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In this presentation you will learn about all the different possible location features of the nRF9160. You will learn about GPS tracking (A-GPS/P-GPS); LTE location tracking (Single/multicell) and you will also see how newly introduced location services from nRF Cloud can open new opportunities and save even more power consumption for your application. You will also get updated around new features in both the hardware and the software side of the nRF9160 that will help you achieve the longest possible battery life in an Asset tracking application. LTE-M and NB-IoT enable everything to be connected to the Internet. Learn how the nRF9160 SiP realizes this and makes it possible to build very small devices with many years of battery life.


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'll Learn By Attending:


  • Quick overview of the nRF9160 SiP
  • Latest feature additions
  • GPS for location
  • P-GPS/A-GPS advantages
  • LTE for location – Single/multicell location
  • nRF Cloud location services
  • How to power optimize your Asset Tracker designs
  • Getting started with cellular IoT application development
  • Q&A




About the nRF9160 SiP (System-in-Package):


The Low power nRF9160 SiP with integrated LTE-M/NB-IoT modem and GPS is located inside the blue circle on this nRF9160DK (Development kit) . 



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The nRF9160 is a compact, highly-integrated System-in-Package (SiP) that makes the latest low power LTE technology (LTE-M/NB-IoT) and advanced processing and security accessible, and easy to use, for a wide range of single device low power cellular IoT (cIoT) designs. Incorporating an Arm Cortex-M33 application processor solely for applications, a full LTE modem, RF Front End (RFFE) and power management system. The nRF9160 is the most compact, complete and energy-efficient cellular IoT solution on the market. The integrated modem supports both LTE-M and NB-IoT and can operate globally removing any need for regional variants. All power saving features including eDRX and PSM are supported as is with IPv4/IPv6 support up to transport and security (TCP/TLS and UDP/DTLS) level. The modem firmware is upgradable via secure, encrypted Firmware Over The Air (FOTA) updates. It is important to note that Nordic offer an open-source software development kit (nRF Connect SDK) which speeds up development time.


The Arm Cortex-M33 application processor is supported by 1 MB of flash and 256 KB RAM making advanced application development possible in a single device solution. A GPS receiver is integrated into the radio offering various modes of operation to suit a wide selection of applications that employ location-tracking functionality. A broad selection of general interfaces and peripherals are included on nRF9160 including 12-bit ADC, RTC, SPI, I²C, I²S, UARTE, PDM and PWM. Security is best-in-class with Arm TrustZone technology for isolation and protection of normal and secure zones for firmware and elements of hardware including memory and peripherals. Arm TrustZone helps build solid and secure IoT applications that feature secure boot, trusted firmware updates and root of trust implementations without performance compromise. Arm CryptoCell enhances security still further by offering cryptographic and security resources to help to protect your IoT applications from various attack threats. CryptoCell is designed for high performance cryptography solutions optimized for energy-constrained devices. The nRF9160 supports both SIM and eSIM for connection and authentication with mobile network operators. The nRF9160 hardware and development kits are now in production and is suitable for full end-to-end sensor to cloud development.


Download Attached Product Brief Below!


The Presenter:


Martin Lesund, Technical Marketing Manager - Cellular IoT, Nordic Semiconductor


Martin has a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the Norwegian University of Science & Technology. Previously he has been working as an Application Engineer in the Technical Support group for over three years at Nordic, where the focus has been on the nRF91 series, nRF Connect SDK and Cellular IoT. Now his focus is to help customer understand and get them the best cellular IoT solution possible for their new applications. In his free time, Martin enjoys hiking, running, and riding bikes.
nRF9160 SiP product brief.pdf