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NINA-B1 series
Stand-alone Bluetooth low energy modules
Data Sheet
Abstract
This technical data sheet describes the NINA-B1 series stand-alone Bluetooth®
low energy
modules. With embedded Bluetooth low energy stack and u-connectXpress software
, these
modules are tailored for OEMs who wish to have the shortest time-to-market. The
OEMs can also
embed their own application on top of the integrated Bluetooth low energy stack using Nordic SDK
or Arm® Mbed™ integrated development environment (IDE).
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Document Information
Title NINA-B1 series
Subtitle Stand-alone Bluetooth low energy modules
Document type Data Sheet
Document number UBX-15019243
Revision and date R13 5-Mar-2019
Disclosure Restriction
Product status Corresponding content status
Functional Sample Draft For functional testing. Revised and supplementary data will be published later.
In Development /
Prototype
Objective Specification Target values. Revised and supplementary data will be published later.
Engineering Sample Advance Information Data based on early testing. Revised and supplementary data will be published later.
Initial Production Early Production Information Data from product verification. Revised and supplementary data may be published later.
Mass Production /
End of Life
Production Information Document contains the final product specification.
This document applies to the following products:
Product name Type number u-connectXpress software version PCN reference Product status
NINA-B111 NINA-B111-00B-00 1.0.0 N/A Mass Production
NINA-B111-01B-00 2.0.0 N/A Mass Production
NINA-B111-02B-00 3.0.1 N/A Mass Production
NINA-B111-03B-00 4.0.0 N/A Mass Production
NINA-B111-04B-00 5.0.0 N/A Initial Production
NINA-B112 NINA-B112-00B-00 1.0.0 N/A Mass Production
NINA-B112-01B-00 2.0.0 N/A Mass Production
NINA-B112-02B-00 3.0.1 N/A Mass Production
NINA-B112-03B-00 4.0.0 N/A Mass Production
NINA-B112-04B-00 5.0.0 N/A Initial Production
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Contents
Document Information ................................................................................................................................ 2
Contents .......................................................................................................................................................... 3
1 Functional description ......................................................................................................................... 6
1.1 Overview ........................................................................................................................................................ 6
1.2 Product features ......................................................................................................................................... 7
1.3 Block diagram .............................................................................................................................................. 8
1.3.1 NINA-B111 ........................................................................................................................................... 8
1.3.2 NINA-B112 ........................................................................................................................................... 8
1.4 Product description .................................................................................................................................... 8
1.5 Hardware options ........................................................................................................................................ 9
1.6 Software options ......................................................................................................................................... 9
1.6.1 u-connectXpress software ............................................................................................................... 9
1.6.2 OpenCPU ............................................................................................................................................10
1.7 Bluetooth device address ........................................................................................................................10
2 Interfaces ................................................................................................................................................ 11
2.1 Power management .................................................................................................................................11
2.1.1 Module supply input (VCC) .............................................................................................................11
2.1.2 Digital I/O interfaces reference voltage (VCC_IO) ......................................................................11
2.2 RF antenna interfaces .............................................................................................................................11
2.2.1 2.4 GHz Bluetooth low energy (ANT) ............................................................................................11
2.2.2 Near Field Communication (NFC) ..................................................................................................11
2.3 System functions ......................................................................................................................................11
2.3.1 Module power-on ..............................................................................................................................12
2.3.2 Module power-off ..............................................................................................................................12
2.3.3 Standby mode ...................................................................................................................................12
2.3.4 Sleep mode .........................................................................................................................................12
2.3.5 Module reset ......................................................................................................................................13
2.3.6 Real Time Counter (RTC) .................................................................................................................13
2.4 Serial interfaces ........................................................................................................................................13
2.4.1 Asynchronous serial interface (UART) .........................................................................................13
2.4.2 Serial peripheral interface (SPI) .....................................................................................................14
2.4.3 I2C interface .......................................................................................................................................14
2.4.4 I2S interface .......................................................................................................................................14
2.5 GPIO .............................................................................................................................................................14
2.5.1 PWM ....................................................................................................................................................15
2.6 Analog interfaces ......................................................................................................................................15
2.6.1 ADC ......................................................................................................................................................15
2.6.2 Comparator ........................................................................................................................................15
2.6.3 Low power comparator ....................................................................................................................15
2.6.4 Analog pin options ............................................................................................................................16
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2.7 u-connectXpress software features .....................................................................................................16
2.7.1 u-blox Serial Port Service (SPS) .....................................................................................................16
2.7.2 System status signals .....................................................................................................................16
2.7.3 System control signals ....................................................................................................................16
2.7.4 UART signals .....................................................................................................................................16
2.7.5 IO signals ............................................................................................................................................17
2.8 Debug interfaces .......................................................................................................................................17
2.8.1 SWD .....................................................................................................................................................17
2.8.2 Trace Serial Wire Viewer ...............................................................................................................17
3 Pin definition ......................................................................................................................................... 18
3.1 Pin assignment ..........................................................................................................................................18
3.2 Pin assignment in the u-connectXpress software .............................................................................20
4 Electrical specifications .................................................................................................................... 22
4.1 Absolute maximum ratings ....................................................................................................................22
4.1.1 Maximum ESD ratings .....................................................................................................................22
4.2 Operating conditions ................................................................................................................................22
4.2.1 Operating temperature range ........................................................................................................22
4.2.2 Supply/Power pins ............................................................................................................................23
4.2.3 Current consumption .......................................................................................................................23
4.2.4 RF performance ................................................................................................................................24
4.2.5 RESET_N pin ......................................................................................................................................26
4.2.6 Digital pins ..........................................................................................................................................26
5 Mechanical specifications ................................................................................................................ 27
5.1 NINA-B111 Mechanical specification ...................................................................................................27
5.2 NINA-B112 Mechanical specifications .................................................................................................28
6 Qualification and approvals..............................................................................................................29
6.1 Compliance with the RoHS directive .....................................................................................................29
6.2 European Union regulatory compliance ...............................................................................................29
6.3 Safety compliance ....................................................................................................................................29
6.4 FCC and IC Compliance ............................................................................................................................29
6.4.1 IC compliance .....................................................................................................................................29
6.4.2 Conformité aux norms d´IC ............................................................................................................29
6.4.3 FCC statement ..................................................................................................................................30
6.4.4 Labeling requirements for end product .......................................................................................30
6.4.5 FCC and IC IDs ...................................................................................................................................31
6.5 Japan radio equipment compliance ......................................................................................................31
6.6 NCC Taiwan compliance ..........................................................................................................................31
6.6.1 Taiwan NCC Warning Statement ..................................................................................................31
6.6.2 NINA-B111 labeling requirements for end product ...................................................................32
6.6.3 NINA-B112 labeling requirements for end product ...................................................................32
6.7 KCC South Korea compliance .................................................................................................................32
6.8 Anatel Brazil compliance .........................................................................................................................32
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6.9 Australia and New Zealand regulatory compliance ...........................................................................33
6.10 South Africa regulatory compliance .....................................................................................................33
6.11 Bluetooth qualification information ......................................................................................................34
7 Antennas ............................................................................................................................................... 35
7.1 Antenna accessories ................................................................................................................................35
7.2 Approved antennas ..................................................................................................................................36
8 Product handling ................................................................................................................................. 39
8.1 Packaging ...................................................................................................................................................39
8.1.1 Reels ....................................................................................................................................................39
8.1.2 Tapes ...................................................................................................................................................39
8.2 Moisture sensitivity levels .......................................................................................................................41
8.3 Reflow soldering ........................................................................................................................................41
8.4 ESD precautions ........................................................................................................................................41
9 Labeling and ordering information ............................................................................................... 42
9.1 Product labeling .........................................................................................................................................42
9.2 Explanation of codes ................................................................................................................................42
9.3 Ordering information ................................................................................................................................43
Appendix ....................................................................................................................................................... 44
A Glossary ................................................................................................................................................. 44
Related documents ................................................................................................................................... 45
Revision history .......................................................................................................................................... 46
Contact .......................................................................................................................................................... 48
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1 Functional description
1.1 Overview
The NINA-B1 series modules are small stand-alone Bluetooth® low energy modules featuring
Bluetooth 5, a powerful Arm® Cortex®-M4 with FPU, and state-of-the-art power performance. The
embedded low power crystal in NINA-B1 minimizes power consumption, thus extending the battery
life.
The NINA-B1 is delivered with u-connectXpress software that provides support for u-blox Bluetooth
low energy Serial Port Service, GATT client and server, beacons, NFC™, and simultaneous peripheral
and central roles all configurable from a host by using AT commands.
NINA-B1 offers full flexibility for customers who prefer to add their application to run on the built-in
Cortex-M4 with FPU. With 512 kB flash and 64 kB RAM, it offers the best-in-class capacity for
customer applications running on top of the Bluetooth low energy stack using SDK from Nordic
Semiconductor or Arm® Mbed™. Additionally, NFC and interfaces such as SPI, I2C, and I2S are
available, and features like Bluetooth Mesh, AirFuel, and Apple HomeKit are also supported.
NINA-B112 comes with an internal antenna and NINA-B111 has a pin for use with an external
antenna. The internal PIFA antenna is specifically designed for the small NINA-B1 form factor and
provides an extensive range of more than 300 m, independent of ground plane and component
placement.
The module is globally certified for use with the internal antenna or a range of external antennas.
This reduces time and effort for customers integrating NINA-B1 in their designs.
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1.2 Product features
Table 1: NINA-B1 series main features summary
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1.3 Block diagram
Figure 1: Block diagram of NINA-B1
1.3.1 NINA-B111
The NINA-B111 modules do not use the internal antenna and thus the PCB has been trimmed to
allow for a smaller module (10.0 x 10.6 mm). Instead of an internal antenna, the RF signal is available
at a module pin for routing to an external antenna or antenna connector.
