NRF9160 FEATHER LAUNCHES FOR $99 WITH GPS SUPPORT

The nRF9160 Feather by Jared Wolff (aka Circuit Dojo LLC) is an electronics development board, which is a system-in-package part of nRF91 series that enables NB-IoT and eMTC (LTE-M) IoT connectivity, as well as assisted GPS. The package is available in an Adafruit Feather form factor. nRF9160 Feather board supports both CAT M1 LTE and NB-IoT for communication with the outside world, and can be powered by a USB power adapter or a LiPo battery and runs Zephyr OS via the nRF Connect SDK.

Specifications for the nRF9160 Feather include:

  • SiP – Nordic Semiconductor nRF9160-SICA LTE-M/NB-IoT/GPS SIP with Arm Cortex-M33 MCU, 1024 KB flash, 256 KB     SRAM
  • Storage – Onboard 4MB NOR flash (note: upgraded from initial 2MB)
  • Cellular Connectivity – LTE Cat-M1 (eMTC) and LTE NB1/NB2 (NB-IoT) plus 4FF SIM card slot, and u.FL connector for an external antenna
  • GNSS – Built-in assisted GPS support plus u.FL connector for an external antenna
  • Expansion – Feather I/Os (12+16 through holes) with digital and analog I/Os, I2C, UART, SPI, RST, 3.3V, VBAT, GND
  • Debugging & Programmer
  • Serial console via micro USB Port connected to onboard USB to serial chip
  • Support for Jlink and CMSIS-DAP based programmers using a Tag Connect TC2030-CTX-NL over Serial Wire Debug (SWD)
  • Misc – “Uber” low-power RTC, reset button, user button
  • Power Supply
  • 5V DC via Micro USB port
  • 2-pin JST header + charger IC for LiPo battery (300 mAh or more required)
  • Power Consumption – 2µA of current in standby mode
  • Dimensions – 50.8 x 22.86 mm (Adafruit Feather form factor)
  • OSHW Certifications – US000664

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