nRF9160 System-in-Package (SiP)

Nordic's SiP is a low power MCU with an integrated LTE-M and narrowband (NB)-IoT modem, as well as GPS

Image of Nordic's nRF9160 SiPNordic's nRF9160 SiP is making low-power cellular technology accessible for a wide range of applications and developers. It solves the complex wireless design challenges and possesses a comprehensive set of qualifications that are needed to utilize cellular technology through high integration and pre-certification for global operation.

The nRF9160 offers a compact solution for cellular IoT (cIoT) by integrating an application MCU, a full LTE modem, a radio front-end (RF), and integrated power management in a 10 mm x 16 mm x 1.04 mm package. It includes a variant with built-in GPS support and targets asset tracking applications. The combination of location data from the cellular network with GPS satellite trilateration allows remote monitoring of the device position.

The nRF9160 SiP features a globally compatible LTE modem supporting the bands in the US (B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B12, B13, B14, B17, B25, B26, B28, and B66) and EU/APAC (B1, B3, B4, B5, B8, B13, B18, B19, B20, B25, B26, and B28).

Additionally, this SiP has an integrated Arm® Cortex®-M33 central processing unit (CPU) and features Arm TrustZone® and Arm CryptoCell 310 security technology. It includes a broad range of digital and analog interfaces and peripherals for single device design possibilities. The necessary modem firmware, real-time operating system (RTOS), application software examples, and hardware reference designs are all provided to implement a full cellular IoT design.

Features
  • Application processor
    • Arm Cortex-M33 at 64 MHz
    • 1 MB Flash
    • 256 kB low leakage RAM
    • Arm TrustZone for trusted execution
    • Arm CryptoCell 310
    • Secure key management unit
    • Up to 4x serial peripheral interface (SPI) master/slave with EasyDMA
    • Up to 4x I²C compatible two-wire master/slave with EasyDMA
    • Up to 4x UART (CTS/RTS) with EasyDMA
    • Digital microphone pulse-density modulated (PDM) interface, I²S audio interfaces
    • 4x pulse width modulation (PWM) unit and a 12-bit, 200 ksps analog-to-digital converter (ADC)
    • Easy direct memory access (EasyDMA) on all peripherals
    • Programmable peripheral interconnect (PPI) system
    • Hardware (HW) automated power and clock management
    • 32 general-purpose input/output (GPIO) with flexible mapping
    • 2x real-time counter (RTC)
    • 3x 32-bit timer with counter mode
  • Software development kit (nRF Connect SDK)
    • Lightweight M2M (LWM2M), constrained applications protocol (CoAP), message queuing telemetry transport (MQTT), HTTP(S)
    • Secure boot (MCUboot)
    • Secure firmware over-the-air (FOTA) upgrades for application and modem
    • Peripheral driver libraries
    • Application examples
  • LTE-M and NB-IoT modem
    • LTE-M and NB-IoT support in bands from 700 MHz to 2.2 GHz
    • Worldwide operation
    • Cellular band support:
      • US: B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B12, B13, B14, B17, B25, B26, B28, and B66
      • EU/APAC: B1, B3, B4, B5, B8, B13, B18, B19, B20, B25, B26, and B28
    • Certification: please check https://www.nordicsemi.com/ for the latest information
    • Up to 23 dBm output power
    • -108 dBm (LTE-M) RX sensitivity
    • Single pin 50 Ω antenna interface
    • Extended idle-mode discontinuous reception (eDRX), power-saving mode (PSM)
    • SMS and IPv4/IPv6
    • Transmission control protocol (TCP)/user datagram protocol (UDP)
    • Transport layer security (TLS)/datagram transport layer security (DTLS)
    • Berkeley software distribution (BSD) secure socket, modem library (APIs) communicate between application and modem
    • Attention (AT) commands for control
Applications
  • Cellular IoT applications
  • Asset tracking
  • Logistics
  • Metering
  • Smart cities
  • Smart infrastructures
  • Smart industries
  • Smart agriculture
  • Wearables
  • Medical

nRF9160 SiP

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionAvailable QuantityView Details
IC RF TXRX+MCU CELL LTE-M/NB-IOTNRF9160-SICA-R7IC RF TXRX+MCU CELL LTE-M/NB-IOT16634 - ImmediateView Details
IC RF TXRX CELLULAR NB-IOTNRF9160-SIBA-R7IC RF TXRX CELLULAR NB-IOT297 - ImmediateView Details
IC RF TXRX+MCU CELL LTE-M/NB-IOTNRF9160-SICA-RIC RF TXRX+MCU CELL LTE-M/NB-IOT0View Details

Development Kit

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionFrequencyFor Use With/Related ProductsSupplied ContentsAvailable QuantityView Details
NRF9160 DEVELOPMENT KITNRF9160-DKNRF9160 DEVELOPMENT KIT700MHz ~ 2.2GHznRF9160Board(s)268 - ImmediateView Details
Published: 2018-12-14