Product overview

nRF7000 is a wireless companion IC that adds low-power dual band Wi-Fi® scanning capabilities to another System on Chip (SoC), Memory Protection Unit (MPU), or Microcontroller Unit (MCU) host. It implements the Physical (PHY) layer and necessary parts of the Medium Access Control (MAC) layer related to scanning.

nRF7000 is compatible with IEEE 802.11ax (also known as Wi-Fi 6) and with earlier standards IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac.

nRF7000 has been designed for Internet of Things (IoT) applications, and is ideal for adding Wi-Fi Basic Service Set Identifier (BSSID) scanning capabilities to existing locationing solutions.

Nordic Semiconductor provides reference host support implementations for nRF91 Series, nRF52840, and nRF5340 devices, but nRF7000 may also be used with other hosts with sufficient processing and memory capacity. It connects to the host SoC or MCU through a Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) or Quad Serial Peripheral Interface (QSPI) serial interface (which can optionally be encrypted) and supports coexistence with other radio protocols through a dedicated 3-wire or 4-wire coexistence interface.

nRF7000 supports dual-band 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz band operation. The antenna ports are single-ended 50 Ω.

Figure 1. nRF7000 block diagram
nRF7000 block diagram