nRF51 Series IC revisions compatibility with SDK and SoftDevices

This section shows the compatibility between the nRF51 Series IC revisions, the relevant SoftDevices (SD) and their corresponding SoftDevice Specifications (SDS), and SDKs.

Table 1. IC revisions, SDK, and SoftDevice compatibility matrix
nRF51 IC rev. nRF51 SDK1) S110 SD2) S110 SDS3) S120 SD2) S120 SDS3) S130 SD2) S130 SDS3) S210 SD2)4) S210 SDS3) S310 SD2)5) S310 SDS3)
1 4.4.2 5.2.16) 1.1 - - - - 2.0.07) 1.0 - -
2 4.4.2 5.2.1 1.1 - - - - 3.0.0 1.2 - -
5.2.0 6.0.0 1.2 3.0.0 1.2 1.0.0 1.0
6.2.1
6.1.0 7.x.x 1.3 1.0.1 1.1 3.0.0 1.2 1.0.0 1.0
- 8.0.0 2.0 2.x 2.1 4.0.1 2.0 2.0.1 2.0
3 - 5.2.1 1.1 - - - - - - - -
- 6.2.1 1.2 - - - - - - - -
6.1.0 7.x.x 1.3 1.0.1 1.1 - - 3.0.0 1.2 1.0.0 1.0
7.0.1 0.5.0-1.alpha 0.5 4.0.1 2.0 - -
7.1.0 2.0.1 2.0
7.2.0
8.0.0 8.0.0 2.0 2.x 2.1 0.9.0-1.alpha 0.5 4.0.1 2.0 - -
8.1.0 1.0.0 1.0
9.0.0 5.0.0 3.0 3.0.0 3.0
10.0.0
11.0.0 - - - - 2.0.x 2.0 - - - -
12.0.0
12.1.0
12.2.0
1) At v11, the SDK has been renamed into nRF5 SDK, and it includes support for both nRF51 and nRF52.
2) SD = SoftDevice
3) SDS = SoftDevice Specification
4) ANT only SoftDevice. Only compatible with nRF51422 IC.
5) ANT and BLE combined SoftDevice. Only compatible with nRF51422 IC.
6) Valid for nRF51822 only.
7) Preprogrammed in factory.