Nordic Semi nRF7002 DK is an IoT development kit based on the nRF5340 dual-core Cortex-M33 multi-protocol wireless SoC and nRF7002 companion chip adding low-power dual-band (2.4GHz and 5.0 GHz) WiFi 6 connectivity.
When Nordic Semi introduced the nRF7200 dual-band WiFi 6 companion chip for nRF52840 and nRF5340 wireless SoCs and nRF9160 cellular IoT SiP last summer, the “nRF7002-PDK” development kit was only mentioned in passing with a 3D render and not much else. The company has now announced the availability of the nRF7002 DK to help developers create low-power Wi-Fi 6 IoT applications.
nRF7002 DK specifications:
- Wireless MCU – Nordic Semi nRF5340 dual-core Arm Cortex-M33 microcontroller @ 128/64 MHz with 1 MB Flash + 512 KB RAM for the application core and 256 KB Flash + 64 KB RAM for the network core, Bluetooth 5.1 LE with direction-finding support, Bluetooth mesh, NFC, Thread, Zigbee, 802.15.4, ANT, and 2.4 GHz proprietary
- WiFi chip – Nordic nRF7002 802.11b/g/n/ac/ax Wi-Fi 6 dual-band (2.4/5.0 GHz) companion IC with support for Target Wait Time (TWT), STA mode
- Antennas – On-board 2.4 and 5.0 GHz antennas, NFC antenna connector
- Arduino headers
- Other I/O headers
- Micro USB port connected to SEGGER debugger
- Micro USB port connected to nRF5340
- 2x debug ports for either an external debugger or use the SEGGER debugger with another board
- 2x current measurement headers
- Misc – Power on/off switch, 2x user buttons, Reset button, user LEDs
- Power Supply
- 5V via micro USB port
- Two types of LiPo battery connectors
The nRF7002-DK is supported by the nRF Connect SDK, and the company says it’s Matter compatible with Thread and Wi-Fi for data transport and Bluetooth LE for commissioning. You’ll also find hardware design files, the nRF Wi-Fi Provisioner mobile app, and a precompiled Wi-Fi Provisioning Service sample in the Download section of the product page.
The development kit can serve as a base to develop battery-operated Wi-Fi products, Smart City & Smart Agriculture applications, Smart Home appliances, industrial sensors, wearables, medical devices, and asset trackers. The nRF7002 DK can be purchased on various distributions such as Mouser ($56.25) or Rutronik24 (58.58 Euros).
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I didn’t realize immediately that the board picture is in fact a 3D render. Quite into the uncanny valley.
I think the photos in this post are of the real thing, aren’t they?
Isn’t it a 3D render? There are no markings on the chips, the power button does not match the footprint, passive components seem to be exactly the same.
You may be right. I really thought this was an actual photo at first.