nRF52840 Dongle


The nRF52840 Dongle stands as a compact and affordable USB dongle, boasting support for an array of wireless protocols, including Bluetooth 5.4, Bluetooth mesh, Thread, Zigbee, 802.15.4, ANT, and 2.4 GHz proprietary protocols. With its versatility, it serves as an ideal target hardware for nRF Connect for Desktop, offering cost-effectiveness without compromising support for all short-range wireless standards utilized by Nordic devices. While primarily designed for wireless hardware applications in conjunction with nRF Connect for Desktop, it's important to note that the Dongle lacks debug support, offering only programming and USB communication capabilities for other use cases.

The nRF52840 Dongle seamlessly integrates with most nRF Connect for Desktop applications, automatically undergoing programming when necessary. Moreover, users can compile and download custom applications to the Dongle. Featuring a user-programmable RGB LED, a green LED, a programmable button, and 15 GPIO accessible through castellated solder points along the edge, this dongle provides a versatile platform. Find example applications in the nRF5 SDK under the board name PCA10059.

Supported by nRF Connect for Desktop and compatible with programming through nRFUtil, the nRF52840 Dongle is a versatile solution for various wireless applications.


  • Bluetooth 5
  • Bluetooth Mesh
  • Thread and Zigbee
  • nRF Connect for Desktop (Hardware)
  • nRF52840 SoC
  • 15 GPIOs
  • USB-powered (no external supply)

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