The new Nordic Semiconductor multi-sensor IoT prototyping kit Nordic Thingy:91 for IoT applications based on the nRF9160 SiP (System-in-Package) is now available at Rutronik. With the nRF52840 for short-range radio connection and a broad collection of sensors and interfaces it is highly adaptable to many IoT-projects and enables rapid prototyping and proof of concept.
The battery-operated prototyping platform is based on the nRF9160 SiP, which has a separate application/radio modem architecture aiding development simplicity and overall performance. The dedicated radio system supports LTE-M and NB-IoT technologies as well as GPS for precise positioning. Furthermore, the nRF9160 SiP incorporates the latest Arm Cortex-M33 as powerful application processor with Arm TrustZone for secure boot and execution within the device.
For short-range applications the Nordic Thingy:91 contains the multiprotocol SoC nRF52840 with a broad range of protocols including Bluetooth 5 and NFC. A pre-loaded asset tracking application that makes use of many of the on-kit sensors in addition to LTE-M and GPS offers a working out-of-the-box asset tracking and monitoring. The prototyping kit can, however, be reprogrammed with any dedicated application of the user’s choice. Moreover, the kit has a Nano/4FF SIM card slot and already contains a SIM card to enable an instant start of development.
With the combination of short-range and cellular radio technology as well as the multitude of sensors, the Nordic Thingy:91 is perfectly suitable for logistics and asset tracking, metering, smart city, smart agriculture, wearables and medical, predictive maintenance and industry 4.0.