nRF52840 Micro Development Kit – USB Dongle

nRF52840 Micro Development Kit – USB Dongle


The nRF52840 Micro Dev Kit USB Dongle is a small and low-cost development platform enabled by the nRF52840 multi-protocol SoC in a convenient USB dongle form factor.

The nRF52840 Micro Dev Kit USB Dongle features a programmable user button, RGB LED, up to 12 GPIOs and 2.4G Chip antenna on board.

The USB Dongle can be used as a low-cost Bluetooth5/Tread/802.15.4/ANT/2.4GHz multi-protocol node or development board. Alternatively the USB Dongle can be used as a Network Co-Processor(NCP) with a simple connection to a PC or other USB enabled device.


  • Low cost USB dongle supporting Bluetooth LE, Thread, Zigbee, 802.15.4, ANT and 2.4GHz
  • Pre-built OpenThread NCP Firmware support
  • OpenThread Border Router support
  • Thread Network Sniffer with Wireshark

Hardware Specification

  • Nordic nRF52840 System-on-Chip
  • ARM® Cortex®-M4F processor optimized for ultra-low power operation
  • Combining Bluetooth 5, Bluetooth Mesh, Thread, IEEE 802.15.4, ANT and 2.4GHz proprietary
  • On-chip NFC-A tag
  • On-chip USB 2.0 (Full speed) controller
  • ARM TrustZone® Cryptocell 310 security subsystem
  • 1 MB FLASH and 256 kB RAM
  • Up to 12 GPIOs available via headers
  • User programmable Button and RGB LED
  • On-board 2.4G chip antenna
  • 3.3V regulator with 1A peak current output
  • VBUS & VIN Power-Path Management
  • Convenient USB dongle form factor
  • Breadboard-friendly with dual 10-Pin headers
  • Measures 1.65″ x 0.7″ x 0.16″ (42mm x 18mm x 4mm) without headers soldered in

The board is on sale for $12.99 and can be found on

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1 Responses

  • Uhrheber
    5 November, 2018 at 10:41 am

    Unnecessary product. Nordic’s own nRF52840 dongle is cheaper and has more features.

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