nRF52840 DonglenRF Connect for Desktop hardware

Designed for nRF Connect for Desktop

The nRF52840 Dongle is a small, low-cost USB dongle that supports Bluetooth 5, Bluetooth mesh, Thread, ZigBee, 802.15.4, ANT and 2.4 GHz proprietary protocols. The Dongle is the perfect target hardware for use with nRF Connect for Desktop as it is low-cost but still support all the short range wireless standards used with Nordic devices. The dongle has been designed to be used as a wireless HW device together with nRF Connect for Desktop. For other use cases please do note that there is no debug support on the Dongle, only support for programming the device and communicating through USB.

It is supported by most of the nRF Connect for Desktop apps and will automatically be programmed if needed. In addition custom applications can be compiled and downloaded to the Dongle. It has a user programmable RGB LED, a green LED, a user programmable button as well as 15 GPIO accessible from castellated solder points along the edge. Example applications are available in the nRF5 SDK under the board name PCA10059.

The nRF52840 Dongle is supported by nRF Connect for Desktop as well as programming through nRFUtil.

The box includes an nRF52840 Dongle.

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Key Features
Bluetooth 5
Bluetooth mesh
Thread and Zigbee
nRF Connect for Desktop
hardware
nRF52840
SoC
15 GPIOs
USB-powered
no external supply

Utilizing

nRF52840 SoC

nRF52840 SoC

Bluetooth 5.2 SoC supporting Bluetooth Low Energy, Bluetooth mesh, NFC, Thread and Zigbee

64 MHz Arm Cortex-M4 with FPU
1 MB Flash, 256 KB RAM
2 Mbps, 1 Mbps, Long Range
Bluetooth Low Energy
Bluetooth mesh
Thread, Zigbee
+8 dBm TX Power
128-bit AES CCM, Arm CryptoCell-310
UART, SPI, TWI, PDM, I2S, QSPI, PWM
12-bit ADC
NFC
USB 2.0

SoftDevices

Compatible with the nRF52840 Dongle

SoftDevice S140

SoftDevice S140 is a feature-rich Central and Peripheral Bluetooth LE protocol stack for the nRF52811, nRF52820, nRF52833 and nRF52840 SoCs.

Bluetooth 5.1 qualified
High-throughput 2 Mbps
Long Range
Advertising Extensions
CSA #2
LE Secure Connections
Privacy 1.2
Configurable ATT Table
Configurable ATT MTU
Custom UUID
LE Data Packet Length Extension
L2CAP connection-oriented channels
Concurrent multiprotocol support

SoftDevice S340

SoftDevice S340 is a combined Bluetooth LE and ANT protocol stack supporting concurrent operation on the nRF52840 SoC.

15 individual configurable ANT channels
Broadcast, acknowledged, burst transfer
Device search, pairing and proximity
Advanced burst transfer mode

Bluetooth 5 qualified
High-throughput 2 Mbps
Long Range
Advertising Extensions
CSA #2
LE Secure Connections
Privacy 1.2
Configurable ATT Table
Configurable ATT MTU
Custom UUID
LE Data Packet Length Extension
L2CAP connection-oriented channels
Concurrent multiprotocol support

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