RF Star Long Range Low Power Bluetooth Mesh Zigbee Thread Module RF-BM-ND05I


  • Power Consumption: 4.8 mA peak current in TX (@0 dBm), 4.6 mA peak current in RX
  • Package (mm): 24.8 × 15.0 × 2.3, half-hole, 1.27 pitch, 36-pin
  • Features: Bluetooth 5.3 Low Energy, ZigBee, Thread, Nordic SoftDevice ready with support for concurrent multiprotocol
  • GPIO: 29
  • Max. TX Power: -20.0 dBm ~ +8.0 dBm

RF star nRF52840 Long Range Low Power Bluetooth Mesh Zigbee Thread Module RF-BM-ND05I

RF-BM-ND05 and RF-BM-ND05I are RF modules based on Nordic multiprotocol SoC nRF52840 with a best-in-class 32-bit ARM® Cortex®-M4 processor. The module integrates a 32.768 kHz and a 32 MHz crystal, a power filter, an antenna matching, and a high-performance RF out. The module supports BLE stack v5.3, Bluetooth 5.0 low energy, Bluetooth mesh, Thread, ZigBee, IEEE 802.15.4-2006, and 2.4 GHz proprietary.

It also has a range of analog and digital interfaces such as NFC-A, ADC, high-speed 32 MHz SPI, UART, SPI, I2C, PWM, I2S, PPI, and PDM. It features high-performance digital interfaces, robust connection distance, and rigid reliability 1.27-mm pitch stamp stick package for easy assembling and cost-effective PCB design. RF-BM-ND05 is pin-to-pin compatible with RF-BM- ND05I.

  • Wireless SoC: ARM® Cortex®-M4 processor 32-bit processor with FPU, 64 MHz
  • TX power:  -20 dBm ~ +8 dBm


  • -95 dBm conductive sensitivity in BLE mode
  • -103 dBm sensitivity in 125 kbps BLE mode (long range)


  • Flash: 1 MB
  • RAM: 256 KB


  • Bluetooth 5.3 Low Energy
  • Bluetooth mesh
  • Thread
  • ZigBee
  • IEEE 802.15.4-2006
  • 2.4 GHz proprietary
  • Nordic SoftDevice is ready with support for concurrent multiprotocol

Operating Range

  • Supply voltage range: 1.7 V ~ 3.6 V
  • Operating Temperature: -40 °C ~ +85 °C

Rich Peripherals

  • USB 2.0 full-speed (12 Mbps) controller
  • NFC-A
  • 12-bit, 200 ksps ADC
  • 48 GPIOs
  • PWM
  • PDM
  • PPI
  • SPI master/slave
  • High-speed 32 MHz SPI
  • QSPI 32 MHz interface
  • I²C master/slave
  • I²S
  • 2×UART (CTS/RTS)


  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Internet Gateway
  • Cloud Connectivity
  • Industrial Control
  • Home Automation
  • Smart Plug and Metering
  • Wireless Audio
  • Access Control
  • IP Network Sensor Nodes
  • Security Systems
  • Wearables
  • Building automation
  • Retail
  • Sensor networks
  • Medical devices
  • Remote controls

Additional information

Weight 1.1 lbs
Dimensions 24.8 × 15.0 × 2.3 in

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