Win a Nordic Thingy:91 for Asking Questions!


Join us for a webinar and product demo where you will get an overview of Nordic Semiconductor's latest prototyping platform for cellular IoT applications!  During this event, attendees will have a chance to win one of five Nordic Thingy:91s for asking interesting questions about the Nordic Thingy:91, a multi-sensor prototyping platform aimed at cellular applications. The Thingy:91 is based on the nRF9160 System-in-Package (SiP), with LTE-M, NB-IoT, and GPS connectivity.  It is ideal for creating proof-of-concept (PoC) projects, demos, and initial prototypes in the cellular IoT development phase.


What You Will Learn by Attending:

  • The importance of Proof of Concepts (PoC)
  • Cellular IoT with LTE-M and NB-IoT on the Nordic Thingy:91
  • The nRF9160 SiP for LTE-M/NB-IoT + GPS
  • Asset tracker example
  • Hybrid applications with cellular IoT and Bluetooth


Download the Attached Product Brief Below!


Visit the following page to find answers from questions asked during the Q&A Session:


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The Nordic Thingy:91™ is a battery-operated prototyping platform for cellular IoT, certified for global operation. It is ideal for rapid development of prototypes for cellular IoT systems and is especially suited for asset tracking applications and environmental monitoring.




The Nordic Thingy:91 includes a set of sensors to gather data about its own movements and the surrounding environment. Temperature, humidity, air quality, air pressure, color, and light data can easily be extracted for local or remote analysis. For input, the Nordic Thingy:91 offers a user-programmable button. Visual output is achieved with user-programmable RGB LEDs, while a buzzer can provide audible output. The standard application firmware on Nordic Thingy:91 extracts the data from the different sensors and relays it securely to the nRF Connect for Cloud, where it is displayed in a user-friendly interface.


The firmware supports concurrent operation with the LTE Link Monitor application, a tool found in nRF Connect for Desktop, that provides an AT command interface enabling link and network testing. The firmware has been developed using the nRF Connect Software Development Kit (SDK). It is open source and can be leveraged and modified to suit your specific needs. The firmware can be updated and debugged by using an external programmer/debugger, for example with the one on the nRF9160 DK (Development Kit).




The Nordic Thingy:91 integrates the nRF9160 System-in-Package (SiP), supporting LTE-M, NB-IoT and Global Positioning System (GPS), and the nRF52840 System on Chip (SoC), supporting Bluetooth® Low Energy and Near Field Communication (NFC). Source code for firmware, hardware layout, and schematics are all available for free.


The Nordic Thingy:91 has an antenna supporting GPS, LTE-M, and NB-IoT that enables it to support a global range of LTE bands. It has two antennas connected to the nRF52840: a 2.4 GHz antenna for Bluetooth LE and an NFC antenna. To connect to the cellular network out of the box, the Nordic Thingy:91 has a nano/4FF SIM card slot and is bundled with an eSIM card from iBasis that comes preloaded with 10 MB of data. A 1400 mAh rechargeable Li-Po battery is also part of this prototyping platform giving a smooth transition into prototype field-testing.



Key features of the Nordic Thingy:91

  • 700-960 MHz + 1710-2200 MHz LTE band support
  • Certifications: CE, FCC
  • LTE-M/NB-IoT/GPS, Bluetooth LE and NFC antennas
  • Nano/4FF Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card slot
  • User-programmable button and RGB LEDs
  • Environmental sensor for temperature, humidity, air quality, and air pressure
  • Color and light sensor
  • Low-power and high-G accelerometer
  • Buzzer
  • 4 x N-MOS transistor for external DC motors or LEDs
  • Rechargeable Li-Po battery with 1400 mAh capacity
  • Charging through USB
  • PC connection through USB


nRF9160 SiP

  • Multimode LTE-M/NB-IoT modem
    • GCF certified for global operation
    • 23 dBm output power
    • GPS
    • Power saving features: eDRX and PSM
    • Coverage enhancement modes
    • Single pin 50 Ω antenna interface
    • Universal Integrated Circuit Card (UICC) interface
  • Application processor
    • 64 MHz ARM® Cortex®-M33 CPU
    • ARM TrustZone® for trusted execution
    • ARM CryptoCell 310 for application layer security
    • 1 MB flash and 256 kB RAM
    • 4 x SPI/UART/TWI, PDM, I2S, PWM, ADC


nRF52840 Wafer-Level Chip Scale Package (WLCSP)

  • Bluetooth LE and NFC support
  • 64 MHz ARM Cortex-M4F CPU
  • 1 MB flash and 256 kB RAM
  • USB




Bjørn Kvaale, Applications Engineer, Nordic Semiconductor


Bjørn has a Master of Science degree in Engineering Cybernetics & Robotics from the Norwegian University of Science & Technology. For two years he has been working in the technical support group at Nordic, focusing on Bluetooth mesh and nRF91/nRF Connect SDK. In addition to assisting customers, he enjoys giving technical presentations and helping out at customer trainings. Bjørn is currently working with the product marketing team.  In his free time, Bjørn enjoys riding bikes & playing tennis.
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