Platform nordicnrf51

The Nordic nRF51 Series is a family of highly flexible, multi-protocol, system-on-chip (SoC) devices for ultra-low power wireless applications. nRF51 Series devices support a range of protocol stacks including Bluetooth Smart (previously called Bluetooth low energy), ANT and proprietary 2.4GHz protocols such as Gazell.

For more detailed information please visit vendor site.

Packages

Name Description
framework-arduinonordicnrf51 Arduino Wiring-based Framework (RFduino Core)
framework-mbed mbed Framework
tool-rfdloader rfdloader
tool-sreccat Merging tool
toolchain-gccarmnoneeabi gcc-arm-embedded

Warning

Linux Users:

  • Ubuntu/Debian users may need to add own “username” to the “dialout” group if they are not “root”, doing this issuing a sudo usermod -a -G dialout yourusername.
  • Install “udev” rules file 99-platformio-udev.rules (an instruction is located in the file).
  • Raspberry Pi users, please read this article Enable serial port on Raspberry Pi.

Windows Users: Please check that you have correctly installed USB driver from board manufacturer

Frameworks

Name Description
Framework arduino Arduino Wiring-based Framework allows writing cross-platform software to control devices attached to a wide range of Arduino boards to create all kinds of creative coding, interactive objects, spaces or physical experiences.
Framework mbed The mbed framework The mbed SDK has been designed to provide enough hardware abstraction to be intuitive and concise, yet powerful enough to build complex projects. It is built on the low-level ARM CMSIS APIs, allowing you to code down to the metal if needed. In addition to RTOS, USB and Networking libraries, a cookbook of hundreds of reusable peripheral and module libraries have been built on top of the SDK by the mbed Developer Community.

Boards

Note

BBC

ID Name Microcontroller Frequency Flash RAM
bbcmicrobit BBC micro:bit NRF51822 16 MHz 256 Kb 16 Kb
bbcmicrobit_b BBC micro:bit B(S130) NRF51822 16 MHz 256 Kb 16 Kb

Delta

ID Name Microcontroller Frequency Flash RAM
dfcm_nnn40 Delta DFCM-NNN40 NRF51822 32 MHz 256 Kb 32 Kb

JKSoft

ID Name Microcontroller Frequency Flash RAM
wallbot_ble JKSoft Wallbot BLE NRF51822 16 MHz 128 Kb 16 Kb

Nordic

ID Name Microcontroller Frequency Flash RAM
nrf51_dk Nordic nRF51-DK NRF51822 32 MHz 256 Kb 32 Kb
nrf51_dongle Nordic nRF51-Dongle NRF51822 32 MHz 256 Kb 32 Kb
nrf51_mkit Nordic nRF51822-mKIT NRF51822 16 MHz 128 Kb 16 Kb

RFduino

ID Name Microcontroller Frequency Flash RAM
rfduino RFduino NRF51822 16 MHz 128 Kb 8 Kb

RedBearLab

ID Name Microcontroller Frequency Flash RAM
redBearLab RedBearLab nRF51822 NRF51822 16 MHz 256 Kb 16 Kb
redBearLabBLENano RedBearLab BLE Nano NRF51822 16 MHz 256 Kb 32 Kb

SeeedStudio

ID Name Microcontroller Frequency Flash RAM
seeedArchBLE Seeed Arch BLE NRF51822 16 MHz 128 Kb 16 Kb
seeedArchLink Seeed Arch Link NRF51822 16 MHz 256 Kb 16 Kb
seeedTinyBLE Seeed Tiny BLE NRF51822 16 MHz 256 Kb 16 Kb

Switch Science

ID Name Microcontroller Frequency Flash RAM
hrm1017 Switch Science mbed HRM1017 NRF51822 16 MHz 256 Kb 16 Kb
ty51822r3 Switch Science mbed TY51822r3 NRF51822 32 MHz 256 Kb 32 Kb

y5 design

ID Name Microcontroller Frequency Flash RAM
nrf51822_y5_mbug y5 nRF51822 mbug NRF51822 16 MHz 256 Kb 16 Kb

Examples

All project examples are located in PlatformIO repository Examples for Nordic nRF51 platform.