QN9090/9030 Series High-Integration, Low Power Consumption Bluetooth® 5 Certified MCUs

NXP's QN9090/9030 series high capability and low power Bluetooth 5 SoCs with NFC option

Image of NXP Semiconductors' QN9090/9030 Series High-Integration, Low Power Consumption Bluetooth 5 Certified MCUs NXP Semiconductors' QN series MCUs support Bluetooth 5 for enabling next-generation intelligent connected Internet of Things (IoT) and Industrial IoT (IIoT) devices. These highly capable devices are poised to allow developers to create products that have rich features and address ease of use with optional NFC technology.

QN9090 and QN9030 MCUs are powered by an Arm® Cortex®-M4 running at up to 48 MHz. The QN9030 has 320 KB of onboard Flash and 88 KB of SRAM while the QN9090 has 640 KB of onboard Flash and 152 KB of SRAM. The memory integration provides room and flexibility for complex applications and safe over-the-air (OTA) updates. In addition, the quad serial peripheral interface (SPI) Flash interface (SPIFI) memory controller can be used to extend non-volatile memory for data or code. All QN series devices have a rich set of MCU peripherals and multiple serial communication interfaces that enable intelligent connected designs and reduce CPU overhead. The QN9090 and QN9030 are the latest devices in the QN series of BLE MCUs to achieve ultra-low power consumption and integrate an Arm Cortex-M4 CPU with a comprehensive mix of analog and digital peripherals.

Within the QN series, the QN9090T and QN9030T integrate NFC NTAG capability. By tapping an IoT device based on the QN9090T with an NFC reader device, such as a smartphone or tablet, a BLE connection can be established quickly, simplifying the pairing process. The built-in NFC Tag does not require the device to be powered, which means it creates additional opportunities for diagnostics or device commissioning in all stages of the device life cycle from manufacturing to decommissioning.

The QN9090 development platform, the QN9090DK, is designed to make it as easy as possible for customers to get started with their projects based on QN9090/9030. The QN9090DK board integrates a programmer and debugger with a suite of example applications that showcase standard GATT profiles in a complete software development kit (SDK), the MCUXpresso SDK. The MCUXpresso SDK for QN is compatible with the latest toolchains from IAR and NXP's MCUXpresso IDE.

In addition to the development board, there are two hardware options available, the USB dongle and the module with mezzanine.

Key Features
  • CPU and memory
    • Up to 48 MHz Cortex-M4
    • Up to 640 kB Flash, up to 152 kB RAM, 128 kB ROM
    • NFC NTAG option with EEPROM
    • Quad-SPI for execute-in-place or data storage in NVM
  • RF performance/power consumption
    • -97 dBm RX sensitivity
    • up to 11 dBm TX power
    • RX 4.3 mA, DC/DC on at 3 V
    • TX 7.4 mA @ 0 dBm, 20.5 mA @ 10 dBm
    • BLE 5.0 with 2 Mbps and up to eight simultaneous connections
  • Digital and analog interfaces
    • UART/SPI/I2C up to 2
    • ISO7816 interface for secure access module (SAM)
    • 8 ch 12-bit ADC
    • 1 analog comparator
    • Digital microphone interface and audio event detection
  • Operating conditions
    • Operating voltage: 1.9 V to 3.6 V
    • Junction temperature range: -40°C to +125°C
  • Security
    • AES256 with hardware protected key
    • Hash engine (SHA256)
    • Code readout protection
  • Clocks and timers
    • 32 MHz and 32.768 kHz crystals
    • Low- and high-frequency internal clock sources
    • 4x general-purpose timer
    • 32 K sleep timer
    • Watchdog timer
    • RTC with calibration
  • QN9090DK Board Features
    • Contains QN9090T with NFC NTAG
    • On-board CMSIS offering Serial Wire Debug (SWD) and UART interfaces for QN9090 debug and communication
    • Mini-USB port for power and communication port
    • Arduino compatible interface to easy system prototyping
  • Wearables
  • Healthcare devices
  • Sports and fitness trackers
  • HID controllers and remote control units
  • Toys and gaming peripherals
  • Building and home automation
  • Retail advertising beacons

QN9090/9030 Block Diagram

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QN9030 Series MCUs

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QN9030 BLE SOCQN9030HN/001KQN9030 BLE SOC0View Details
QN9030 BLE SOCQN9030HN/001YQN9030 BLE SOC0View Details

QN9090 Series MCUs

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QN9090 BLE SOCQN9090HN/001KQN9090 BLE SOC0View Details
QN9090 BLE SOCQN9090HN/001YQN9090 BLE SOC0View Details

Dev Boards

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QN9090 BLE SOC DEV KITOM15080-QN9090QN9090 BLE SOC DEV KIT15 - ImmediateView Details

Associated Parts

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IC MCU 32BIT 512KB FLSH 100TFBGALPC4322JET100EIC MCU 32BIT 512KB FLSH 100TFBGA170 - ImmediateView Details
Published: 2021-04-19