Multi-protocol SoC combines Bluetooth 5.2 with USB 2.0

05-11-2020 | Mouser Electronics | Semiconductors

Mouser now stocks the nRF52820 multi-protocol SoC from Nordic Semiconductor. With support for the complete suite of Bluetooth 5.2 features and other popular communications protocols, the SoC is an excellent solution for a multitude of wireless IoT applications, including asset tracking, high-performance HID controllers, smart home products, and professional lighting.


The SoC is based on the company's nRF52 Series architecture and supports Bluetooth 5.2, Bluetooth Low Energy, and Bluetooth mesh, plus Direction Finding, high-throughput 2Mbps, and Long-Range features. The SoC also supports Thread, Zigbee, and 2.4GHz proprietary communications technologies as well as Full Speed USB 2.0 connectivity in a single-chip solution.


The ultra-low-power Arm Cortex-M4-based SoC is drop-in compatible with the company's nRF52833 SoC, providing a range of analog and digital interfaces such as an analog comparator, SPI, UART, TWI, QDEC, and Full Speed (12Mbps) USB. The built-in USB, fully-featured multiprotocol radio and +8dBm output power make the SoC an excellent network processor to be paired with an application microcontroller in gateways and other smart home, industrial and commercial applications needing advanced wireless connectivity.


Also available is the Nordic nRF52833 Development Kit, based on an onboard nRF52833 SoC that emulates the attributes of the nRF52820 SoC. The kit provides four user-programmable buttons and LEDs, is hardware compatible with the Arduino Uno R3-based shields and offers connector pins for all inputs and outputs and interfaces, as well as a dedicated connector for the incorporated external NFC antenna.

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