nRF52832 Brief Datasheet by Nordic Semiconductor ASA

nRF52832 Product Brief Version 1.7
Bluetooth 5 - 2Mbs mode
32-bit ARM Cortex M4F processor
512kB flash + 64kB RAM
Software stacks available as downloads
Application development independent from protocol stack
Supports 1Mbit and 2Mbit Bluetooth low energy modes
On-air compatible with nRF51, nRF24AP and nRF24L Series
Sensitivity of -96 dbm for Bluetooth low energy
Programmable output power from +4dBm to -20dBm
RAM mapped FIFOs using EasyDMA
Dynamic on air payload length up to 256 Bytes
Flexible and configurable 32 pin GPIO
Programmable Peripheral Interface – PPI
Simple ON/OFF global power modes
Full set of digital interfaces including: SPI/2-wire/UART/PDM/
I2S, all with EasyDMA
12-bit/200KSPS ADC
128-bit AES ECB/CCM/AAR co-processor
Quadrature demodulator
Low cost external crystal 32MHz ± 40ppm for Bluetooth,
± 50ppm for ANT
Single-ended antenna output (On-chip Balun)
Low power 32MHz crystal and RC oscillators
Ultra low-power 32kHz crystal and RC oscillators
Wide supply voltage range (1.7 V to 3.6 V)
On-chip DC/DC buck converter
Individual power management for all peripherals
Package options: 48-pin 6x6 QFN/WL-CSP
- Home automation
- Sensor networks
- Building automation
Personal Area Networks
- Health/fitness sensor and monitor devices
- Medical devices
- Key-fobs + wrist watches
Interactive entertainment devices
- Remote control
- Gaming controller
A4WP wireless chargers and devices
Remote control toys
Computer peripherals and I/O devices
- Mouse + Keyboard
- Multi-touch trackpad
ULP wireless System-on-Chip
The nRF52832 is a powerful multiprotocol single chip solutions
for ULP wireless applications. It incorporates Nordic’s best-in-
class performance radio transceiver, an ARM® Cortex™ M4F CPU
and 512kB flash and 64kB RAM memory. The nRF52832 supports
Bluetooth® low energy (Bluetooth 5), ANTTM and 2.4GHz proprietary
protocol stacks. The device also has a NFC-A tag interface for
OOB pairing.
Lower power and higher performance
The nRF52832 uses the 32-bit ARM Cortex M4F MCU, together
with extensive flash availability, 512kB in total with 400kB
available for application development. Code density and execution
speed are considerably greater than for 8/16-bit platforms.
Having HW support for DSP instructions as well as for Floating
point operations positions the Cortex M4F above Cortex M0/M0+/
M3 and M4 performance wise. The Programmable Peripheral
Interconnect (PPI) system provides a 20-channel bus for direct
and autonomous system peripheral communication without CPU
intervention. This brings predictable latency times for peripheral
to peripheral interaction and power saving benefits associated
with leaving the CPU idle. The device has 2 global power modes
ON/OFF, but all system blocks and peripherals have individual
power management control which allows for an automatic
switching RUN/IDLE for system blocks based only on those
required/not required to achieve particular tasks.
The new radio is designed to support the Bluetooth 5 2Mbs
mode. This means the nRF52832 can be qualified for Bluetooth
5 applications. It supports Bluetooth low energy (Bluetooth 5),
ANT and proprietary 2.4GHz applications. It is on-air compatible
with nRF5x and nRF24x devices. Output power is programmable
between +4dBm and -20dBm and has receiver sensitivity of
-96dBm for Bluetooth low energy 1Mbs).
