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Nordic Thingy:91 A Multi-Sensor Cellular IoT Prototyping Kit

By Andrew Colla, Business Unit Manager - IoT


The Nordic Thingy:91 is the ideal way to kickstart your cellular IoT project. It is equipped with a broad collection of diverse sensors & interfaces that make it highly adaptable to rapid prototyping & getting your proof of concept off the ground in no time.


Asset Tracker Application on-board

  • Delivered with a working out-of-the-box asset tracking & monitoring experience

  • Pre-loaded with Asset Tracker application

  • Makes use of many on board sensors

  • Use LTE Cat-M1 & GPS for sensor-to-cloud applications


The Nordic Thingy:91 is packed with sensors to offer a broad range of development possibilities.


Built around the nRF9160 SIP for Cat-M1 & NB-IoT connectivity, with integrated GPS

  • Separate application & radio modem architecture

  • Incorporates Cortex-M33 as a dedicated application processor

  • The radio system supports Cat-M1 & NB-IoT Technologies

  • The radio supports GPS for precise positioning

  • Incorporates a full front-end RF with a complete power management system

  • State-of-the-Art Security with ARM Trustzone

  • Security is pivotal in IoT decision making processes

  • ARM Trustzone in the Cortex-M architecture;

        o Facilitates secure boot & secure execution

        o Has been the mainstay of secure operation in Cortex-A devices

        o Is the typical security layer for Smartphones & Tablets


Develop Cellular IoT & Bluetooth Hybrid Applications

  • Nordic Thingy:91 also contains the multi-protocol nRF52840

  • Supports Bluetooth 5, Mesh, NFC, 802.15.4, Thread, Zigbee