Nordic Thingy:91 Hardware

The Nordic Thingy:91™ is a battery-operated prototyping platform for cellular IoT, certified for global operation. It is ideal for rapid development of prototypes for cellular IoT systems and is especially suited for asset tracking applications and environmental monitoring.

Nordic Thingy:91 integrates the nRF9160 System in Package (SiP)1, supporting LTE-M, NB-IoT and Global Positioning System (GPS), and the nRF52840 System on Chip (SoC), supporting Bluetooth® Low Energy and Near Field Communication (NFC) passive tag.
Note: LTE-M or LTE NB-IoT can operate simultaneously with Bluetooth LE.

Source code for firmware, hardware layout, and schematics are all available on the Nordic Thingy:91 Downloads page.

A rechargeable Li-Po battery is also part of this prototyping platform giving a smooth transition into prototype field-testing, 1400 mAh for Nordic Thingy:91 v1.0.0, and 1350 mAh for Nordic Thingy:91 v1.4.0.

To get started with Nordic Thingy:91, see Getting started with Thingy:91.

Key features


nRF52840 WLCSP

Environmental protection: Waste electrical products should not be disposed of with household waste.
The universal recycling symbol

The battery in this product cannot be easily replaced by users themselves. Batteries should be removed only by qualified professionals due to safety concerns.

1 The nRF9160 SiP is certified for USA bands 2, 4, 5, 12, 13, 14, 17, 25, 26, and 66. However, Nordic Thingy:91 operates and is only certified for USA bands 2, 4, 12, and 13. The Nordic Thingy:91 firmware is written and documented to only use this subset of USA bands.
2 The application currently enables the following frequency bands: 2, 3, 4, 8, 12, 13, 20, and 28.