nRF Sniffer for Bluetooth LE v3.1.0

nRF Sniffer for Bluetooth LE

The nRF Sniffer for Bluetooth® LE is a useful tool for learning about and debugging Bluetooth Low Energy applications. It provides a near real-time display of Bluetooth packets that are sent between a selected Bluetooth Low Energy device and the device it is communicating with, even when the link is encrypted.

When developing a Bluetooth Low Energy product, knowing what happens over-the-air between devices can help you identify and fix issues quickly.

On startup, the Sniffer lists all nearby Bluetooth Low Energy devices that are advertising, providing the Bluetooth address and address type, complete or shortened name, and RSSI.

Supported development kits and dongles
  • nRF52840 DK (PCA10056)
  • nRF52840 Dongle (PCA10059)
  • nRF52 DK (PCA10040)
  • nRF51 DK (PCA10028)
  • nRF51 Dongle (PCA10031)
Supported operating systems
  • Windows 7 or later
  • 64-bit OS X/macOS 10.6 or later
  • Linux (check the Wireshark prerequisites for version compatibility)