Multiprotocol Bluetooth low energy (Bluetooth 5), ANT/ANT+
and 2.4GHz proprietary System-on-Chip
AHB Lite bus
APB bus
Timers / Counters
Analog I/O
Digital I/O
System Peripherals
GPIO Radio
64 MHz ARM
with cache
Cortex-M4F CPU
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nRF52832 Product Brief Version 1.7
Frequency band 2.4GHz ISM ( 2.36000 – 2.4835GHz)
On-air data rate 1 Mbps and 2 Mbps for proprietary and
Bluetooth low energy modes (Bluetooth 5
Modulation GFSK
Output power Programmable: +4 to -20dBm in 4dB steps
Sensitivity -96dBm Bluetooth, -92.5dBm at 1Mbs ANT,
-89dBm at 2Mbs, -30dBm whisper mode
Radio current
consumption DC-DC
at 3V
7.5mA – TX at +4dBm output power,
5.3mA – TX at 0dBm output power,
5.4mA – RX at 1Mbs
32-bit ARM Cortex M4F
Program Memory
512kB Flash with cache
RAM 64kB
Oscillators 32MHz crystal oscillator, 64MHz RC oscillator,
32kHz crystal oscillator, 32kHz RC oscillator
(±250 ppm)
System current
0.3μA – No RAM retention, 1.2uA – All peripherals
in IDLE mode, 1.6uA – All peripherals in IDLE
mode and 32KHz XO and RTC running, 30nA per
4KB - RAM retention
Hardware Security 128-bit AES ECB/CCM/AAR co-processor
GPIO 32 configurable
Digital I/O 3 x Hardware SPI master, 3 x Hardware SPI
slave, 2 x 2-wire master, 2 x 2-wire slave, UART,
Quadrature demodulator, 1x I2S, 1xPDM
Peripherals 12-bit/200KSPS ADC, RNG, Temperature sensor,
general compararator, low power comparator
PPI 20-channel
Voltage regulator LDO (1.7 to 3.6V), Buck DC/DC (1.7 to 3.6V)
Timers/counters 5 x 32bit, 3 x 24bit RTC
Package options RoHS compliant 48-pin 6x6 QFN / 3.0x3.2
Ultra-compact Wafer Level Chip Scale Package
nRF52 DK Development kit for Bluetooth low energy, ANT
and 2.4GHz applications
The NFC module supports NFC-A tags with proximity detection
and Wake-on-field from low power mode. The NFC enables Out-
Of-Band Bluetooth pairing of devices and thus greatly simplifying
Easy, fast and safe code development
The nRF52832 offers developers a clean separation between
application code development and embedded protocol stacks.
This means compile, link and run-time dependencies with the
embedded stack and associated de-bugging challenges are
removed. The Bluetooth low energy and ANT stack is a pre-
compiled binary available from Nordic Semiconductor, leaving
application code to be compiled stand-alone. The embedded stack
interface uses an asynchronous and event-driven model removing
the need for RTOS frameworks.
The nRF52832 is supported by an Over-The-Air Device Firmware
Upgrade (OTA DFU) feature. This allows for in the field updates of
application software and SoftDevice.
Maximum re-use and easy migration
The nRF52832 have binary compatible peripherals with the nRF51
Series for most functions enabling easy migration between older
parts and the new nRF52 Series. The backwards compatibility of
most interfaces and the common SW architecture of the nRF51
Series S130 and the nRF52 Series S132 SoftDevices ensures that
existing codebase for the nRF51 Series can in very large parts be
re-used effortlessly on the nRF52 Series.
The Nordic protocol stacks are known as SoftDevices and
complement the nRF52 Series SoCs. All nRF52 Series are
programmable with software stacks available from Nordic
Semiconductor. This brings maximum flexibility to application
development and allows the latest stack version to be programmed
into the nRF52 Series SoC.
Development tools
Nordic Semiconductor provides a complete range of hardware and
software development tools for the nRF52 Series devices.
Trondheim, Norway
Tel: +47 72 89 89 00
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About Nordic Semiconductor
Nordic Semiconductor is a fabless semiconductor
company specializing in ULP short-range wireless
communication. Nordic is a public company listed
on the Norwegian stock exchange.
nRF52832 compatible SoftDevices
S132 Bluetooth
low energy
concurrent central/
peripheral/ observer/broadcaster stack
S212* ANT stack
S332* Bluetooth
low energy
concurrent central/
peripheral/ observer/broadcaster /ANT stack
*ANT related SoftDevices (s212,s332) for the nRF52 series are now obtained from ANT Wireless. This applies to both ANT only and ANT/Bluetooth low energy combo SoftDevices.
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