nRF52833 DKDevelopment kit

Bluetooth Low Energy, Bluetooth mesh, NFC, Thread and Zigbee development kit for the nRF52833 SoC

The nRF52833 DK is an affordable single-board development kit for development of Bluetooth® Low Energy, Bluetooth mesh, NFC, Thread and Zigbee applications on the nRF52833 SoC. It also supports development on the nRF52820 SoC.

The kit is hardware compatible with the Arduino Uno Rev3 standard, making it possible to use a wide range of 3rd-party shields that are compatible with this standard, including the Power Profiler Kit from Nordic Semiconductor. The nRF52833 DK is also compatible with the Power Profiler Kit II.

An included NFC antenna can be connected the kit to use the on-chip NFC-A tag functionality. The kit allows access to all I/O and interfaces via connectors and has 4 LEDs and 4 buttons which are user-programmable.

The DK is typically powered with USB, but can be powered by a wide range of sources, within the supply range of 1.7 to 5.0 V. In addition to USB, it can be powered with external source, but also includes a CR2032 battery holder and a Li-Po battery connector, for in-field testing. Current consumption can be measured by using the dedicated current measurement pins.

And on-board SEGGER J-link debugger allows programming and debugging both the on-board SoC and external SoCs through the debug out header.

Hardware layout and schematics are available under Downloads.

Download PDF  Download nRF52833 DK product brief [PDF]

Key features

Supports Bluetooth Low Energy, Bluetooth mesh, NFC, Thread and Zigbee

User-programmable LEDs(4) and buttons(4)

2.4 GHz and NFC antennas

SWF RF connector for direct RF measurements

On-board SEGGER J-Link debugger/programmer

Arduino Uno Rev3 form factor

Pins for measuring power consumption

1.7-5.0 V supply from USB, external, Li-Po battery or CR2032 coin cell battery

Connect and test

the nRF52833 DK

  1. What's included with the kit: The nRF52833 DK board itself, and a flex NFC antenna.
  2. Connect the NFC antenna to the board. The connector is marked "NFC", and located on the edge of the board near the 4 buttons. Use a micro USB 2.0 cable to connect the nRF52833 DK to one of your PC's USB host ports. This provides power to the board, and supports target programming.
  3. Flip the power switch to "on". Find it near the micro USB connector. A popup may appear. Ignore it for now.
  4. Confirm that LED 1 has started pulsating.
  5. Use the buttons SW1 to SW4 to control which LED is pulsating.

Step 6

Go to Google Play or Apple App Store to download the nRF Toolbox app to your mobile phone.

Download the Heart rate demo here and follow the instructions in the readme.txt in

After completion, go to Working with nRF52 Series documentation to get started with development.