If you are using your development kit (DK) for the first time, please visit our out-of-box experience here. This will walk you through the set up of getting your DK connected to nRF Cloud running the Asset Tracker application.
This guide is written for those who are looking to get started with the nRF9160 DK which serves as an evaluation platform for the nRF9160 SiP. The nRF9160 is a System-in-Package (SiP) providing a modem capable of LTE-M, NB-IoT, and GPS connectivity while integrating an ARM 64MHz Cortex-M33, 256k RAM, 1M Flash, ARM Cryptocell 310, PMIC, and a variety of peripherals in a compact 10x16x1.0mm package. Also featured on the DK is the multi-protocol, 2.4GHz nRF52840, allowing for LTE gateway applications with BLE, Zigbee, Thread, etc.
An overview of the board can be found in the picture below, marked for reference in the sections to follow.
The below steps were developed on a Windows 10 PC but the steps should be similar for macOS and Linux.
The Secure Boot sample application provides a reference implementation of a first-stage boot firmware. This firmware is required to set up the nRF9160 DK so that it can run user applications in the non-secure domain. This should be loaded prior to loading non-secure applications and is loaded onto the board out of box.
Documentation for this example can be found here.
Watch the LTE Link Monitor introduction video here. This gives an introduction to the tool and some of the useful commands. You may find overlap with the steps in the video and the steps below.
You are now able to use the nRF9160 in Japan (tested in Tokyo). This was not possible due to lack of certification in early 2019. If you have a board with older modem firmware you will need to update before being able to connect. I tested on 0.7.0-15.alpha (or later) which you can find here:
I am able to run AT client on DK using other LTE sim. and also fixed the project build failure error on the embedded studio as well. Thanks!
I downloaded from segger but not the link offered by Nordic and I've already seen the option. Thanks a lot!
Unfortunately, I don't have a mac to try this latest version (v4.16) of SES on. In previous versions, the option has been there as you can see from this user's post: https://devzone.nordicsemi.com/f/nordic-q-a/40956/failed-to-open-zephyr-project-on-macos
Where did you download this version of Segger Embedded Studio from? Please make sure you get it from Step 3 in the Getting Stated Assistant if you haven't already.
I see that the Supported Operating Systems in our SDK documentation are Windows and Linux but as mentioned before it does see that there are users that are using MacOS: http://developer.nordicsemi.com/nRF_Connect_SDK/doc/latest/nrf/gs_ins_os.html
I would recommend opening a case on our DevZone to check with our team on this.
Has anyone ever tried this on macOS? I'm not able to find the "nRF Connect SDK Project" option... The version of my embedded studio is v4.16. Any suggestions?