1.3.2 NINA-B112
The NINA-B112 modules use an integrated antenna mounted on the PCB (10.0 x 14.0 mm). The RF
signal pin is not connected to any signal path.
1.4 Product description
Item NINA-B111 NINA-B112
Bluetooth version 5.0 5.0
Band support 2.4 GHz, 40 channels 2.4 GHz, 40 channels
Typical conducted output power +4 dBm +4 dBm
Radiated output power (EIRP) +7 dBm (with approved antennas) +6 dBm
Sensitivity (conducted) -95 dBm -95 dBm
Data rates 1 and 2 Mbps GFSK 1 and 2 Mbps GFSK
Module size 10.0x10.6 mm 10.0x14.0 mm
Table 2: NINA-B1 series characteristics summary
DC/DC and LDO regulators
512 kB Flash
BLE baseband
Cryptographic
hardware
accelerators
IO Buffers
Arm Cortex-M4
Antenna
(NINA-B112)
PLL
VCC (1.7
- 3.6 V)
32 MHz
Reset
UART
SPI
GPIO
1.3 V
System
power
I2C
PWM
I2S
ADC and
comparator
Analog
Passive NFC tag
NFC
64 kB RAM
PLL
32.768 kHz
RTC
RF
Antenna pin
NINA-B111
Nordic Semiconductor
nRF52832
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1.5 Hardware options
Except for the different PCB sizes and antenna solutions, the NINA-B1 series modules use an
identical hardware configuration. An on board 32.768 KHz crystal is always included and an
integrated DC/DC converter for higher efficiency under heavy load situations (see section 2.1.1 for
more information).
1.6 Software options
The integrated application processor of the NINA-B1 module is an Arm Cortex-M4 with FPU that has
512 kB flash memory and 64 kB RAM. The software structure of any program running on the module
can be broken down into the following components:
Radio stack
Bootloader (optional)
Application
More information on each option can be found in the NINA-B1 Series System Integration Manual
[1].
1.6.1 u-connectXpress software
The NINA-B1 module is preflashed with u-connectXpress software.
The u-connectXpress software enables the use of the u-blox Low Energy Serial Port Service,
controlled by AT-commands over the UART interface. You can configure NINA-B1 modules through
u-blox s-center software using the AT commands. The s-center evaluation software can be
downloaded from the u-blox website and is available free of charge.
More information on the features and capabilities of the u-blox Low Energy Serial Port Service and
how to use this can be found in the NINA-B1 Getting started guide [5]
and the
u-blox Short Range AT
commands manual [3].
NINA-B1 Software
structure
Bootloader
Radio
Stack
Application
Pre flashed OpenCPU options
Nordic S132 SoftDevice
u-connect
Xpress
software
Nordic
SDK
Arm Mbed
Wirepas mesh
Connectivity
Software
+
SDK
Figure
2: NINA-B1 software structure and available software options
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1.6.2 OpenCPU
If you need a custom application embedded in the NINA-B1 module, u-blox recommends using the
following development approaches to speed up the process:
1.6.2.1 Nordic SDK
The Nordic nRF5 SDK provides a rich and well tested software development environment for nRF52-
based devices. It includes a broad selection of drivers, libraries, and example applications. It also
includes other radio stacks, however note that the NINA-B1 series modules are only certified for use
with the S132 Bluetooth Low Energy SoftDevice. A customer wishing to use a proprietary 2.4 GHz
radio protocol should contact u-blox support.
1.6.2.2 Arm Mbed OS
Arm Mbed OS is an open source embedded operating system designed specifically for the "things" in
the Internet of Things. It includes all features to develop a connected product, including security,
connectivity, an RTOS, and drivers for sensors and I/O devices. The u-blox NINA-B1 series fully
supports Mbed OS 5.
1.6.2.3 Wirepas connectivity software
The NINA-B1 series modules can also be used together with the Wirepas software stack. This will
enable the NINA-B1 module to be used in a large-scale mesh environment.
The Wirepas connectivity software is a third party licensed software from Wirepas.
For more information about the Wirepas connectivity software, contact the u-blox support for your
area as listed in the Contact section or Wirepas directly.
1.7 Bluetooth device address
Each NINA-B1 module is preprogrammed with a unique 48-bit Bluetooth device address. If the
memory of the module is corrupted or otherwise lost, the address can be recovered from the data
matrix barcode printed on the module label. The NINA-B1 Series System Integration Manual [1]
contains detailed information on how to recover and/or reprogram the Bluetooth device address if it
is lost.
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2 Interfaces
2.1 Power management
2.1.1 Module supply input (VCC)
The NINA-B1 series uses integrated step-down converters to transform the supply voltage
presented at the VCC pin into a stable system voltage. Due to this, the NINA-B1 modules are
compatible for use in battery powered designs without the use of an additional voltage converter.
You can choose one of the following two on-board voltage converter options:
A low-dropout (LDO) converter
A DC/DC buck converter
Under normal use, the module will automatically switch between these options depending on the
current consumption of the module. Under high loads such as when the radio is active, the DC/DC
converter will be more efficient, while the LDO will be more efficient in power saving modes.
2.1.2 Digital I/O interfaces reference voltage (VCC_IO)
All modules in the u-blox NINA series provide an additional voltage supply input for setting the I/O
voltage level. On the NINA-B1 series modules, the I/O voltage level is the same as the supply voltage
and VCC_IO is internally connected to the supply input. Therefore only a single supply voltage is
needed for NINA-B1, which makes it ideal for battery powered designs.
This may not be the case for modules in the NINA series that will be released in the future. A
design that should be pin compatible with other NINA-series modules should keep the VCC and
VCC_IO supply rails separate.
2.2 RF antenna interfaces
2.2.1 2.4 GHz Bluetooth low energy (ANT)
The two NINA-B1 model versions have their own 2.4 GHz antenna solutions respectively:
The NINA-B111 modules provide an antenna pin (ANT) with a nominal characteristic impedance
of 50 . This pin can be connected to an on-board antenna or antenna connector using a
controlled impedance trace. See the NINA-B1 Series System Integration Manual [1] for more
information.
The NINA-B112 modules use an integrated antenna solution; no additional components are
required. The ANT pin is internally disconnected on these models.
2.2.2 Near Field Communication (NFC)
The NINA-B1 series modules include a Near Field Communication interface, capable of operating as
a 13.56 MHz NFC tag at a bit rate of 106 kbps. As an NFC tag, data can be read from or written to
the NINA-B1 modules using an NFC reader; however the NINA-B1 modules are not capable of
reading other tags or initiating NFC communications. Two pins are available for connecting to an
external NFC antenna: NFC1 and NFC2. See the NINA-B1 Series System Integration Manual [1] for
more information and NFC antenna design considerations.
2.3 System functions
The NINA-B1 series modules are power efficient devices capable of operating in different power
saving modes and configurations. Different sections of the module can be powered off when not
needed and complex wake up events can be generated from different external and internal inputs.
The radio part of the module operates independently from the CPU.
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The two main power saving modes are:
Standby mode
Sleep mode
Depending on the application, the module should spend most of its time in sleep mode to conserve
battery life.
2.3.1 Module power-on
NINA-B1 modules can be switched on in one of the following ways and this will cause the module to
reboot:
Rising edge on the VCC pin to a valid supply voltage
Issuing a reset of the module
A wake up event from sleep mode to active mode can be issued by:
Changing the state of any digital I/O pin, may be enabled /disabled for each pin.
If waking up from standby mode, an event can also be issued by:
The on-board Real Time Counter (RTC)
A programmable digital or analog sensor event. For example, rising voltage level on an analog
comparator pin
2.3.2 Module power-off
There is no dedicated pin to power off the NINA-B1 modules. You can configure any GPIO pin to enter
or exit the sleep mode (see section 2.3.4), which essentially powers down the module.
An under-voltage (brown-out) shutdown occurs on NINA-B1 modules when the VCC supply drops
below the operating range minimum limit. If this occurs, it is not possible to store the current
parameter settings in the module’s non-volatile memory. An over-temperature and under-
temperature shutdown can be enabled on NINA-B1 modules, and is initiated if the temperature
measured within the module is outside operating conditions. The temperature is measured by an
integrated temperature sensor in the radio chip. For more details see the NINA-B1 Series System
Integration Manual [1].
2.3.3 Standby mode
Standby mode is one of the power saving modes in NINA-B1 modules that essentially powers down
the module but keeps the system RAM intact and allows for a few low power digital interfaces
(including SPI) and analog functions to run continuously. It also allows for complex, autonomous
power-up events including periodic RTC events and radio events.
The following events can be used to bring the module out of the standby mode:
External wake-up events
Internal wake-up events from RTC, radio, NFC and so on
Analog or digital sensor event (programmable voltage level or edge detection)
During standby mode, the module is clocked at 32 kHz, which is generated by an internal 32 kHz
crystal oscillator.
2.3.4 Sleep mode
Sleep mode is the deepest power saving mode of NINA-B1 modules. During sleep mode, all
functionality is stopped to ensure minimum power consumption. The module needs an external
event in order to wake up from sleep mode.
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The following events can be used to wake up the module out of the sleep mode:
External event on a digital pin
External event on a low power comparator pin
Detection of NFC field
When using the u-connectXpress software, the module can be manually switched on or off with
proper storage of current settings using the UART DSR pin.
The module can be programmed to latch the digital values present at its GPIO pins during sleep. The
module will keep the values latched, and a change of state on any of these pins will trigger a wake up
to active mode.
The module will always reboot after waking up from the sleep mode; however different sections of
the RAM can be configured to remain intact during and after going into the sleep mode.
