nRF5340 Development Kit

Nordic Semiconductor’s dual-processor kit makes the features of the nRF5340 available on a single board

Image of Nordic Semiconductor nRF5340-PDK Dual ProcessorNordic Semiconductor's nRF5340-DK combines a high-performance application processor with a fully-programmable, ultra-low-power network processor. This is a development kit for the nRF5340 which is a dual-processor SoC with Bluetooth® 5.2, Bluetooth mesh, Thread, and Zigbee® wireless protocol support. This affordable kit makes all the features of the nRF5340 available to the developer on a single board.

The 128 MHz Arm® Cortex®-M33 application processor has 1 MB Flash and 256 KB of RAM, while the 64 MHz Arm Cortex-M33 network processor has 256 KB Flash and 64 KB RAM. The SoC has root-of-trust and trusted execution features, supports an operating temperature up to 105°C, and has advanced digital interfaces. It is an ideal SoC for professional lighting, advanced wearables, and other complex IoT applications.

The nRF5340 SoC has comprehensive wireless protocol support. It supports Bluetooth Low Energy and is capable of all features in Bluetooth 5.2. All features of Bluetooth 5 are also supported, including long-range and advertising extensions. It also supports wireless mesh protocols like Bluetooth mesh, Thread, and Zigbee, and other wireless protocols like NFC, ANT, 802.15.4, and 2.4 GHz proprietary.

The nRF5340-DK includes an NFC antenna that quickly enables testing of nRF5340 SoC's NFC-A tag peripheral. A SEGGER J-Link debugger is on the board, enabling full-blown programming and debugging, of both the nR5340 SoC and external targets.

All analog and digital interfaces, and GPIOs are available via connectors. The DK is Arduino Uno Rev3 hardware compatible, meaning it can be easily interfaced with external device shields, including the Power Profiler Kit. Four buttons and four LEDs simplify input and output to and from the nRF5340 SoC.

The nRF-DK can be powered by an external source, USB, or alternatively it includes a CR2032 battery holder and a Li-Po battery connector, for in-field testing. Dedicated power measurement pins are available to monitor power consumption

  • Arduino Rev3 compatible
  • 2.4 GHz and NFC antennas
  • SWF RF connector
  • SEGGER J-Link OB programmer/debugger
  • User-programmable LEDs (four) and buttons (four)
  • Pins for measuring power consumption
  • 1.7 V to 5.0 V supply from USB, external, Li-Po battery or CR2032 coin cell battery
  • nRF5340 SoC
    • High performance 128 MHz Arm Cortex-M33 application processor with 1 MB Flash and 256 KB RAM
    • Fully programmable, ultra-low power 64 MHz Arm Cortex-M33 network processor with 256 KB Flash and 64 KB RAM
    • Bluetooth 5.2 direction finding and long-range
    • Thread and Zigbee
    • Trusted execution with Arm TrustZone
    • Root-of-trust with Arm CryptoCell 312
    • 105°C extended operating temperature
  • Professional lighting and industrial
  • Wearables
  • Medical
  • Smart home
  • Asset tracking and RTLS

RF Transceiver ICs

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionAvailable QuantityView Details
IC RF TXRX+MCU 802.15.4 SOCNRF5340-QKAA-AB0-R7IC RF TXRX+MCU 802.15.4 SOC0View Details
BLE 5.2 SOCNRF5340-QKAA-RBLE 5.2 SOC0View Details
BLE 5.2 SOCNRF5340-QKAA-R7BLE 5.2 SOC0View Details

Associated Evaluation Kit and Board

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionAvailable QuantityView Details
DEV KIT FOR NRF5340NRF5340-DKDEV KIT FOR NRF534050 - ImmediateView Details
Updated: 2021-01-18
Published: 2019-11-13