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 Nordic Thingy:91 can be obtained at the Rutronik e-commerce platform.
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 (Sytem-on-a-Chip) 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.
You will find more information on the prototyping kit Nordic Thingy:91 here.