Low power cellular IoT

Enabling a world of everything connected

Tools intro

When Nordic Semiconductor entered the world of Bluetooth Low Energy when it was launched we had some very clear goals. One was to become the market leader, another was to make Nordic Bluetooth Low Energy SoCs the most accessible, easy-to-use and well-supported devices in their category. Today’s start-up can be the next industry giant in The Internet of Things. We make our products available and affordable for everyone with almost all of our software and development tools being totally free of charge. Nordic is about exciting developers, all developers.

nRF91 Device Stacks SW Tools

Getting started

Documentation material


nRF Connect SDK guide

nRF9160 software guide

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nRF9160 Specification

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Best practices for cellular IoT development

Recommended reading

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Software development kit

for cellular IoT

nRF Connect SDK

nRF Connect SDK is a common software development kit for Bluetooth Low Energy, Wi-Fi, cellular IoT, Bluetooth mesh, Thread, Zigbee and Matter. It supports all our nRF52, nRF53, nRF70 and nRF91 Series wireless devices.


Development kit

nRF9160 DK

Affordable, pre-certified cellular IoT development kit for LTE-M, NB-IoT, GNSS and Bluetooth LE. Perfect for evaluation and development on the nRF9160 SiP

nRF9160DK introduction

Introduction of the DK

Introducing the nRF9160 DK v1.0.0

Prototyping platform

Nordic Thingy:91

The Nordic Thingy:91 is an easy-to-use cellular IoT prototyping platform, designed to help building prototypes and demos, without the need to build hardware or even write firmware.

Thingy:91 Introduction

Introduction of Thingy:91

Thingy:91 introduction

Desktop development tools

nRF Connect for Desktop

LTE link monitor

LTE link Monitor

LTE Link Monitor is a modem client application that monitors the modem/link status and activity using AT commands.

Go to the LTE Link Monitor documentation

Trace Collector

The Trace Collector is a cross-platform tool to capture trace files of the nRF9160 modem.

Go to Trace Collector documentation
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Programmer app can program firmware to Nordic devices and it allows you to see the memory layout for both J-Link and Nordic USB devices.

Go to Programmer documentation

Optimize current consumption

Estimate and measure current consumption

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Online Power Profiler

The Online Power Profiler is an easy-to-use tool for estimating current consumption for your cellular IoT application. It is a great starting point to optimize your application's current consumption.

Go to the Online Power Profiler
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Power Profiler Kit II

The Power Profiler Kit II is an easy-to-use tool for measuring and optimizing power consumption for embedded solutions.

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Power Optimization guide

The Power Optimization guide will give you a detailed overview and steps to follow on how to power optimize your application.

Go to the Power Optimization guide

IoT device observability platform

Remote debugging, monitoring and OTA updates

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Memfault is an IoT device observability platform that enables out-of-the-box remote debugging, continuous monitoring, and OTA firmware updates.

Native integration via the nRF Connect SDK gives Nordic developers access to Memfault on 100 devices free. Setup takes 5 minutes


Do you have any technical questions?

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Developer Zone

The DevZone is where you can get in contact with our Technical Support team. You can post a private or public ticket and will be ensured support from Nordic. You can also find extensive tutorials, guides and blogs made by and for developers.

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