nRF5 SDK for Thread and Zigbee

Software development kit for Thread and Zigbee

The nRF5 SDK for Thread and Zigbee is in maintenance mode and will receive updates as needed (see nRF Connect SDK and nRF5 SDK statement for more info). For new projects, we recommend using our nRF Connect SDK.

A complete solution for building Thread 1.1 and Zigbee 3.0-certified products. The nRF52833 and nRF52840 SoCs together with the nRF5 SDK for Thread and Zigbee offer a powerful solution for developing mesh applications. The SDK also has support for the nRF52811 SoC, as a Thread RCP. 

nRF5 SDK for Thread and Zigbee takes a full advantage of the multiprotocol capabilities of the nRF52833 and nRF52840 SoCs by supporting concurrent Thread/Zigbee 3.0 and Bluetooth® Low Energy operation.

  • Thread feature highlights

    • Support for the nRF52811, nRF52833 and nRF52840 SoCs (nRF52840 is a Thread certified component)
    • Pre-built Thread 1.1.1 certified OpenThread stack
    • Supports the nRF21540 RF FEM, our 2.4 GHz range extender
    • Based on nRF5 SDK
    • Support for OpenThread Network Co-Processor (NCP) and Radio Co-Processor (RCP)
    • RCP support for the nRF52811 SoC
    • Support for DFU OTA over Thread
    • Concurrent multiprotocol between Bluetooth LE and Thread examples
    • CoAP, CoAP Secure and MQTT-SN application layer examples
    • Border Router and cloud connectivity example
    • Thread native commissioning with NFC example
    • PC tools: Thread Topology Monitor, nRF Sniffer for 802.15.4
  • Zigbee feature highlights

    • Support for the nRF52833 and nRF52840 SoCs
    • Pre-built Zigbee 3.0 stack (the ZBOSS stack from DSR)
    • Zigbee compliant platform with the ZBOSS stack and the nRF52840 (and soon nRF52833)
    • Supports the nRF21540 RF FEM, our 2.4 GHz range extender
    • Based on nRF5 SDK
    • Examples of the three Zigbee device types: Coordinator, Router and End Device
    • Command line interface (CLI) example
    • Concurrent multiprotocol between Bluetooth LE and Zigbee examples
    • Support for DFU OTA over Zigbee or Bluetooth LE
    • PC tools: nRF Sniffer for 802.15.4

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Also available on GitHub
Also available on GitHub

Videos

Thread, BLE, Bluetooth 5

nRF5 SDK for Thread

nRF5 SDK for Thread: Thread/Bluetooth Low Energy

nRF52840 running concurrent Thread and Bluetooth 5

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Development Kits

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nRF52840 DK

The nRF52840 DK is a Bluetooth LE, Bluetooth mesh, Thread and Zigbee development kit for the nRF52811 and nRF52840 SoCs.