The nRF9160 DK also has a 4FF SIM card slot and eSIM solder pads for connecting the nRF9160 SiP to a cellular network. The package includes a SIM card from iBasis preloaded with 10MB of data and LTE-M access.
The nRF9160 SiP includes digital and analog interfaces and peripherals for single-device design possibilities.
The board also features an nRF52840 SoC working as a board controller but can also be utilized for BLUETOOTH® Low Energy, ANT, 802.15.4, and 2.4GHz proprietary applications.
The kit supports nRF Connect SDK and uses nRF Connect for VS Code to write code and program/debug using Segger J-Link OB kits.
All necessary modem firmware and application software (nRF Connect SDK) is provided by Nordic to implement a complete cellular loT design. The nRF9160 DK can also utilize the services from nRF Cloud to improve location and do Firmware over the Air (FOTA) updates, device management, and more.