetooth mesh, NFC, Thread and Zigbee

128 MHz Arm Cortex-M33 CPU with
1 MB Flash + 512 KB RAM
64 MHz Arm Cortex-M33 CPU with
256 KB Flash + 64 KB RAM
Bluetooth Low Energy
Bluetooth Direction Finding
Bluetooth mesh
Thread, Zigbee
Advanced security
105 °C extended operating temperature
1.7-5.5 V supply voltage range

Software development kit

For Nordic Thingy:53

nRF Connect SDK

nRF Connect SDK is a common software development kit for cellular IoT, Bluetooth Low Energy, Bluetooth mesh, Matter, Thread and Zigbee. It supports the nRF9160 SiP, the nRF5340 SoC and all nRF52 Series SoCs.


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