2.3.5 Module reset
NINA-B1 modules can be reset in one of the following ways:
Low level on the RESET_N input pin, normally high with internal pull-up. This causes an “external”
or “hardware” reset of the module. The current parameter settings are not saved in the module’s
non-volatile memory and a proper network detach is not performed.
Using the AT+CPWROFF command. This causes an “internal” or “software” reset of the module.
The current parameter settings are saved in the module’s non-volatile memory and a proper
network detach is performed.
2.3.6 Real Time Counter (RTC)
A key system feature available on the module is the Real Time Counter. This counter can generate
multiple interrupts and events to the CPU and radio as well as internal and external hardware blocks.
These events can be precisely timed ranging from microseconds up to hours, and allows for periodic
BLE advertising events etc., without involving the main CPU. The RTC can be operated in power-on
and standby modes.
2.4 Serial interfaces
NINA-B1 modules provide the following serial communication interfaces:
1x UART interface: 4-wire unbalanced asynchronous serial interface used for AT commands
interface, data communication and u-connectXpress software upgrades using the FOAT feature.
3x SPI interfaces: Up to three serial peripheral interfaces can be used simultaneously.
2x I2C interfaces: Inter-Integrated Circuit (I2C) interface for communication with digital sensors.
All digital interface pins on the module are shared between the digital and analog interfaces and
GPIOs. Any function can be assigned to any pin that is not already occupied.
2.4.1 Asynchronous serial interface (UART)
The UART interface supports hardware flow control and baud-rates up to 1 Mbps. Other
characteristics of the UART interface are listed below:
Data lines (RXD as input, TXD as output) and hardware flow control lines (CTS as input, RTS as
output) are provided.
Hardware flow control or no flow control (default) is supported.
Power saving indication available on the hardware flow control output (CTS line): The line is driven
to the OFF state when the module is not ready to accept data signals.
Programmable baud-rate generator allows most industry standard rates, as well as non-standard
rates up to 1 Mbps.
Frame format configuration:
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o 8 data bits
o Even or no-parity bit
o 1 stop bit
Default frame configuration is 8N1, meaning eight (8) data bits, no (N) parity bit, and one (1) stop
bit.
2.4.2 Serial peripheral interface (SPI)
NINA-B1 supports up to 3 Serial Peripheral Interfaces that can operate in both master and slave
mode with a maximum serial clock frequency of 8 MHz in both master and slave modes. The SPI
interfaces use 4 signals: SCLK, MOSI, MISO and CS. When using the SPI interface in master mode,
it is possible to use GPIOs as additional Chip Select (CS) signals to allow addressing of multiple
slaves.
2.4.3 I2C interface
The Inter-Integrated Circuit interfaces can be used to transfer or receive data on a 2-wire bus
network. The NINA-B1 modules can operate as both master and slave on the I2C bus using both
standard (100 kbps) and fast (400 kbps) transmission speeds. The interface uses the SCL signal to
clock instructions and data on the SDL signal.
2.4.4 I2S interface
The Inter-IC Sound (I2S) interface can be used to transfer audio sample streams between NINA-B1
and external audio devices such as codecs, DACs, and ADCs. It supports original I2S and left or right-
aligned interface formats in both master and slave mode. It uses up to 5 signals: Master clock
(MCK), Left right clock or Word clock (LRCK), Serial clock (SCK), Serial data in (SDIN) and Serial data
out (SDOUT). The Master side of the interface always provides the LRCK and SCK clock signals, but
as an addition NINA-B1 can supply a MCK clock signal in both master and slave mode to provide to
external systems that cannot generate their own clock signal. The two data signals - SDIN and
SDOUT allow for simultaneous bi-directional audio streaming. The interface supports 8, 16 and 24-
bit sample widths with up to 48 kHz sample rate.
2.5 GPIO
The NINA-B1 modules are versatile concerning pin-out. If un-configured, there will be 19 GPIO pins in
total and no analog or digital interfaces. All digital interfaces or functions must then be allocated to
a GPIO pin before use. 8 out of the 19 GPIO pins are analog enabled thus they can have an analog
function allocated to them. In addition to the serial interfaces, Table 3 shows the number of digital
and analog functions that can be assigned to a GPIO pin.
Function Description Default
NINA pin
Configurable
GPIOs
General purpose input Digital input with configurable edge detection and interrupt generation Any
General purpose
output
Digital output with configurable drive strength, pull-up, pull-down, open-
source, open-drain and/or slew rate
Any
Pin disabled Pin is disconnected from input buffers and output drivers. All* Any
Timer/ counter High precision time measurement between two pulses/ Pulse counting with
interrupt/event generation
Any
Interrupt/ Event
trigger
Interrupt/event trigger to the software application/ Wake up event Any
ADC input 8/10/12-bit analog to digital converter Any analog
Analog comparator
input
Compare two voltages, capable of generating wake-up events and
interrupts
Any analog
PWM output Output complex pulse width modulation waveforms Any
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Function Description Default
NINA pin
Configurable
GPIOs
Connection status
indication
Indicates if a BLE connection is maintained BLUE** Any
* = If left unconfigured ** = If using the u-connectXpress software
Table 3: GPIO custom functions configuration
2.5.1 PWM
The NINA-B1 modules provide up to 12 independent PWM channels that can be used to generate
complex waveforms. These waveforms can be used to control motors, dim LEDs and as audio
signals, if connected to speakers. Duty-cycle sequences may be stored in RAM to be chained and
looped into complex sequences without CPU intervention. Each channel uses a single GPIO pin as
output.
2.6 Analog interfaces
8 out of the 19 digital GPIOs can be multiplexed to analog functions. The following analog functions
are available for use:
1x 8-channel ADC
1x Analog comparator*
1x Low-power analog comparator*
*Only one of the comparators can be used simultaneously.
2.6.1 ADC
The Analog to Digital Converter (ADC) can sample up to 200 kHz using different inputs as sample
triggers. It supports 8/10/12-bit resolution. Any of the 8 analog inputs can be used both as single-
ended inputs and as differential pairs for measuring the voltage across them. The ADC supports full
0 V to VCC input range.
2.6.2 Comparator
The comparator compares voltages from any analog pin with different references as shown in Table
4. It supports full 0 V to VCC input range and can generate different software events to the rest of
the system.
2.6.3 Low power comparator
The low-power comparator operates in the same way as the normal comparator, with some reduced
functionality. It can be used during sleep mode as a wake up source.
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2.6.4 Analog pin options
Table 4 shows the supported connections of the analog functions.
An analog pin may not be simultaneously connected to multiple functions.
Table 4: Possible uses of analog pin
2.7 u-connectXpress software features
This section describes the available features when using the u-connectXpress software. For
additional information, see the u-blox Short Range AT Commands Manual [3] and NINA-B1
Getting Started [5].
2.7.1 u-blox Serial Port Service (SPS)
The serial port service feature enables serial port emulation over Bluetooth low energy.
2.7.2 System status signals
The RED, GREEN and BLUE pins are used to signal the system status according to Table 5. They are
active low and are intended to be routed to an RGB LED.
Mode Status RGB LED Color RED GREEN BLUE
Data\Extended Data mode (EDM) IDLE Green HIGH LOW HIGH
Command mode IDLE Orange LOW LOW HIGH
EDM/Data mode, Command mode CONNECTING Purple LOW HIGH LOW
EDM/Data mode, Command mode CONNECTED* Blue HIGH HIGH LOW
* = LED flashes on data activity
Table 5: System status indication
The CONNECTING and CONNECTED statuses indicate u-blox SPS connections.
2.7.3 System control signals
The following input signals are used to control the system:
RESET_N is used to reset the system. See section 2.3.5 for detailed information.
If SWITCH_2 is driven low during start up, the UART serial settings are restored to their default
values.
SWITCH_2 can be used to open a Bluetooth LE connection with a peripheral device.
If both SWITCH_1 and SWITCH_2 are driven low during start up, the system will enter the
bootloader mode.
If both SWITCH_1 and SWITCH_2 are driven low during start up and held low for 10 seconds, the
system will exit the bootloader mode and restore all settings to their factory default.
2.7.4 UART signals
In addition to the normal RXD, TXD, CTS, and RTS signals, the u-connectXpress software adds the
DSR and DTR pins to the UART interface. Note that they are not used as originally intended, but to
control the state of the NINA module. For example, depending on the current configuration:
Analog function Can be connected to
ADC single-ended input Any analog pin or VCC
ADC differential input Any analog pin or VCC pair
Comparator IN+ Any analog pin
Comparator IN- Pin 24 or 25, VCC, 1.2 V, 1.8 V, 2.4 V
Low-power comparator IN+ Any analog pin
Low-power comparator IN- Pin 24 or 25, 1/16 to 15/16 VCC in steps of 1/16 VCC
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The DSR pin can be used to:
Enter command mode
Disconnect and/or toggle connectable status
Enable/disable the rest of the UART interface
Enter/wake up from sleep mode
The DTR pin can be used to indicate:
The system mode
If the SPS peers are connected
If a Bluetooth LE bonded device is connected
A Bluetooth LE GAP connection
See the u-blox Short Range AT Commands Manual [3] and NINA-B1 Getting Started [5] for more
information.
2.7.5 IO signals
When using the u-connectXpress software, 7 module pins can be used for manual, digital read/write
operations. These pins can be configured as outputs or inputs with or without pull-up/pull-down,
using AT commands. For more information, see the u-blox Short Range AT Commands Manual [3].
In this data sheet, these signals are defined as IO signals to distinguish from the GPIO signals
described in section 2.5. The IO signals are used with u-connectXpress software only and
controlled using AT commands; the GPIO signals, being a hardware functionality, can be used
only by writing a custom software application.
