The nRF54H20, is suitable for IoT applications demanding high processing power, excellent energy efficiency, and state-of-the-art security.
Nordic Semiconductor has released the nRF54H20, a fourth-generation low-power wireless System-on-Chip (SoC). The nRF54H20, is ideal for Internet of Things (IoT) applications demanding high processing power, excellent energy efficiency, and state-of-the-art security. The new SoC is based on the hardware architecture fabricated on the GlobalFoundries 22FDX leading process node. Capable of supporting Bluetooth 5.4 and future Bluetooth specifications, plus LE Audio, Bluetooth mesh, Thread, Matter, etc. Its combination of advanced features will enable designers to create complex end-products which were previously unfeasible due to number of components required, therefore the nRF54H20 can allow engineers to build compact IoT end products.
According to the company, the nRF54H20 is powered by multiple Arm Cortex-M33 processors and multiple RISC-V coprocessors. The processors are clocked at up to 320 MHz with each processor optimized for a specific type of workload, thus making the system more efficient. The company says that the nRF54H20 belongs to the nRF54H Series, the “H” branch of the wider nRF54 Series. The dedicated application processor features double the processing power (2x CoreMark) of the application processor in Nordic’s current flagship, the nRF5340 SoC. The nRF54H20’s computing resources are supported by integrated memory comprising 2 MB non-volatile memory and 1 MB of RAM. The SoC’s high level of integration will enable developers to shrink their designs by replacing multiple components—for example application MCU, external memory, and wireless SoC—with just one highly compact device. In addition to advanced wearables, smart home, medical, and LE Audio applications, the nRF54H20 SoC is an ideal solution for applications demanding complex machine learning (ML) and support for sensor fusion at the edge.
“Decades of ultra-low power wireless expertise have come together to form the nRF54 Series,” says Svenn-Tore Larsen, CEO, Nordic Semiconductor. “Our first SoC from the fourth generation of Bluetooth LE solutions, the nRF54H20, not only represents a significant milestone for Nordic, but also allows Nordic’s customers to build end-products far more advanced and efficient than those we see today.”