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NORDIC SEMICONDUCTOR nRF52820 Bluetooth® 5.2 System-on-Chip (SoC) | New Product Brief

November 29, 2020 by Mouser Electronics

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NORDIC SEMICONDUCTOR nRF52820 Bluetooth® 5.2 System-on-Chip (SoC)

Nordic Semiconductor’s nRF52820 Bluetooth 5.2 SoC provides advanced wireless connectivity in a compact package ideal for asset tracking, HID controllers, smart home products, lighting, and other connected applications. 

The nRF52820 SoC features a 64MHz Arm Cortex-M4 processors and an ultra-low-power multiprotocol radio that supports all Bluetooth 5.2 features, plus Bluetooth Mesh, Direction Finding, data rates up to 2 Mbps, and Bluetooth Long Range. It can also support other standard and proprietary 2.4GHz protocols, making it ideal in gateway applications. The SoC has multiple interfaces, including USB, and it has a wide operating voltage range ideal for rechargeable batteries or USB power supplies. 

The nRF52820 is drop-in compatible with the nRF52833 for easier software reuse, and Nordic supports developers with three Bluetooth LE protocol stacks to reduce development time.

  • 64MHz Arm Cortex-M4 
    • 256KB Flash, 32KB RAM 
  • Ultra-low-power 2.4GHz multiprotocol radio 
    • +8dBm TX power 
    • -95 dBm RX sensitivity 
  • Bluetooth LE 
    • Bluetooth 5.2 
    • Bluetooth Mesh 
    • Direction Finding 
  • Supports Thread, Zigbee, and other standard or proprietary 2.4GHz protocols 
  • Interfaces: USB, analog comparator, SPI, UART, TWI, QDEC 
  • Operating voltage: 1.7V to 5.5V 
    • Ideal for rechargeable batteries and USB power supplies 

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