Nordic Semiconductor Thingy:53 Rapid Prototyping Platform

Nordic Semiconductor Thingy:53 Rapid Prototyping Platform is based on the nRF5340 System-on-Chip (SoC). It has integrated sensors for motion, sound, light, and environmental factors, and is the perfect platform for building proofs-of-concept and prototypes. The case of the Thingy:53 features a completely new design, based on the well-known form-factor from the Thingy-lineup.


  • Battery-powered prototyping platform for the nRF5340 SoC
  • Support for multiple wireless standards, BLUETOOTH® LE/Thread/Zigbee
  • nRF Edge Impulse mobile app for embedded machine learning
  • nRF Programmer mobile app for easily flashing firmware on the go
  • User-programmable buttons and RGB LED
  • Environmental sensor for temperature, humidity, air quality, and air pressure
  • Color and light sensor
  • Low-power accelerometer and 6-axis inertial measurement unit (IMU)
  • Buzzer and PDM microphone
  • Connector for additional external boards and accessories
  • External debug and a current measurement board
  • USB-C rechargeable 1350 mAh Li-Po battery


Nordic Semiconductor Thingy:53 Rapid Prototyping Platform
Published: 2021-09-23 | Updated: 2023-03-22