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Arduino Nano 33 BLE Sense

by Arduino
SKU 3449
£34.99 inc VAT
£29.16 ex VAT
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This compact and reliable Nano board is built around the NINA B306 module for BLE and Bluetooth 5 communication; the module is based on Nordic nRF 52840 processor that contains a powerful Cortex M4F and the board has a rich set of sensors that allow the creation of innovative and highly interactive designs.

Its architecture, fully compatible with Arduino IDE Online and Offline, has a 9 axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), temperature, pressure, humidity, light, colour and even gestures sensors and a microphone that are managed through our specialised libraries. Its reduced power consumption, compared to other same size boards, together with the Nano form factor opens up a wide range of applications.

This allows the design of wearable devices and gesture-based projects that need to communicate with other devices at a close range. Arduino Nano 33 BLE Sense is ideal for interactive automation projects thanks to the multiprotocol BT 5.0 radio.

Note: Comes with headers mounted.

The Arduino Nano 33 BLE Sense is based on the nRF52480 microcontroller with the following specifications:

  • Clock: 64MHz
  • Flash: 1MB
  • RAM: 256KB

Please note: Arduino Nano 33 BLE Sense only supports 3.3V I/Os and is NOT 5V tolerant so please make sure you are not directly connecting 5V signals to this board or it will be damaged. Also, as opposed to Arduino Nano boards that support 5V operation, the 5V pin does NOT supply voltage but is rather connected, through a jumper, to the USB power input.

The Bluetooth is managed by a NINA B306 module.

The IMU is an LSM9DS1 and it is managed through I2C.

The LPS22HB reads barometric pressure and environmental temperature.

The HTS221 senses relative humidity.

The ADPS-9960 is a digital proximity, ambient light, RGB and gesture sensor.

The MP34DT05 is the digital microphone

The board has a two 15 pins connectors - one on each side -,  pin to pin compatible with the original Arduino Nano. 

PIN FUNCTION TYPE DESCRIPTION
1 D13 / SCK Digital SPI SCK; GPIO
2 +3V3 Power Out Internally generated power output to external devices
3 AREF Analog Analog Reference; can be used as GPIO
4 A0 Analog ADC in; can be used as GPIO
5 A1 Analog ADC in; can be used as GPIO
6 A2 Analog ADC in; can be used as GPIO
7 A3 Analog ADC in; can be used as GPIO
8 A4 / SDA Analog ADC in; I2C SDA; can be used as GPIO*
9 A5 / SCL Analog ADC in; I2C SCL; can be used as GPIO*
10 A6 Analog ADC in; can be used as GPIO
11 A7 Analog ADC in; can be used as GPIO
12 VUSB Power In/Out Normally NC; can be connected to VUSB pin of the USB connector by shorting a jumper
13 RST Digital In Active low reset input (duplicate of pin 18)
14 GND Power Power ground
15 VIN Power In

Vin power input

16 TX Digital USART TX; can be used as GPIO
17 RX Digital USART RX; can be used as GPIO
18 RST Digital Active low reset input (duplicate of pin 13)
19 GND Power Power ground
20 D2 Digital GPIO
21 D3 / PWM Digital GPIO; can be used as PWM
22 D4 Digital GPIO
23 D5 / PWM Digital GPIO; can be used as PWM
24 D6 / PWM Digital GPIO; can be used as PWM
25 D7 Digital GPIO
26 D8 Digital GPIO
27 D9 / PWM Digital GPIO; can be used as PWM
28 D10 / PWM Digital GPIO; can be used as PWM
29 D11 / MOSI Digital SPI MOSI; can be used as GPIO
30 D12 / MISO Digital SPO MISO; can be used as GPIO

(*), As opposed to other Arduino Nano boards, pins A4 and A5, have an internal pull-up and default to be used as an I2C Bus so used as analog inputs is not recommended. Opposed to Arduino Nano boards that support 5V operation, the 5V pin does NOT supply voltage but is rather connected, through a jumper, to the USB power input.

On the bottom side of the board, under the communication module, debug signals are arranged as 3x2 test pads with 100 mil pitch. Pin 1 is the bottom left one with the USB connector on the left and the test pads on the right.

Pin Function Type Description
1 +3v3 Power Out Internally generated power output to be used as voltage reference
2 SWD Digital nRF52480 Single Wire Debug Data
3 SWCLK Digital In nRF52480 Single Wire Debug Clock
5 GND Power Power Ground
6 RST Digital In Active low reset input