Nordic Thingy:52 (nRF52-PCA20020)

Hardware

Platform Nordic nRF52: The nRF52 Series are built for speed to carry out increasingly complex tasks in the shortest possible time and return to sleep, conserving precious battery power. They have a Cortex-M4F processor and are the most capable Bluetooth Smart SoCs on the market.

Microcontroller NRF52832
Frequency 64MHz
Flash 512KB
RAM 64KB
Vendor Nordic

Configuration

Please use thingy_52 ID for board option in “platformio.ini” (Project Configuration File):

[env:thingy_52]
platform = nordicnrf52
board = thingy_52

You can override default Nordic Thingy:52 (nRF52-PCA20020) settings per build environment using board_*** option, where *** is a JSON object path from board manifest thingy_52.json. For example, board_build.mcu, board_build.f_cpu, etc.

[env:thingy_52]
platform = nordicnrf52
board = thingy_52

; change microcontroller
board_build.mcu = nrf52832

; change MCU frequency
board_build.f_cpu = 64000000L

Uploading

Nordic Thingy:52 (nRF52-PCA20020) supports the next uploading protocols:

  • blackmagic
  • cmsis-dap
  • jlink
  • nrfjprog
  • stlink

Default protocol is jlink

You can change upload protocol using upload_protocol option:

[env:thingy_52]
platform = nordicnrf52
board = thingy_52

upload_protocol = jlink

Debugging

PIO Unified Debugger - “1-click” solution for debugging with a zero configuration.

Warning

You will need to install debug tool drivers depending on your system. Please click on compatible debug tool below for the further instructions and configuration information.

You can switch between debugging Tools & Debug Probes using debug_tool option in “platformio.ini” (Project Configuration File).

Nordic Thingy:52 (nRF52-PCA20020) does not have on-board debug probe and IS NOT READY for debugging. You will need to use/buy one of external probe listed below.

Compatible Tools On-board Default
Black Magic Probe   Yes
CMSIS-DAP    
J-LINK    
ST-LINK    

Frameworks

Name Description
Zephyr The Zephyr Project is a scalable real-time operating system (RTOS) supporting multiple hardware architectures, optimized for resource constrained devices, and built with safety and security in mind.