Nordic Semiconductor Chipsets and Where They Are Used

Nordic Semiconductor is a Norwegian semiconductor company, operating without its own manufacturing facilities, specializing in wireless communication technology that drives the Internet of Things (IoT). Well-known for their wireless connectivity solutions.

Connectivity Types 

Nordic Semiconductor chipsets are well-known for supporting many wireless connectivity options: 

  • Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). Its BLE solutions are extensively used in various IoT devices, wearables, and wireless sensors. 

  • Thread and Zigbee. Nordic Semiconductor's chipsets support mesh networking protocols like Thread and Zigbee, targeting smart home applications and industrial IoT. 

  • 2.4 GHz Proprietary. Nordic offers proprietary protocols for applications requiring customized wireless communication. 

Use Cases 

Nordic Semiconductor chipsets are widely adopted across multiple industries: 

  • Smart Home. Is applied to devices like smart lighting, security systems, and more.

  • Wearable Technology. Works with wearable devices such as fitness trackers and smartwatches.  

  • Industrial IoT (IIoT). Supports asset tracking, predictive maintenance, and real-time monitoring of machinery and equipment.  

  • Environmental Monitoring. Implies real-time data collection for air quality, weather conditions, and pollution levels. 

  • Agriculture. Provides connectivity for soil sensors, weather stations, and crop monitoring systems.  

  • Healthcare. Is utilized in remote patient monitoring devices, wearable health trackers, and medical IoT applications. 

  • Asset Tracking. Helps to monitor and manage assets in real-time.  

Nordic Semiconductor Chipset Modules 

Wireless Connectivity Chipsets: 
  • Nordic nRF52840. This chipset is a flagship BLE solution, offering wireless capabilities for IoT and wearable applications. It supports Bluetooth 5.4 and Bluetooth Mesh for extended range and enhanced functionality. 

  • Nordic nRF9160. This chipset provides LTE-M and NB-IoT connectivity, making it suitable for remote monitoring and asset tracking solutions. 

Thread and Zigbee Chipsets: 
  • Nordic nRF52833. Supports Thread and Zigbee networking, specifically appropriate for smart home devices and industrial automation applications. 

  • Nordic nRF52820. A cost-effective option for Thread and Zigbee applications.  

Targeted Countries 

These chipsets are not limited to specific countries and are utilized in products available worldwide. 

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