2.8 Debug interfaces
2.8.1 SWD
The NINA-B1 series modules provide an SWD interface for flashing and debugging. The SWD
interface consists of two pins: SWDCLK and SWDIO.
2.8.2 Trace Serial Wire Viewer
A serial trace option will also be available as an additional pin: SWO. The Serial Wire Output is used
to:
Support printf style debugging
Trace OS and application events
Emit diagnostic system information
A debugger that supports Serial Wire Viewer (SWV) is required. The trace function can be used only
when developing a custom application.
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3 Pin definition
3.1 Pin assignment
The pin-out described in Figure 3 below is an example pin-out that shows the module in an
unconfigured state. Alternatively, if you use the u-connectXpress software, refer to the pin-out in
section 3.2.
A = Analog function capable pin
Figure 3: NINA-B1 series pin assignment (top view)
The grey pins in the center of the modules are GND pins. The outline of NINA-B111 ends at the
dotted line as shown in Figure 3, where the antenna area of NINA-B112 begins.
All digital or analog functions described in this data sheet may be freely assigned to any GPIO
pin. Analog functions are limited to analog capable pins. Signals marked red in Figure 3 are not
freely assignable but locked to a specific pin.
GPIO pins 16, 17, 18 and 20 are connected to pins located close to the radio part of the RF chip. It
is recommended to avoid using these pins for high speed digital interfaces or sinking/sourcing
large currents through them. Doing so may affect RF performance.
Do not apply an NFC field to the NFC pins when they are configured as GPIOs as it can cause
permanent damage to the module. When driving different logic levels on these pins in GPIO
mode, a small current leakage will occur. Ensure that they are set to the same logic level before
entering into any power saving modes. See section 4.2.6 for more information.
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No. Name I/O Description nRF52 pin Remarks
1 GPIO_1 I/O General purpose I/O P0.08
2 GPIO_2 I/O General purpose I/O P0.11
3 GPIO_3 I/O General purpose I/O P0.12
4 GPIO_4 I/O General purpose I/O P0.13
5 GPIO_5 I/O General purpose I/O P0.14
6 GND - Ground
7 GPIO_7 I/O General purpose I/O P0.16
8 SWO/GPIO_8 I/O Serial Wire debug trace data output P0.18 May be used as a GPIO
9 VCC_IO I Module I/O level voltage input Must be connected to VCC on
NINA-B1
10 VCC I Module supply voltage input 1.7-3.6 V range
11 SWDCLK I Serial Wire Debug port clock signal
12 GND - Ground
13 ANT I/O Tx/Rx antenna interface 50 nominal characteristic
impedance, only used with NINA-
B111 modules
14 GND - Ground
15 SWDIO I/O Serial Wire Debug port data signal
16 GPIO_16 I/O Analog function enabled GPIO P0.28 Pin is analog capable, use as low
drive, low frequency GPIO only
17 GPIO_17 I/O Analog function enabled GPIO P0.29 Pin is analog capable, use as low
drive, low frequency GPIO only
18 GPIO_18 I/O Analog function enabled GPIO P0.30 Pin is analog capable, use as low
drive, low frequency GPIO only
19 RESET_N I/O System reset input P0.21 Active low
20 GPIO_20 I/O Analog function enabled GPIO P0.31 Pin is analog capable, use as low
drive, low frequency GPIO only
21 GPIO_21 I/O General purpose I/O P0.07
22 GPIO_22 I/O General purpose I/O P0.06
23 GPIO_23 I/O Analog function enabled GPIO P0.05 Pin is analog capable
24 GPIO_24 I/O Analog function enabled GPIO P0.02 Pin is analog capable
25 GPIO_25 I/O Analog function enabled GPIO P0.03 Pin is analog capable
26 GND - Ground
27 GPIO_27 I/O Analog function enabled GPIO P0.04 Pin is analog capable
28 NFC1/GPIO_28 I/O NFC pin 1 (default) P0.09 May be used as a GPIO
29 NFC2/GPIO_29 I/O NFC pin 2 (default) P0.10 May be used as a GPIO
30 GND - Ground
EGP - Exposed Ground Pins The exposed pins in the center of
the module should be connected
to GND
Table 6: NINA-B1 series pin-out
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3.2 Pin assignment in the u-connectXpress software
The pin-out as shown in Figure 4 describes the pin configuration used in the u-connectXpress
software.
Figure 4 and Table 7 reflect the latest u-connectXpress software version only.
Figure 4: NINA-B1 series pin assignment (top view) while using the u-connectXpress software
The grey pins in the center of the modules are GND pins. The outline of NINA-B111 ends at the
dotted line as shown in Figure 4, where the antenna area of NINA-B112 begins.
It is required to follow this pin layout when using the u-connectXpress software. No additional
interfaces can be added.
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No. Name I/O Description Remarks
1 RED O RED system status signal Active low, should be routed to an RGB LED
2 IO_2 I/O u-connectXpress software IO pin Can be used for manual digital I/O
3 IO_3 I/O u-connectXpress software IO pin Can be used for manual digital I/O
4 IO_4 I/O u-connectXpress software IO pin Can be used for manual digital I/O
5 IO_5 I/O u-connectXpress software IO pin Can be used for manual digital I/O
6 GND - Ground
7 GREEN/SWITCH_1 I/O This signal is multiplexed:
GREEN: System status signal.
SWITCH_1: Multiple functions
Active low.
GREEN: Should be routed to an RGB LED.
SWITCH_1: See section 2.7.3 for more
information.
8 BLUE O BLUE system status signal Active low, should be routed to an RGB LED
9 VCC_IO I Module I/O level voltage input Must be connected to VCC on NINA-B1
10 VCC I Module supply voltage input 1.7-3.6 V range
11 SWDCLK I Serial Wire Debug port clock signal
12 GND - Ground
13 ANT I/O Tx/Rx antenna interface 50 nominal characteristic impedance, only
used with NINA-B111 modules
14 GND - Ground
15 SWDIO I/O Serial Wire Debug port data signal
16 UART_DTR O UART data terminal ready signal Used to indicate system status
17 UART_DSR I UART data set ready signal Used to change system modes
18 SWITCH_2 I Multiple functions Active low, see section 2.7.3 for more
information.
19 RESET_N I External system reset input Active low
20 UART_RTS O UART request to send control signal Used only when hardware flow control is enabled
21 UART_CTS I UART clear to send control signal Used only when hardware flow control is enabled
22 UART_TXD O UART data output
23 UART_RXD I UART data input
24 IO_24 I/O u-connectXpress software IO pin Can be used for manual digital I/O
25 IO_25 I/O u-connectXpress software IO pin Can be used for manual digital I/O
26 GND - Ground
27 IO_27 I/O u-connectXpress software IO pin Can be used for manual digital I/O
28 NFC1 I/O NFC pin 1
29 NFC2 I/O NFC pin 2
30 GND - Ground
EGP - Exposed Ground Pad The exposed pads in the center of the module
should be connected to GND
Table 7: NINA-B1 series and u-connectXpress software pin-out
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4 Electrical specifications
Stressing the device above one or more of the ratings listed in the Absolute maximum rating
section may cause permanent damage. These are stress ratings only. Operating the module at
these or at any conditions other than those specified in the Operating conditions section of this
document should be avoided. Exposure to absolute maximum rating conditions for extended
periods may affect device reliability.
Operating condition ranges define those limits within which the functionality of the device is
guaranteed. Where application information is given, it is advisory only and does not form part of
the specification.
4.1 Absolute maximum ratings
Symbol Description Condition Min Max Unit
VCC Module supply voltage Input DC voltage at VCC pin -0.3 3.9 V
V_DIO Digital pin voltage Input DC voltage at any digital I/O pin -0.3 3.9 V
P_ANT Maximum power at receiver Input RF power at antenna pin +10 dBm
Table 8: Absolute maximum ratings
The product is not protected against overvoltage or reversed voltages. If necessary, voltage
spikes exceeding the power supply voltage specification, given in table above, must be limited to
values within the specified boundaries by using appropriate protection devices.
4.1.1 Maximum ESD ratings
Parameter Min Typical Max Unit Remarks
ESD sensitivity for all pins except ANT pin 4 kV Human body model according to JEDEC JS001
750 V Charged device model according to JESD22-
C101
ESD indirect contact discharge ±8 kV According to EN 301 489-1
Table 9: Maximum ESD ratings
NINA-B1 series modules are Electrostatic Sensitive Devices and require special precautions while
handling. See section 8.4 for ESD handling instructions.
4.2 Operating conditions
Unless otherwise specified, all operating condition specifications are at an ambient temperature
of 25°C and a supply voltage of 3.0 V.
Operation beyond the specified operating conditions is not recommended and extended
exposure beyond them may affect device reliability.
4.2.1 Operating temperature range
Parameter Min Max Unit
Storage temperature -40 +85 °C
Operating temperature -40 +85 °C
Table 10: Temperature range
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4.2.2 Supply/Power pins
Symbol Parameter Min Typ Max Unit
VCC Input supply voltage 1.7 3.0 3.6 V
t_RVCC Supply voltage rise time 60 ms
VCC_ripple VCC input noise peak to peak, 10 - 100 KHz 100 mV
VCC input noise peak to peak, 100 KHz - 1 MHz 50 mV
VCC input noise peak to peak, 1 - 3 MHz 25 mV
VCC_IO I/O reference voltage VCC V
Table 11: Input characteristics of voltage supply pins
4.2.3 Current consumption
Table 12 shows the typical current consumption of a NINA-B1 module, independent of the software
used.
Mode Condition Typical Peak
Sleep No clocks running, no RAM data retention 300 nA
Sleep No clocks running, 64 kB RAM data retention 620 nA
Standby RTC and 64 kB RAM data retention. System running on 32.768 kHz clock from
crystal.
