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 LTE 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 receiver front-end (RF), and power management in a 10 mm x 16 mm x 1 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 (B2, B4, B5, B12, and B13) and EU/APAC (B3, B8, B20, and B28).

Additionally, this SiP has an integrated Arm® Cortex®-M33 central processing unit (CPU) and features Arm TrustZone and Arm CryptoCell 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
    • TrustZone for trusted execution
    • CryptoCell co-processor
    • Secure key management unit
    • Up to 4x serial peripheral interface (SPI), two-wire interface (TWI), and universal asynchronous receiver/transmitter (UART) serial interface
    • Product data management (PDM), I2S audio interfaces
    • Pulse width modulation (PWM) and a 12-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC)
    • Easy direct memory access (DMA) on all peripherals
    • Programmable peripheral interconnect (PPI) system
    • Hardware (HW) automated power and clock management
    • 32 general purpose input/output (GPIO) with flexible mapping
  • Software development kit
    • LWM2M client
    • Constrained applications protocol (CoAP), message queuing telemetry transport (MQTT), HTTP
    • Secure boot
    • Secure firmware over-the-air (FOTA) 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: B2, B4, B5, B12, and B13
      • EU/APAC: B3, B8, B20, and B28
    • Certification: please check https://www.nordicsemi.com/ for the latest information
    • Up to 23 dBm output power
    • -105 dBm RX sensitivity
    • Single pin 50 Ω antenna interface
    • Extended idle-mode discontinuous reception (eDRX), process safety management (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, LTE L3 application programming interfaces (APIs)
    • Attention (AT) commands for control
Applications
  • Cellular IoT applications
  • Logistics and asset tracking
  • Metering
  • Smart cities
  • Smart infrastructures
  • Smart industries
  • Smart agriculture
  • Wearables
  • Medical

nRF9160 SiP

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionAvailable QuantityView Details
IC RF TXRX+MCU CELLULAR MODULENRF9160-SICAIC RF TXRX+MCU CELLULAR MODULE0View Details

Development Kit

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionFrequencyFor Use With/Related ProductsSupplied ContentsAvailable QuantityView Details
NRF9160 DEVELOPMENT KITNRF9160-DKNRF9160 DEVELOPMENT KIT700MHz ~ 2.2GHznRF9160Board(s)219 - ImmediateView Details
Published: 2018-12-14