Nordic Semiconductor Expands nRF91 Series with nRF9151 SiP

By Tiera Oliver

Associate Editor

Embedded Computing Design

May 16, 2024


Nordic Semiconductor Expands nRF91 Series with nRF9151 SiP

Oslo, Norway- Nordic Semiconductor announced the expansion of its nRF91 Series cellular IoT devices with the nRF9151 System-in-Package (SiP), designed to enhance Nordic’s end-to-end cellular IoT solution, with hardware, software, tools, and nRF Cloud Services.

The nRF9151 offers a compact, pre-certified, and integrated device, containing a System-on-Chip (SoC), power management, and RF front-end, all by Nordic Semiconductor. Compared with its nRF91 Series predecessors, it is designed for increased supply chain resilience, and according to the company, a significant footprint reduction of 20%, allowing more compact products without performance compromises for wearable devices, smart sensors, and other space-constrained IoT applications.

In addition to its compact size, the nRF9151 supports Class 5 20dBm output power, complementing the nominal Class 3 23dBm and simplifying requirements for battery-powered products.

The nRF9151 is software and tools compatible with the nRF9161 and nRF9131, leveraging the same modem firmware and support in Nordic’s unified and scalable software solution, the nRF Connect SDK. This allows customers interested in nRF9151 to jumpstart their development using the nRF9161 DK and seamlessly transition to the nRF9151 as soon as it becomes available.

The nRF9151 is now available for sampling to selected customers. Interested parties can sign up for product updates and contact their local Nordic sales representative for more information.

Tiera Oliver, Associate Editor for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content edits, product news, and constructing stories. She also assists with newsletter updates as well as contributing and editing content for ECD podcasts and the ECD YouTube channel. Before working at ECD, Tiera graduated from Northern Arizona University where she received her B.S. in journalism and political science and worked as a news reporter for the university’s student led newspaper, The Lumberjack.

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