2.2 µA
Active CPU running benchmarking tests @ 64 MHz clock speed, all interfaces idle 3.7 mA
Active Radio RX only 5.4 mA
Active Radio TX only, +0dBm output power 5.3 mA
Table 12: Module VCC current consumption
Table 13 shows the current consumption during some typical use cases when using the u-
connectXpress software:
3.3 V VCC 1.8 V VCC
Mode Condition Average Peak Average Peak
Active Advertising 1s periods with +4 dBm output power and 31 bytes
payload, CPU and UART interface is running
1.8 mA 12 mA 2.5 mA 20 mA
Standby Advertising 1s periods with +4 dBm output power and 31 bytes
payload
26 µA 9.3 mA 34 µA 16 mA
Standby One advertisement event (4.7 ms), +4 dBm output power and 31
bytes payload
3.4 mA 9.3 mA 5.3 mA 16 mA
Active Connected as peripheral, connection events 30 ms periods, +4
dBm output power and 0 bytes payload, CPU and UART interface
is running
1.8 mA 12 mA 2.6 mA 21 mA
Standby Connected as peripheral, connection events 30 ms periods, +4
dBm output power and 0 bytes payload
140 µA 9.2 mA 190 µA 16 mA
Sleep UART DSR pin is used to enter sleep mode. No RAM retention 300 nA 2.6 mA 300 nA 2.6 mA
Table 13: Current consumption during typical use cases
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4.2.4 RF performance
Parameter Test condition Min Typ Max Unit
Receiver input sensitivity Conducted at 25 °C -95 dBm
Output power Conducted at 25 °C +4 dBm
Table 14: RF performance
4.2.4.1 NINA-B112 radiation patterns
The below radiation patterns show the relative output power of an EVB-NINA-B112 transmitting at
0 dBm output power. Both horizontal and vertical antenna polarizations were used. The NINA-B112
module was rotated 360° around the azimuth axis while being kept at 0°, 90° and 180° elevation as
shown in Figure 5.
Figure 5: Azimuth and elevation rotation axes relative to the measurement antenna
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Figure 6: Radiation pattern of NINA-B112 kept at 0° elevation
Figure 7: Radiation pattern of NINA-B112 kept at 90° elevation
-25
-22
-19
-16
-13
-10
-7
-4
-1
2
50 dBm @2440 MHz, 0°elevation
Horizontal [dB]
Vertical [dB]
180°
135°
315°
225°
270°
180°
90°
45°
-25
-22
-19
-16
-13
-10
-7
-4
-1
2
50 dBm @2440 MHz, 90°elevation
Horizontal [dB]
Vertical [dB]
180°
135°
315°
225°
270°
180°
90°
45°
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Figure 8: Radiation pattern of NINA-B112 kept at 180° elevation
4.2.5 RESET_N pin
Pin name Parameter Min Typ Max Unit Remarks
RESET_N Low-level input 0 0.3*VCC V
Internal pull-up resistance 13 k
RESET duration 55 ms Time taken to release a pin reset.
Table 15: RESET_N pin characteristics
4.2.6 Digital pins
Pin name Parameter Min Typ Max Unit Remarks
Any digital
pin
Input characteristic:
Low-level input
0 0.3*VCC V
Input characteristic:
high-level input
0.7*VCC VCC V
Output characteristic:
Low-level output
0 0.4 V Normal drive strength
0 0.4 V High drive strength
Output characteristic:
High-level output
VCC-0.4 VCC V Normal drive strength
VCC-0.4 VCC V High drive strength
GPIO_28,
GPIO_29
Leakage current 2 10 µA When driven to different logic levels
Table 16: Digital pin characteristics
-25
-22
-19
-16
-13
-10
-7
-4
-1
2
50 dBm @2440 MHz, 180°elevation
Horizontal [dB]
Vertical [dB]
180°
135°
315°
225°
270°
180°
90°
45°
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5 Mechanical specifications
5.1 NINA-B111 Mechanical specification
Figure 9: NINA-B111 mechanical outline
Parameter
Description
Typical
Tolerance
A
Module PCB Length [mm]
10.6
(417 mil)
+0.20/-0.10
(+7.9/-3.9 mil)
B
Module PCB Width [mm]
10.0
(394 mil)
+0.20/-0.10
(+7.9/-3.9 mil)
C
Module Thickness [mm]
2.2
(87 mil)
+0.40/-0.20
(+16/-7.9 mil)
ccc
Seating Plane Coplanarity [mm]
0.10
(3.9 mil)
+0.02/-0.10
(+0.8/-3.9 mil)
D
Horizontal Edge to Lateral Pin No 1 Edge [mm]
0.45
(18 mil)
+0.10/-0.10
(+3.9/-3.9 mil)
E
Vertical and Horizontal Edge to Lateral Pin No 1 Edge
0.30
(12 mil)
+0.10/-0.10
(+3.9/-3.9 mil)
F
Vertical Pin No1 Edge to Lateral Pin Edge [mm]
2.35
(92.5 mil)
+0.05/-0.05
(+2/-2 mil)
G
Depanelizing Residual [mm]
0.10
(3.9 mil)
+0.25/-0.10
(+9.8/-3.9 mil)
H
Lateral and Antenna Row Pin to Pin Pitch [mm]
1.0
(39 mil)
+0.05/-0.05
(+2/-2 mil)
I
Lateral and Antenna Row Pin Width [mm]
0.70
(28 mil)
+0.05/-0.05
(+2/-2 mil)
J
Lateral and Antenna Row Pin Height [mm]
1.15
(45.3 mil)
+0.05/-0.05
(+2/-2 mil)
K
Horizontal Pin No1 Edge to Central Pin Edge [mm]
2.78
(109 mil)
+0.05/-0.05
(+2/-2 mil)
L
Vertical Pin No1 Edge to Central Pin Edge [mm]
2.63
(104 mil)
+0.05/-0.05
(+2/-2 mil)
O
Central Pin and Inner Row Width and Height [mm]
0.70
(28 mil)
+0.05/-0.05
(+2/-2 mil)
P
Central Pin to Central Pin Pitch [mm]
1.15
(45.3 mil)
+0.05/-0.05
(+2/-2 mil)
Q
Inner Row Pin to Pin Pitch [mm]
1.1
(43 mil)
+0.05/-0.05
(+2/-2 mil)
R
Horizontal Pin No1 Edge to Antenna Row Pin Edge
8.7
(34 mil)
+0.05/-0.05
(+2/-2 mil)
*
Soldermask defined pads additional height and/or
0.05
(2 mil)
-
-
Module Weight [g]
<1.0
Table 17: NINA-B111 mechanical outline data
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5.2 NINA-B112 Mechanical specifications
Figure 10: NINA-B112 mechanical outline
Parameter
Description
Typical
Tolerance
A
Module PCB Length [mm]
14.0
(551 mil)
+0.20/-0.10
(+7.9/-3.9 mil)
B
Module PCB Width [mm]
10.0
(394 mil)
+0.20/-0.10
(+7.9/-3.9 mil)
C
Module Thickness [mm]
3.8
(150 mil)
+0.40/-0.20
(+16/-7.9 mil)
ccc
Seating Plane Coplanarity [mm]
0.10
(3.9 mil)
+0.02/-0.10
(+0.8/-3.9 mil)
D
Horizontal Edge to Lateral Pin No 1 Edge [mm]
0.45
(18 mil)
+0.10/-0.10
(+3.9/-3.9 mil)
E
Vertical and Horizontal Edge to Lateral Pin No 1 Edge
0.30
(12 mil)
+0.10/-0.10
(+3.9/-3.9 mil)
F
Vertical Pin No1 Edge to Lateral Pin Edge [mm]
2.35
(92.5 mil)
+0.05/-0.05
(+2/-2 mil)
G
Depanelizing Residual [mm]
0.10
(3.9 mil)
+0.25/-0.10
(+9.8/-3.9 mil)
H
Lateral and Antenna Row Pin to Pin Pitch [mm]
1.0
(39 mil)
+0.05/-0.05
(+2/-2 mil)
I
Lateral and Antenna Row Pin Width [mm]
0.70
(28 mil)
+0.05/-0.05
(+2/-2 mil)
J
Lateral and Antenna Row Pin Height [mm]
1.15
(45.3 mil)
+0.05/-0.05
(+2/-2 mil)
K
Horizontal Pin No1 Edge to Central Pin Edge [mm]
2.78
(109 mil)
+0.05/-0.05
(+2/-2 mil)
L
Vertical Pin No1 Edge to Central Pin Edge [mm]
2.63
(104 mil)
+0.05/-0.05
(+2/-2 mil)
O
Central Pin and Inner Row Width and Height [mm]
0.70
(28 mil)
+0.05/-0.05
(+2/-2 mil)
P
Central Pin to Central Pin Pitch [mm]
1.15
(45.3 mil)
+0.05/-0.05
(+2/-2 mil)
Q
Inner Row Pin to Pin Pitch [mm]
1.1
(43 mil)
+0.05/-0.05
(+2/-2 mil)
R
Horizontal Pin No1 Edge to Antenna Row Pin Edge
8.7
(34 mil)
+0.05/-0.05
(+2/-2 mil)
S
PCB and Shield Cover Thickness [mm]
2.2
(87 mil)
+0.40/-0.20
(+16/-7.9 mil)
T
Module Antenna Width [mm]
3.8
(150 mil)
+0.20/-0.20
(+7.9/-7.9 mil)
U
Antenna overhang outside module outline on any side
0.0
-
+0.60
(+24 mil)
*
Soldermask defined pads additional height and/or
0.05
(2 mil)
-
-
Module Weight [g]
<1.0
Table 18: NINA-B112 mechanical outline data
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6 Qualification and approvals
6.1 Compliance with the RoHS directive
The NINA-B1 series modules comply with the "Directive 2011/65/EU of the European
Parliament and the Council on the Restriction of Use of certain Hazardous Substances in
Electrical and Electronic Equipment" (RoHS).
No natural rubbers, hygroscopic materials, or materials containing asbestos are
employed.
6.2 European Union regulatory compliance
Information about European Union regulatory compliance for the NINA-B1 series modules is
available in the NINA-B1 Declaration of Conformity [4].
6.3 Safety compliance
In order to fulfill the safety standard EN 60950-1, the NINA-B1 series modules must be supplied
with a Class-2 Limited Power Source.
6.4 FCC and IC Compliance
6.4.1 IC compliance
This device complies with Industry Canada license-exempt RSS standard(s).
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
1. This device may not cause interference, and
2. This device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired
operation of the device.
Under Industry Canada regulations, this radio transmitter may only operate using an antenna of a
type and maximum (or lesser) gain approved for the transmitter by Industry Canada. To reduce
potential radio interference to other users, the antenna type and its gain should be chosen in such a
way that the equivalent isotropically radiated power (e.i.r.p.) is not more than that is necessary for
successful communication.
This equipment complies with IC RSS-102 radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled
environment. This equipment should be installed and operated with a minimum distance of 20 cm
between the radiator and your body.
6.4.2 Conformité aux norms d´IC
Cet appareil est conforme à la(aux) norme(s) RSS sans licence d’Industry Canada.
Son utilisation est soumise aux deux conditions suivantes:
1. Cet appareil ne doit pas causer d’interférences et
2. il doit accepter toutes interférences reçues, y compris celles susceptibles d’avoir des effets
indésirables sur son fonctionnement.
Conformément aux réglementations d’Industry Canada, cet émetteur radio ne peut fonctionner qu’à
l’aide d’une antenne dont le type et le gain maximal (ou minimal) ont été approuvés pour cet
émetteur par Industry Canada. Pour réduire le risque d’interférences avec d’autres utilisateurs, il
faut choisir le type d’antenne et son gain de telle sorte que la puissance isotrope rayonnée
équivalente (p.i.r.e) ne soit pas supérieure à celle requise pour obtenir une communication
satisfaisante.
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Cet équipement respecte les limites d’exposition aux rayonnements IC RSS-102 définies pour un
environnement non contrôlé. Il doit être installé et utilisé en maintenant une distance minimum de
20 cm entre le radiateur et votre corps.
6.4.3 FCC statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful interference, and
2. This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device,
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and
can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no
guarantee that the interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does
cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning
the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or
more of the following measures:
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
The NINA-B1 series modules are for OEM integrations only. The end-user product will be
professionally installed in such a manner that only the authorized antennas are used.
For NINA-B111 an external antenna connector (U.FL. connector) reference design (see the NINA-B1
Series System Integration Manual [1]) is available and must be followed to comply with the NINA-B1
FCC/IC modular approval.
Any changes or modifications NOT explicitly APPROVED by u-blox could cause the module to cease
to comply with FCC rules part 15, and thus void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
6.4.3.1 Cautions
Any changes or modification could cause the module to cease to comply with FCC rules part 15
and thus void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
§15.407 statement; in case of absence of information to transmit or operational failure, the
NINA-B1 module will automatically discontinue transmission.
6.4.4 Labeling requirements for end product
For an end product using the NINA-B1 modules there must be a label containing, at least, the
following information:
This device contains
FCC ID: XPYNINAB1
IC: 8595A-NINAB1
The label must be affixed on an exterior surface of the end product such that it will be visible upon
inspection in compliance with the modular approval guidelines developed by the FCC.
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In accordance with 47 CFR § 15.19, the end product shall bear the following statement in a
conspicuous location on the device:
"This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions;
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation."
When the device is so small or for such use that it is not practicable to place the statement above on
it, the information shall be placed in a prominent location in the instruction manual or pamphlet
supplied to the user or, alternatively, shall be placed on the container in which the device is
marketed.
In case, where the final product will be installed in locations where the end-user is not able to see the
FCC ID and/or this statement, the FCC ID and the statement shall also be included in the end-
product manual.
6.4.5 FCC and IC IDs
Model FCC ID IC ID
NINA-B111
XPYNINAB1
8595A-NINAB1
NINA-B112 XPYNINAB1 8595A-NINAB1
Table 19: FCC and IC IDs for different models of the NINA-B1 series modules
6.5 Japan radio equipment compliance
The NINA-B1 series modules comply with the Japanese Technical Regulation Conformity
Certification of Specified Radio Equipment (ordinance of MPT N°. 37, 1981), Article 2, Paragraph 1:
Item 19 "2.4 GHz band wide band low power data communication system"
When a product integrated with a NINA-B1 module is placed on the Japanese market the product
must be affixed with a label with the Giteki marking below. The marking must be visible for
inspection.
204-610006
Figure 11: Giteki mark, R and the NINA-B1 MIC certification number
The recommended size of the Giteki mark is Ø5.0 mm but the minimum size is Ø3.0 mm.
As the MIC ID is not included on the NINA-B1 series label, the end product holder must also include a
copy of the Japan Radio Certificate to the end product technical documentation. Contact the u-blox
support for your area as listed in the Contact section to obtain a copy of the radio certificate.
6.6 NCC Taiwan compliance
6.6.1 Taiwan NCC Warning Statement
經型式認證合格低功率射頻電機,非經許可,公司、商號或使用者均不得擅自變更頻率、 加大功率或變更
原設計之特性及功能。
低功率射頻電機之使用不得影響飛航安全及干擾合法通信;經發現有干擾現象時,應立即停用,並改善至無
干擾時方得繼續使用。前項合法通信,指依電信法規定作業之無線電通信。低功率射頻電機須忍受合法通信
或工業、科學及醫療用電波輻射性電機設備之干擾
Statement translation:
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Without permission granted by the NCC, any company, enterprise, or user is not allowed to
change frequency, enhance transmitting power or alter original characteristic as well as
performance to approved low power radio-frequency devices.
The low power radio-frequency devices shall not influence aircraft security and interfere legal
communications; If found, the user shall cease operating immediately until no interference is
achieved. The said legal communications means radio communications is operated in
compliance with the Telecommunications Act. The low power radio-frequency devices must be
susceptible with the interference from legal communications or ISM radio wave radiated devices.
6.6.2 NINA-B111 labeling requirements for end product
When a product containing a NINA-B111 module is placed on the Taiwanese market, the product
must be affixed with a label or marking containing at least the following information:
Any similar wording that expresses the same meaning may be used. The marking must be visible for
inspection.
6.6.3 NINA-B112 labeling requirements for end product
When a product containing a NINA-B112 module is placed on the Taiwanese market, the product
must be affixed with a label or marking containing at least the following information:
Any similar wording that expresses the same meaning may be used. The marking must be visible for
inspection.
6.7 KCC South Korea compliance
When a product containing a NINA-B1 module is placed on the South Korean market, the product
must be affixed with a label or marking containing the KC logo and certification number shown in the
figure below. This information must also be included in the products user manuals.
The height of the KC logo must be at least 5 mm.
6.8 Anatel Brazil compliance
When a product containing a NINA-B1 module is placed on the Brazilian market, the product must
be affixed with a label or marking containing the Anatel logo, NINA-B1 Homologation number:
03882-16-05903 and a statement claiming that the device may not cause harmful interference but
must accept it (Resolution No 506).
內含發射器模組
: CCAJ16LP6460T0
內含發射器模組
: CCAJ16LP6470T3
MSIP-CRM-ULX-NINA-B111
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Statement translation:
“This equipment operates on a secondary basis and, consequently, must accept harmful
interference, including from stations of the same kind, and may not cause harmful interference to
systems operating on a primary basis.
When the device is so small or for such use that it is not practicable to place the statement above on
it, the information shall be placed in a prominent location in the instruction manual or pamphlet
supplied to the user or, alternatively, shall be placed on the container in which the device is
marketed.
In case, where the final product will be installed in locations where the end-user is not able to see the
Anatel logo, NINA-B1 Homologation number and/or this statement, the Anatel logo, NINA-B1
Homologation number and the statement shall also be included in the end-product manual.
6.9 Australia and New Zealand regulatory compliance
The NINA-B1 modules are compliant with AS/NZS 4268:2012/AMDT 1:2013 standard
Radio equipment and systems Short range devices Limits and methods of
standard measurement made by the Australian Communications and Media Authority
(ACMA).
The NINA-B1 module test reports can be used as part of evidence in obtaining permission the
Regulatory Compliance Mark (RCM). To meet overall Australian and/or New Zealand compliance on
the end product, the integrator must create a compliance folder containing all the relevant
compliance test reports.
More information on registration as a Responsible Integrator and labeling requirements will be found
at the following websites:
Australian Communications and Media Authority web site http://www.acma.gov.au/.
New Zealand Radio Spectrum Management Group web site www.rsm.govt.nz.
6.10 South Africa regulatory compliance
The NINA-B1 modules are compliant and certified by the Independent Communications Authority of
South Africa (ICASA). End products that are made available for sale or lease or is supplied in any
other manner in South Africa shall have a legible label permanently affixed to its exterior surface.
The label shall have the ICASA logo and the ICASA issued license number as shown in the figure
below. The minimum width and height of the ICASA logo shall be 3 mm. The approval labels must be
purchased by the customer’s local representative directly from the approval authority ICASA. A
sample of a NINA-B1 ICASA label is included below:
03882-16-05903
“Este equipamento opera em caráter secundário, isto é, não
tem direito a proteção contra interferência prejudicial, mesmo
de estações do mesmo tipo, e não pode causar interferência a
sistemas operando em caráter primário.”
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More information on registration as a Responsible Integrator and labeling requirements will be found
at the following website:
Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) web site - https://www.icasa.org.za
6.11 Bluetooth qualification information
The NINA-B1 series modules have been qualified according to the Bluetooth version 4.2
and 5.0 specifications. For an end product with NINA-B1 integrated, no further
qualification is required. If the end product is to be Bluetooth listed, the QD ID listed in
Table 20 shall be included in the end product listing. Use Table 20 to select the QD ID to refer to,
depending on what version of the u-connectXpress software or, for open CPU, what version of the
Nordic SoftDevice is used.
Bluetooth
version
Bluetooth product type QD ID Listing Date Nordic SoftDevice
S132 version
u-connectXpress
software version
4.2 End Product 85618 16-Aug-2016 3.0.0 to 4.0.x 1.0.0 to 3.0.1
5.0 End Product 100763 18-Sep-2017 5.0.0 or later 4.0.0 or later
Table 20: NINA-B1 Bluetooth QD IDs
APPROVED
TA-2016/2760
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7 Antennas
This chapter gives an overview of the different external antennas that can be used together with the
NINA-B1 series modules.
This radio transmitter IC: 8595A-NINAB1 has been approved by Industry Canada to operate with
the antenna types listed below with the maximum permissible gain and required antenna
impedance for each antenna type indicated. Antenna types not included in this list, having a gain
greater than the maximum gain indicated for that type, are strictly prohibited for use with this
device.
Cet émetteur radio IC: 8595A-NINAB1 été approuvé par Industry Canada pour fonctionner avec
les types d’antenne énumérés ci-dessous avec le gain maximum autorisé et l’impédance
nécessaire pour chaque type d’antenne indiqué. Les types d’antenne ne figurant pas dans cette
liste et ayant un gain supérieur au gain maximum indiqué pour ce type-là sont strictement
interdits d’utilisation avec cet appareil.
For each antenna, the “Approvals” field defines in which region or market the antenna is
pre-approved for use with the NINA-B1 series modules. Definitions of the «Approvals» field are:
FCC The antenna is approved for use in countries that accept the FCC radio approvals,
primarily the US.
IC The antenna is approved for use in countries that accept the IC radio approvals, primarily
Canada.
RED The antenna is approved for use in countries that accept the Radio Equipment Directive,
primarily the European countries.
MIC The antenna is approved for use in the Japanese market.
NCC The antenna is approved for use in the Taiwanese market.
KCC The antenna is approved for use in the Korean market.
ANATEL The antenna is approved for use in the Brazilian market.
ACMA The antenna is approved for use in the Australian and New Zealand markets.
ICASA The antenna is approved for use in the South African market.
In general, antennas with SMD connection, Reverse Polarity SMA connector or U.FL connector are
approved for use in all the above mentioned markets. The antennas with SMA connector are not
approved for use in the US or Canadian markets due to FCC/IC regulations.
7.1 Antenna accessories
Name U.FL to SMA adapter cable
Connector U.FL and SMA jack (outer thread and pin receptacle)
Impedance 50
Minimum cable loss 0.5 dB, The cable loss must be above the minimum cable loss to
meet the regulatory requirements. Minimum cable length 100 mm.
Comment The SMA connector can be mounted in a panel. See the NINA-B1
System Integration Manual [1] for information on how to integrate
the U.FL connector.
Approval RED, MIC, NCC, KCC, ANATEL, ACMA and ICASA
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Name U.FL to Reverse Polarity SMA adapter cable
Connector U.FL and Reverse Polarity SMA jack (outer thread and pin)
Impedance 50
Minimum cable loss 0.5 dB, The cable loss must be above the minimum cable loss to
meet the regulatory requirements. Minimum cable length 100 mm.
Comment The Reverse Polarity SMA connector can be mounted in a panel. See
the NINA-B1 System Integration Manual [1] for information on how
to integrate the U.FL connector. It is required to follow this reference
design to comply with the NINA-B1 FCC/IC modular approvals.
Approval FCC, IC, RED, MIC, NCC, KCC, ANATEL, ACMA and ICASA
7.2 Approved antennas
NINA-B112 (u-blox LILY antenna)
Manufacturer ProAnt
Gain +3 dBi
Impedance 50
Size (HxWxL) 3.0 x 3.8 x 9.9 mm
Type PIFA
Comment SMD PIFA antenna on NINA-B112. Should not be mounted inside a metal
enclosure.
Approval FCC, IC, RED, MIC, NCC, KCC, ANATEL, ACMA and ICASA
GW.26.0111
Manufacturer Taoglas
Polarization Vertical
Gain +2.0 dBi
Impedance 50
Size Ø 7.9 x 30.0 mm
Type Monopole
Connector SMA (M)
Comment To be mounted on the U.FL to SMA adapter cable.
Approval RED, MIC, NCC, KCC, ANATEL, ACMA and ICASA
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Ex-IT 2400 RP-SMA 28-001
Manufacturer ProAnt
Polarization Vertical
Gain +3.0 dBi
Impedance 50
Size Ø 12.0 x 28.0 mm
Type Monopole
Connector Reverse Polarity SMA plug (inner thread and pin receptacle).
Comment This antenna must be mounted on a metal ground plane for best performance.
To be mounted on the U.FL to Reverse Polarity SMA adapter cable.
An SMA version antenna is also available but not recommended for use (Ex-IT
2400 SMA 28-001).
Approval FCC, IC, RED, MIC, NCC, KCC, ANATEL, ACMA and ICASA
Ex-IT 2400 MHF 28-001
Manufacturer ProAnt
Polarization Vertical
Gain +2.0 dBi
Impedance 50
Size Ø 12.0 x 28.0 mm
Type Monopole
Cable length 100 mm
Connector U.FL. connector
Comment This antenna must be mounted on a metal ground plane for best
performance.
To be mounted on a U.FL connector.
See the NINA-B1 System Integration Manual [1] for information on
how to integrate the U.FL connector. It is required to follow this
reference design to comply with the NINA-B1 FCC/IC modular
approvals.
Approval FCC, IC, RED, MIC, NCC, KCC, ANATEL, ACMA and ICASA
Ex-IT 2400 RP-SMA 70-002
Manufacturer ProAnt
Polarization Vertical
Gain +3.0 dBi
Impedance 50
Size Ø 10 x 83 mm
Type Monopole
Connector Reverse Polarity SMA plug (inner thread and pin receptacle)
Comment
To be mounted on the U.FL to Reverse Polarity SMA adapter cable.
An SMA version
antenna is also available but not recommended for
use (Ex-IT 2400 SMA 70-002).
Approval FCC, IC, RED, MIC, NCC, KCC, ANATEL, ACMA and ICASA
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InSide-2400
Manufacturer ProAnt
Gain +3.0 dBi
Impedance 50
Size 27 x 12 mm (triangular)
Type Patch
Cable length 100 mm
Connector U.FL. connector
Comment Part of this antenna should be attached to a plastic enclosure for
best performance.
To be mounted on a U.FL connector.
See the NINA-B1 System Integration Manual [1] for information on
how to integrate the U.FL connector. It is required to follow this
reference design to comply with the NINA-B1 FCC/IC modular
approvals.
Approval FCC, IC, RED, MIC, NCC, KCC, ANATEL, ACMA and ICASA
FlatWhip-2400 RP-SMA
Manufacturer ProAnt
Gain +3.0 dBi
Impedance 50
Size Ø 50.0 x 30.0 mm
Type Monopole
Connector Reverse Polarity SMA plug (inner thread and pin receptacle).
Comment To be mounted on the U.FL to SMA adapter cable. An SMA version
antenna is also available but not recommended for use
(FlatWhip-2400 SMA).
Approval FCC, IC, RED, MIC, NCC, KCC, ANATEL, ACMA and ICASA
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8 Product handling
8.1 Packaging
The NINA-B1 series modules are delivered as hermetically sealed, reeled tapes to enable efficient
production, production lot set-up and tear-down. For more information about packaging, see the
u-blox Package Information Guide [2].
8.1.1 Reels
NINA-B1 modules are deliverable in quantities of 500 pieces on a reel. The reel types for the NINA-B1
modules are provided in Table 21 and detailed information about the reel types are described in
u-blox Package Information Guide [2]
.
Model Reel Type
NINA-B111 B
NINA-B112 A
Table 21: Reel types for different models of the NINA-B1 series
8.1.2 Tapes
Figure 12 and Figure 13 shows the position and orientation of the NINA-B1 modules as they are
delivered on tape. The dimensions of the tapes are specified in Figure 14 and Figure 15.
Figure 12: Orientation of NINA-B111 modules on tape
Figure 13: Orientation of NINA-B112 modules on tape
Feed
Feed
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Figure 14: NINA-B111 tape dimensions
Figure 15: NINA-B112 tape dimensions
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8.2 Moisture sensitivity levels
The NINA-B1 series modules are Moisture Sensitive Devices (MSD) in accordance with the
IPC/JEDEC specification.
The Moisture Sensitivity Level (MSL) relates to the required packaging and handling precautions.
The NINA-B1 series modules are rated at MSL level 4. For more information regarding moisture
sensitivity levels, labeling and storage, see the u-blox Package Information Guide [2]
.
For MSL standards, see IPC/JEDEC J-STD-020, which can be downloaded from www.jedec.org.
8.3 Reflow soldering
Reflow profiles are to be selected according to u-blox recommendations. See NINA-B1 Series
System Integration Manual [1] for more information.
Failure to observe these recommendations can result in severe damage to the device.
8.4 ESD precautions
The NINA-B1 series modules contain highly sensitive electronic circuitry and are Electrostatic
Sensitive Devices (ESD). Handling the NINA-B1 series modules without proper ESD protection
may destroy or damage them permanently.
