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NILE

Standalone Bluetooth 5.4 module with integrated antenna

  • Small footprint 10mm x 15mm x 1.6mm with onboard PCB antenna/MHF4 connector
  • Advanced multi-protocol module supporting Bluetooth Low Energy (Bluetooth 5.4), 802.15.4 and 2.4GHz proprietary
  • Low power full featured Bluetooth 5.4 module with long range, high throughput and advertising extensions
  • Highly efficient application development using the sophisticated Nordic SDK
  • Powerful Open CPU: 32bit, 64MHz ARM Cortex-M4 CPU with Floating Point Unit (FPU) and has 1MB flash with cache and 256KB RAM that stands enough for customer’s high end applications
  • Global certifications FCC, IC, CE

NILE is a highly integrated ultra-low-power standalone certified full featured Bluetooth 5.4 (Bluetooth Low Energy) module. This small form-factor module reduces the system cost and gives design flexibility to the user by combining a high performance ARM Cortex-M4, 1MB flash, Bluetooth 5.4, 802.15.4 Thread and Zigbee, NFC-A wireless hardware with integrated antenna and needed crystals. This fine-tuned RF module is designed to deliver high performance, long range, and reliable wireless operation with zero host and at ultra-low power which is critical for many Internet of Things (IoT) applications.

NILE module is based on Nordic nRF52840 SoC. This globally certified module reduces user’s development cost and time to market with integrated wireless stacks, network stack, and application APIs and all the advanced security features (ARM Trust Zone Cryptocell-310). This module comes with a highly efficient development environment for ease of application development in various IoT verticals like Wearables, Home automation, Industrial IoT and smart medical.

Applications

  • Personal fitness devices
  • Wearables for wireless payments
  • Connected health
  • Virtual/Augmented reality applications
  • Smart home sensors and controllers
  • Industrial IoT sensors and controllers
  • Gaming controllers
  • Asset trackers and Locationing devices

Bluetooth features

  • Full featured Bluetooth Low Energy 5.4 (BLE)
  • Supports advanced mesh networking protocols – Certified software stacks for Bluetooth Mesh, Thread and Zigbee
  • Powerful Open CPU: 32bit, 64MHz ARM Cortex-M4 CPU with floating Point unit (FPU) and has 1MB flash with cache and 256kB RAM that stands enough for customer’s high end applications
  • Highly optimized hardware for ultra-low power consumption with excellent performance
  • Support for secure boot, BLE secure connections and privacy
  • ARM® CryptoCell 310 cryptographic accelerator and AES 128 bit encryption
  • Over the air device firmware upgrade (OTA DFU)
  • Generic GATT client and server APIs
  • Nordic SDK with examples and comprehensive documentation covers all the features supported by the SDKs are available for BLE, Bluetooth Mesh, Thread, Zigbee and Homekit
  • NFC Tag A support
  • 3V or 5V power supply with integrated switching regulator

ZigBee features

  • ZigBee SDK with industry proven ZBOSS 3.0 stack
  • Secured by 128 bit symmetric encryption keys
  • Maximum number of child nodes – 32

Thread features

  • Thread SDK with certified Open Thread stack released by Nest
  • Low power wireless mesh networking protocol
  • Support device-to-device and device-to-cloud communications

Common features

  • Nordic SDK with examples and comprehensive documentation covers all the features supported by the module. SDKs are available for BLE, Bluetooth Mesh, Thread, Zigbee and HomeKit
  • NFC Tag A support
  • 3V or 5V power supply with integrated switching regulator
  • ARM® CryptoCell 310 cryptographic accelerator  and AES 128 bit encryption
Wireless Protocols Bluetooth 5.4, Thread, ZigBee, NFC
Frequency 2.402 – 2.480 GHz
On-air Data rates
  • Bluetooth 5.4 – 2Mbps, 1Mbps, 500kbps, 125kbps
  • 802.15.4 – 250kbps
  • NFC – 106kbps
Security Features ARM CryptoCell 310, 128-bit AES HW accelerator, Secure boot and all security features of BLE spec
Antenna options PCB Trace Antenna or MHF4 connector
Operating modes BLE, BLE Mesh, ZigBee, Thread, BLE + ZigBee and BLE + Thread
Programmable output power -20dBm to +8dBm
Receive Sensitivity Bluetooth 5.4:

  • -103dBm at 125kbps
  • -99dBm at 500kbps
  • -96dBm at 1Mbps
  • -92dBm at 2Mbps

802.15.4: -100dBm at 250kbps

Current consumption
  • 450nA – Deep sleep mode
  • 1.5µA – System standby mode
  • 4.8mA – TX at 0dBm output power
NFC NFC-A (Type 2) Tag  with wake-on field  – “Touch to pair” support
GPIO 46 configurable
Range > 1400 meters
Power supply and operating voltage range Integrated DC-DC, 1.7v to 5.5v
Operating Temperature -40oC to 85oC
Humidity 5-90% non-condensing
Package 10mm x 15mm x 1.6mm, 0.5mm pitch
Certifications and approvals FCC, IC, CE

BT SIG certification

Product Brief
511 KB
Quick Start Guide
2 MB
EVK User Guide
4 MB
Request For Download
Data Sheet
2 MB
Request For Download
  • 1 x NILE DVK
  • 1 x Micro USB cable
  • 1 x NFC antenna

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Part No Protocol Architecture Dimensions
(L x W x H) in mm
Package Antenna Description
I540M0L8-I2LT Bluetooth 5.4 + NFC Standalone 10 x 15 x 1.6 LGA PCB NILE multi-protocol module with PCB Antenna, Tray packing Buy
I540M0L8-I2LR Bluetooth 5.4 + NFC Standalone 10 x 15 x 1.6 LGA PCB NILE multi-protocol module with PCB Antenna, Tape and Reel packing Buy
I541M0L8-I3LT Bluetooth 5.4 + NFC Standalone 10 x 15 x 1.6 LGA MHF4 NILE multi-protocol module with MHF4 Antenna connector, Tray packing Buy
I541M0L8-I3LR Bluetooth 5.4 + NFC Standalone 10 x 15 x 1.6 LGA MHF4 NILE multi-protocol module with MHF4 Antenna connector, Tape and Reel packing Buy

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