u-Blox Stand-alone Bluetooth low energy modules V4.2

NINA-B1 series


10 x 10.6 x 2.1 / 10 x 14.0 x 3.7 mm

Product Key Features:

  • Bluetooth Smart (Bluetooth low energy v4.2)
  • Powerful MCU for customer applications
  • State of the art power consumption
  • GPIO / SPI / I2C / UART / ADC interfaces
  • Over‑the‑air firmware upgrade
  • Concurrent peripheral and central role
  • Serial port application for serial data
Product variants: 
  • NINA-B111 With antenna pin
  • NINA-B112 With internal antenna

Product variants dimensions:

  • NINA-B111:  10.0 x 10.6 x 2.1 mm
  • NINA-B112:  10.0 x 14.0 x 3.7 mm


See the NINA‑B1 Bluetooth low energy 4.2 module video to learn how it brings state‑of‑the‑art performance and power efficiency to IoT designs.

Product description

   The NINA-B1 series modules are stand-alone Bluetooth low energy modules featuring Bluetooth v4.2 and the latest state-of-the-art power performance. The Bluetooth low energy profiles and services are embedded in the module. This module is offered in professional grade for applications such as health care, asset tracking, connected cities, home automation, smart energy, manufacturing and telematics.
   The NINA-B1 is tailored for OEMs who wish to embed their own application on top of the available Bluetooth low energy stack and/or to embed Bluetooth services/attributes on top of the integrated software stack and tools using ARM mbed IDE. The NINA-B1 is a stand-alone product with no additional hardware required. Additional sensors, including temperature sensor, accelerometers, LEDs, can be connected directly to the module via
   The NINA-B1 embeds firmware with the u-blox Low Energy Serial Port Service for replacing serial cables or accessing UART devices using Bluetooth low energy technology.
   The modules are fully Bluetooth qualified and provide global modular approval. They are also compliant with Safety and Medical standards.
   The operating temperature range is –40 °C to +85 °C.

Certifications and approvals:

Type approvals:

   Europe (ETSI R&TTE); US (FCC/CFR 47 part 15 unlicensed modular transmitter
approval); Canada (IC RSS); Japan (MIC – formerly TELEC); Taiwan (NCC); Australia
(ACMA); South Korea (KCC); China (SRRC)
   Health and safety:       EN 62479, EN 60950-1, IEC 60950-1
   Medical Electrical Equipment:
   IEC 60601-1-2 Bluetooth Qualification v4.2


Bluetooth v4.2 (Bluetooth Low Energy)


  • NINA-B111 – 200 m, antenna pin reference  design with 1/2 wave antenna
  • NINA-B112 – 150 m, internal antenna
Transmitter output power:  6 dBm, internal antenna
                                        7 dBm with approved external antennas
Receiver sensitivity:    –96 dBm
Electrical data
Power supply:                  1.70 to 3.60 VDC
Power consumption:       1.70 to 3.60 VDC
                                                8 mA @ 3.0 VDC (average Tx)
                                                400 nA, wake-up on external event
SPI:                                         3*
I2C :                                        2*
UART:                                      1
I2S:                                         1
GPIO pins :                              19
ADC channels :                         7
Quadrature decoder (QDEQ) : Yes
Pulse density modulation interface (PDM) : Yes
Pulse-width modulation (PWM) channels    :    12
* Not all simultaneously
NINA-B111: 10.0 x 10.6 x 2.1 mm
NINA-B112: 10.0 x 14.0 x 3.7 mm
Weight:    < 1.0 g
Mounting :       Machine mountable ,  Solder pins
Environmental data, quality & reliability
Operating temperature:   –40 °C to +85 °C
Storage temperature:       –40 °C to +85 °C
Humidity RH 5-90% non-condensing
Software features:
Embedded software:
  • Bluetooth stack
  • Serial port application
  • Customer implemented Bluetooth low
  • energy profiles / services / attributes
GATT based service:
  • u-blox Low Energy Serial Port Service
  • Max. number of connections:          3
Configuration tools:  
  • AT commands
  • S-center (Windows-based software)
  • Secure Simple Pairing
  • 128-bit AES encryption

BLE Secure Connection


Support products:

   The evaluation kits include a NINA-B1 module on an evaluation board with built-in debugging capabilities.
   It can be used with ARMmbed as a development kit or with s-center to evaluate the serial port application.
  • EVK-NINA-B111      -Evaluation kit for NINA-B111 module with antenna pin
  • EVK-NINA-B112      -Evaluation kit for NINA-B112 module with internal antenna
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