NORDIC Semiconductors NRF9160-DK

Nordic Semiconductor nRF9160 DK

nRF9160 DK - development kit for the nRF9160 SiP for cellular IoT using LTE-M and NB-IoT

  • Single board development kit for the nRF9160 SiP
  • Bands supported
  • Certifications: CE, FCC
  • nRF52840 board controller
  • Arduino Uno Rev3 compatible

Product description

The nRF9160 DK is an affordable, pre-certified single-board development kit for evaluation and development on the nRF9160 SiP for LTE-M and NB-IoT. It has a dedicated LTE-M and NB-IoT antenna that supports a wide range of bands to operate globally. It has a dedicated antenna for GPS which is supported on the nRF9160.  SWF RF connectors are available for all antennas.

All GPIOs (32) and interfaces (4) SPI/I²TWI/UART are available via connectors. The kit is Arduino Uno Rev3 compatible, meaning it can be easily interfaced with external device shields.

User-programmable LEDs(4), buttons(2) and switches(2) are available to easily give input and get output. The nRF9160 DK has both a 4FF SIM card slot and an MFF2 SIM footprint to support both plug-in and soldered (e)SIMs. It is bundled with a eSIM card from iBasis preloaded with 10 MB.

Programming and debugging are enabled through the Segger J-Link OB, which also supports external targets. The nRF9160 DK is supported by a full suite of development software and tools. All free to download and use commercially.

nRF Connect SDK includes everything needed to get started, application layer protocols, examples, peripheral drivers and more. The kit can easily be connected to our cloud solution, nRF Connect for Cloud. The nRF Link Monitor tool provides and AT command interface that enables you to test your link, and extract information about the network.

The board also features an nRF52840 multiprotocol SoC which acts as a board controller that for example can be used to build a Bluetooth® Low Energy gateway.

Additional benefits

  • LTE-M/NB-IoT, GPS and 2.4 GHz antennas
  • 4FF SIM card slot and MFF2 SIM footprint
  • Segger J-Link OB programmer/debugger
  • Pins for measuring power consumption
  • User-programmable LEDs(4), buttons(2) and switches(2)
  • 3.3 - 5.5 V supply from battery, external or USB


  • Logistics and asset tracking
  • Smart City
  • Smart Agriculture
  • Industrial & Predictive maintenance
  • Wearables
  • Medical
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Unboxing the nRF9160 DK:

nRF91 Series Long Range field testing: