SoftDevice ControllerΒΆ

The SoftDevice Controller is an RTOS-agnostic library built for the Nordic Semiconductor nRF52 and nRF53 Series. It supports Bluetooth 5. The library utilizes services provided by the Multiprotocol Service Layer.

The SoftDevice Controller is distributed in different variants containing different features. Variants for the Arm Cortex-M4 processor are available as soft-float, softfp-float, and hard-float. Variants for the Arm Cortex-M33 processor are available as soft-float only.

SoC support:

S112

S132

S140

nRF52805

Rev 1

nRF52810

Rev 1 Rev 2

Rev 1 Rev 2

nRF52811

Rev 1

Rev 1

Rev 1

nRF52820

Rev 2

Rev 2

nRF52832

Rev 2

Rev 2

nRF52833

Rev 1

nRF52840

Rev 2

nRF5340

Eng A

Bluetooth LE feature support:

S112

S132

S140

2 Mbps PHY

X

X

X

Advertiser

X

X

X

Slave

X

X

X

Scanner

X

X

Master

X

X

Data Length Extensions

X

X

Advertising Extensions

X

X

Coded PHY (Long Range)

X

Proprietary feature support:

S112

S132

S140

Low Latency Packet mode

X

X

QoS Conn Event Reports

X

X

X

Note

Please note the following when using the library for the nRF5340:

  • The libraries are for evaluation purposes only.

  • They are neither fully functional, nor properly tested.

  • They are not optimized for performance.