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The nRF9160 SiP is ready for mass deployment in both LTE-M and NB-IoT cellular networks and cellular IoT product applications

nRF9160 SiP with integrated LTE-M/NB-IoT modem and GPS

Nordic Semiconductor's nRF9160 System-in-Package (SiP) LTE-M/NB-IoT and GPS cellular IoT module entered final volume production phase having successfully passed a series of major qualifications and certifications that include GCF, PTCRB, FCC (U.S. & LAT AM), CE (E.U.), ISED (Canada), ACMA (Australia & New Zealand), TELEC/RA (Japan), NCC (Taiwan), and IMDA (Singapore). The nRF9160 SiP integrates everything a cellular connection and IoT application may need beyond requiring just an external battery, SIM, and antenna. 


The nRF9160 SiP’s modem and MCU are designed from the ground-up for optimized power performance in IoT systems enabling nRF9160 SiP-based devices to stay connected to a cellular network with unparalleled low power consumption. Along with this, Nordic also offers nRF9160 SiP on a powerful single-board Development Kit (DK) for the IoT application developer. The DK comes with free development tool support, a Cloud demonstration platform, and a Software Development Kit (SDK) in GitHub with sample applications which provides a great starting point for product development. 


nRF9160 SiP’s Specifications:

  • Supply voltage: 3.3-5.5 V
  • Output Power :  up to 23 dBm
  • Frequency range: 700-2200 MHz
  • Throughput (UL/DL) for LTE-M: 300/375 kbps
  • Throughput (UL/DL) for  NB-IoT: 30/60 kbps
  • RX sensitivity for LTE-M: -108 dBm
  • RX sensitivity for NB-IoT: -114 dBm
  • Mode: HD-FDD
  • CPU: 64 MHz Arm Cortex-M33 Arm TrustZone
  • Flash: 1 MB
  • RAM: 256 KB
  • Peripherals: Arm Cryptocell 310, 3 x TIMER, 2 x RTC, WDT
  • Interfaces: 4 x SPI (M/S) / UARTE / TWI (M/S), 4 x PWM, PDM, I2S, 12 bit/200 ksps ADC
  • Package: 10x16x1 mm LGA
  • Temperature: -40-85 °C


Key features of nRF9160 SiP:  

  • Fully integrated SiP for cellular IoT
  • Dedicated application processor and memory
  • Multimode LTE-M/NB-IoT modem with integrated RFFE
  • GPS
  • Single variant certified for global operation
    • GCF, PTCRB
    • CE, FCC, ISED, SRRC RTA, ACMA RCM, Taiwan, IMDA, Japan, South Korea
  • Designed for true low power cIoT


Certified LTE Bands for nRF9160 SiP Include: B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B8, B12, B13, B14, B17, B18, B19, B20, B25, B26, B28 and B66


The nRF9160 System-in-Package (SiP) is ready for mass deployment in both LTE-M and NB-IoT cellular networks and cellular IoT product applications around the globe. For more information visit Nordic Semiconductor Website. 

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