Software maturity levels

Following are the different software maturity levels shown for the different features:

  • Supported - Features that are maintained and are suitable for integration in end products.

  • Experimental - Features that are suitable for prototyping or evaluation, but are not recommended to be deployed in end products.

  • Not supported - The feature or component will not work if not supported.

See the following table for more details:

Software maturity

Supported

Experimental

Not supported

Technical support

Customer issues raised for features supported for developing end products on tagged nRF Connect SDK releases are handled by technical support on DevZone.

Customer issues raised for experimental features on tagged nRF Connect SDK releases are handled by technical support on DevZone.

Not available.

Bug fixing

Reported critical bugs will be resolved in both main and latest tagged version.

Bug fixes and improvements are not guaranteed to be applied.

Not available.

Implementation completeness

Complete implementation of the agreed features set.

Significant changes may be applied in upcoming versions.

A feature or component is available as an implementation, but is not compatible with, or tested on a specific device or series of products.

API definition

API definition is stable.

API definition is not stable and may change.

Not available.

Maturity

Suitable for integration in end products.

A feature or component that is either fully complete on first commit, or has previously been labelled “experimental” and is now ready for use in end products.

Suitable for prototyping or evaluation. Not recommended to be deployed in end products.

A feature or component that is either not fully verified according to existing test plans or currently being developed, meaning it is changing or incomplete.

Not applicable.

Verification

Fully verified according to existing test plans.

Incomplete verification

Not applicable.

Protocol support

nRF52810

nRF52811

nRF52820

nRF52832

nRF52833

nRF52840

nRF5340

nRF9160

Bluetooth Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported -
LTE - - - - - - - Supported
Thread - - - - Supported Supported Supported -
Zigbee - - - - Supported Supported Supported -

Thread feature support

nRF52810

nRF52811

nRF52820

nRF52832

nRF52833

nRF52840

nRF5340

nRF9160

Thread + nRF21540 (GPIO) - - - - - Supported Supported -
Thread - Full Thread Device (FTD) - - - - Supported Supported Supported -
Thread - Minimal Thread Device (MTD) - - - - - Supported Supported -
Thread 1.1 - - - - - Supported Supported -
Thread 1.2 - CSL Receiver - - - - Supported Supported Supported -
Thread 1.2 - Core - - - - Supported Supported Supported -
Thread 1.2 - Link Metrics - - - - Supported Supported Supported -
Thread FTD + Bluetooth LE multiprotocol - - - - - Supported Supported -
Thread MTD + Bluetooth LE multiprotocol - - - - - Supported Supported -
Thread Radio Co-Processor (RCP) - - - - Supported Supported - -

Matter feature support

nRF52810

nRF52811

nRF52820

nRF52832

nRF52833

nRF52840

nRF5340

nRF9160

Matter - Amazon Frustration Free Setup support - - - - - Experimental Experimental -
Matter - OTA DFU over Bluetooth LE - - - - - Experimental Experimental -
Matter Sleepy End Device - - - - - Experimental Experimental -
Matter commissioning over Bluetooth LE with NFC onboarding - - - - - Experimental Experimental -
Matter commissioning over Bluetooth LE with QR code onboarding - - - - - Experimental Experimental -
Matter commissioning over IP - - - - - Experimental Experimental -
Matter over Thread - - - - - Experimental Experimental -
OTA DFU over Matter - - - - - Experimental Experimental -

Zigbee feature support

nRF52810

nRF52811

nRF52820

nRF52832

nRF52833

nRF52840

nRF5340

nRF9160

OTA DFU over Zigbee - - - - - Supported Supported -
Zigbee (Sleepy) End Device - - - - Supported Supported Supported -
Zigbee (Sleepy) End Device + Bluetooth LE multiprotocol - - - - Supported Supported Supported -
Zigbee Coordinator - - - - Supported Supported Supported -
Zigbee Coordinator + Bluetooth LE multiprotocol - - - - - - - -
Zigbee Network Co-Processor (NCP) - - - - Supported Supported Supported -
Zigbee Router - - - - Supported Supported Supported -
Zigbee Router + Bluetooth LE multiprotocol - - - - - - - -