NXP Semiconductors today announced it has released the new JN5189 and JN5188
IEEE 802.15.4 wireless microcontrollers (MCUs) that deliver ultra-low power
connected intelligence for Zigbee 3.0 and Thread applications. As the latest
members of NXP's JN series of devices, the JN5189 and JN5188 are NXP's first
to provide an integrated NFC NTAG while supporting a wide operating
temperature range (-40 ? to +125 ?).
They also include MCU peripherals making
them ideal for smart home, building automation, sensor network, smart lighting
and numerous other battery-powered applications.
The JN5188 and JN5189 devices are powered by an Arm® Cortex®-M4 running at
48MHz and include up to 640KB of onboard flash and 152KB SRAM, providing
storage space and flexibility for complex applications and software
over-the-air (OTA) updates. The optional NFC NTAG provides standardized
out-of-band communications to dramatically simplify the pairing process. Users
tap a JN5189T/JN518T-based Internet-of-Things (IoT) device to an NFC reader
for quick connection to a Zigbee and/or Thread network.
The integrated NFC NTAG also allows for powerless access to devices for system diagnostics and
Additionally, NXP provides pin-to-pin
compatible solutions for Bluetooth® Low Energy and multiprotocol radio
frequency devices. These new JN wireless MCUs come with complete enablement
for diverse IoT applications delivering connected intelligence while
delivering fast time-to-market and development time.
Robust features of the JN5189/88 MCUs:
Low-power: Innovative 4.3mA Rx, 7.4mA @ +0dBm low-power solution with
numerous low-power modes.
Standardized connectivity: 802.15.4 System-on-a-Chip (SoC) with Zigbee 3.0
and Thread 1.1 certification.
MCU intelligence: Rich set of MCU capabilities, including a digital MIC
interface with wake up on audio event and Quad SPI NOR flash memory
controller for high density data storage or code execution.
Advanced integration: Robust peripherals including NFC NTAG reduces system
board footprint and cost of manufacturing with digital and analog
Robust RF: Integrated power amplifiers with exceptionally high transmit
power (up to +11 dBm) for long distance transmission.
Secure connections: Onboard hardware AES Engine (AES128, AES256) for data
encryption protected by hardware keys.
Broad portfolio: NXP also offers pin-to-pin compatible solutions for
Bluetooth LE and Multiprotocol RF devices.
NXP offers comprehensive enablement to speed time-to-market
NXP's MCUXpresso software development kit (SDK) for the JN
portfolio is compatible with the latest toolchains from IAR and NXP's
MCUXpresso IDE. The full MCUXpresso suite of software and tools provides a
seamless software experience across all NXP devices as well as a fast path to
add Zigbee 3.0 and Thread capabilities to an existing design on other NXP
devices. The NXP Internet-of-Things (IoT) Toolbox smart device application is
available, along with the NXP connectivity tool and test Tool - both are
designed to help developers evaluate RF performance and test more
Product availability and support
The JN5189 and JN5188 wireless microcontrollers are available now
from NXP and its distribution partners. Learn more at
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