Nordic nRF52

Configuration:platform = nordicnrf52

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.

For more detailed information please visit vendor site.

Debugging

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

Tools & Debug Probes

Supported debugging tools are listed in “Debug” column. For more detailed information, please scroll table by horizontal. You can switch between debugging Tools & Debug Probes using debug_tool option in “platformio.ini” (Project Configuration File).

Warning

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

On-Board Debug Tools

Boards listed below have on-board debug probe and ARE READY for debugging! You do not need to use/buy external debug probe.

Name MCU Frequency Flash RAM
Delta DFBM-NQ620 NRF52832 64MHz 512KB 64KB
Nordic nRF52-DK NRF52832 64MHz 512KB 64KB
Nordic nRF52840-DK NRF52840 64MHz 1MB 256KB
RedBearLab BLE Nano 2 NRF52832 64MHz 512KB 64KB
RedBearLab Blend 2 NRF52832 64MHz 512KB 64KB
u-blox EVK-NINA-B1 NRF52832 64MHz 512KB 64KB

External Debug Tools

Boards listed below are compatible with PIO Unified Debugger but DEPEND ON external debug probe. They ARE NOT READY for debugging. Please click on board name for the further details.

Name MCU Frequency Flash RAM
Bluey nRF52832 IoT NRF52832 64MHz 512KB 64KB
Taida Century nRF52 mini board NRF52832 64MHz 512KB 64KB
hackaBLE NRF52832 64MHz 512KB 64KB

Stable and upstream versions

You can switch between stable releases of Nordic nRF52 development platform and the latest upstream version using platform option in “platformio.ini” (Project Configuration File) as described below.

Stable

; Latest stable version
[env:latest_stable]
platform = nordicnrf52
board = ...

; Custom stable version
[env:custom_stable]
platform = [email protected]
board = ...

Upstream

[env:upstream_develop]
platform = https://github.com/platformio/platform-nordicnrf52.git
board = ...

Packages

Name Description
framework-arduinonordicnrf5 Arduino Wiring-based Framework (Nordic NRF5 Core)
framework-mbed mbed Framework
tool-jlink SEGGER J-Link Software and Documentation Pack
tool-nrfjprog nRF5x command line tool
tool-openocd OpenOCD
tool-sreccat Merging tool
toolchain-gccarmnoneeabi gcc-arm-embedded

Warning

Linux Users:

Windows Users:

Please check that you have a correctly installed USB driver from board manufacturer

Frameworks

Name Description
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.
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

Delta

Name Debug MCU Frequency Flash RAM
Delta DFBM-NQ620 On-board NRF52832 64MHz 512KB 64KB

Electronut Labs

Name Debug MCU Frequency Flash RAM
Bluey nRF52832 IoT External NRF52832 64MHz 512KB 64KB
hackaBLE External NRF52832 64MHz 512KB 64KB

Nordic

Name Debug MCU Frequency Flash RAM
Nordic nRF52-DK On-board NRF52832 64MHz 512KB 64KB
Nordic nRF52840-DK On-board NRF52840 64MHz 1MB 256KB

RedBearLab

Name Debug MCU Frequency Flash RAM
RedBearLab BLE Nano 2 On-board NRF52832 64MHz 512KB 64KB
RedBearLab Blend 2 On-board NRF52832 64MHz 512KB 64KB

Taida Century

Name Debug MCU Frequency Flash RAM
Taida Century nRF52 mini board External NRF52832 64MHz 512KB 64KB

u-blox

Name Debug MCU Frequency Flash RAM
u-blox EVK-NINA-B1 On-board NRF52832 64MHz 512KB 64KB