The NINA-B1 series modules are electrostatic sensitive devices (ESD) and require special ESD
precautions typically applied to ESD sensitive components. Section 4.1.1 provides the maximum
ESD ratings of the NINA-B1 series modules.
Proper ESD handling and packaging procedures must be applied throughout the processing,
handling and operation of any application that incorporates the NINA-B1 series module. The ESD
precautions should be implemented on the application board where the module is mounted as
described in the NINA-B1 Series System Integration Manual [1].
Failure to observe these recommendations can result in severe damage to the device.
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9 Labeling and ordering information
9.1 Product labeling
The labels of the NINA-B1 series modules include important product information as described in this
section. Figure 16 illustrates the label of all the NINA-B1 series modules, which includes u-blox logo,
production lot, product type number and certification numbers (if applicable).
Figure 16: Location of product type number on the NINA-B1 series module label
Reference Description
1 Date of unit production (year/week)
2 Product version
3 Product name
4 Data Matrix with unique serial number of 19 alphanumeric symbols. The first 3 symbols
represent the unique module type no. 683: NINA-B111 and 684: NINA-B112, the next 12
symbols represent the unique hexadecimal Ethernet MAC address of the module
AABBCCDDEEFF, and the last 4 symbols represent the hardware and firmware version encoded
HHFF.
Table 22: NINA-B1 series label description
9.2 Explanation of codes
Three different product code formats are used. The Product Name is used in documentation such as
this data sheet and identifies all u-blox products, independent of packaging and quality grade. The
Ordering Code includes options and quality, while the Type Number includes the hardware and
software versions. Table 23 below details these three different formats:
Format Structure
Product Name PPPP-TGVV
Ordering Code PPPP -TGVV-TTQ
Type Number PPPP -TGVV-TTQ-XX
Table 23: Product code formats
3
1
2
4
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Table 24 explains the parts of the product code.
Code Meaning Example
PPPP Form factor NINA
TG Platform (Technology and Generation)
T Dominant technology, For example, W: Wi-Fi, B:
Bluetooth
G - Generation
B1: Bluetooth Generation 1
VV Variant based on the same platform; range [00…99] 11: default mounting, with antenna pin
TT Major Product Version 00: first revision
Q Quality grade
A: Automotive
B: Professional
C: Standard
B: professional grade
XX Minor product version (not relevant for certification) Default value is 00
Table 24: Part identification code
9.3 Ordering information
Ordering Code Product
NINA-B111-00B NINA-B1 module with antenna pin, preflashed with u-connectXpress software v1.0.0
NINA-B111-01B NINA-B1 module with antenna pin, preflashed with u-connectXpress software v2.0.0
NINA-B111-02B NINA-B1 module with antenna pin, preflashed with u-connectXpress software v3.0.1
NINA-B111-03B NINA-B1 module with antenna pin, preflashed with u-connectXpress software v4.0.0
NINA-B111-04B NINA-B1 module with antenna pin, preflashed with u-connectXpress software v5.0.0
NINA-B112-00B NINA-B1 module with internal antenna, preflashed with u-connectXpress software v1.0.0
NINA-B112-01B NINA-B1 module with internal antenna, preflashed with u-connectXpress software v2.0.0
NINA-B112-02B NINA-B1 module with internal antenna, preflashed with u-connectXpress software v3.0.1
NINA-B112-03B NINA-B1 module with internal antenna, preflashed with u-connectXpress software v4.0.0
NINA-B112-04B NINA-B1 module with internal antenna, preflashed with u-connectXpress software v5.0.0
Table 25: Product ordering codes
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Appendix
A Glossary
Abbreviation Definition
ADC Analog to Digital Converter
BLE Bluetooth Low Energy
BPF Band Pass Filter
CTS Clear To Send
ESD Electro Static Discharge
FCC Federal Communications Commission
GATT Generic ATTribute profile
GPIO General Purpose Input/Output
IC Industry Canada
I2C Inter-Integrated Circuit
MCU Micro Controller Unit
MSD Moisture Sensitive Device
SPI Serial Peripheral Interface
UART Universal Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter
Table 26: Explanation of the abbreviations and terms used
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Related documents
[1] NINA-B1 Series System Integration Manual, document number UBX-15026175
[2] u-blox Package Information Guide, document number UBX-14001652
[3] u-blox Short Range AT Commands Manual, document number UBX-14044127
[4] NINA-B1 Declaration of Conformity, document number UBX-16022176
[5] Using u-connectXpress software, document number UBX-16024251
[6] NINA-B1 Product Summary, document number UBX-15018552
For regular updates to u-blox documentation and to receive product change notifications,
register on our homepage (www.u-blox.com).
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Revision history
Revision Date Name Comments
R01 5-Nov-2015 ajoh, fbro Initial release.
R02 22-Feb-2016 ajoh In Figure 1, replaced GPIO(s) with NFC. Modified Figure 2.
Added a new
section for NFC (section 2.2.2) and included pin description for NFC in Table 6
and Table 7. Added Real Time Counter section (section 2.3.6
). Modified
sections 2.4.2, 2.5, and 2.6. Split the pin-
out section into mbed/platform
(section 3.1) and SPA (section 3.2
) and updated these sections. Updated
Figure 3. Updated NINA-B112 radio performance. U
pdated mechanical
dimensions (section 5) Modified the number of pieces on a reel to 500 in
section 8.1.1.
R03 19-Apr-2016 ajoh Modified the supported Serial peripheral interface (section 2.4.2).
R04 17-Jun-2016 ajoh, fbro,
mhan, kgom
Renamed Serial Port Application as NINA-B11x firmware. Updated the pin-
out (section 3
), added extra information about NFC pins and added section
2.7. Switched places of DSR and DTR pins in B11x firmware pin-
out, updated
system functions text (section 2.3
), added measurements to electrical
specifications (section 4), and a few minor changes.
Included figures for tape
orientation and tape dimensions in section 8.1.2.
Added approved antennas
list (chapter 7).
Document status changed to Advance Information.
R05 09-Aug-2016 ajoh Added radiation patterns for NINA-B112 (section 4.2.4.1
). Further described
features tied to the u-connectXpress software (section 2.7
). Added new
product qualifications and type approvals (section 6
), and updated the
approved antennas list (chapter 7
). Added information about the available
debug interfaces (section 2.8
). Changed the document status to Early
Production Information.
R06 28-Feb-2017 ajoh, kgom Added hardware and software option (sections 1.5 and 1.6
). Added Bluetooth
address information (section 1.7
). Removed the ‘supported features’ section
and table. Clarified the module pinout used by the u-connectXpress software
.
Added information about the exposed GND pins in the center of the module in
section 3. Corrected information in Table 7
(SWITCH_1 is not used to restore
UART settings). Added current consumption data when powering NINA-
B1
with 1.8 V in Table 13
. Added detailed tolerances information to the
mechanical dimensions (section 5
). Added type approval information for
Taiwan, South Korea, Brazil, Australia/New Zealand, and South Africa
(section 6). Corrected a typo in Table 16
(max value for high level input
characteristic is VCC, not 0) and in Table 5
(blue RGB led color is caused by
low signal on BLUE not RED). On page 2, added type numbers for u-
connectXpress software v2.0.0; r
eplaced Document status with Disclosure
restriction.
R07 16-May-2017 kgom Minor updates.
R08 29-Jun-2017 ajoh, kgom Updated Table 1
. Updated product status to Mass Production. Added more
information in the Block Diagram (Figure 1
). Added information about I2S
(section 2.4.4) and PWM (section 2.5.1
) interfaces. Increased the number of
analog capable pins to 8 (previously 7); the new pin was previously intended
for another use. Updated section 3.1. Included ordering codes for -
02B
version in Table 25 and type numbers on page 2. In section 2.7
, clarified that
system signals indicate SPS connections only and added information about
how the DTR pin can be used. Added information
about the contents of the
label DataMatrix bar code to Table 22.
R09 24-Apr-2018 ajoh, lalb,
kgom
Added new software version 4.0.0: New ordering cod
es/type numbers in the
last table on page 2. Updated Table 1 and section 2.7
with new features.
Added information about IO signals (section 2.7.5).
Added I/O signals to the
pin-out for u-connectXpress software (Table 7) (used to be RSVD).
Included
ordering codes for -03B version in Table 25.
Included support for Bluetooth version 5. Clarified information on Bluetooth
qualification (section 6.11) and included Bluetooth v5 QD ID.
Added notes
that country approvals for Bluetooth 5 are still pending for Japan and Korea.
A few minor changes based on the latest brand guidelines of Arm Mbed.
NINA-B1 series - Data Sheet
UBX-15019243 - R13 Revision history Page 47 of 48
Revision Date Name Comments
Updated the product status
for the ordering codes/type numbers ending with
-02B-00 to Mass Production in the last table on page 2.
R10 8-Aug-2018 lalb, kgom
Updated that the country approvals for Bluetooth 5 in Japan and Korea have
been completed (by removing the notes
that those country approvals
previously were pending).
R11 21-Nov-2018 kgom Updated the product status
for the ordering codes/type numbers ending with
-03B-00 to Mass Production in the last table on page 2.
R12 2-Jan-2019 ajoh Changed the format of the approved antennas list (chapter 7
) to align with
other u-blox products.
R13 5-Mar-2019 hisa Added new software version 5.0.0, new ordering codes/t
ype numbers in the
last table on page 2 and in Table 25. Replaced "u-blox connectivity software
"
with "u-connectXpress software" in all instances.
Replaced Getting Started
reference with u-connectXpress guide.
NINA-B1 series - Data Sheet
UBX-15019243 - R13 Contact Page 48 of 48
Contact
For complete contact information, visit us at www.u-blox.com.
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Support: support_tw@u-blox.com

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