NXP Semiconductors recently announced the new JN5189 and JN5188 IEEE 802.15.4 wireless microcontrollers (MCUs) that deliver ultra-low power connected intelligence for Zigbee 3.0 and Thread applications. As the latest members of NXP’s JN series of devices, the JN5189 and JN5188 are NXP’s first to provide an integrated NFC NTAG while supporting a wide operating temperature range (-40 ℃ to +125 ℃). They also include MCU peripherals making them ideal for smart home, building automation, sensor network, smart lighting and numerous other battery-powered applications.

The JN5188 and JN5189 devices are powered by an Arm® Cortex®-M4 running at 48MHz and include up to 640KB of onboard flash and 152KB SRAM, providing storage space and flexibility for complex applications and software over-the-air (OTA) updates. The optional NFC NTAG provides standardized out-of-band communications to dramatically simplify the pairing process. Users tap a JN5189T/JN518T-based Internet-of-Things (IoT) device to an NFC reader for quick connection to a Zigbee and/or Thread network. The integrated NFC NTAG also allows for powerless access to devices for system diagnostics and device commissioning.

Additionally, NXP provides pin-to-pin compatible solutions for Bluetooth® Low Energy and multiprotocol radio frequency devices. These new JN wireless MCUs come with complete enablement for diverse IoT applications delivering connected intelligence while delivering fast time-to-market and development time.

Product availability and support

The JN5189 and JN5188 wireless microcontrollers are available now from NXP and its distribution partners. More information please visit www.nxp.com/JN5189.